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Staff Backend Engineer (Video Collaboration Platform)



Software Engineering
Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Posted on Thursday, June 29, 2023
At 8x8 Inc. [Nasdaq:EGHT] we put communications at the heart of our business and build technology that allows people to connect anytime, anywhere they are in the world, and on any device. XCaaS - the 8x8 eXperience Communications Platform - brings together Employee and Customer Experience, enabling hybrid workforces across the globe to connect, collaborate, and delight customers, while providing businesses with real-time communications analytics, intelligence and unique insights.
Learn more on our company website at www.8x8.com and follow our pages on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.
What we’re looking for:
We are looking for a Staff Software Engineer with Java programming skills to join our Video Collaboration Platform team in Cluj. You will be part of a team responsible for the development life cycle of 8x8’s Video Conferencing products, like https://8x8.vc and Jitsi as a Service https://jaas.8x8.vc. In doing so, you will contribute to the open source video collaboration platform Jitsi - https://jitsi.org, closely collaborating with the multidisciplinary team that maintains Jitsi.

What you’ll do at 8x8:

  • Design and implement web application functionalities using Java as a main language
  • Contribute to the full development lifecycle - design, develop, test, deploy, maintain code
  • Work closely with our product management and design to clarify and satisfy feature specifications
  • Evaluate and benchmark AI solutions to integrate them into existing systems
  • Prepare and release new versions of services
  • Diagnose and address issues involving complex system interdependencies, scale, unfamiliar codebase
  • Contribute and provide value to multiple products and services.
  • Promote and drive innovation, quality and performance initiatives within the team and throughout 8x8
  • Mentor and educate engineers on best practices and new technologies.
  • Adhere to high quality standards through unit testing and automation
  • Join a dynamic team and become part of a large open-source community

What you bring to the team:

  • 8+ years of experience in Java backend development
  • Good understanding of object-oriented programming principles
  • Strong design and architectural skills
  • Proven experience in Java
  • Solid knowledge of the Spring framework, REST Web Services, SQL
  • Experience working with cloud providers (e.g AWS, OCI), with Linux and technologies such as Docker and Kubernetes is an advantage
  • Background in application and communication protocols (HTTP, WebSocket, XMPP, WebRTC), networking and security is an advantage
  • Interest in experiencig with AI models is a plus
  • Good analytical and creative problem solving skills
  • Good written and verbal communication skills in English

Some perks you’ll get to enjoy if you join us:

  • 25 annual leave days. Additional 1 leave day for every 2 complete years of employment (max. up to 5 days)
  • Bank Holidays (Public Holidays) during the weekend, are observed on weekdays
  • Private Healthcare Insurance (including dental)​, Group Life Insurance​, ​Private Pension
  • ​T​elecom allowance​, ​Newborn allowance​, ​Christmas and Easter Allowance
  • ​Meal Tickets​, Flexible Benefits Platform
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
For a closer look into what life at 8x8 International and the Cluj office look like check out our Instagram page.
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