Sr. Java Engineer

Hirestarter's client is a startup disrupting the world of business aviation. They are a global group purchasing organization for general aviation enabling everyone from individual owner-operators to small and medium-sized commercial airlines to buy the equipment, services, and supplies they need to open and operate.

The role will report to the VP of Engineering, work closely with the head of product and the broader engineering team, and lead the implementation of various initiatives within our product roadmap.


  • Architect, develop, test, and maintain process and code across a number of projects

  • Brainstorm with the larger engineering team to identify innovative strategies and solutions to technical and business challenges

  • Provide thought leadership in areas of expertise to the entire company (leadership, peers, junior resources)

  • Work with the product owners and leadership to implement new products and features

  • Work with third-party partners and customers to support and extend capabilities


  • A passion for process design, code clarity, and testing

  • Experience with Java web app architecture and development

  • A drive to debug errors (bugs, high latency, unnecessary processor or memory load), comb through server logs and improve the codebase

  • 3-4+ years developing enterprise client/server applications.

  • Proficient in analysis, design, and development of front end for large scale dynamic web apps

  • Experience developing fast, optimized, and well-maintained code.

  • Experience understanding and integrating with APIs, triggering and managing asynchronous method calls, and handling error states.

  • Demonstrated aptitude to quickly and effectively adapt to technologies outside of current experience

  • Excellent organizational and communication skills, both verbal and written

  • Ability to work independently

  • Familiarity working within continuous release environments


  • Experience with Guice/Spring/other dependency injection and routing frameworks

  • Familiarity with Google Cloud, Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Heroku, or other cloud providers

  • Lessons learned designing and maintaining internal product and external-facing APIs

  • Knowledge of or experience with group purchasing organization business model