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Staff Software Engineer, Backend (IMS)

Collectors Universe

Collectors Universe

Software Engineering
Santa Ana, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, January 20, 2024

Collectors is the leading creator of innovative technology that provides value-added services for collectors worldwide. We grade, authenticate, vault and sell millions of record-setting collectibles, all while modernizing and digitalizing the process to further our mission of helping collectors pursue their passions. We’re always on the lookout for talented people to join our growing team.

Our services span collectible coins, trading cards, Funko Pops!, video games, event tickets, autographs, and memorabilia. Our subsidiaries include PSA, PCGS, WATA, Card Ladder, Goldin, and the Long Beach Expo collectibles trade show. Since our founding in 1986, we have graded and authenticated millions of items. We employ more than 1,700 people across our headquarters in Santa Ana and offices in Jersey City, Seattle, Hong Kong, Paris, Shanghai, and Tokyo.

We’re transforming the collecting experience with technology that brings authentication, grading, and trading into the modern era. Our products are equalizing the playing field by providing tools that make complex research analytics — including pricing, scarcity reports, and historic sales data — accessible to every collector, old or new. Our engineering mission is to democratize technology while promoting innovation, collaboration, and continuous learning throughout the organization. We're seeking engineers to utilize advanced technology in agile settings, with a focus on improving the customer experience for every collector.

Our Shared Services team is responsible for building modern cloud based applications, integrations (APIs and asynchronous), AI/ML based services, and scalable architectures that power software solutions across the organization. As a member of this team, your day-to-day work will be focused on building new capabilities for all other engineering teams, along with modernizing existing application architectures.

We’re looking for a backend Staff Software Engineer to join our IMS team where you’ll design and build batch data processing, APIs services that will be used across the organizations. Build cloud based architecture solutions that need to scale to meet the needs of all our brands.

You’ll report to the Staff Software Engineering Manager and work from our Santa Ana office. Remote or hybrid candidates will also be considered. We believe that there is significant value in in-person collaboration. If you live within a 1 hour commuting distance to one of our offices, you will be required to be onsite most of the time. This will be discussed further as part of the recruiting process.

What You’ll Do:

  • Contribute to the design and development of new cloud-based software architectures
  • Own and deliver complete features, including design, architecture, implementation, testability and deployment
  • Provide feedback pertaining to technical designs, proposals and code
  • Analyze existing applications / databases and identify areas for improvement
  • Design and contribute to APIs that can support user experiences on web and mobile applications
  • Collaborate with and mentor engineers while also conducting code reviews to ensure consistent design patterns are being applied

Who You Are:

  • 7+ years of software engineering industry experience building professional applications
  • 5+ years experience with the Java tech stack (Spring boot, Micronaut, Quarkus) or other high-level language (e.g. C#, python), and are also not afraid to take on other new technologies
  • Experience with relational as well as NoSQL databases such as MSSQL, Postgresql, DynamoDB
  • Hands-on experience on web services (REST, GraphQL, gRPC).
  • 3+ years of experience with AWS cloud services such as Lambda, RDS, DynamoDB, MSK, OpenSearch, S3, SNS, SQS as well as infrastructure tools (ex:- Terraform, Docker)
  • Experience with messaging platforms like Kafka, enabling real-time communication and event-driven architectures.
  • Solid understanding of object-oriented programming , algorithms, data structures, design patterns and best practices.
  • Possess strong technical, analytical, troubleshooting, and communication skills with the ability to visualize and document processes.
  • Exposure on Test automation tools and practices (data contract validation, performance testing, karate, etc).
  • Understanding of how to create modular and extensible APIs
  • Proficient at using appropriate security, documentation, and/or monitoring best practices
  • Familiar with Agile/Scrum methodologies

Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States.

Salary Range:

The salary range for this position is $159,469 - $258,903. Actual compensation on this range varies based on a variety of non-discriminatory factors, including location, job level, experience, and skill set.

Reasons To Join Us:

  • Health Insurance: All full-time employees are eligible to enroll in Medical, Dental, and Vision
  • 401(K) Matching Plan: We are proud to offer a competitive 401k matching plan to our employees to support their future financial goals
  • {Non-Exempt} Vacation: All full-time employees are eligible for paid vacation7
  • {Salaried} Vacation: All salaried employees are eligible for flexible time-off.
  • Holiday Pay: All regular, full-time employees are eligible for ten company paid holidays
  • Employee Discounts: Employees receive discounts on select grading services for approved submissions
  • Flexible Hours: Many of our teams offer flexible schedules with varying shifts and will work with you to accommodate your needs
  • Fun Working Environment: Our team members are invited to participate in celebrations, holiday events, and team building activities
Collectors may use e-verify to validate your ability to work legally in the United States.

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, national origin, gender, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital or parental status, disability, veteran status, or other class protected by applicable law. We believe that a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills will better service the diverse community of collectors we support.

If you are based in California, you can read information for California residents by viewing the following link: https://www.collectorsuniverse.com/ccpa

Explore other available openings at collectors.com/careers.