Remote Software Development Engineer - Backend

Location US-TN-Nashville
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Information Technology



We are looking for a highly collaborative Software Development 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, 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 Lifeway?  


This is a place where you can bring your faith and work experience to join in the most important mission in the world: making disciples of Jesus Christ. Whether you’re a creator or storyteller, data guru or problem-solver, or anywhere in between, if you’re passionate about serving the church, we have a place for you. Lifeway has a strong Work from Anywhere (WFA) culture that is deeply focused on our mission and values. While headquartered in Nashville, TN, many of our positions are remote-eligible and have autonomy and flexibility with work hours. We provide equipment and resources to ensure team members have access to a productive and ergonomic workspace. Lifeway hosts all-team meetings several times per year and provides travel for key team gatherings for remote-based team members. Full-time employees are eligible for enrollment in our comprehensive benefits plans including healthcare, vacation and sick time, holiday pay, care days, 401(k) plan, maternity and paternity leave, adoption assistance, mission trip time, and more.

This role is remote in the U.S with occasional travel to Nashville for in-person team gatherings. 


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  • 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, MSK, EKS, 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 

  • 2+ years of experience with Java Virtual Machine (JVM) languages and/or functional programming 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 

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills 

  • Strong analytical skills 


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