Associate Software Engineer
Vantiv - Lowell, MA

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This pivotal role will be based north of Boston in Lowell, MA, at Litle & Co., a subsidiary of Vantiv. Litle & Co. is the payment processing and intelligence engine behind leading e-commerce and consumer-direct brands, including Overstock.com and Ancestry.com. Its location in Lowell houses the company’s production innovation center where collaborative engineers are constantly developing and delivering ground-breaking new features onto our live platform in an Agile development environment. For more information, visit www.litle.com.

When you arrive at the office, are you excited about the day ahead? Do you want to see your work have a direct impact on the business? Are you up to the challenge of developing on a platform that processes millions of dollars in volume per day? Do you want to see your code installed in production on a regular basis, providing immediate value? Do you enjoy working with a top-notch team and being part of a growing, profitable company?

If so, then Litle & Co is the place for you. Litle provides a leading in-house payment management platform ( SaaS - Software as a Service ) that serves high-volume merchants such as GoDaddy.com, Overstock.com, and many more. At Litle, we know that our platform is only as good as the people behind it. We are looking for talented engineers who are eager to learn about our technology and, more importantly, about the details that make our business tick.

At Litle, we consistently develop and deliver new features onto our live platform. This platform handles millions of merchant transactions around the clock. These features along with our ability to consistently deliver them make us stand out in the highly competitive payments business. Our engineering team is critical to our mission - we are fundamentally a technology company. We succeed by offering innovative features to our merchants while retaining the reliability, quality, and fault tolerance they require.

We are seeking associate-level engineers and do not hire based on buzz word technologies. Our engineering team utilizes Agile Development methodologies and employs a collaborative approach to our work. Our primary goal is to deliver business value early and often.

Litle has experienced tremendous growth over the past several years, and we have just doubled the square footage of our office space to accommodate this growth. Excellent benefits, competitive compensation packages, and free use of an in-office, state-of-the-art fitness center are just a few of the perks offered to Litle & Co.'s employees. Apply today, and explore all that Litle has to offer.

Responsibilities:

-Design, develop, and test software for scalability, reliability, and data recovery associated with a high-volume, high-availability platform
-Collaborate with other Litle teams (Product, Platform, Merchant Services and Support) to distill business requirements into technical solutions
-Use Agile software techniques such as pair programming and test driven development to maximize productivity and quality
-Deploy new features into production with zero platform downtime and no impact to end customers who are currently processing
-Build domain expertise in e-commerce payments and apply engineering expertise to develop new product features

Position Requirements

-A "team focus" with strong collaboration and communication skills
-Ability to quickly grasp high-level business goals, derive requirements, and translate them into effective technical solutions
-Exceptional design and programming skills (Java preferred, but we are open to other Object-Oriented languages)
-Proficiency with SQL, relational data modeling, and basic database schema design
-Ability to solve architectural and system issues involving scalability, distributed systems, and relational databases
-Ability to fluidly change context and priorities based on changing business needs
-Penchant toward self-motivation. These words should describe you: dedicated, energetic, curious, conscientious, and flexible
-Development experience with a unit testing framework (JUnit and experience employing TDD preferred)
-Agile and pair programming experience a plus. A willingness to try is a requirement
-Linux/Unix experience a plus