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Java / Scala Developer

Engineering | Addison, TX | Full Time

Job Description

Java / Scala Developer

ABOUT Bottle Rocket:

Bottle Rocket is dedicated to creating high quality iPhone, iPad and Android applications. We believe exceptionally innovative technology not only enhances the way we do things - it redefines the way we live our lives. To us, iOS and Android are more than sophisticated mobile operating systems - they are game-changing platforms uniting information, instant access and unlimited range to create entertainment and enterprise solutions. 

ABOUT working for Bottle Rocket:

We are a rapidly growing mobile development company at the forefront of the app revolution. We are on the Dallas Business Journal's Best Places to Work, The Dallas Morning News Top 100 Places to Work, repeatedly made the Inc. 500, and our owner was named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year for our region. We have developed and released over 100 high profile, premium brand experience apps for companies like A&E Television, American Express, Discovery Channel, ESPN, Food Network, National Geographic, NBC Universal, NPR, SPIN Magazine, and Starwood Hotels & Resorts, as well extremely popular games such as Doodle Bomb and Annoying Orange: Kitchen Carnage. Our apps are regularly featured in the press and have received critical acclaim. We estimate that over 15 million people use the apps we have built. These apps are just the tip of the iceberg. We continue to push the envelope of design and architecture and have literally dozens of new projects you may find very interesting. 

Of course, such high visibility and growth comes with its own challenges. Our services are in such high demand that we need the most talented individuals, such as yourself, to continue to grow our brand, our organization, and our skill set. We can offer you as much challenge as you can handle! We have been wildly successful because we work hard for our clients, our end users, and for each other. We have staffed our teams with "A" players that do not accept anything less than the best from themselves and each other. This allows us to continually improve our work, our processes, and our vision.

ABOUT this position:

Java / Scala Developer

If you are interested in more than just a 9–to–5 job, are excited by working with a team of committed individuals, and want to make a difference in a young organization, then this is the place for you! This position is not about years of experience, industry background, or academics. It is about building great products, building great teams, and being excited about going to work every day!

We offer competitive salaries and have a full range of benefits including medical, dental and vision. We are a successful business and one of the most experienced app developers in the market. Come join us!


Design and extend very cool server-side software in Scala, Akka, MongoDB, and Java.

* Work with fellow engineers and business stakeholders to understand requirements

* Learn new technologies quickly and effectively, as required


Bring your strong Java background but don't rest on an impressive list of frameworks

we probably don't use them here.  We want to know you have strong technology experience solving problems and owning solutions.

* Some Scala experience and an excitement to "go deep" in Scala/Akka technologies

* Solid MongoDB and git experience

* Unix/Linux experience (familiar with POSIX commands, shell scripting, processes, etc.)

* Flexibility to re-learn the way you may have always done things.  We move fast!  So should you.

* Strong passion for technology -- the "geek gene" that loves to tinker, learn, and explore.  This isn't a tag-line--tell us specifically what you're passionate about!

* Tremendous initiative and self-direction

Bonus Points:

Amazon AWS/EC2 experience

* Have your own open-source project