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Principal Software Engineer - Java/Reactive Systems

Alert Innovation · Feb 17th 2021

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The Principal Software Engineer will play a critical role in developing software services for a state-of-the-art robot control system for grocery supply chain automation. As a Principal Software Engineer, you will be part of a talented team focused on developing industry-changing solutions.


  • Develop reactive microservices written in Java to handle customer orders, control and coordinate swarms of robots, control various elements of the system, and maintain metrics.

  • Work with the electrical, mechanical, systems, and safety teams to document and detail software requirements.

  • Develop and code review modular and well documented software

  • Develop software unit-tests, integration tests, and acceptance tests


  • 10+ years' of experience in Core Java development (version 8 or above)

  • Experience developing reactive microservices (using Akka, Vertx, RxJava or a similar framework/library) or experience developing event-driven distributed systems using asynchronous actors and messaging

  • Experience with a messaging platform (ActiveMQ, RabbitMQ, Kafka or similar)

  • Experience with Docker

  • Knowledgeable in robotics and/or automation

  • Experience with NoSQL databases and in-memory caches such as Redis or equivalent

  • Understanding of networking (TCP/IP, HTTP, etc.)

  • Experience with Unit Testing (using Junit, Mockito or similar)

  • Experience working within an Agile environment

  • B.S. in Computer Science, Engineering, or related area

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