Job Description

Lab49 has an opportunity available for a Java Developer to lead work on complex and challenging projects to drive transformative change for our top-tier financial services clients. Operating in an agile environment, the Java Developer will have strong server-side experience to work on next-generation financial systems.


  • Build distributed systems that deal with actor-based concurrency, reactive programming, distributed in-memory data grids, messaging that goes beyond plain JMS as we fully expect to participate in shaping the future of financial technology stacks
  • Work on server side JVM-based projects
  • Hit the ground running with the typical Java or Scala JVM ecosystem stack (Spring and its subprojects, Guice, Guava, Maven, Hibernate, Jetty, etc.)
  • Retool continuously as the technology landscape changes every few years
  • Be able to pick up other technologies along the whole development stack, including front-end and other non-JVM ecosystems
  • Work with our clients in iterative, project-based engagements, where self-organizing and focused teams move quickly to build innovative solutions for the client
  • Have the desire to collaborate, and like sharing and learning from your colleagues
  • Be passionate about delivering quality code
  • Demonstrate experience writing commercial-grade software applications
  • Have a deep understanding of multithreading and real-time software architectures
  • Have an abiding interest in and competence for solving real-world business problems (with technology as an enabler)
  • Be determined to succeed despite obstacles and challenges, as well as a positive attitude favoring achievement of goals over open-ended investigation

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years of recent hands-on experience in designing and coding complex, enterprise, commercial-grade applications in core, server-side Java, ideally Java 8+
  • 5+ years of experience building RESTful Web Services
  • Test-driven development, which includes Unit and End-to-End Testing
  • Experience with Agile software development (e.g. SCRUM or KANBAN)
  • Experience in a CI/CD environment
  • Experience with, knowledge of, and strong demonstrated interest in, global financial markets and financial products is a strong plus
  • Willingness and ability to get “hands-on” as needed – testing software, writing and confirming requirements with client, writing test plans, etc.
  • Experienced and capable working with sales initiatives, interactions, etc.