Calgary, Edmonton, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver

Area of expertise:

Software Engineering

Job Description

Back-End Java Engineer


As a Back-End Software Engineer you will work with technical and non-technical stakeholders to design and implement the best possible solutions for our clients.  

The exact nature of the work will vary from project to project. Sometimes you will need to write code and lead a development team from within, and at other times you will need to provide an advisory role to various technical and non-technical resources, design a solution, and communicate that technical vision to a development team without taking on a hands on role. 

You will enable modern application transformation while being surrounded by people who are passionate about building modern applications that demonstrate leading technologies. You will learn our client’s business, organization, systems, challenges and goals, and utilize that knowledge on a team to deliver outstanding results. 


Day to Day You will 

  • Gather and analyze requirements from technical and business stakeholders  
  • Provide technical design recommendations and oversight to create or modify systems, applications, or software components 
  • Create technical documentation  
  • Build and automate the features and services that model complex business problems and power enterprise-scale systems 
  • Implement APIs and Microservices, integrating with external systems, including database design and back end business logic  
  • Develop scalable cloud-based solutions, considering security and performance 
  • Harness modern development and DevOps practices including CI/CD, containerization, and automated testing 
  • Support the design, development, modification, maintenance and evaluation of applications 
  • Recommend changes in development, maintenance, and system standards 
  • Lead multi-functional product development teams to design, develop, and improve software assets that meet or exceed internal and external (customer) expectations, and meet requirements for product functionality, cost, and delivery schedules 
  • Apply knowledge to build an environment that fosters accountability, quality, commitment, growth, innovation, and supporting sales processes as needed              

Your Skills 

  • Experience designing and architecting software solutions using modern design patterns 
  • Ability to effectively communicate a technical vision  
  • Programming: Core Java 
  • Service Development: RESTful APIs, Microservices 
  • Java Libraries: Spring, Kafka, Apache, Hibernate, or similar modern libraries from the Java ecosystem 
  • Microsoft Azure: Compute, Storage and PaaS services (Web Apps, Cognitive Services, App Services, Logic Apps, Azure Functions, Service Bus)or similar Cloud experience 
  • Data: Understanding of SQL and NoSQL Databases 
  • Containers: Docker, Kubernetes 
  • DevOps: Git, Azure DevOps, Maven, Gradle, Jenkins                                                                                                                                                              

About You 

  • You are a hardworking software engineer who is able to communicate complex concepts with clarity to non-technical audiences. While passionate about technology, you have a strong business sensibility and an ability to connect well with clients 
  • You can see the bigger picture for the client and project, and can balance between recommending the right way to do things, following their way of doing things, and trying to bring those two closer together whenever possible 
  • You are comfortable analyzing, designing, developing, implementing and maintaining application code in a variety of contexts 
  • You are comfortable developing cloud and/or on-premise web-based software solutions with complex application development and testing 
  • You have a proven ability to connect with external clients 


Required Education:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Computer or Electrical Engineering, Management Information Systems, or related field is required

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About Avanade

Avanade leads in providing innovative digital services, business solutions and design-led experiences for its clients, delivered through the power of people and the Microsoft ecosystem. Our professionals combine technology, business and industry expertise to build and deploy solutions to realize results for clients and their customers. Avanade has 29,000 digitally connected people across 23 countries, bringing clients the best thinking through a collaborative culture that honors diversity and reflects the communities in which we operate. We welcome all, and seek talented individuals who can bring their whole self to work, build inclusive teams and encourage diversity inside and outside the organization. Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation. Learn more at