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Senior API & Back End Engineer

Company: Trepp, Inc.
Location: Garland
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Trepp is looking for an individual to join our Data Engineering Group as a Senior API & Back End Engineer. We provide a collaborative team environment where our technologists work closely with product and subject matter experts in addition to other technology team members and are empowered to impact the organization through leadership, creativity, and innovation.

The Data Engineering Group at Trepp is responsible for the design and development of our best-in-class data lake and delivering modern data API solutions. The team will be responsible for existing data pipelines and systems while simultaneously developing new data services. This team, combined with our Product Groups are constantly innovating and improving ways to deliver information to our clients to make our tools and applications easier to use, and better integrate with customer workflows.

We value being able to think up new solutions to problems and be able to develop prototypes and POCs to validate ideas quickly. You will be challenged to think creatively for the best solutions to any given project.

Your Role and Responsibilities
You will be part of a Data Engineering team whose mission is to prototype, test and release new API resources for Trepp's internal and external client use. As a Senior API & Back End Engineer, you will collaborate with a multi-disciplinary, multi-region team of developers, designers, product managers to deliver solutions at scale. As part of this role, you will:

Knowledge of software engineering best practices as they relate to API and web applications across the development lifecycle, including agile methodologies, coding standards, code reviews, and source management
5+ years of experience with REST API design & development
Experience working to refactor and modernize existing solutions to improve scalability, durability, and performance
Comfortable being given clear project goals & objectives, and being empowered for discovering optimal solutions and project estimates
Support applications with an understanding of system integration, test planning, scripting, and troubleshooting.
Understanding of Continuous Integration and Deployment strategies. Understands the process and tooling required to implement
Establish, participate, and maintain relationships with business units, customers and subject matter experts in order to remain apprised of direction, project status, architectural and technology trends, risks, and functional/integration issues.

Required Skills
Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, equivalent degree or relevant work experience
5+ years of professional programming experience working in engineering departments developing in Java, Python, node.js, or equivalent.
Strong experience building web applications, knowledge of best practices in design and architecture patterns.
Proficiency in NodeJS, Typescript, Python and Elasticsearch
Strong knowledge creating APIs. Knowledge using web sockets.
Experience in API Layer - security, designing spec, throttling, caching, logging, performance tuning
Experience in creating REST API documentation using Open API or similar tools
Experience developing and creating architectures taking advantage of cloud services and capabilities
Break down a determined use case into discrete MVPs (minimal viable products).
Communicate clearly and effectively to other team members and project stakeholders. Strong documentation skills (Markdown, you like GitHub READMEs).

Preferred Technical And Professional Expertise
Knowledge in backend frameworks
Good communication skills with ability to present technical solutions and demos to non-engineering audiences.
Knowledge of entitlements and Authorization systems to manage data and API access
Knowledge in Test-Driven Development
Knowledge of service API frameworks

Benefits and Perks
Base + target bonus compensation structure
Medical, Dental, Vision insurance
401K (with employer match)
Life insurance, long term disability, short term disability all covered by the company
Flexible paid time off (PTO)
Sixteen (16) weeks paid primary caregiver leave (Biological, adoptive, and foster parents are all eligible)
Four (4) weeks paid parental leave
Pet insurance
Laptop ---+ WFH equipment---
Career progression plan
Pre-tax commuter benefit with company subsidy (For NYC-office based employees only)
Involvement in Diversity and Inclusion programs
Fun company events and volunteering opportunities

Workplace Policy
NYC, PA, and London office-based positions: Trepp's offices follows a 3-2 hybrid-working policy with the expectation of in-office work on Tuesday-Thursday and the option to work from home on Monday and Friday.

Remote positions: Employees in remote roles have the option of working remotely and may occasionally travel to a Trepp office or elsewhere for required meetings or team-building events.

Applicants for employment in the US must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States and with Trepp (i.e., H1-B visa, F-1 visa (OPT), TN visa or any other non-immigrant status).

Keywords: Trepp, Inc., Garland , Senior API & Back End Engineer, Engineering , Garland, Texas

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