• Software Engineer

    Location US-TN-Nashville
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    Information Technology
  • Overview


    We are looking for a highly-collaborative Software Engineer who is motivated and interested in building applications and services in modern, functional programming paradigms. This role will work with an event-driven architecture with reactive microservices that uses event sourcing and CQRS to deliver mission-critical business solutions using cutting-edge technologies like Docker, Kubernetes, Serverless, and Kafka all hosted in AWS. Specifically, you will create, implement, and maintain the necessary components and services for LifeWay's core ecommerce shopping site, LifeWay.com, as well as a Lite Checkout version serving other modern, sophisticated digital apps: MinistryGrid.com, SmallGroup.com and more. You will work independently while also participating in a very collaborative environment with teammates from various backgrounds coming together to solve challenging problems as a team. Therefore, a commitment to collaborative problem solving, sophisticated design, and product quality is important.


    Why work with LifeWay IT (tech.lifeway.com)? LifeWay is one of the world’s largest providers of Christian resources, and we are expanding our global footprint having recently incorporated in India and Mexico. As one of 2019 Forbes Best Midsize Employers and one of the largest IT teams in Nashville, LifeWay IT is as innovative with technology solutions as we are with employee work-life balance, work environment, and culture. This position offers remote work options, a casual work environment, flexible hours, and 10% self-development time every week. This position is located in Nashville, TN. Relocation assistance may be provided.


    If you are a Software Engineer with the below experience, please apply. 


    • Develop technical solutions using Domain Driven Design
    • Build responsive and resilient microservices using Java and Scala
    • Deploy resilient and scalable microservices using Docker and Kubernetes
    • Build low latency, loosely coupled applications that achieve asynchronous communication by utilizing message driven tools such as Kafka and AWS Kinesis as well as Akka actor toolkit
    • Develop with cutting-edge and established web frameworks such as Play! Framework and Spring Boot
    • Design and implement solutions that take advantage of the whole suite of AWS tools such as Lambda, S3, EC2, DynamoDB, and Cloudfront
    • Develops and improves relationships with internal customers and other divisional teams


    • Bachelor's degree in computer science, information technology, or related degree
    • 3-5 years of experience with Java Virtual Machine (JVM) languages
    • Scala experience preferred
    • Agile experience (Scrum/Kanban)
    • Git, github experience
    • AWS (Amazon Web Services) or other cloud technology experience
    • Exposure to Message-driven or Event-driven architecture
    • Written and verbal communication - Advanced
    • Analytical skills - Advanced
    • Problem solving skills - Advanced


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