Platform Engineer

(Austin, Texas)
Full Time
Job Posting Details
We help consumers make better choices about credit cards. The credit card is one of the most ubiquitous products in the world. It’s hard to imagine modern life without it. It’s also one of the least understood. And that lack of understanding is potentially threatening to consumers’ economic well-being. is the leading online marketing and publishing organization devoted to helping consumers make informed choices about credit cards.
Summary is seeking a Platform Engineer to develop and own cutting-edge back-end services for consumer-facing financial applications. We help people get the most out of their money through smart credit card recommendations and are looking for someone to enhance that experience by creating new APIs, data models, and analytics tools.
* Design new API specifications for use inside and outside the organization * Design sensible schemas and models for rendering bank data at scale * Develop scalable API services for award-winning consumer-facing financial tools * Build efficient systems for link tracking, click analysis, and revenue reports * Work with product and UX team to define minimal data sets to power web views as well as partner API exchanges * Work with engineers to propose database schema changes in both traditional MySQL and NoSQL stores * Integrate new external APIs into platform * Own full development requirements and implementation, release management, QA regression scripts, and deployment to production environments
Ideal Candidate
* Proficiency with object-oriented back-end programming at scale, Java preferred * Proficiency with implementing new data schemas in a database as well as the DAO layer of frameworks * Proficiency with defining, documenting, consuming and producing RESTful APIs * Proficiency with security requirements, authentication and authorization layers (e.g. OAuth2) * Experience with efficient sorting and mapping strategies for large data sets * Experience with handling scaling challenges, and continually improving algorithms from agile MVP to optimized production software * Familiarity with BDD or other automated testing tools (e.g. Jasmine, Cucumber , Spock) * Familiarity with how databases work, experience in a relational paradigm (e.g. MySQL) as well as NoSQL (e.g. Redis) * Familiarity with web service delivery stacks (nginx, tomcat, thin, virtual host configuration) * Familiarity with source control, build, and deployment tools: (GitHub, Jenkins, Maven) * Familiarity with Linux and ability to do command-line debugging as needed * Excellent communication and writing skills * B.S. in Computer Science or equivalent education and experience
Compensation and Working Conditions
Benefits Benefits included

Additional Notes on Compensation

A small, agile software development team environment. Full medical, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance. Paid vacation. 401(k) with employer contributions. Snacks, drinks, foosball, and more.


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