Software Engineering Technical Referent - Backend

Why you should join dLocal?
dLocal enables the biggest companies in the world to collect payments in 40 countries in emerging markets. Global brands rely on us to increase conversion rates and simplify payment expansion effortlessly. As both a payments processor and a merchant of record where we operate, we make it possible for our merchants to make inroads into the world’s fastest-growing, emerging markets.
By joining us you will be a part of an amazing global team that makes it all happen, in a flexible, remote-first dynamic culture with travel, health, and learning benefits, among others. Being a part of dLocal means working with 800+ teammates from 25+ different nationalities and developing an international career that impacts millions of people’s daily lives. We are builders, we never run from a challenge, we are customer-centric, and if this sounds like you, we know you will thrive in our team.
We are looking for a highly skilled Software Engineer to join our Merchant Experience department. In this role, you will play a crucial part in designing and implementing architecture systems that support our current and future Java applications. Working closely with the development team, your primary focus will be to ensure that the solutions are efficient, scalable, and aligned with client requirements. To excel in this position, you should possess extensive knowledge of software and architecture design patterns, along with advanced Java programming skills. By leveraging your expertise, you will contribute to the continuous improvement of our technology stack and play a vital role in shaping the future of our department. Your ability to think strategically and comprehend the larger picture will be key to your success in this dynamic and challenging role.

What will I be doing?

  • Collaborate with technology leaders and the product team to understand department goals and requirements, translating them into technical solutions.
  • Design, develop, and maintain high-quality Java applications and systems aligned with business objectives.
  • Lead the technical architecture and design of Java-based projects, ensuring scalability, performance, and maintainability.
  • Create scalable architecture systems for Java-based applications, considering future growth and evolving business needs.
  • Optimize application performance by identifying and addressing areas for improvement, such as code optimization, database query optimization, and resource utilization.
  • Troubleshoot design flaws and system bottlenecks to enhance application stability and performance.
  • Perform validation tests to ensure the flexibility and scalability of the Java environment, making necessary adjustments as needed.
  • Conduct comprehensive system performance tests to identify bottlenecks, assess system capacity, and fine-tune application performance.
  • Generate and present detailed systems reports, including performance metrics, bottlenecks, and recommendations for improvements.
  • Conduct code reviews and provide constructive feedback to maintain high standards of software development, ensuring code quality, readability, and adherence to best practices.

What skills do I need?

  • Bachelor’s degree in software engineering or computer science.
  • Minimum of 8 years of professional experience in Java development.
  • Solid experience in Java application development and/or software architecture.
  • In-depth knowledge of object-oriented design principles and design patterns.
  • Ability to write clean, efficient, and readable code.
  • Experience with cloud platforms such as AWS or GCP (desired).
  • Experience with Java development frameworks like Spring and Hibernate.
  • Event-driven architecture design experience.
  • High-level project management skills.
  • Ability to solve complex software system issues.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Being a team player, enjoying working with your own team and collaborating with other teams in the organization.
  • Upper-intermediate written and spoken English proficiency.
  • Well-versed in the software development life cycle.
  • Experience with monitoring applications in production using telemetry tooling such as Newrelic, Datadog, Grafana + Prometheus, Dynatrace, CloudWatch, distributed logs like ELK, etc.
What happens after you apply?
Our Talent Acquisition team is invested in creating the best candidate experience possible, so don’t worry, you will definitely hear from us. We will review your CV and keep you posted by email at every step of the process!
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