Senior Software Engineer - Cloud Services

| Greater Boston Area
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Alert Innovation is a growing start-up with a mission to re-invent retailing through robotics – and we’re off to a great start. We’ve partnered with world’s largest retailer to help re-invent the customer’s shopping experience with our Alphabot Technology at the center of a new era in retail. To succeed, we need to grow our team.

The Senior Software Engineer will play a critical role in the design and development of a state-of-the-art robotic control system for grocery supply chain automation. As a Senior Software Engineer, you will be part of a talented team of engineers focused on developing industry-changing solutions. This role will have high impact within the newly-formed cloud services team, delivering scalable solutions on a modern technology stack.

Alert Innovation offers a competitive salary, generous benefits and an equity stake in our growing company.


Being a part of an organization that is innovative in both its products and the design of the organization.

Working in a culture that is built on the fundamental importance of individual contribution and team synergy.

Contributing to the realization of our mission and changing the way an entire industry operates.


  • Design and develop reactive micro-services to process customer orders, control and coordinate swarms of robots, and integrate with customer APIs.
  • Collaborate with a cross-functional team (electrical, mechanical, systems, and safety) to define software requirements.
  • Develop and review modular, well-documented software.
  • Develop software unit-tests, integration tests, and acceptance tests.


  • 7+ years' of experience in Core Java development (version 8 or above)
  • Experience developing scalable, reactive micro-services (Akka, Spring Boot or similar)
  • Experience with messaging platforms (Kafka, ActiveMQ, RabbitMQ or similar)
  • Experience with cloud platforms (Azure, AWS or Google Cloud)
  • Experience with unit testing (Junit, Mockito or similar)
  • Experience working within an Agile environment
  • B.S. in Computer Science, Engineering, or related area


  • Experience with NoSQL databases (Cassandra, MongoDB or similar)
  • Experience with Docker and Kubernetes
  • Knowledgeable in the SDLC of highly available SaaS services


  • All members of Alert Innovation practice the following values as part of their daily responsibilities and model these values as she/he leads or supports their teams.
    • The Golden Rule: Extraordinarily powerful in its simplicity and depth: “Treat others as you would want to be treated”
    • The Power of Person: The contribution of every single person in a company is important, and the performance of the entire company can only be maximized when every person strives to achieve his/her full potential and to contribute to the best of his/her ability
    • The Power of Team: The Power of Person becomes amplified exponentially when a group of people working effectively as a team create “performance synergy”, whereby the capacity to perform as a team is much greater than the sum of the individual members’ capacities
    • The Power of Truth: We strive to see the world as it is, not as we want or imagine it to be, because only then can we make it better. This core value manifests itself through questioning, probing, testing, measuring, validating, verifying, proving, listening with an open mind, and making fact-based decisions. It also fosters transparency and honesty with others, as well as self-examination and self-honesty

Alert Innovation offers a highly competitive salary for each job family and level within the Boston-area market in which we are based. As part of our Power of Truth value we practice salary transparency, so you know you are being compensated fairly relative to other team members performing similar roles in our organization.

Every employee is granted stock options which vest over four years. We have 31 issued or pending patents on our groundbreaking technology.

We offer full time employees a generous benefits package starting with your date of hire.


  • No fixed limits on the number of workdays that you can take off for personal reasons, including vacations. You take what you need keeping in mind the demands of your team’s workload.
  • 9 Paid Holidays.


  • Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO and PPO options.
  • Health Reimbursement plan where Alert Innovation reimburses you for deductible related expenses ($1,000 for individuals, $2,500 for families).
  • Dental insurance thru Delta Dental of MA.
  • Vision Plan thru VSP.
  • Flexible Spending Account to enable you to pay health care and dependent care costs on a pre-tax basis.


  • Group Term Life Insurance at no cost to you, equal to three times your annual salary.
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance at no cost to you, equal to three times your annual salary.
  • Short Term Disability Income Protection at no cost to you, equal to 70% of your weekly salary for up to 13 weeks.
  • Long Term Disability Income Protection at no cost to you, equal to 66.67% of your monthly earnings.


  • 401k Plan + company match, administered by Fidelity


  • 100% of cost of training for your current or near-term work needs including conferences and technical events.
  • 50% reimbursement of tuition for programs aligned with career development goals including MBA and master’s from top schools (online via Coursera).
  • 50% reimbursement of Nano Degrees (online via Udacity).
  • Earn a Bachelor’s or Associates college degree from a fully accredited undergraduate program for only $5,000/year through our College For America benefit with Southern New Hampshire University.


  • Employee Assistance Program to assist with emotional health, parenting, eldercare, nutrition, legal and financial consultation needs.

The above list is only a summary of some of our benefits and is not meant to be a comprehensive explanation.

Alert Innovation is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.


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