• Software Engineer

    Location US-TN-Nashville
    Job ID
    Job Family
    Information Technology
  • Overview


    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 2018 Forbes Best Midsize Employers and Best Employers for Women 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 is located in Nashville, TN and offers some remote work days, flexible hours, and 10% self-development time every week. Relocation assistance may be available for qualified applicants!


    We are looking for a Software Engineer with strong API and back-end development skills who is motivated and interested in building services and integrations in modern, functional programming paradigms. You will work in a highly collaborative environment with teammates from varying backgrounds and skill sets coming together to solve challenging problems as a team. 


    The ideal candidate will demonstrate our core values of being trustworthy, collaborative, comprehensive, transformational, passionate, and innovative.


    The Software Engineer will:

    • Design and code integrations using REST APIs and event driven technologies (ie: Kafka)
    • Troubleshoot and resolve technical problems
    • Provide test plan, unit test development and maintenance and UAT testing support
    • Develop and improve relationships with internal customers and other divisional teams to accomplish various tasks and projects
    • Evaluate hardware and software
    • Develop and execute plans for system and network implementations, maintenance, enhancements, and configuration changes
    • Exhibit leadership abilities within the team and mentor other developers


    • Bachelor's degree in computer science, information technology, or equivalent work experience
    • 3 years experience in development and maintenance roles with an IT organization
    • Experience with Java and Spring technologies, required
    • Experience with Docker or Kubernetes preferred
    • MongoDB and Kafka experience preferred
    • Experience with CI/CD tools preferred
    • Git, github experience preferred
    • Willingness to learn functional programming paradigm
    • Superior analytical, problem solving, and creative thinking skills
    • Ability to collaborate and communicate effectively with both technical team members and stakeholders who may be less technical
    • Agile experience (Scrum/Kanban) preferred
    • Attendance or membership at a Christian church


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