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Senior Java Backend Developer

Aequilibrium is a technology solution provider focused on digital transformations for financial services. We use domain, product, and technical expertise to transform digital banking experiences into rich life experiences. By building seamless and immersive omnichannel solutions, Aequilibrium empowers banks and credit unions to deliver tailored and seamless digital experiences to drive business growth and increase customer retention and engagement.

We are currently seeking a seasoned Java developer to join our dynamic Aequilibrium team. The ideal candidate should love tackling complex architectures and consulting with clients to bring clarity to challenging enterprise environments. If you have a passion for technology and are excited about leading a digital revolution in the financial industry, keep reading.

As Java Backend Developer, you’ll be working with our financial services team to implement digital banking transformation projects on the Backbase platform. Using Backbase, you will be creating omnichannel new user experiences that take banking into the 21st century and building integrations that enable our customers to overcome the limitations of aging legacy systems. Overall, you will own key components which form the backbone of the modern financial institution, and you’ll be dedicated to finding ways to make solutions faster, more resilient, and more flexible.

You will not be working alone. You’ll be part of a high-performance Scrum team of software developers, UX designers, architects, business analysts, QA engineers, and salespeople who all work together in-house at Aequilibrium. You’ll work shoulder to shoulder with our teams, partners, and clients. In some cases, you may be required to work off-site with our customers’ technology teams.


Skills and Experience

  • You have 5+ years of enterprise Java development experience working on complex, mission-critical applications
  • You’re at home working with Spring and Spring extensions including Web MVC, Spring Boot and Spring Security
  • You’ve worked with Application Servers like Tomcat, WebSphere, Weblogic or JBoss
  • You truly understand Agile software development, and have worked on teams that have used methodologies like Scrum
  • You’re excited by the challenge of integrating modern solutions with legacy systems
  • You’re familiar with Enterprise integration Patterns and frameworks like Apache Camel
  • You have exceptional analysis and problem-solving skills
  • You practice Test-Driven Development (TDD) using JUnit, and know how to leverage Unit Testing and Continuous Integration throughout the development cycle
  • You understand how to balance technical excellence with delivery, and can recognize the distinction between polish and gold plating
  • You value writing clean, maintainable code that solves business problems quickly
  • You have a strong grasp of Git and other source control technologies
  • You’ve worked extensively with SOAP and RESTful web services, using tools like XML, JSON, and RAML
  • You easily help transform business requirements into technical architecture
  • You’re not afraid of interacting with our clients, partners and stakeholders
  • You’re passionate about technology and love sharing your knowledge with others
  • You understand what it means to be a consultant
  • You’re able to travel internationally within North America
  • You’re adaptable, flexible, and willing to embrace change
  • Your spoken and written English communication skills are excellent


Nice To Have

If you have experience with the following, we would love to hear about it:

  • Experience with the Backbase platform
  • Experience in the financial services industry
  • Web application security (OWASP) and best-practices for writing secure code
  • Persistence frameworks like Hibernate
  • Amazon Web Services
  • Relational databases such as MySQL, Postgres, or Oracle
  • Experience in consulting or software professional services



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related field (or equivalent)


About Aequilibrium:

Speed. That’s something we’re known for around here. We work fast. Really fast. Our team uses Agile methodologies and Lean Startup principles to deliver our clients’ projects before the competition. We’re a digital product studio which brings together product managers, designers and developers dedicated to creating winning web, mobile and IoT solutions. We plan, design, architect and build technology platforms and products—delivering world-class technology solutions for both established companies (such as Hootsuite, Central 1 Credit Union, Monexa, iQmetrix) and well-funded startups (such as Sneaker Con, and Grideo).

At Aequilibrium, we're big on technology and creativity, and believe that teamwork is the key to reaching amazing feats. Our office is located in downtown Vancouver, steps from the seawall and Waterfront station, and home to tons of shops and eateries. In addition, we offer:

  • Competitive compensation rates
  • Paid vacation (2 weeks at start)
  • Medical, dental, and extended health benefits
  • Flexible working hours
  • Feedback based on regular 1:1s
  • Monthly team lunches and birthday celebrations


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