Back End Java Developer at Nestlé (St. Louis, MO)

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We're a leader in the pet care industry, which means we're not only ahead in volume, profit and market share, but our associates dare to Stand Taller. We innovate new products, impart new agilities into existing processes, constantly advance pet nutrition, and always pay it forward in the form of service for our communities and families. Are you up for the dare?

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Position Summary

At Nestle Purina, we believe pets and people are better together. As a leader in pet nutrition, our focus is bridging physical and digital experiences through agile ways of working, calculated risk-taking, and a data-driven mindset. Our New Business Models team consists of technical pioneers that design, build, and maintain groundbreaking technologies and product innovations that are transforming the lives of pets and their owners. With a digital ecosystem that includes high growth digital products like Petfinder, the number one pet adoption platform helping millions of pets find their forever homes; or Petivity, Purina's new IoT brand that allows pet owners to proactively monitor their pets' health through connected devices; or Just Right personalized pet food where customization allows you to support your pets' health and unique needs; we continue to focus our efforts on forward-thinking and revolutionary technologies. What emerging digital technology will you add to the mix?

As a Back End Developer (Sr Specialist, Applications Development), you are responsible for technical leadership regarding the Petfinder platform. Focused primarily on backend service development, this role will be responsible for guidance and leadership for the third-party agency partner, ensuring quality and consistent development. Design and implement Java applications and services that fulfill business requirements

  • Hands-on developer with the ability to write high-quality, secure code that is modular, functional, and testable Communicate with end-users to determine their needs
  • Test completed software and debug as necessary Examine existing code and recommend patches, design overhauls or fixes for broken code
  • Design and implement roadmap components of the Petfinder data platform architecture Develop and implement internal systems, processes, and best practices to be used by other teams designed to increase productivity
  • Participate in deep architectural discussions to ensure solutions are designed for successful deployment, security, and high availability in the cloud
  • Lead explorations of new technologies and approaches through well-scoped and timeboxed proof of concept projects
  • Collaborate with product leads, business stakeholders and other engineering teams to plan work and maintain a cohesive plan for the platform
  • Participate in Agile engineering activities, including but not limited to daily standups, sprint planning, and retrospectives
  • Ensure all platform components meet proper performance and capacity standards.
  • Troubleshoot production issues and respond to after-hours escalations.

  • Bachelor's degree with 3+ years of experience working as a Java developer OR High School Diploma with 5+ years of experience working as a Java developer required
  • Experience in Agile development methodologies including Scrum and/or Kanban required
  • Experience working in cloud-based environments such as AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud Platform preferred

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It is our business imperative to remain a very inclusive workplace.

To our veterans and separated service members, you're at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Nestle. The skills you've gained while serving our country, such as flexibility, agility, and leadership, are much like the skills that will make you successful in this role. In addition, with our commitment to an inclusive work environment, we recognize the exceptional engagement and innovation displayed by individuals with disabilities. Nestle seeks such skilled and qualified individuals to share our mission where you'll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Nestle home.

The Nestle Companies are an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer seeking diversity in qualified applicants for employment. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, gender, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, perceived disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other protected status, as defined by applicable law. Prior to the next step in the recruiting process, we welcome you to inform us confidentially if you may require any special accommodations in order to participate fully in our recruitment experience. Contact us at [email protected] or please dial 711 and provide this number to the operator: 1-800-321-6467.

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Nestlé operates in the Food industry. The company is located in Arlington, VA. Nestlé was founded in 2022. It has 201754 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 31 open jobs at Nestlé, click here.
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