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Business:  Navis
Job Function:  Software Development

Oakland, CA, US

Sr. Staff Software Engineer


Making Your Next Move Count


At Navis you will find a rewarding career where you can thrive at every level. We invest in our teammates through offering competitive compensation and benefits, progressive training opportunities that empower employees to achieve total (physical, financial, social & community) wellbeing. In addition to challenging and meaningful work, you will find a strong work-life balance and a deep commitment to developing you. Navis’ culture thrives on teamwork and diversity. So, bring your unique perspective and talent to Navis and thrive in your every work day!


Navis LLC is an equal opportunity employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce.






Position Summary


We are looking for a highly motivated Senior Staff Java Engineer who is ready to accept challenges, continually innovate, learn, and help others succeed, to join our team in building the next generation of our product offering in Oakland, CA. In this position, you will have an opportunity to make major contributions to our next generation of transportation and logistics Navis Smart software for the marine industry. You will be directly involved in the design and architecture of service oriented, microservices and cloud based scalable solutions for optimization, deployment, and integration problems. You will work together with colleagues to define system requirements and build state-of-the-art software. You will make sure your solution is reliable, scalable to serve our enterprise customers on premise or in the cloud. You must be a quick learner and have excellent communication skills. This position has unique opportunities for growth in both the functional and technical direction.





  • Derives architecture and design. Owns major elements of the architecture

  • Join an agile team coordinating with product managers, developers, and QA members

  • Design user interfaces, algorithms, data structures, test cases, and automated test suites for new functional modules of Navis software.

  • Keep up to date on new technologies and share knowledge with engineering teams.

  • Debug elements of the software as required to maintain software quality.

  • Prepare design documentation for new modules and new products.

  • Write technical documents that explain how new modules and new products are implemented and assist in producing user documentation as required. These may take the form of tutorials for other engineers or for tech savvy customers and partners. Prepare technical presentations for training and knowledge transfer as required.

  • Implement unit test cases and automated test suites for new and existing functionality.

  • Adhere to Navis’ guidelines so that work product (code and documentation) can be easily understood by other team members.

  • Keep up-to-date on the evolution and features of the Navis software products. Understand how they are used in the field by end users.

  • Participate in the full life-cycle development process from definition and design to product delivery.



Job Requirements


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Computer Science plus 8+ years of relevant experience  

  • Solid object oriented background and experience designing and developing software in a commercial software development and/or consulting organization

  • Solid expertise of service oriented design using RESTful APIs 

  • Expertise in caching technologies - Hazelcast, Couchbase, Memcache or Redis

  • Solid knowledge of building applications with Tomcat and Linux platform 

  • Creating secured, scalable highly available distributed systems

  • Solid Java coding skills for enterprise scale software

  • Solid understanding and hands-on experience of Spring and Hibernate (Java Persistence Architecture)

  • Experience of developing applications in public cloud like AWS

  • Expert knowledge in building application with Cassendra as NoSQL database

  • Microservices using docker

  • Expert in problem solving and troubleshooting skills

  • Solid knowledge of building applications on relational databases like ORACLE, SQL Server, and/or MySql and writing performant SQL queries.

  • Experience in messaging technologies like AMQ/JMS and Kafka

  • Experience with JUnit and continuous integration

  • Experience working in team-oriented environments

  • Expert troubleshooter and problem solver

  • Must be self-motivated, proactive, and able to execute tasks independently 

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, ability to plan work, and report progress against plan



Desired Qualifications


  • Knowledge of marine terminals and container handling (or logistics industry)

  • Experience broader Java Enterprise Edition - JMX, JDBC among others

  • Knowledge of test automation and/or test/use case development for complex business processes

  • System performance and reliability engineering

  • Experience working with non-co-located teams



About Navis 


Navis is the global market leader in a multibillion-dollar industry building and implementing maritime terminal operating systems, optimization, and automation solutions at ports around the world. From Long Beach to Hong Kong, Dubai to Brazil, and Rotterdam to Busan, Navis delivers mission critical enterprise software that is at the heart of running a terminal and services to optimize operations. We are an innovative and profitable maritime platform stiving to make global trade smarter, safer, and more sustainable for everyone by connecting multiple systems to support a more efficient global container flow. Most of the material goods in the world are transported in containers using our software.


Culturally, Navis is organized around our Guiding Principles for Success (GPS). Commitment to our core principles is an essential ingredient for success for our team members. Our GPS are Smart Operators, Customer Obsessed, Forging the Future and Better Together.


Nearest Major Market: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland