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Engineer, Sr Microservices Software in Miami, FL at Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

Date Posted: 3/4/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description


The Microservices Senior Software Engineer, Product Engineering will join our microservice team to help design, implement and deploy a world class microservice layer for Royal, Celebrity and Azamara brands. The candidate must be able to work collaboratively in a team environment, yet independently able to research and propose technical solutions in public/hybrid cloud environments, deliver multiple assignments independently, and provide technical expertise/mentoring to other team members. The senior engineer must be familiar with agile scrum methodology and be self-driven and capable of self-learning to stay on top of technology trends and development methodologies.


  • Active participation in software application development.
  • Translation of requirements into design and code to meet product functional objectives and key results.
  • Demonstrating initiative and pro-actively proposing application improvements and updates.
  • Meeting with management and stakeholders to both understand and convey priorities and goals for assignments.
  • Assisting in adopting, enabling, and scaling effective monitoring of microservices in a conventional but reproducible manner.
  • Communicating the team¿s current progress and helping to project future progress.
  • Assisting with the creation and grooming of requirements and specifications for projects - both technical and functional.
  • Helping architect and planning changes and enhancements to the product.
  • Approving and validating proposed changes that are made to the product.
  • Delegating and assigning tasks to other developers on the team.
  • Maintaining and enhancing existing applications/services.
  • Effectively diagnosing issues and providing resolutions.
  • Monitoring services for abnormalities and looking for areas to improve product availability, resiliency and performance.
  • Deploying code changes to different testing and production environments.
  • Mentoring other developers on the team on best practices and design/implementation patterns.
  • Conducting code reviews to ensure software quality and maintainability.
  • Working effectively with the QA, UX and Product Management teams during all stages of software development (ideation, design, build, test, and release).
  • Supporting and troubleshooting production issues.
  • Occasional travel for product testing in real, on ship environment may be required.


  • Bachelors, Computer Science or equivalent
    7+ years of hands-on experience developing web/mobile applications that are used in a production environment.


Job Requirements

This microservices senior software engineer needs to be well-versed in the following areas:

  • Java 8+
  • Java Testing Frameworks and Concepts (Mockito, JUnit, etc.)
  • Containers (preferred: Docker)
  • Continuous Integration / Continuous Delivery Jenkins, Ancible
  • Event-driven Architecture
  • CLI / Terminal
  • Akka / Play
  • Message Brokers (preferred: Kafka)
  • NoSQL Databases (preferred: Cassandra, secondary: Couchbase)
  • Dependency Management and Build Automation Tools (preferred: Maven)
  • Version Control Systems (preferred: Git and associated workflows)
  • Mobile application development iOS (Swift), Android (Kotlin/Java), hybrid (ReactNative or Similar)
  • Web application development Angular.js, HTML5, CSS3
  • Back End API Development Microservices - Java, Node.js, GoLang
  • Cloud technology, AWS preferred Route53, ELB, EC2 (incl. reserved instances), S3, RDS, CloudFront, Elasticache, AutoScaling, Lambda, cost optimization

The following areas are desirable to facilitate onboarding into the program:

  • Domain-driven Design
  • Groovy and Jenkins Pipelines Development
  • Lagom Microservices Framework
  • API Management (preferred: Apigee)
  • Apache Mesos (or similar) and related sub-components
  • Application Security

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