• Backend Lead

    Job Requisition ID 2448320
    Job Location US-CA-Los Angeles
  • Posting Description

    Aon is looking for a Backend Lead. As part of an industry-leading team, you will help empower results for our clients by delivering innovative and effective solutions supporting Risk.


    Position Overview


    Join Stroz Friedberg’s expert software development team to create new customer-facing web applications. You will apply your expertise in back end web services, working in concert with front end developers, user interface designers, and subject matter experts in digital forensics, incident response, cybersecurity, and threat intelligence. Your applications will convey deeply technical facts and analyses to a variety of consumers, from risk managers to subject matter experts to C-level executives.


    The responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to the following:


    • Design and develop pioneering web applications that cross the boundaries of security assessment, digital forensics, incident response, malware analysis, cybersecurity, and cyberinsurance.
    • Serve as the senior back end developer on a product team.
    • Develop an in-depth understanding of our domains and design corresponding data models that can accommodate change while anticipating scale.
    • Make principled architecture decisions regarding storage systems and technologies.
    • Design and implement clean, simple, well-documented web services.
    • Create backends that enable the creation of APIs, user interfaces, data visualizations, and reports that will, in turn, provide our clients with insight into complex cybersecurity narratives and data sets.
    • Adapt and apply cutting edge computer science to highly technical domains.
    • Participate in code reviews, write test suites, profile components, and take ownership of our software, source code, tools, and processes.
    • Mentor other developers.
    • Contribute to a positive, collaborative culture for innovation.


    • 5+ years of software engineering experience.
    • Strong proficiency with relational and NoSQL databases.
    • Proficiency with Python 3 and Django development.
    • Strong knowledge of HTTP and REST web services implementation.    Experience with DevOps tools and CI/CD pipelines.
    • Experience writing unit test and integration test suites, with technologies like Selenium, Cypress, Junit, Python unittest and coverage.
    • The proven ability to see things as they should be, and to realize that vision.
    • Comfort with agile development.
    • Excellence in verbal and written communication, and in working collaboratively with a variety of colleagues and clients in a remote development environment.
    • Proficiency with version control and collaborative development.   


    Desired Skills 

    • Demonstrable experience shipping modern web applications to users, especially B2B.
    • GraphQL modeling expertise.
    • Experience in deployment to AWS, especially serverless technologies.      ElasticSearch, Apache Kafka, AWS Kinesis, PostgreSQL, AWS Aurora.
    • Serialization technologies like Protobufs, Thrift, MessagePack, Avro, ORC, and Arrow.
    • Column-oriented data analysis systems and experience supporting analytical workloads.
    • Strong knowledge of JWT and various web security models.
    • Java 8 and other JVM-based languages.
    • Performance monitoring and optimization. 


    Education Required 


    BS or BA in Computer Science, Mathematics, or Statistics, or equivalent experience.


    Our Colleague Experience:


    From helping clients gain access to capital after natural disasters, to creating access to health care and retirement for millions, Aon colleagues empower results for our clients, communities, and each other every day.  They make a difference, work with the best, own their potential, and value one another.  This is the Aon Colleague Experience, defining what it means to work at Aon and realizing our vision of empowering human and economic possibility. To learn more visit Aon Colleague Experience.


    About Aon:


    Aon plc (NYSE:AON) is a leading global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement and health solutions. Our 50,000 colleagues in 120 countries empower results for clients by using proprietary data and analytics to deliver insights that reduce volatility and improve performance.


    By applying for a position with Aon, you understand that, should you be made an offer, it will be contingent on your undergoing and successfully completing a background check consistent with Aon's employment policies. Background checks may include some or all of the following based on the nature of the position: SSN/SIN validation, education verification, employment verification, and criminal check, search against global sanctions and government watch lists, fingerprint verification, credit check, and/or drug test.  You will be notified during the hiring process which checks are required by the position.


    Aon provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran, marital, or domestic partner status.  Aon is committed to a diverse workforce and is an affirmative action employer.


    Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.


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