Lead Software Engineer (Java)

Remote US
USD 116k - 177k
Microservices Spring SQL Oracle React Docker Kubernetes Java
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Sphera is a leading global provider of enterprise software and services that enables companies to manage and optimize their environmental, health, safety and sustainability. Our mission is to create a safer, more sustainable and productive world.

Sphera is a portfolio company of Blackstone, a U.S.-based alternative asset investment company that focuses on private equity, technology and innovation, and more. Blackstone businesses succeed through strong partnerships, a personalized approach and a commitment to exceptional performance with uncompromising integrity. Sphera and Blackstone are leaders in the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) space.

We are guided by our core values of Customer Centricity, Accountability, Bias to Action, Innovation, and Collaboration. These values help us recruit the right talent to join our rapidly expanding team around the globe. It is important to us that each and every Spherion is not only eager to challenge themselves and knows how to get work done but is an awesome addition to our company culture.

Lead Software Engineer (Java)


As a Lead Software Engineer of the Sphera Government Solutions product line, you will have critical role in leading, developing and defining the architecture of the next generation of our products, used by the U.S. Government. You will work closely with team members across the globe, utilize Microservices architecture, and modern DevOps processes and tools to deliver high-quality software.


  • Lead a development team to ensure high quality and timely delivery of projects.
  • Promote Agile Scrum practices and values and potentially play the Scrum Master role.
  • Collaborate with product owners to define/refine requirements, break down into development tasks, estimate effort, and plan milestones & deliverables.
  • Actively participate in the software solution development and guide the system architecture roadmap and the key technical decisions.
  • Ensure ease-of-use, ease-of-support, robustness, scalability, and security are always key ingredients to the recommended design solutions.
  • Provide L3/L4 support as user issues are escalated.
  • Excellent communication skills and experience working with customers to solve critical issues.
  • Be a proactive team member who contributes, collaborates, and demonstrates positive behavior.
  • Advocate for simplicity, reliability, manageability, reusability, and performance.
  • Mentor and lead more junior members of the team when appropriate.

Required Experience:

  • Prior experience leading and influencing others.
  • 8+ years of experience implementing microservices architecture-based Java/J2EE application with Spring and Hibernate frameworks. 
  • 5+ years of experience developing REST services with best practices.
  • 3+ years of experience proposing solutions and defining architecture.
  • 3+ years of experience with SQL database technologies (Oracle preferred). 
  • Familiarity with REACT tools including React.js, Webpack, and Redux a plus. 
  • Familiarity with TIBCO Jaspersoft report a plus.
  • Experience with Docker and Kubernetes. 


  • Abilities to lead and motivate a team.
  • Strong facilitation and coaching skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Abilities to effectively work and collaborate with remote colleagues.
  • Quality-orientation with passion for customer satisfaction.
  • Proven time management, organizational and follow-up skills to meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated initiative to learn & experiment with new technologies and processes.

Additional Requirements:

Since this role will be accessing production data for mission critical applications in Gov cloud, we require the candidate to be either a US Citizen or a Green Card holder.


BE/B.Tech in Computer Science, or STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) or equivalent work experience. Understanding or working knowledge of Environmental, Health, and Safety software is beneficial.




$116,000.00 - $177,000.00 + Eligible for Variable Compensation Plan

Commensurate with relevant qualifications and experience


  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance

  • Health Savings Account

  • Flexible Spending Account

  • 401(k) Retirement Plan with Company Match

  • Life and Disability Insurance

  • Critical Illness Insurance

  • Accident Insurance

  • Hospital Indemnity Insurance

  • Paid Time Off and Holidays

  • Flexible Working Schedule

Sphera is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the job and the general nature and level of work performed by job holders within this job. This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of qualifications, skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with the position.

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