Randstad Systems Engineer (Java, Spring) in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Systems Engineer (Java, Spring)


Minneapolis, MN

Date Posted:

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

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Randstad Technologies

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Systems Engineer (Java, Spring)

Prescreening Questions : Failure to answer the candidate screening questions will eliminate the candidate from the interview process.?

  1. What steps do you take to ensure that the deliverables for your tasks are of the highest quality?

  2. What characteristics of your code make it maintainable?

  3. How do you keep current with emerging trends, tools, and technologies in the software industry?

  4. How do you approach learning a new technology/framework for use in your development tasks?

Business Overview:

Tell me about your department:

We are a highly collaborative team of engineers, builders and problem solvers that share an open lab environment. We are committed to code simplicity and consistent high quality.

Project Description:

This role is on the External Content Team, first delivering a data ingestion platform as a service, and subsequently delivering external content ingestion and publishing leveraging this platform. Cross-functional team members will contribute to all aspects of software development and delivery.

Position Overview:

Responsibilities/Deliverables that the resource will be responsible for:

  • Collaboration with team members and others to define and understand software requirements and design.

  • High quality software development and delivery.

  • Tier three application support in test systems and production.

Skills Overview:

What are the MUST have skills and technologies that you are looking for in a candidate?


  • At least eight years of relevant systems software engineering experience and a BS/MS in computer science, engineering, or mathematics (or equivalent professional experience).

  • Experience building high-performance, highly-available and scalable distributed systems.

  • Experience building complex software systems that have been successfully delivered to customers.

  • Experience using container technologies, Docker preferred.

  • Experience with Spring, Spring Boot, and Spring Batch.

  • Experience with Amqp, RabbitMQ preferred.

  • Experience with Lucene, Solr preferred.

  • Experience building REST web services, with Spring preferred.

  • Experience building JPA data access layers, with Spring and Hibernate preferred.

  • Experience with NoSQL, Riak and Cassandra preferred.

  • Experience with SQL, Oracle preferred.

  • Experience with Agile.

  • Ability to aggressively refactor.

Nice to Have:

  • Keen understanding of multi-threading and concurrency in Java.

  • Experience with data streaming frameworks and tools, such as Apache Flink, Apache Storm, Akka

You may be the ideal candidate for our team if:

  • You are enthusiastic and excited about technology.

  • You are flexible, dependable and know how to have fun while getting a lot done.

  • You are open and honest and willing to share and accept feedback and ideas.

  • You are positive and optimistic. Setbacks and constraints motivate you to work harder.

  • You aren t afraid to roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty with the rest of the team.

  • You are pretty darn good at what you do (but don t let it go to your head).

  • You strive to constantly improve yourself and your team.

What are the soft skills that you feel candidates must-have in order to be successful in this role?

  • The ability to prioritize effectively, communicate clearly, and consistently deliver results.

  • Keen attention to detail and high level of commitment.

Interview Process Overview:

  • Following review of candidate screening responses, an on-site technical interview will be scheduled with multiple team members.

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