Software Engineer - Platform

  • Company: Johnson & Johnson
  • Posted: March 01, 2017
  • Reference ID: 7040170123-en-us

BabyCenter is seeking a Software Engineer for the Platform team with a passion for building world-class experiences for large audiences. The position includes opportunities to work with some of the latest technologies on a large-scale infrastructure. This is a great position if you like creating customer solutions with hands-on development in addition to improving core software infrastructure


BabyCenter® is the world’s partner in parenting. The #1 pregnancy and parenting digital destination, BabyCenter reaches more than 40 million moms and dads monthly in 11 languages from Canada to the Middle East to China. In the United States, 7 in 10 babies born last year were BabyCenter babies. BabyCenter provides parents with trusted information, advice from peers, and support that’s Remarkably Right® at every stage of their child’s development. Products include websites, mobile apps, online communities, email series, social programs, print publications, and public health initiatives. BabyCenter also leverages its industry-leading audience engagement to provide unparalleled insights and innovative marketing solutions to the world’s top brands, retailers, and institutions. Additionally, BabyCenter is committed to improving maternal health globally, and – through its Mission Motherhood™ campaign – works closely with nonprofits, NGOs, and governments to help make motherhood safer for all women. BabyCenter is a member of the Johnson & Johnson family of companies.

The Platform team is responsible for identifying, developing, and supporting BabyCenter’s core services, including identity, member profile, and content distribution. The Platform team also empowers and enables rapid development of new services and capabilities inside our data centers and the Cloud.

The ideal candidate has experience designing and building large-capacity websites in a team-based environment, experience working with new technologies and conventions, and the desire to build great products for new and expecting parents.

This is a full-time position based in San Francisco.

  • Collaborate with Platform team members to develop services and features of the highest quality within promised timelines.
  • Create automated tests for key features and collaborate with the team Quality Analyst to ensure any feature developed is fully tested.
  • Validate feature success or failure through instrumentation and monitoring.
  • Align development style and technique to the team Architect standards and overall BabyCenter Engineering values.
  • Actively participate in team agile planning and retrospectives to help decompose problems and continuously improve the team's efficiency and happiness.
  • Provide accurate estimates during planning when asked, voice concerns about cost and scope, and offer alternatives when appropriate.
  • Commit to delivery in sprint planning and daily stand-ups, and honor those commitments even when unexpected challenges make it difficult.
  • Ensure work is peer reviewed and/or pair programmed according to team standards for completed features.
  • Accurately document task progress using team agile tools to ensure work board accurately depicts the current state of the sprint.
  • Provide production support through on-call rotation and availability as necessary for escalation of issues related to features developed by the team.
  • Fulfill other duties assigned by leadership.

  • 5+ years web development experience
  • Experience in architecting solutions in Java/Spring
  • Demonstrable experience in service-oriented architecture
  • Strong communication skills in order to professionally socialize best practices
  • Experience in team-based agile development methodology
  • MIS or computer science degree or equivalent experience
  • Previous experience deploying fast, reliable code operating on a large scale
  • Ability to provide accurate estimates based on high-level requirements
  • Experience implementing typical Model, DAO, Service, and Controller patterns
  • Experience designing and creating REST web services
  • Client-side web programming (JavaScript, AJAX, HTML, XML)
  • Experience with GIT source code management best practices when working in a team environment (branching, merging)
  • Ability to identify project risks and provide alternatives for reducing risk
  • Experience in agile development process
  • Specific platform knowledge a plus: Java, Spring, Hibernate, Maven, Gradle, Eclipse or IntelliJ, Tomcat, JMX, JMS, Git, MySQL, Cassandra, Solr, Nexus, Jenkins, Grinder, Grails
  • Experience with AWS or cloud technology preferred
How to apply

This is a full-time position at our headquarters in San Francisco. BabyCenter is a member of the Johnson & Johnson family of companies. Qualified candidates may submit an application online at J&J Careers.

Primary Location
United States-California-San Francisco
BabyCenter, LLC (6009)
Job Function
Engineering (IT)
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