Senior Java Backend Engineer - REMOTE

United States /
Software Development – Software Engineering /
SemanticBits is a leading company specializing in the design and development of digital health services, and the work we do is just as unique as the culture we’ve created. We develop cutting-edge solutions to complex problems for commercial, academic, and government organizations. The systems we develop are used in finding cures for deadly diseases, improving the quality of healthcare delivered to millions of people, and revolutionizing the healthcare industry on a nationwide scale. There is a meaningful connection between our work and the real people who benefit from it; and, as such, we create an environment in which new ideas and innovative strategies are encouraged. We are an established company with the mindset of a startup and we feel confident that we offer an employment experience unlike any other and that we set our employees up for professional success every day.

SemanticBits is looking to hire a talented senior software developer who can develop modern digital health services implemented as highly scalable Java services deployed on the AWS cloud in Docker containers.  The project will be implemented using an Agile, Scrum-based process that includes Sprint Planning/Review/Retrospectives and daily stand-ups. The team uses human-centered design to implement highly modern, usable interfaces. This position is open to a mid-level to principal professional depending on experience.

Tools & Technology:

    • Java (8 or above)
    • Maven
    • Spring Boot, Spring Data, Spring Security
    • JPA/Hibernate, Liquibase/Flyway
    • JUnit, Test Containers, Mockito, Mock Server 
    • Open API, Swagger
    • Jenkins, DockerAWS, ECS, EC2


    • 5 years of experience in Core Java and JEE
    • 3-5 years of experience with Spring Framework required
    • Continuous build and test automation through Jenkins required
    • Deployment and testing via containerization with Docker highly preferred
    • Relational databases - should be very comfortable writing SQL, defining relational schemas, writing data migrations, and querying through ORM
    • Experience with using Open API (Swagger) for documenting REST API is very preferred
    • Automated unit/integration/functional testing experience on back-end is a must, including significant experience with JUnit,
    • Experience deploying and testing applications on AWS preferred
    • Experience with git (workflows, merge strategies, etc) is strongly desired
    • Knowledge of modern design pattern and building enterprise-grade production applications
    • Excellent command of written and spoken English

Required Qualifications:

    • 3-5 years of experience with Spring Boot
    • 3-5 years of experience in RESTful microservice development in Java
    • 5 years of experience with object-relational mapping frameworks, such as Hibernate and JPA
    • Candidate must reside in the United States
    • Bachelor's degree required, strong preference for Computer Science field of study
    • Flexible and willing to accept a change in priorities as necessary

Nice to Have:

    • Experience implementing services using the FHIR standard a major plus
    • Modern frontend web development through React highly preferred
    • Automated testing experience on the frontend with technologies like Selenium/WebDriver, Protractor, and/or Jasmine
    • Experience working in the healthcare industry
    • Federal Government contracting work experience

Physical and emotional requirements for the job:

    • This position is to be performed remotely from an individual’s home office and involves sedentary work. Employees in this role can be expected to exert up to 10 pounds of force on occasion in order to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move standard electronic equipment. Employees are expected to make decisions in a timely manner and display emotional intelligence during occasional stressful situations.
Competitive salary
Three weeks of PTO
Ten paid holiday days
Comprehensive health benefits (medical with HSA option, dental, and vision)
401k retirement plan with matching benefit
100% paid short-term and long-term disability
100% paid life insurance
Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
Casual working environment
Flexible working hours

SemanticBits, LLC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are also a veteran-friendly employer.

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