Background / Experience requirements:
* 7-10+ years of applicable industry experience
* Previous experience as a technical lead is highly desirable as this will be the first engineer in the Austin office, who will help build/lead a team of 5+ engineers over the next year
* Solid expertise in Core Java and Scala, Spring is a plus.
* Knowledge / experience with a messaging service such as Kafka is highly desirable
* Proven ability to write basic SQL queries
* Spark experience is a plus
* UI Development experience is a plus.
* Experience with a build system such as Maven is required.
* Experience with Agile methodology is required.
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills are critical, as this person will functionally serve in a lead capacity and need to communicate with various stakeholders regularly.