Careers - STRATACACHE, A Family of Companies

Position:  Backend Software Architect / Sr Backend Software Architect
Location:  Malvern, PA
Job Id:  134
# of Openings:  2

About Scala, Inc.

Scala solutions deliver engaging retail experiences by connecting networks of digital signs, kiosks, mobile devices, websites and Internet-connected devices. Scala, a STRATACACHE company, provides the platform for marketers, retailers and innovators to easily create and centrally manage deployment of shopping experiences while retaining the flexibility to rapidly adapt to local business conditions and preferences of customers in the store. With 30 years of experience entertaining, informing and educating audiences, Scala is well-known for its innovation and leveraging best-of-breed technologies, such as mobile and predictive analytics, to create award-winning solutions that are easy-to-use, yet infinitely customizable. Headquartered near Philadelphia, PA, Scala’s network of partners and developers located in more than 100+ countries drives more than 750,000+ managed devices.

Sr Backend Software Architect

As a Sr Backend Software Architect at Scala, you'll join a close-knit team of engineers, product managers, and client services developers to build the future of a platform destined to power immersive digital experiences for a long list of Fortune 100 customers.

Since most of our stack is comprised of JavaScript, we are looking for a diverse array of capabilities that reflects the current state of JavaScript, which can be used solve problems in almost every place in a platform's technology stack. A solid understanding of user experience and user interface concepts and principles would be a welcome asset in ensuring we deliver the best possible product to our end users.

Core Responsibilities:
  • Communicates with Product and Engineering stakeholders to design and build platform services
  • Leads and participates in medium-to-large scale projects
  • Produces both high-level and detailed design for platform-level services
  • Produces clean, scalable, modular, well structured, testable code
  • Builds and helps maintain reusable components and libraries
  • Designs and implements microservices with thoughtfully-defined APIs
  • Influences application architecture and development processes
  • Communicates bad news with the same urgency as good news
Basic Requirements:
  • 5+ years of experience designing, building and deploying backend services
  • Comfortable failing fast and working in a team
  • A clear understanding of Functional and Object-Oriented programming paradigms, as well as their advantages and disadvantages
  • Solid working knowledge of Node.js and core Javascript.
  • Experience with at least one type of queuing system (Apache Kafka, RabbitMQ, SQS, etc)
  • Experience with at least one RDBMS (MySQL, PostgreSQL, RDS, Oracle, etc)
  • Experience with at least one document-oriented DB (MongoDB, CouchDB, etc)
  • Experience using, designing and building REST/Web Service APIs
  • Familiarity with the full software development lifecycle with Agile methodologies
Technologies we use:
 
Node.js  Redis  Express  NW.js  MongoDB  Swagger  Kubernetes  Docker  
 
 
STRATACACHE and its family of companies provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, veteran, marital, parental, citizenship, or domestic partner status, or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state or local law.
 
While we are excited and appreciate you interest in our opportunities, please keep in mind that we are not able to contact all applicants that have applied.
 
No vendor/agency solicitation please.

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