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Principal Backend Software Engineer

El Segundo, California

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At AT&T, we’re connecting the world through the latest tech, top-of-the-line communications and the best in entertainment. Our groundbreaking digital solutions provide intuitive and integrated experiences for millions of customers across online, retail and care channels. Join our mission to deliver compelling communication and entertainment experiences to customers around the world as we continue to evolve as a technology-powered, human-centered organization. As part of our team, you’ll transform the way we deliver a seamless customer experience with digital at the center of all you do. In our world, digital is much larger than just an eCommerce channel, we are transforming all channels to digitally perform as one team to create a better customer experience. As we move through 2021, the digital transformation will revolutionize the digital space and you can build a career that will propel your future.

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About the Job

We are seeking a Principal Backend software engineer who enjoys building Microservices and REST Api’s. You will handle everything ranging from backend, building solutions in a fast-paced and collaborative process. You will have an integral role in technical decisions that define our product and influence the customer experience. 

You will join a collaborative but highly autonomous working environment in which each member has a defined role with clear expectations, as well as the freedom to pursue projects they find interesting. You will be working closely with Machine Learning Engineers on the team.

Responsibilities and Day-to-Day View

  • Designing, coding, and debugging software.
  • Collaborate with product team  & other engineering teams to deliver on strategic projects as well as maintain operational excellence of existing services.
  • Recommending new technologies that can help increase productivity.
  • Supervising and overseeing the technical aspects of projects.
  • Provide technical leadership, Mentor other engineers and establish best practices in engineering.
  • Help deliver solutions by leading the team, that have a substantive impact on the customer experience.


  • Bachelor’s degree in computer engineering/computer science or related field.
  • 10+ years of relevant work experience
  • Proven experience in Backend software development – Microservices architecture and REST API Development.
  • Proven Experience in Java, RESTful APIs, Spring, Spring MVC, Spring Kafka ,Microservices, database interactions, and related testing tools/methodologies
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational and leadership skills
  • Proven experience in Cloud technologies like Azure, AWS, etc
  • Proven experience in software development methodologies, Agile.
  • Proven experience building complex web systems.
  • The ability to multi-task.

AT&T is leading the way to the future – for customers, businesses and the industry. We're developing new technologies to make it easier for our customers to stay connected to their world. Together, we’ve built a premier integrated communications and entertainment company and an amazing place to work and grow. Team up with industry innovators every time you walk into work, creating the world you always imagined. Ready to #transformdigital with us? Apply now!

Job ID 2145134-3 Date posted 01/12/2022
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