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Senior Java Architect

Engineering | Redwood City, CA | Full Time

Job Description

About Us:

Stellar Labs is the first all-digital marketplace for business aviation, a nearly $60 billion travel industry world-wide. Powered by an all cloud infrastructure, we connect the business aviation industry on the ground and in the sky. Our integrated platform delivers the first real-time sourcing, pricing, booking, payment, and analytics solutions to enable the world’s most demanding jet operators and air travelers. 


Our software architects, engineers and scientists utilize state-of-the-art technology and innovative algorithms to create products that drive our business and reinvent an industry.  Our fast growing business requires the architecture team to care about system scalability, performance, processing big volumes of data. In addition, the system functional requirements also drive us towards use of rule engines and machine learning. We are looking for a top Software Architect to play a leading role in our development team and guide taking our technology and products to the next level of functionality, design and scalability.

  • Define the system architecture and create high-level architectural specifications, ensuring feasibility, functionality and integration with existing systems/platforms
  • Research new technologies, and prototype new ideas
  • Plan architecture rollout and technology stack updates
  • Define standards and best practices to ensure consistency and high quality of software
  • Participate hands-on in Scrum teams to lead architecture implementation
  • Work closely with Product Management to understand requirements

Who We're Looking For:

  • You are a natural leader and a great team player
  • You are highly self-motivated, with excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • You have a passion for high quality software
  • Rigorous; ask lots of hard questions
  • You thrive in the fast-paced, ambiguous environment of an early start-up
  • You are comfortable and effective working with distributed teams

Your Background:

  • 10+ years of core Java and JEE experience
  • Expert understanding of multi-tenant architectures and cloud-based SaaS platforms
  • Experience with robust security architectures
  • Strong understanding of Object Oriented Analysis and Design
  • Strong experience in relational database design and SQL
  • Experience with Agile development
  • Experience with web frameworks such as AngularJS and REST APIs
  • Continuous integration/deployment/testing experience
  • Experience with Test Driven Development (Unit, E2E)
  • BS in Computer Science or equivalent

Nice to Haves:

  • Knowledge of rule/event and workflow engines (Drools, Activiti)
  • Experience with Identity management (IDM) solutions including OAuth2


  • A chance to get in on the ground floor of a highly-collaborative, rapidly growing start-up disrupting the aviation industry 
  • Competitive salary & equity based on experience 
  • Comprehensive health, dental, and vision coverage
  • Flexible time off
  • 401(k)
  • Life insurance
  • Commuter benefits
  • Onsite gym