Senior Backend Engineer, Java | Minnestar

Our Family Wizard

OurFamilyWizard is the world’s most trusted co-parenting application. Nearly one million parents and practitioners have leveraged OurFamilyWizard to more effectively organize and communicate. With a recent infusion of capital, we are prepared for accelerated growth as we focus on building products and services to reach millions more co-parents and practitioners.

As a Senior Backend Engineer, you will directly contribute to features that make everyday life a little bit easier for families on their co-parenting journey. You will be part of a product team, and operate alongside a collaborative group of product managers, designers, QA analysts, automation engineers, and other web and mobile engineers working together to solve meaningful problems for parents, children, and practitioners. We are looking for an individual who is experienced in creating high quality software and has a deep knowledge of Relational Databases, Hibernate, and the Spring Framework. In addition, we value individuals familiar with microservices architecture who are passionate about solving problems.

OurFamilyWizard has a positive, diverse, and supportive culture—we look for people who are curious, inventive, and work to be a little better every single day. If this sounds like a good fit for you, please say hello.

Please note, we’re only accepting applicants located in the United States and are unable to provide sponsorship at this time.

Who you are:

  • Self-motivated. Your passion for learning and growing is sparked by a high degree of intellectual curiosity. This pushes you to problem-solve challenges, actively take on new initiatives, and learn new technologies and skills sets.
  • Comfortable with ambiguity. You’re not afraid of the “fork in the road”. Your keen ability to create synergy and connect the dots in a high-growth, fast-paced environment is what sets you apart from the rest.
  • Low ego, high integrity. You have a strong desire to find the best answer for our customers and our business vs. be “right.”
  • Adaptable. You can flex and take on a wide range of tasks to fill in any gaps that exist to make a product successful

What you bring:

  • 5+ years of Java development experience
  • Analytical mindset and good problem-solving skills.
  • Experience in the Spring Framework
  • Proven experience delivering software applications/features from inception to shipping within a cross-functional team environment.
  • Object Oriented analysis and design using common design patterns.
  • Excellent knowledge of Relational Databases and ORM technologies (Spring Boot, Hibernate)


Great to haves:

  • Experience with Docker
  • Experience with Kubernetes
  • Experience with Atlassian products for CI/CD (Bamboo, Bitbucket)
  • Experience with Confluent Cloud (Kafka)
  • Experience with writing and maintaining tests
  • Experience with iterative, agile based software delivery processes.
  • Experience in legal technology or legal profession in some way

Why Join?

Great mission. Creating a safe and productive environment for families to co-exist is extremely important for us; we’ve been doing it for 20 years and are deeply motivated by adding value to the lives of parents, children, and practitioners.

Growing team. While we’ve been around for a while, we continue to evolve and innovate. That’s what keeps us going! You’ll have an opportunity to contribute meaningfully to our organization as we hit our second stride.

Amazing Culture. In our work together, we aim to be smart, humble, hardworking and, above all, collaborative.

Here’s a list of our key benefits:

  • Full Medical: OFW Pays 100% of the premium for employee AND additional family members
  • 401k: Up to a 4% match with immediate vesting
  • 12 weeks paid leave for all new parents
  • Learning & Development stipend for employees
    • Full access to Udemy online learning courses
  • Supportive and flexible working environment

Come As You are!

OurFamilyWizard provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Job Type: Full-time
Compensation Type: Salaried
Location: Minneapolis, MN & Remote
Posted by Our Family Wizard on August 29, 2022