Principal Java Engineer

| Greater Boston Area

Principal Java Engineer

 

Skills: Java 8+, JUnit, Spring, Hibernate, microservices, REST.

 

Desirable Skills: Docker, Spring Boot, Dropwizard

 

What are you about? You love learning new programming languages and paradigms. You’re eager to experiment with emerging technologies like artificial intelligence. You’re a seasoned Java engineer who is also willing to branch out into other realms like native mobile development. You thrive on variety and seek out new technical challenges often. You’ve led project teams, and you enjoy mentoring. You hack on personal projects or contribute to open source in your free time. Your Github account speaks for itself, but you’re eager to speak about it, too.


What we’re about: Cantina is an award-winning strategic design and development agency based in Boston with expertise in digital design, mobile app and web development, IoT, connected devices, and experience strategy. We work with companies in all major industry sectors ranging from the Fortune 500 to high growth startups. Our clients include some of the largest and most innovative companies on the planet, and we are actively exploring and doing work in a variety of exciting areas including health & wellness, financial services, sports tech, AR & VR, and machine learning. At our core, we are team of creators, innovators, builders, designers, engineers, and strategists who love what we do. We are committed to designing and building experiences that truly matter, and that enhance the human experience. If you are excited about this opportunity, and you’ve got what it takes to make an impact in this critical role at Cantina, we want to hear from you!


The role: Our consultants create quality bespoke software in small teams, while following best practices. You'll work closely with other engineers, project managers, designers and our clients to define and implement digital experiences for web, mobile, and connected products.


 


Must-have


  • 8-10+ years’ experience using Java to build large scale enterprise applications, in an agile/scrum environment.
  • Microservices architecture with a strong understanding of web and other enterprise technologies
  • Thrive in a fast-paced startup environment
  • Strong foundational knowledge of JavaScript and git
  • Familiarity with other open source languages
  • Familiarity with object oriented and functional programming
  • Ready and willing to ramp up on the “right tool for the right job”
  • Be motivated to work collaboratively and over deliver
  • Know how to identify project issues


 


Compensation


  • Competitive base salary
  • Eligible for target bonus of up to 20% of base salary


 


Benefits and perks


  • 100% employer-paid insurance premiums for health, dental, vision and disability
  • Optional company-paid mobile phone plan
  • Company-paid bike share program
  • Flexible work arrangements (such as work from home days) available upon request
  • Paid parental leave for up to six (6) weeks
  • 401(k) retirement plan with employer match
  • Vacation time accrued to twenty (20) days per year
  • Convenient downtown Boston location
  • Snacks, refreshments, coffee, tea and more in the office


 

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Location

On the 19th floor of a building that stands 450 feet tall, Cantina's in the heart of the Financial District. The walk score ranks 98 to amenities.

An Insider's view of Cantina

What are some social events your company does?

We have a Thursday DJ 'jam' happy hour where employees gather and have a few drinks while Cantinista's DJ or learn how to..

Katrina

Service Designer

What does your typical day look like?

I start my day usually with a team check-in, then dive right into my tasks planned for the day. There are, of course, days that aren't as predictable but that's an aspect of the job I enjoy. In any case, there's always time for lunch and catching up with others at the office/project.

Shawn

Senior Engineer

What makes someone successful on your team?

Communication is key. Willingness to be open and adapt to new situations.

Brian

Associate Engineer

What is your vision for the company?

My vision for Cantina is a place to foster a team that brings drive, creativity, smarts, kindness, openness, and caring to the challenge of solving hard problems and creating things that will add value for people. We'll do this for businesses and for community.

George

Chief Innovation Officer

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

To me, the best indicator of a good work-life balance is the feeling that you have enough time. Enough time to sleep, to feel like part of a team, to relax, to hone your skills, to recover from illness, to get your ideas across, to spend time with loved ones, to learn, to make a lasting contribution, and to do anything else you might want to do.

Danika

Senior Engineer

What are Cantina Perks + Benefits

Cantina Benefits Overview

We support our employees by providing competitive pay and benefits, an inclusive and affirming culture, and opportunities for accelerated career growth in a stimulating environment. We also get out of our peoples’ way so they can do their best work by limiting bureaucracy and a formal management structure; fostering a rich learning environment where anyone can take the lead.

Cantina encourages collaboration across the company and strives to make everyone feel included in its success.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Diversity manifesto
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings once per month.
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