Job Summary

Principle API Engineer

  • Location:
    San Francisco , California
  • Category:
    Web Developer
  • Contract Type:
    Direct Hire
  • Job reference:

**Please call Aparna Sreeraman at 415 228 4275 if you have any questions about the opportunity or email Aparna.sreeraman at**
**Modis’s client is looking to hire a Principle API Engineer**
Modis is looking for a motivated, intelligent Principle API Engineer with extensive experience in quickly implementing and maintaining bleeding edge REST API services that are being built from the ground up.  
• Delivers APIs within an efficient AGILE SDLC which includes continuous delivery and built in quality automation.
• Drives the containerizing effort of the API artifacts.
• Advocates and evangelist of the micro services architecture and REST API vision.
• Develops the monitoring implementation effort of the APIs.
• Develops and maintain the external developer portal containing swagger-based testing interfaces and articles.
• API gateway management and knowledge share.
• Organized and detail-oriented, able to work well under deadlines in a changing environment and perform multiple tasks effectively and concurrently
• Robust knowledge of HTTP REST Standards and API software design patterns.
• Excellent communications skills, both verbal and written, including good technical writing and interpersonal skills..
• Focus on teamwork; able to collaborate with Business and other IT staff on projects
• Able to work effectively under pressure, independently, and within a collaborative team oriented environment using sound judgment in decision making
• Strong knowledge of API Modelling languages and annotation (Swagger (preferred), YAML, RAML.
• Must have worked in an AGILE or iterative development team.
• Ability to write unit tests (TDD practices) for back-end and front-end services
• Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, a related field, or equivalent education
• 5+ years of related experience required.
• Experience in developing externally exposed / client facing REST APIs with JSON-based payloads (2+ years).
• Experience in designing API facades, and designing and implementing API Proxies, and Developer portal
• Experience in securing APIs using OAUTH 2.0 (preferred), Open UMA or SAML.
Experienced in hands-on server side development using .NET (preferred) or node.js (2+ years).
• Experienced in hands-on development using Java or C# (preferred).
• Experience with Atlassian tools like JIRA, Confluence, and BitBucket or any version of Git.
• Experienced in NoSQL databases like MongoDb (preferred) / Redis / DynamoDB.
• Experienced in SQL Server / MySql.
• Experience in API Products like WSO2, APIGEE or similar platform is good to have.

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