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Junior API Developer

Company: Synchrony Financial
Location: Stamford
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Role Summary/Purpose:

Billions of transactions and you'll touch all of them if you join our IT team as a Junior API Engineer. Imagine the sheer scale of what we impact every second of every day. Now imagine what you can do with that influence. This is where you can shape the future of payments.

As a Junior API Engineer, you'll be part of an amazing team working on our Java-based API's leveraging cloud technologies.

It's the ideal time to come aboard - we're focused on the future, continuing to evolve a company and help define the financial technology industry. With so much opportunity available, this is where you can make your mark.

This position is remote, where you have the option to work from home. On occasion we may request for you to commute to our nearest office for in person engagement activities such as team meetings, training and culture events. We're proud to offer you choice and flexibility.

You're the one we're looking for if you:

* Are passionate about creating software that makes things easier for hardworking families
* Have common sense-can you think through your designs to make sure they're the best?
* Are a coder who's also a problem solver, capable of creating elegant, testable code that's robust and scalable
* Are ready to be disruptive and interesting in the commerce space
* Can work with product, operations and project management as one agile team
* Are ready to own your own career and destiny
* Value results
* Have tech chops: Software development skill are a must

We'll depend on you to:

* Be an active member of a cross-shore development team to design, build, test, and deploy amazing API-based applications for various business capabilities
* Participate in Peer Review
* Participate in Agile scrums with cross-functional teams
* Participate in Agile sprints including story writing, planning, daily standups, backlog grooming sessions and reviews
* Analyze production defects, troubleshoot systems, identify root cause and implement fixes
* Work with third party vendors to develop software and/or integrate their software into our products
* Perform other duties and/or special projects as assigned


* Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related degree with modern application development experience (classroom or professional) OR, in lieu of degree, High School Diploma/GED

Desired Characteristics:

* Technical expertise in Java
* Experience with Java Spring Projects are a plus- Spring Boot, Spring Framework, Spring Cloud
* Familiarity with RESTful web services
* Familiarity with source control via Git
* Familiarity with Atlassian tools such as JIRA, BitBucket, and Confluence
* Experience with continuous integration environments utilizing Jenkins and Maven
* Experience writing unit and integration tests and familiarity with frameworks like Junit, Mockito, Spring Test
* Strong desire to develop high quality code with ability to review and leverage quality check tools like Sonar, PMD etc.
* Working knowledge in relational database systems such as Oracle/MySQL or NoSQL database such as Cassandra or MongoDB
* Strong communication skills with technical and non-technical peers
* Strong cross-functional team player with the ability to work seamlessly across a matrix organization
* Desire to work in a dynamic, fast paced environment
* Strong attention to detail in a team environment
* Strong oral and written communication, analytical and problem-solving skills
* Ability to analyze, use structured problem solving and available tools to troubleshoot systems, identify root cause, action plans, impact and resolution options
* Passionate to learn and understand diversified business domains and technologies
* Ability to quickly learn new technologies and frameworks

Eligibility Requirements:

* You must be 18 years or older

* You must have a high school diploma or equivalent

* You must be willing to take a drug test, submit to a background investigation and submit fingerprints as part of the onboarding process

* You must be able to satisfy the requirements of Section 19 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act.

* New hires (Level 4-7) must have 9 months of continuous service with the company before they are eligible to post on other roles. Once this new hire time in position requirement is met, the associate will have a minimum 6 months' time in position before they can post for future non-exempt roles. Employees, level 8 or greater, must have at least 24 months' time in position before they can post. All internal employees must have at least a "consistently meets expectations" performance rating and have approval from your manager to post (or the approval of your manager and HR if you don't meet the time in position or performance requirement).

Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

Reasonable Accommodation Notice:

* Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment.

* If you need special accommodations, please call our Career Support Line so that we can discuss your specific situation. We can be reached at 1-866-301-5627. Representatives are available from 8am - 5pm Monday to Friday, Central Standard Time.

The salary range for this position is 52,000.00 - 104,000.00 USD Annual

Salaries are adjusted according to market in CA and Metro NY and some positions are bonus eligible.

Grade/Level: 08

Job Family Group:

Information Technology#06022021

Keywords: Synchrony Financial, Stamford , Junior API Developer, IT / Software / Systems , Stamford, Connecticut

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