Senior Consultant (Java/Scala, Akka, Play, Lagom)


3 weeks ago

11/14/2019 10:29:32

Job type: Full-time

Hiring from: North America

Category: Software Dev

Role overview

We are looking for a skilled consultant with a proven track record for high quality and impact delivery. A true craftsperson with experience using elements of the Lightbend Reactive Platform (Java/Scala, Akka, Play, Lagom) who also enjoys breaking down tough problems, and enabling clients to deliver critical solutions.


  • Advise, assist and support software developers, architects, product and business owners to evolve architectures and design solutions.

  • Consult with clients in mid-size to large organizations to integrate elements of the Lightbend stack into their environment.

  • Actively develop software using Java, Scala, Akka, Lagom and Play Framework.

  • Enable our clients to successfully design and implement software solutions based on the Reactive Platform through workshops, mentoring, code reviews, etc.

  • Opportunity to travel extensively.

  • Candidates can potentially live anywhere in North America. This is much more than a coding position - we are looking for true consultants with a substantial technical background.



  • are a developer and evangelist of the Lightbend Reactive Platform; Scala, Akka, Play, Java

  • have experience in distributed architecture and functional programming concepts.

  • have a consulting background and experience working with multiple clients.

  • are a voracious learner, ready to take on new technologies and techniques quickly and constantly.

  • have excellent written and verbal communication skills in at least English.

  • are skillful at interacting and working with people; working with a self-organized lean and agile team to mitigate project risks, manage effort and ensure quality.

  • are dedicated to best practices such as automated testing, code reviews, continuous integration, and continuous deployment.

  • are biased towards action on tough problems and issues, and focused on your client's success.

  • are an agent of change, constantly learning and seeking better outcomes.

  • are passionate about enabling others to adopt new technologies.

  • have experienced many different kinds of projects and methodologies, and know the difference between the effective and the hype.

  • hold at least a Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.

  • have at least 2 years experience with relevant JVM-based languages and systems.

  • be a U.S. or Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident

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