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Staff Software Engineer - Spring Native - Opportunity for Working Remotely

Primary Location: Toronto,Canada

Additional Location(s): SÃO Paulo, Brazil; Rome,,Italy; Sofia,,Bulgaria; Warsaw,,Poland; Madrid,,Spain;

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Location: Flexible

About the Spring Team

The Spring Engineering team is behind the most popular application development framework for enterprise Java. Used by millions of developers in every industry vertical, Spring represents an important piece of the Java ecosystem. This distributed team consists of over 70 engineers in over 14 different countries around the globe. Passionate about our code and our users, the Spring team is made up of industry-recognized experts in many enterprise software domains. As a part of the Tanzu portfolio within VMware, the Spring Engineering team enables users to be productive by creating business value with Tanzu and other related tools.

About Spring Native

The Spring Native team is involved with providing support for compiling Spring applications to native images with GraalVM. This provides a new way to deploy Spring applications that offer compelling characteristics such as instant startup, instant peak performance and lower memory consumption. 

You may like working with us if you are looking for: 

  • An enthusiastically remote-friendly team. 

  • A team that strives for empathy and kindness in our work 

  • A team that prioritizes equitable treatment, inclusivity, and diversity. 

  • Space within a team to take on new challenges and grow.

What is the primary need, technical challenge, and/or problem you will be responsible for? 

As a Software Engineer on the Spring Native team you will be responsible for identifying and fixing any incompatibility issues between Spring applications on the JVM and native images. You will contribute to Spring AOT (Ahead-of-Time) build time infrastructure which facilitates code analysis and the generation of optimized source code (via Java Poet) and bytecode (using tools like ASM) for applications. You will work closely with other engineers on the team, as well as in the broader engineering organization, to design and implement features end-to-end.

Desired Skills:

We know from experience that not ticking every box on the skills sections stops many from applying. You should apply regardless of your self-assessment because we want to hear from you.

  • Proficient with Java

  • Familiarity with Spring internals

  • Low level JVM experience

  • Familiarity with GraalVM native image

  • Comfortable with Git and GitHub workflows

Nice to haves:

  • Experience building Maven or Gradle plugins

  • Experience with bytecode manipulation (ASM, CGLIB, Byte Buddy)

  • Public speaking experience 

  • Experience contributing to open source projects

Category : Engineering and Technology
Subcategory: Software Engineering
Experience: Business Leadership
Full Time/ Part Time: Full Time
Posted Date: 2021-06-17

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