Software Development Engineer



Software Engineering
Boulder, CO, USA
Posted on Friday, May 12, 2023

Your work days are brighter here.

At Workday, it all began with a conversation over breakfast. When our founders met at a sunny California diner, they came up with an idea to revolutionize the enterprise software market. And when we began to rise, one thing that really set us apart was our culture. A culture which was driven by our value of putting our people first. And ever since, the happiness, development, and contribution of every Workmate is central to who we are. Our Workmates believe a healthy employee-centric, collaborative culture is the essential mix of ingredients for success in business. That’s why we look after our people, communities and the planet while still being profitable. Feel encouraged to shine, however that manifests: you don’t need to hide who you are. You can feel the energy and the passion, it's what makes us unique. Inspired to make a brighter work day for all and transform with us to the next stage of our growth journey? Bring your brightest version of you and have a brighter work day here.

About the Team

The Object Management Service (OMS) has immediate openings for an experienced and strong Java engineer on the Instance Management team to work at the very heart of Workday’s cloud-based software platform.

Workday is the leading Enterprise Cloud Applications provider developing and deploying a wide range of business applications. The Instance Management team owns one of the few key components at the very heart of Workday stack. If after learning about the “Power of One”, you appreciate the complexity behind the scenes in storing all the data, and start wondering about all the things needed to enable customization from the ever growing number of enterprise customers, especially based on your past working experience, give us a shout!

About the Role

  • Define and manage caching strategies for instance access, provide performant and scalable caching tiers.

  • Collaborate with architects, principal engineers and technical product managers to analyze functional requirements, devise architecture designs that provide real scalability, low latency, and high availability.

  • Be responsible for system performance and stability by proactively identifying and diagnosing issues and rapidly deploying code to address production issues.

  • Be an evangelist of our technologies and products. Influence and collaborate across functional teams in coming together towards a common business goal and data architecture.

  • Provide technical guidance and mentorship to junior developers.

About You

Basic Qualifications- Software Development Engineer

  • 5+ years of object oriented programming experience in a JVM language. Proficient in applying common design patterns.

  • 3+ years of relevant experience with operations, development, and testing of large scale distributed systems.

Other Qualifications

  • BS in Computer Science or related fields Required Graduate degree preferred

  • Experience in database implementation, especially graph databases.

  • Experience using or building distributed systems with an understanding of scalability, lock free algorithms, high availability, CAP theorem, etc.

  • Experience with Java build tools such as Ant, Maven, Gerrit, Gradle, etc.

  • DSL (Domain Specific Language) development knowledge or interest.

  • Experience in Agile development methodologies: eXtreme Programming, Crystal Methods, Scrum.

  • Proficient in major development tools and processes, such as source control (e.g. SVN, Git), IDE (e.g., Eclipse, IntelliJ), JUnit test, debugging, profiling, Jira, Continuous Delivery.

  • Expert knowledge of *nix systems.

Workday Pay Transparency Statement - United States

The annualized base salary ranges for the primary location and any additional locations in the United States (US) are listed below. Workday pay ranges vary based on work location. As a part of the total compensation package, this role may be eligible for the Workday Bonus Plan or a role-specific commission/bonus, as well as annual refresh stock grants. Recruiters can share more detail during the hiring process. Each candidate’s compensation offer will be based on multiple factors including, but not limited to, geography, experience, skills, job duties, and business need, among other things. For more information regarding Workday’s comprehensive benefits, please click here.

Primary Location: USA.CO.Boulder

Primary Location Base Pay Range: $118,400 - $177,600

Additional US Location(s) Base Pay Range: $112,500 - $204,000

Our Approach to Flexible Work

With Flex Work, we’re combining the best of both worlds: in-person time and remote. Our approach enables our teams to deepen connections, maintain a strong community, and do their best work. We know that flexibility can take shape in many ways, so rather than a number of required days in-office each week, we simply spend at least half (50%) of our time each quarter in the office or in the field with our customers, prospects, and partners (depending on role). This means you'll have the freedom to create a flexible schedule that caters to your business, team, and personal needs, while being intentional to make the most of time spent together. Those in our remote "home office" roles also have the opportunity to come together in our offices for important moments that matter.

Pursuant to applicable Fair Chance law, Workday will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Workday is an Equal Opportunity Employer including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

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