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Robert Half BackEnd Java Engineer in Los Angeles, California


This Role,

important being Postgres, Java with Spring and BigQuery

About Client

Sketchy is a visual learning platform for students & professionals to effortlessly learn and recall information through art, storytelling and spaced repetition. The company was born when four medical students began creating sketched stories to distinguish and memorize similarly named viruses, and they realized that the same learning methodologies could be used across a variety of subjects. Since its inception in 2013, Sketchy has become the premiere learning destination for medical students around the world. It’s used by 1 in 2 medical students in the United States, has an alumni base of over 300,000 students and helps students answer questions 77% faster than conventional teaching. Sketchy is a TCG (The Chernin Group) portfolio company (joining other companies such as Headspace, Food52, Barstool Sports and Crunchyroll) and a Reach Capital portfolio company (joining other start-up companies that bring a playfulness to learning).

About the Role:

We are looking for a Senior level Backend Engineer to work with our team on a contract basis. Top priority is troubleshooting and resolving live site issues, but you’ll also have the opportunity to work on core infrastructure to help us improve our service and accelerate our roadmap.

Our platform technologies include:

  • Backend: Heroku, PostgresQL and Firebase

    • Language and Frameworks: Java with Spring, Ruby and Angular

    • Data: BigQuery, FiveTran and Looker

    • Payments: Stripe


We are looking for a unique individual that has lots of experience in the technologies above, the most important being Postgres, Java with Spring and BigQuery. We are looking for someone who excels with getting up to speed quickly, can dive in deep into details and manage ambiguity well.

Preferred Experience:

● 10+ years in backend and platform engineering

● Deploying and maintaining services on Heroku and AWS

● Adept at writing, deploying and maintaining code in Java and Spring

● Strong understanding of SQL and other associated databases, and Agile frameworks, is a plus

● Past experience and demonstrated prowess at ramping up quickly to existing platforms and services with minimal documentation

● Remote work is required, and must be willing able to overlap work hours at least 4 hours 9-5pm PDT









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