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Developing innovative technologies to revolutionize the payments industry while helping customers transact in global marketplaces is not for the faint of heart. We have big goals and are looking for people to join our team who want to leave a legacy. Just as you are committing to do your best work, Tom our CEO, commits to making this the best place you’ve ever worked. It’s a partnership from the very beginning. If you are looking to step outside your comfort zone, learn new things, apply your skills, collaborate with brilliant people and have fun along the way, then you might be our next Yapster! We promise to provide you with an amazing journey along your career. At Yapstone, we don’t just accept difference — we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees. Yapstone is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.


The role of Principal Software Engineer for Core Services is to design, develop, and release innovative foundational Java service capabilities and services that will be the building blocks of Yapstone’s technology solutions. You will help enable us to deliver a globally scalable, secure, performant, and configurable unified platform to bring electronic payments to new and existing markets. This is a high impact role with the opportunity to make significant contributions to the time to market, scalability, performance, and maintainability of leading-edge digital payments platform services. We believe in innovation, collaboration, and accountability. As part of the team you will be responsible for the functionality, quality, and ultimate success of the pieces the team delivers.


Primary Responsibilities

  • Serve as main contributor in the design, development and deployment of significant new Big Data capabilities

  • Own and drive key architectural decisions and design considerations across teams

  • Research and recommend technology selections as well as provide technical guidance to 3rd party integrations

  • Monitor and plan out core infrastructure enhancements

  • Troubleshoot and resolve system problems and client issues

  • Lead programs and exert technical influence over multiple teams, increasing their productivity and effectiveness by providing consistent technical direction and sharing your deep knowledge and experience

  • Actively mentor individuals and promote best practices across design, build, and test

  • Perform architecture, capacity planning, monitoring, maintenance, tuning and workload management of all key services to ensure that the systems meet SLAs.

  • Providing prompt and appropriate project, vendor, and client reporting information to the Software Engineering Manager.

  • Undertaking professional development to maintain skills and knowledge in areas of technical expertise.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Serve as main contributor in the design, development and deployment of significant new Big Data capabilities

  • Own and drive key architectural decisions and design considerations across teams

  • Research and recommend technology selections as well as provide technical guidance to 3rd party integrations

  • Monitor and plan out core infrastructure enhancements

  • Troubleshoot and resolve system problems and client issues

  • Lead programs and exert technical influence over multiple teams, increasing their productivity and effectiveness by providing consistent technical direction and sharing your deep knowledge and experience

  • Actively mentor individuals and promote best practices across design, build, and test

  • Perform architecture, capacity planning, monitoring, maintenance, tuning and workload management of all key services to ensure that the systems meet SLAs.

  • Providing prompt and appropriate project, vendor, and client reporting information to the Software Engineering Manager.

  • Undertaking professional development to maintain skills and knowledge in areas of technical expertise.

Requirements

  • 10+ years of relevant technical experience.

  • Experience with object-oriented design, coding and testing patterns

  • Experience in engineering (commercial or open source) software platforms and large-scale data infrastructures

  • Successfully delivered highly scalable distributed systems, using open source tools.

  • Broad engineering experience and proven track record in the e-commerce and payments space

  • Thought leader, hands-on contributor, and decision maker known for solving difficult software engineering problems

  • Extensive knowledge in Java Microservices and the associated CICD tools and frameworks

  • Expert knowledge in NoSQL and RDBMS databases (Couchbase and SQL Server preferred)

  • Experience in the Payments or high transactional processes

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • The candidate must possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field.

  • Fluent in English.

Requirements

  • 10+ years of relevant technical experience.

  • Experience with object-oriented design, coding and testing patterns

  • Experience in engineering (commercial or open source) software platforms and large-scale data infrastructures

  • Successfully delivered highly scalable distributed systems, using open source tools.

  • Broad engineering experience and proven track record in the e-commerce and payments space

  • Thought leader, hands-on contributor, and decision maker known for solving difficult software engineering problems

  • Extensive knowledge in Java Microservices and the associated CICD tools and frameworks

  • Expert knowledge in NoSQL and RDBMS databases (Couchbase and SQL Server preferred)

  • Experience in the Payments or high transactional processes

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • The candidate must possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field.

  • Fluent in English.

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Our Benefits

  • We offer competitive health plans for you and your family with low employee premiums.
  • You work hard every day to build the future of our company, so we’ll help you build your future with a pension plan that features employer match.
  • We encourage and support our teams to take time off to recharge and reboot because changing how the world pays is no easy task.
  • We care about the community where we work. Through YapCares, you get 8 hours of paid volunteer time off each year to make a difference.
  • Enjoy food, fun and camaraderie with breakfasts, social hours and events.
  • A great location in Drogheda that is a reverse commute for many Yapsters.