Senior Software Engineer (Confluent Cloud / Kafka)

Analysis, Supervision, Computer, SDLC, JavaScript, C, Python, AWS, Azure, SQL, Oracle, Test, Development, Testing, Architecture, Security, REST, SOAP, SalesForce, JDBC, Java, API, Lambda, ACL
Full Time

Job Description

Resp & Qualifications

Performs complex analysis, design, development, testing, and debugging of computer software ranging from operating system architecture integration and software design to selection of computer systems, language, and/or equipment. Designs, develops/codes, tests, and documents critical and complex application programs for computer systems. Works with appropriate stakeholders to define system scope and objectives and establish baselines. Establishes project standards and processes. Breaks down software requirements and creates highly complex systems.

Perform technical detail design, coding, testing of applications. Serves as subject matter expert for both customer and internal discussions related to maintaining and enhancing existing software systems. Develop and/or analyze interface design documentation. Comply with hardware and software systems standards and procedures. Deliver large systems for tens of thousands of users. Comply with code quality, migration and dev/ops standards and policies

Performs software analysis, including requirements and uses case development and design. Implements and documents source code to design specifications. Performs software testing including developing and running automated unit tests, drafting, and executing structured automated test cases. Compile, assess, and report data results from software testing and analysis.

Develops software solutions for enterprise environments and other technologies. Analyzes and implements functional and non-functional (e.g. performance, availability) requirements and designs, implements, and tests software. Performs operations & maintenance (O&M) of existing systems. Identifies areas for improvement and streamlining. Demonstrated experience with front-end and back-end programing and integration frameworks and tools. Assist in the estimation of development of application features

Provides direct technical support for high level, high visibility and critical trouble calls for supported applications. Works with cross functional teams to develop highly reliable software that runs at scale. Provides recommendations to infuse new technology. Extend open-source libraries and systems as necessary to meet the needs of the team. Play a crucial role in product scoping and roadmap / architecture discussions. Continually evaluate emerging technologies to identify opportunities, trends, and best practices. Mentoring of junior software engineers

Individual Contributor - Position does not have direct reports but is expected to assist in guiding and mentoring less experienced staff. May lead a team of matrixed resources.

Freedom to Act
Work is accomplished without considerable direction. Exercises judgment in selecting methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria in obtaining results. Exerts significant latitude in determining objectives of assignment. Takes calculated risks with consultation from the expert.

Problem Complexity and Problem Solving Timeframes
Provides resolution to a diverse range of recognizable complex problems. Analysis is required to identify root cause. Uses judgment within defined boundaries to develop alternate solutions, both long and short term. Problem/Task resolution timeframe: Inclusive of shorter timeframes, but typically the majority of tasks take three to six months to resolve.

Level of Supervision Received
Functions independently within broad scope of established departmental policies/practices; generally refers specific problems to supervisor only where clarification of departmental operating policies/procedures may be required.

Failure to obtain results or erroneous judgments or recommendations would normally have serious results and may require substantial expenditure of resources to correct and / or achieve goals.

Contact with Others
Frequently inter-organizational and outside customer / vendor contacts. Part of a team who represents the organization. Monitors activities and communicates information across the organization


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The
requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education Level: Bachelor's Degree

Education Details: Information Technology or Computer Science

Experience: 5 years experience with software development, basic coding and compilation, software architecture/design, user requirements definition and software specification development.

In Lieu of Education
In lieu of a Bachelor's degree, an additional 4 years of relevant work experience is required in addition to the required work experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)
  • Ability to communicate technical requirements to all levels of expertise., Advanced
  • Proficient in establishing and maintaining good working relationships., Advanced
  • Knowledge and understanding of software development life cycle (SDLC)., Advanced
  • Proficient with integrating complex and/or existing systems., Advanced
  • Knowledge of programming languages (e.g. JavaScript, C, Python, etc.)., Advanced
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal., Advanced
  • Knowledge of cloud technologies (e.g. AWS, Azure), Proficient
  • Knowledge of database technologies (e.g. cloud, SQL, Oracle, Mongo DB, PostgreSQL, etc.), Advanced
  • Fundamental knowledge of software engineers’ best practices, agile methodologies, CI/CD pipelines, Advanced
  • Knowledge of test-first practices including Test-Driven Development (TDD) for unit tests and Behavior-Driven Development (BDD) for automated acceptance tests, Advanced
  • Strong experience with Deployment/Continuous Integration/ Continuous Testing/ Continuous Delivery processes and tools and have expertise in CI/CD tools and framework, Advanced
  • Knowledge of Code quality and promotion practices, Advanced

  • Strong Confluent Platform & Confluent Cloud experience
  • Strong experience in Kafka Connect(Standalone & Distributed) with SMT,Custom Connector Architecture and implementation, Security, Monitoring & custom Provider for credentials
  • Strong KSQLDB knowledge with custom UDF
  • Strong C3 and Replicator(Active-Active) Knowledge
  • Strong Knowledge in Creating Kafka Consumer,Producer & Stream applications.
  • Strong experience in building CI/CD pipeline using Confluent CloudCLI
  • Experience with Spring related technologies such as Spring Core, Spring Boot, Spring MVC, and Spring Integration
  • Experience in developing REST and SOAP APIs
  • Experience with iterative and incremental development on product-focused teams practicing code reviews
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to effectively communicate and translate feedback, needs and solutions
  • Ability to lead in an Agile environment
  • Experience in production support that has high visibility/SLA's
  • Strong teamwork focus and the ability to foster collaboration within and across teams
  • Creative problem-solving skills that deliver elegant solutions to complex issues

  • Implementation Knowledge for following connectors:
    • File Pulse Connector
    • S3 Connector (Sink & Source)
    • SalesForce connector
    • SnowFlake Connector
    • JDBC Connector(Sink and Source)
    • Debizum CDC Connectors
    • Oracle CDC Connector
    • Azure Blob connector
  • Java knowledge with Kafka custom connector implementation
  • Knowledge of real time data pipelines by developing Kafka producers and streaming applications for consuming
  • Implement to reprocess the failure messages in Kafka using offset
  • Knowledge of consumer group lags from Kafka using their API
  • Knowledge of Spring Kafka API calls to process the messages smoothly on Kafka Cluster setup with state store, Processer API with Kafka Streams, KTable
  • Knowledge of AWS Lambda functions
  • Implementation Knowledge about Confluent Platform Ansible script
  • Knowledge of AWS MSK implementation
  • Knowledge on ELK and Splunk with notification and Alert modules
  • Experience on Confluent Cloud CLI to create Service Account, Topic and ACL attachment
  • Responsible to maintain appropriate documentation with code
  • Responsible to create custom Transformation for Connect
  • Responsible to create custom UDFs for KSQL and create Testing modules for each
  • Responsible to configure monitoring features in Connect, KSQL, C3 & Replicator
  • Responsible to integrate and monitor Confluent cloud metrics API with on-prem monitoring solutions

Equal Employment Opportunity

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield is an Equal Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of theCompany to provide equal employment opportunities to allqualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

Hire Range Disclaimer

Actual salary will be based on relevant job experience and work history.

Where To Apply

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Closing Date

Please apply before: 06.01.2022
Dice Id : 10233586
Position Id : 15243-1A
Originally Posted : 9 months ago
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