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ClearScale holds a prestigious Premier AWS Consulting partner status (about 50 partners in North America out of 15,000+, top 2% tier). We have 7 competencies (DevOps, Data & Analytics, IoT, HealthCare, Migration, Mobile, and Nonprofit) and over 80+ AWS certifications. Unlike many partners, we are committed to AWS platform exclusively, which makes our consulting team most experienced and knowledgeable about AWS products and solutions in North America. 

ClearScale is a leading AWS Premier Consulting company that provides a wide range of cloud services including cloud architecture design, development, integration, migration, automation, and managed services. We help Fortune 500 enterprises, mid-sized businesses, and startups succeed with ambitious, challenging, and unique cloud projects. We architect, develop, and launch innovative and sophisticated solutions using the best cutting-edge cloud technologies.

ClearScale is growing quickly and there is a high demand for the services we provide. Clients come to us for our deep experience with Big Data, Containerization, Serverless Infrastructure, Microservices, IoT, Machine Learning, DevOps and more.

This is a unique opportunity to make a big impact, enjoy competitive compensation, work on a wide variety of projects for clients across multiple industries, alongside some of the best minds in the cloud. You will be joining the team at an exciting time as we work together on solving all sorts of interesting problems. We’re looking for enthusiastic technologists with a range of experience to join our team. 

Job Summary:

This is a dynamic role with a high emphasis on being self-motivated to solve the task at hand. There is no ‘typical day’ on our Development team as new challenges arise daily. You will ensure that strong development processes are being followed and solutions integrate best-practice architectures. You will take ownership to identify and resolve any gaps in process or applications.

You will work closely with coworkers in our global offices and across multiple time zones on the constantly evolving mission to deliver the most reliable and robust systems in the industry. The team is constantly innovating and adopting new approaches and technologies to improve efficiency and robustness of applications. You will serve as a technical lead for a team of developers and provide architectural insights to our clients.

Project Description:

Your first assignment will be a 2-year-long engagement for a massive migration to AWS. The migration will include re-factoring numerous applications to migrate from Oracle and DB2 to Amazon Aurora. You will be part of the distributed team, responsible for preparing infrastructure, re-hosting applications, re-designing, load testing, migration of high-load applications, workload optimization, and operational support. The development frameworks are a majority Java (Java Spring, Java SpringBoot, JSP using Struts, Scala, Vertx, Golang, and Netty). Other technologies include Kubernetes (EKS), Redshift, Kinesis, Kinesis Analytics, Aurora, DocumentDB, DynamoDB, Mongo, Hadoop/Spark, MSSQL, IIS, Kafka, Elasticsearch, Solr, Redis, Kubernetes, and a few more. You will work directly with our clients’ developers and act as a technical lead for remote team members.


  • Act as a technical liaison between clients and development teams
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to ensure the architecture is aligned with project requirements.
  • Auditing and analyzing existing client code
  • Designing and developing high-volume, low-latency applications for mission-critical systems and delivering high-availability and performance
  • Ensure designs are in compliance with specifications
  • Contributing in all phases of the development lifecycle
  • Writing well designed, testable, efficient code
  • Create project documentation (diagrams, architecture design, instructions, handover documents)
  • Communications with the customer in English (emails, slack chat, work sessions)

Required Skills and Experience:

  • 5+ years hands on experience in software design and development
  • Proven working experience in Java development
  • Strong background in AWS platform and services. Know their in-born problems and limitations.
  • 3+ years hands on experience with cloud-based, infrastructure as a service or platform as a service solutions and principles
  • Hands on experience in designing and developing applications using Java frameworks
  • Object Oriented analysis and design using common design patterns.
  • Profound insight of Java and JEE internals (Classloading, Memory Management, Transaction management etc.)
  • Excellent knowledge of Database Technologies, SQL and No-SQL
  • Experience with test-driven development
  • Cloud services:  S3, IAM, Kinesis, DynamoDB, SES, IBM Cloudant, Amazon RDS
  • Databases: Oracle/DB2/MongoDB/PostgreSQL
  • Data: Hadoop/Spark, Kafka, Elasticsearch, Redis 

Preferred Certification’s (not required):

  • AWS Certified Developer – (Associate)
  • Sun Certified Java Developer

You’ll be a great fit if:

  • You thrive in a small, dynamic, and agile team that encourages you to learn and grow
  • You desire to work with some of the world’s top brands
  • You welcome having autonomy with complex task
  • You are passionate about using your experience and expertise to inspire the team

Travel: 10-20%

ClearScale is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind: ClearScale is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at ClearScale are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. ClearScale will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. ClearScale encourages applicants of all ages.

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