Globoforce, Inc.

  • Senior Java Engineer

    Job Locations
    Information Technology
    Permanent Full-Time
  • The Opportunity

    Our SaaS platform is highly scalable, with a single code base and a high focus on code quality and code coverage. Learn more  here

    You’ll be part of our platform team, joining us to work on a series of server-side projects to help drive a continuous refreshment of our technology stack.


    Here’s a small sample of some recent technology enhancements we introduced;

      • Moving our technology stack from JBoss to Tomcat.
      • Introducing session clustering on Tomcat.
      • Bringing the Hadoop platform to our infrastructure.
      • Server-side caching enhancements
      • Tomcat heap tuning
      • Rollout of changes to deployment model to support independent application development for all teams.


    We’re looking for a Senior Java developer to join our teams. Someone that gets a kick out of developing high quality code, loves technical detail, is driven to constantly seek out improvements, and collaborate across teams, bringing the very best technology features to life.


    Tech stack:  Java 8, Spring, RESTful webservices, Apache Camel, ActiveMQ, Tomcat 9, AWS, Docker, API, Oracle, PL/SQL, Hadoop, JMeter, Elasticsearch, HTML, CSS, JavaScript Jenkins, Sonar, Maven, Git.


    Responsibilities, Skills & Qualifications

    The value you will deliver:

    • You will work with a distributed development team to deliver continuous projects that will enhance our SaaS platform capability.
    • You have an agile mindset, you will work in an environment where you will take a user story and run with it from start to finish.
    • You will contribute to sprint planning & grooming sessions, daily stand-ups and retrospectives with our technology teams (Dev, Automated QA, UX/UI, Product).
    • You will Work on a spring upgrade – ensure migration and compatibility issues are addressed.
    • You will work with our DevOps, Cloud  and Architecture teams to a microservices development capability for all feature teams.
    • We’re a really collaborative team here in Workhuman. You will be actively contributing to solutions & have full involvement in the changes (not just follow a template) e.g. drive OOP best practices.

    The skills you will bring:

    • Several years production experience in backend enterprise Application development with the following: OOP, Spring IoC, Spring Security, MVC, Servlet containers, JDBC.
    • Good Database application development experience with SQL or no-SQL databases.
    • Experience rolling out libraries and frameworks to other developers
    • Experience in mentoring and coaching across distributed development teams
    • Experience with git or other version control tools
    • Experience with automated testing frameworks and knowledge of Linux and shell scripting is an advantage
    • Well used to working in an Agile development environment


    • 25 days annual leave - Holiday entitlement, increases per years of service.  
    • Company plan VHI Health Care & Dental cover for employee, partner and children   
    • A Pension commences after probation period 
    • Participation in Workhuman’s employee motivational programs (Globostar Reward & Recognition program and our Years of Service Award) 
    • Discounted gift certificates
    • Discounted TaxSaver Travel cards/free car parking
    • Income Protection
    • Life Assurance 
    • Access to our Tuition Reimbursement Scheme
    • Access to Globo University
    • Additional ‘perks - Free breakfast cereal, fruit, tea/coffee, fantastic catered events throughout the year etc. 


    We regret we cannot offer Green Cards or work permit sponsorship for this role.

    The Company

    Workhuman® is the world’s fastest-growing integrated Social Recognition® and continuous performance management platform. Our human applications are shaping the future of work by helping organizations connect culture to shared purpose. With a consistent stream of gratitude fueling unparalleled, provocative workplace data and human insights, Workhuman® Cloud is a critical software engine for global companies seeking to motivate and empower their people to do the best work of their lives. Workhuman (formerly known as Globoforce) was founded in 1999 and is co-headquartered in Framingham, Mass., and Dublin, Ireland.


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