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Senior Software Engineer

Do you dream in code, SOA, algorithms, and data structures? Do you love to work on small nimble teams that focus on writing amazing code to deliver great products with big impact that are loved by customers?

Who we are…

Hallmark Labs (a subsidiary of Hallmark), based in Santa Monica, CA, is the parent company of three digital subscription services; (a subscription video on demand service) and (a digital social expression service), and Ink & Main (an eCommerce platform for personalized greeting cards). We’re leveraging Hallmark’s experience creating meaningful, emotional connections, and rapidly progressing a century old, privately-owned, American brand to the forefront of the digital age with cutting-edge technology.

What we need...

We are looking for a seasoned polyglot engineer that is driven, takes ownership and is solution oriented to join a stellar new team working on cross product foundational platform shared by all our products.

The job involves the following responsibilities:

Building robust and scalable software in multiple modern object oriented and functional languages.  We currently have a Ruby on Rails environment and we’re making the company transitions to microservices using Elixir, Clojure, Java and Ruby.

  • Implement SOA design patterns, microservices, and REST APIs
  • Work on integrations with other internal and external teams
  • Participate in creating and clarifying User Stories, and in planning Sprints
  • Dive into hard problems and successfully deliver great results on schedule
  • Design and implement multi-threaded and multi-processor solutions

Who we think would be a fit...

We are looking for someone who not only loves building great software, but is also passionate about getting stuff done. You might have worked at large top name companies, but you prefer small nimble companies with tight knit cross-functional teams that focus on getting stellar products to market quickly. You have the skills and experience, but you still love to learn - and you want to work with super talented folks to build great products.  Additionally you: 

  • are a polyglot who enjoys learning new languages, and choosing the right language to solve the problems at hand
  • have a track record of projects completed on time - you excel at getting things done
  • design solutions to integrated systems you often think in Service-oriented architecture (SOA), microservices, and REST APIs
  • enjoy learning bleeding edge technologies, but cutting edge or other more stable technologies for built to last solutions
  • think that having an  intelligent data modeling conversations with a data architect sounds like fun
  • enjoy refactoring code to reduce code complexity, but understand delivery matters more than perfect code
  • think in multi-threaded or multi-processor solutions
  • know design patterns like the back of your hand and you chose which ones to use based on the task at hand, not just because one is popular at the moment
  • are comfortable with  performance tuning applications with tools like JMeter or Apache Bench 
  • prioritize mitigating security vulnerabilities  as a  part of your normal development process
  • are not afraid of Test Driven Development (TDD), in face, you kinda of like it 
  • enjoy heads down coding, but also have good communication skills, love collaborating and are fun to work with

Basic Qualifications

  • 5 + years professional programming experience.
  • Two (2) or more years of experience each, with two or more object oriented or functional languages. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • BS in Computer Science or related fields, or equivalent experience
  • Experience with Service-oriented architecture (SOA), microservices, and REST APIs
  • Familiarity with both SQL and NoSQL technologies such as MongoDB, Redis, or Neo4j
  • Experience in scaling applications
  • Strong computer science theory fundamentals like algorithms and data structure design
  • Experience mitigating security vulnerabilities
  • Familiarity with performance tuning applications with tools like JMeter or Apache Bench
  • Experience with Test Driven Development (TDD)
  • Comfortable working on small, cross-functional, fast paced teams
  • Excellent communication skills

In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Hallmark Labs will hire only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States.  Employment by Hallmark Labs is contingent upon the signing of the Employment Agreement, completing Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification and satisfactory reference and background checks.

Hallmark Labs is an equal employment opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, pregnancy, national origin, physical or mental disability, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or any other legally-protected status. To view your rights as an applicant please review the following EEO posters: “EEO is the Law” poster and the "EEO is the Law Supplement"

To be considered an applicant for this position you must show how you meet the basic qualifications of the job in a resume or document you upload, or by completing the work experience and education application fields.  Accepted file types are Microsoft Word (DOC or DOCX), PDF, HTML, or TXT.  Individual file size attachment limit is 10 MB.

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