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Lead Java Backend Developer

Java, Spring, Design patterns, REST API, SOAP, gRPC, Grafana, Git

We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Lead Java Backend Developer to join our team. As a Lead Developer, you will take a hands-on role in designing, implementing, and leading the development of backend solutions. Your expertise in Java, microservices architecture, and API integrations will be instrumental in driving the success of our projects. Strong communication skills, leadership abilities, and a passion for coding are essential for this role.

  • Lead and mentor a team of Java Backend Developers, providing technical guidance, code reviews, and fostering a collaborative and high-performing environment
    • Design and develop scalable, high-performance backend systems and microservices, ensuring adherence to best practices and coding standards
      • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to gather requirements, propose technical solutions, and contribute to architectural discussions
        • Implement and integrate APIs using REST and SOAP protocols, ensuring seamless communication between various components
          • Troubleshoot and debug complex issues, analyze logs, utilize monitoring tools, and employ effective debugging techniques to ensure optimal system performance and reliability
            • Conduct regular code reviews, promote unit testing, and drive continuous improvement initiatives to enhance code quality, maintainability, and overall development processes
              • 6+ years of professional experience in Java development, including a strong foundation in backend coding and solid knowledge of data structures and algorithms
                • 1+ years of relevant leadership experience
                  • Proven experience in designing and implementing scalable, high-performance backend systems and microservices
                    • Expertise in Java and proficiency in open-source frameworks like Spring, along with knowledge of multithreaded applications
                      • Extensive experience in designing and working with REST and SOAP APIs, and exposure to binary payloads using frameworks such as Thrift or gRPC
                        • Strong understanding of object-oriented programming and proficiency in core and enterprise design patterns
                          • In-depth knowledge and hands-on experience with microservices architecture and distributed computing at scale
                            • Proficiency in resiliency techniques
                              • Familiarity with monitoring and alerting tools like Grafana, Kibana, Prometheus, Splunk, and Graphite
                                • Experience with version control systems like Git or similar repository management, and exposure to monorepos is a plus
                                  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to collaborate effectively with multiple teams and stakeholders. Strong English communication (B2+ level) is a must
                                    nice to have
                                    • Experience in the Payments domain, specifically in payment processing and integration with payment gateways
                                      • Familiarity with the Go programming language
                                        • Exposure to queue-based technologies like Kafka
                                          • Proficiency in coding on databases, including RDBMS and NoSQL (DynamoDB, Cassandra, MongoDB, etc.)
                                            • Previous experience in a lead or mentorship role, with a proven ability to guide and inspire a development team
                                              • Knowledge of Agile-based development processes like Scrum/Kanban


                                                For you
                                                • Insurance Coverage 
                                                • Paid Leaves – including maternity, bereavement, paternity, and special COVID-19 leaves. 
                                                • Financial assistance for medical crisis 
                                                • Retiral Benefits – VPF and NPS 
                                                • Customized Mindfulness and Wellness programs 
                                                • EPAM Hobby Clubs
                                                For your comfortable work
                                                • Hybrid Work Model 
                                                • Soft loans to set up workspace at home 
                                                • Stable workload 
                                                • Relocation opportunities with ‘EPAM without Borders’ program

                                                For your growth
                                                • Certification trainings for technical and soft skills 
                                                • Access to unlimited LinkedIn Learning platform 
                                                • Access to internal learning programs set up by world class trainers 
                                                • Community networking and idea creation platforms 
                                                • Mentorship programs 
                                                • Self-driven career progression tool

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