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Lifeway is hiring a
Remote Senior Software Development Engineer

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This is a position on the Digital Content Engagement team which builds and maintains Lifeway’s digital content experience applications such as Ministry Grid, Online Bible Studies, Lifeway Reader, and Lifeway Live. We are looking for a highly collaborative Remote Senior Software Development Engineer who is motivated and interested in building applications that enable our customers to consume and interact with biblical content digitally. The ideal candidate is proficient in working with event-driven, microservice stacks primarily written in Scala while being able to understand and support the needs of our front-end focused team members.  
About the team and software 
The Digital Content Engagement team currently consists of 10 to 12 engineers and primarily operates as two squads that focus their engineering efforts on our ongoing curriculum resources (Ministry Grid) and short-term content (Online Bible Studies, Reader, Live). The team is very collaborative as we also work on building a new and consolidated content engagement experience designed by our UX research and design team.  
Our team supports the full stack of applications we create, and all team members participate in on-call rotations for our products. Our architectural patterns are heavily inspired by the Reactive Manifesto, and as such, they are event-driven throughout most of the enterprise. We practice domain-driven design and use CQRS/ES with most of our projects. We build cloud-native solutions whenever practical and are avid users of AWS technologies.  
Currently, our tech stack is React on the front end in both JavaScript and TypeScript, while the back end is implemented primarily in Scala with occasional use of JavaScript and Typescript. However, we are always exploring new technologies and how we can use them to benefit Lifeway’s mission of designing trustworthy experiences that fuel ministry.  
About the role 
You will primarily create and implement back-end systems in Scala as well as some Typescript to support the front-end user interface needs of our various digital content experience applications. You will work independently on deliverables but will have multiple peers working on the same technology stack for other areas of the digital content experience back-end systems. You will participate in a highly collaborative and agile environment with teammates from various backgrounds coming together to solve challenging problems as a team. As a member of our back-end team, you will be well-versed in domain-driven design concepts; and you will regularly work with staff and principal engineers along with your team members in highly collaborative problem solving, sophisticated design, and delivering resilient and quality software that tens of thousands of churches and individuals rely on every week.  
Why Lifeway?
Lifeway is a place where you can bring your faith and work experience to join in the most important mission in the world: making disciples of Jesus Christ. Whether you’re a creator or storyteller, data guru or problem-solver, or anywhere in between, if you’re passionate about serving the church, we have a place for you. Lifeway has a strong Work from Anywhere (WFA) culture that is deeply focused on our mission and values. While Lifeway is headquartered in Nashville, TN, this position is remote and will have autonomy and flexibility with work hours. We provide equipment and resources to ensure team members have access to a productive and ergonomic workspace. Lifeway hosts an all-team meeting two times per year and provides travel for key team gatherings for remote-based team members. Full-time employees are eligible for enrollment in our comprehensive benefits plans including healthcare, vacation and sick time, holiday pay, care days, 401(k) plan, maternity and paternity leave, adoption assistance, mission trip time, and more.
This is a remote position in the U.S. with occasional travel to Nashville for in-person team gatherings typically held two times per year.

  • Design and implement the software and cloud infrastructure necessary to solve technical problems (articulated as agile stories) primarily concentrating on our back-end stacks  
  • Build and maintain automated tests and CI/CD pipelines  
  • Participate in on-call rotation  
  • Troubleshoot and resolve technical problems  
  • Work closely and collaboratively with an agile team and its product owner to help break down business requirements into stories  
  • Evaluate existing software  
  • Mentor newer developers  

  • A willingness to live out Lifeway's mission and values with a deep commitment to expanding the kingdom of God  
  • A bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related degree preferred  
  • 2+ years using a functional programming style (Scala preferred) in web application / full-stack development with a strong ability to design and implement back-end architecture
  • Agile team experience (Scrum and/or Kanban)  
  • Git, GitHub experience  
  • AWS (Amazon Web Services) or other cloud technology experience including AWS Lambdas  
  • Message-driven or event-driven architecture experience  
  • Advanced written and verbal communication skills  
  • Advanced analytical, critical-thinking, and problem-solving skills
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