Senior Software Engineer, Platform

SquareTrade, Denver

Before us, "warrant" was just another bad word.

Platform team works to improve underlying technologies at SquareTrade and to enable all application teams to work faster and build scalable systems. Your work will directly impact all of the company as you work closely with the product teams to understand how business direction impacts our technology and scaling needs. You will be working closely with the Platform team to improve our existing systems and build for the future.

Our team believes in making an extraordinary impact. We do this by challenging each other to have a mindset of constant improvement, automating everything, thinking to scale, and doing high quality work. We work in a fast paced agile environment with modern technologies. We believe that the challenges are still ahead of us. In the next year SquareTrade is expected to have major growth and will be building our next generation microservices-based systems

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Re-architect and refactor existing back-end systems to scale
  • Own architecture and implementation of SquareTrade’s next generation kubernetes-based microservices platform
  • Code. A lot of it, every day.


  • BS in Computer Science or Computer Engineering is REQUIRED
  • 5 to 10  years of professional software development experience in Java-based enterprise applications
  • Extensive experience scaling messaging-based backend systems
  • Experience migrating large enterprise systems into microservices-based architecture
  • Strong experience in JEE, ORM Frameworks, SQL, Linux, Spring, Spring Cloud, Netflix OSS, REST based services, Mesosphere/Kubernetes stack
  • Worked with DevOps technologies such as Puppet/Chef, Ansible, Docker, etc.
  • Experience with CI/CD - Gradle, Jenkins, Cloudbee, etc.
  • Top-notch communication and influence skills! Must be able to work effectively across the entire department


  • Not feeling stuck! This role has exposure to many different parts of the business, making transitioning easy...we work on developing careers based on what people enjoy!
  • Competitive salaries, benefits (medical, dental, vision), flex PTO, 401k matching
  • Free breakfast, weekly lunches and unlimited snacks and drinks
  • Respect for your work-life balance
  • Company activities (from happy hours, winery trips, and picnics in the park to running a 5k for charity)
SquareTrade is the fastest growing company of its kind. We’re revolutionizing a $30b industry with innovation and attention to customer satisfaction. We’ve already partnered with some of the largest, most sophisticated retailers in the world (Amazon, Bose, and Costco to name a few), have more than 240,000 fans on Facebook, consistently win industry awards and have received tens of thousands of 5-star reviews...and we’re not done yet!

About SquareTrade

WHEN WE OPENED OUR DOORS IN 1999, technology was evolving by the minute. Everywhere we looked, people were using awesome new gadgets and electronics— and dropping them, and spilling coffee on them, and having all sorts of accidents. Meanwhile, the warranty market was living in the past. The only thing worse than the flimsy protection was the awful customer service. We thought it was time to move things forward. Our big idea? Give people protection that covers the breaks, spills & mishaps of everyday life, and treat our customers like we'd want to be treated. Evidently, we were on to something. Today we’re growing at the speed of technology. With offices in San Francisco and London, a legion of loyal fans, and superstar customer service—we’re turning “bad” into “good” every single day. And we’re just getting started.

Want to learn more about SquareTrade? Visit SquareTrade's website.