Technical Lead / Senior Technical Lead (Java)

Location: Colombo, Sri Lanka
Published on: 23 October 2017
Job Type: Full Time

Sysco Labs is a technology-focused division within Sysco, dedicated to reimagining foodservice through innovation. An extension of Sysco’s longstanding commitment to deliver exceptional products and services to the foodservice industry, Sysco Labs leverages customer and market intelligence, data-driven insights and agile technology development to rethink the entire foodservice ecosystem — from farm to table to check. Sysco Labs’ innovations will improve everything from the ordering process, inventory, pricing and automation to the in-restaurant customer experience. Operating with the mindset of a startup and backed by the authoritative expertise of an industry leader, Sysco Labs’ mission is to enhance the Sysco customer experience and consistently deliver cost savings and new innovations through technology.


We are currently on the lookout for a Senior Tech Lead / Tech Lead (Java) to join our team.


What you will be responsible for:

  • Design and development of enterprise solutions for one of the world’s largest corporations involved in the marketing and distribution of food products
  • Working and managing tight knit agile teams developing robust mobile, web, and enterprise solutions
  • Implementing distributed and highly available enterprise applications that scale for enterprise demands
  • Adhering to Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery of solutions
  • Ensuring high code quality by following software engineering best practices
  • Working collaboratively in a cross functional team in an Agile delivery environment
  • Adhering to DevOps principles and being involved with projects throughout their full software lifecycle – from development, QA, deployment, to post-production support


What you need to have to apply for this position:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or equivalent and 5+ years of experience developing production enterprise applications and in managing teams
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills
  • Excellent understanding of Java Enterprise patterns, integration patterns, and enterprise engineering best practices
  • Experience in writing test driven code for backend services
  • Experience in working with middleware frameworks like J2EE/JEE, Spring or Play! Framework environments
  • Extensive experience in SQL, performance tuning of SQL, and RDBMS technologies
  • Familiarity working in a Scrum Agile delivery environment
  • Familiarity with Front End technologies like HTML5, CSS3,JavaScript and JQuery will be an added advantage
  • Familiarity with DevOps practices and prior experience working with Cloud IaaS or PaaS providers will be an added advantage


Why you should join Sysco Labs:

  • An attractive base compensation and benefits package which is comfortably above market rates
  • The opportunity to work with high caliber individuals across the organization
  • Technical training and soft skills development programs
  • Fast career growth, recognition and senior leadership opportunities for good performers
  • Overseas travel and exposure to client environments based on business requirements
  • A flexible, diverse and entrepreneurial work environment, and a fun work culture that celebrates success regularly
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Careers at Sysco LABS

At Sysco LABS, we value our entrepreneurial spirit and openness the most. Our culture is non-hierarchical, encourages open communication and the free flow of ideas, and foster learning as an ongoing process.

We are headquartered in Silicon Valley with much of our engineering being carried out by Sysco LABS in Colombo. Although both teams are roughly thirteen hours apart, we coordinate like clockwork to ensure deadlines are met and results delivered.

Teams based in Colombo regularly visit the Redwood City office, giving them an opportunity to experience the Silicon Valley culture first hand and meet the restaurants that use the products we build.