API Software Engineer

API Software Engineer

08 Apr 2021
New Jersey, Holmdel, 07733 Holmdel USA

API Software Engineer

API Software Engineer
Location: Holmdel, NJ OR Bethlehem, PA
Duration: 6 months to hire.

As the API Lead Software Engineer, you will:
  • Lead and manage the API (new and existing) solutions and development team(s) for the Group Dental and Enterprise Customer Technology area responsible for:
  • Aligning API solutions to the business goals
  • Identifying enterprise and supporting technology
  • Measuring performance
  • Engaging within the ecosystem and with vendor partners.
  • Propose, implement, and support API technical solutions that meet business objectives
  • Provide API technical guidance and mentor technical team members working in Scrum and Kanban teams
  • Engage, collaborate, and communicate well with Solution Architects to provide the right direction for the API implementation adhering the company guidelines
  • Interface and collaborate regularly with Architecture, API, DevOps, Infrastructure, Enterprise Data, and Production Support teams on a frequent basis to ensure mutually beneficial technical goals
  • Work with Director(s) and Technical Manager(s) to plan and deliver API related epics/features within committed timelines
  • Ensure team members follow the API technical process and propose improvements
  • Guide and mentor technical team members to implement API that significantly reduce the repetitive tasks and advance automation
  • Identify API related development risks, dependencies, and issues proactively and communicate to the stakeholders to plan and meet the committed objectives
  • Coordinate with Development and Production support teams to guide and fix API issues in Production
  • Communicate and engage well with an existing and new software vendor to align with API process and implementation
  • Establish and nurture relationships with internal teams to consume API solution for real time or batch process based on the Group dental network requirement
  • Design, prepare, and maintain technical roadmaps for the group ensuring decommissioning of old technology/legacy systems and adoption of API enterprise technologies
  • Motivate technical team members to develop APIs in an Agile environment and promote growth mindset
  • Establish and nurture relationships with iinternal teams directly and indirectly in the delivery of business solutions in Scrum / Kanban / SAFe framework
  • Stay on top of technology trends and innovations that can enhance our deliverables and business needs.
Hands-on experience:
  • building APIs in JSON and XML
  • Splunk integration with API related solution (required)
  • expert knowledge of data management and security
  • Detailed knowledge of secured CI/CD process implementation using Jenkins and Bitbucket
  • Propose and Develop API based on an existing or new application architecture
  • Prepare API Spec using Swagger hub and perform peer review
  • Engage with Solutions Architecture team to optimize and harden APIs using enterprise tools such as Least Recently Used (LRU) and Least Frequently Used (LFU) Cache policies, Redis as and when required for API related solution.
  • Review API development and testing team deliverables to enforce high quality deliverables
  • Developing and managing resources in cloud platforms (AWS preferred)
  • leading / managing technical teams in building API and web services solutions for customers
  • Minimum 7 years of experience in Microsoft technologies
  • Resource management in cloud environments to optimize API and systems
  • In-depth knowledge/experience in API development
  • In-depth knowledge/experience in relational database management systems (PostgreSQL, Oracle, SQLServer)
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in delivering Agile development projects
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in managing and leading Onsite / Offshore technical teams
  • Experience in implementing TDD, CI / CD, Static Code Analysis and Automation testing
  • Strong Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint skills
  • Insurance, Dental or Medical domain knowledge is a plus
Education: Degrees / Certifications:
  • Master of Science (required) or similar degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or job experience equivalent
  • Microsoft Certifications preferred
  • Certifications in Agile methodologies (SAFe, Scrum Master, etc.)
  • AWS Cloud Practitioner or Professional

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