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Software Engineer



Software Engineering
Dublin, Ireland
Posted on Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Job Description:

We are looking for an experienced Software Engineer to join our Independent Services team at Workhuman, which is focused on our transition to an architecture based on microservices paradigms.

Our team’s mission is to be a hands-on partner with stream-aligned Product Engineering teams as they evolve their domain towards a services-based architecture and to be a source of subject matter expertise for the wider Technology organisation.

This opportunity is for you if you get a kick out of designing and building scalable and resilient systems, and inspiring others to set high standards in technical excellence. You will experience great culture in a rapidly scaling company while using world class technologies. If this sounds like your kind of thing, apply today. We would love to give you a bit more context around who we are & what we are building.

Tech stack: Java 8 and 17, Python, Spring, RESTful APIs, Apache Camel, ActiveMQ, Apache Kafka, AWS, Terraform, Oracle DB, PL/SQL, PostgreSQL, NoSQL, JMeter, Jenkins, Sonar, Maven, Gitlab CI/CD, Git, Docker/Containerization.

What we can offer you:

  • An opportunity to work on a distributed development team continuously delivering solutions that will delight our customers and increase our revenues.

  • An opportunity to contribute to sprint planning & backlog refinement sessions, daily stand-ups and retrospectives with our technology teams (Dev, Automated QA, Product)

  • An opportunity to work with our DevOps and Architecture teams to move to a continuous deployment model

The skills you will bring:

  • You have 3+ years working in enterprise applications development with the following: Java, Spring, microservices, SQL

  • You have hands-on experience with AWS services (e.g. ECS, ECR, Lambda functions, API Gateway, S3, CloudFront, AWS Batch, Cloudwatch...)

  • You are familiar with RESTful as an API design pattern

  • You have Database application development experience with SQL or NoSQL databases

  • You understand and have implemented the most appropriate forms of automated test coverage for different scenarios

  • You develop in accordance with best software engineering and UX practice, helping to define development standards for the team.

  • Problem solving is a strength of yours. You bring the ability to interpret data and business strategy, understanding constraints and trade-offs.

  • You are a skilled communicator who can write and speak with clarity, tailoring your message to the audience, and incorporating active listening skills to understand others.


  • You have experience in implementing changes within components, modules, services, and codebases that require a deep level of domain knowledge

  • You have proven to be capable in delivering quality solutions in a fast-moving business environment

  • You have collaborated openly on shared items of work and communicated well in a team-oriented environment across locations.

  • You have demonstrated a growth mindset with a continuous focus on improving yourself and the way work gets done within your sphere of influence.


  • 25 days annual leave, increasing with years of service

  • Company plan VHI Health Care & Dental cover for employee and dependencies

  • A Pension commencing after probation period

  • Participation in Workhuman’s employee recognition programs

  • Discounted gift certificates

  • Discounted TaxSaver Travel cards/free car parking (subject to availability)

  • Income Protection

  • Life Assurance

  • Access to our Tuition Reimbursement Scheme

  • Access to Workhuman University

  • Additional ‘perks’ - Free grab and go breakfast and lunch options, fruit, tea/coffee, fantastic catered events and wellness activities throughout the year throughout the year etc



The Company:

At Workhuman® our mission is to bring more humanity to the workplace. We recognise and embrace individuals’ differences and believe that workforce diversity and inclusion are essential to our long-term growth and success. Even if you don’t think you “check every single box” above, please still consider applying. We’re looking for a human who is collaborative, innovative with a growth mindset

We love what we do because we’re shaping the future of work through our people and our technology. Our human cloud-based applications are helping some of the world’s leading global brands connect culture to shared purpose. The Workhuman Cloud empowers employees to thank, talk and celebrate each other, creating an environment that sparks gratitude and human connection while increasing employee engagement and productivity.

Did you know we have an award-winning culture across EMEA and North America:

  • We were named as #5 Best Workplace in the Great Place to Work Awards in Ireland in 2022 in the large-sized workplace category. We were also recognised as the Best Workplace for Women and the Best Workplace in Technology in 2020, 2021, and 2022.

  • In 2021 we were named as #2 Best Workplace in Europe in the medium-sized workplace category.

  • We were also recognised as #2 Best Large Places to Work in Boston by Built In for 2023 as well as the Best Place to Work in Boston, U.S. Best Large Places to Work, and U.S. Best Places to Work.

  • There are currently over 7.5 million users on the Workhuman® cloud across 180 countries.

  • Our core values are Respect, Determination, Innovation, and Imagination.

Workhuman is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees. We proudly provide a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. Employment decisions at Workhuman are based solely on business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Workhuman believes that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success as a global company, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.