Java Web Application Developer

Posted 25.08.2019
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Contrast Security is the world’s leading provider of security technology that enables software applications to protect themselves against cyber attacks. Contrast's patented deep security instrumentation is the breakthrough technology that enables highly accurate analysis and always-on protection of an entire application portfolio, without disruptive scanning or expensive security experts. Only Contrast has intelligent agents that work actively inside applications to prevent data breaches, defeat hackers and secure the entire enterprise from development, to operations, to production.

About the Position

Contrast is looking for a web application developer proficient in Java/Spring interested in pursuing a life changing experience in the field of application security and continuous delivery. We are an exciting, young team that is growing leaps and bounds each month. We write a lot of GraphQL to interact with our REST layer to improve performance and data interaction. You would get the opportunity to work on tough problems such as optimizing the JVM, configuring distributed queues and building robust caching architectures.

Our engineering team has a strong spirit of entrepreneurship. Every member of the team has joined us over our 5 year history because he/she wants to be part of a high-performing team and go through the startup experience. We look for candidates that share similar goals and beliefs about the work and the team they want to be a part of.


  • Build, ship, curate, and iterate on Contrast Security features.
  • Work with design, product, and support teams to build features.
  • Own your work. Whether a nasty bug or an awesome feature, you put your name on every line of code.
  • Experience building and managing large, cloud-based platforms.
  • Solid analytical ability to deal with ambiguity and to solve problems independently.
  • High level of personal accountability and “self-starter” attitude in order to make progress in ambiguous situations on schedule
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical individuals. 
  • Execute performance analysis and optimization of page render, data transfers and page load optimizations.
  • Participate in constant collaboration with teammates in the form of group code reviews and pull requests prior to commit.
  • Work with design and product teams to build amazing, jaw-dropping features.
  • Give back to the Open Source Community whenever humanly possibly.
  • Work hand-in-hand with our Product Managers, UX/Designers and Customers on each feature and improvement.
  • Deploys: our engineers deploy multiple times a day to our AWS infrastructure.

About You

  • You love to make web applications faster and efficient.
  • You have strong communication skills. You ask questions, let others know when you need help, and tell others what you need.
  • You have experience working in Java/Spring to design and implement robust and scalable APIs.
  • AWS Services: S3, EC2, CloudFront, Lambda.
  • You're a problem solver. You believe the best work is the result of finding the simplest solution to complex challenges.
  • Your code is clean, your designs are elegant and you are constantly refactoring.
  • Multiple years experience working in Enterprise or Commercial Software development.
  • Own your work. Whether a nasty bug or an awesome feature, you put your name on every line of code.
  • Interest in building Distributed Queues, Service Discovery and Caching Design
  • Advanced Knowledge of AWS Features and Services
  • Spring and Hibernate Excellence
  • Knowledge of database fundamentals: SQL, schema, internals (MySQL)
  • JVM and garbage collector tuning, heap dump analysis experience
  • Experience with the following performance tools: JMeter, YourKit, New Relic, SumoLogic

What We Offer

  • Competitive compensation package (salary + equity)
  • A fun and dynamic environment where you work with other like minded people on products which make a real difference to the security of our customers
  • In-office lunches
  • Medical, dental and vision benefits
  • Flexible paid time off
  • 401K

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Posted 25.08.2019