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Staff Engineer (Java- Tech for good)

Job Description

Staff level Java Engineer (Java, Kubernetes, AWS,Docker)

Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to join a fast-growing and secure US Tech for Good company that have had a footprint in Belfast for over the past 12 years. With aggressive global growth plans and recent big wins now is a great time to join the organisation.

They also operate a very flexible work environment so you only need to come to the office when you want to collaborate or meet your colleagues for a coffee/beer.

Salary/ Benefits

To attract the very best talent on the market a generous remuneration package is on offer based on experience, plus a range of benefits including:

  • Salary up to £80k base+ Stock options
  • Fully remote 100% if you want
  • Company health care plan
  • A pension scheme
  • A flexible work-life balance
  • Fancy offices if you want to come in.


Our client is simply unique - They are well-funded, have an awesome team, marketing leading products & a great product-market fit. They also have all the benefits you'd expect from a fast growing US tech champion.

This is an exciting opportunity to get involved in our clients exciting growth story as they continue to build the next generation of capabilities.

The role:

As a Staff level Java engineer you'll work closely together with our clients Product Managers, Developers and Support team in order to provide tailored and innovative solutions for the market.

You will get lots of autonomy and a very flexible work culture

Development of very high traffic products, used at the global scale

Exposure to modern and proven technology

Opportunity to learn and expand your skill set

Tons of growth opportunities into technical or people management roles

Amazing benefits & perks, including equity for all Lightspeeders

Opportunity to join a fast-paced, high-growth company

Become a valued part of the diverse and inclusive Lightspeed family

Ideal candidate

  • Senior level experience in the Java ecosystem
  • Spring Boot or equivalent
  • Maven (or Gradle)
  • Mockito, Junit, Spock, Cucumber
  • Hibernate or other ORM
  • Running Java container in the cloud
  • CI/CD one of (Jenkins, Travis, Teamcity, CircleCi or others)
  • Experience analyzing production problems, incidents and performance issues.

Nice to haves:

  • Experience in multiple Java ecosystem frameworks to build Microservices.
  • Experience writing automated unit and functional tests with one of the frameworks: Selenium, Appium, Boozang
  • Experience working in an Agile development environment
  • Experience with cloud environments like GCP, AWS, as well as cloud solutions like Kubernetes, Docker, etc.
  • Experience with real time messaging systems (Pub/Sub, Kafka, etc.)
  • Experience with both relational (SQL) and non-relational (NoSQL) databases

For further information on this vacancy, or any other Full stack job in Belfast or wider Northern Ireland, please apply via the link below or contact Phil Gamble in the strictest confidence.

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