Software Development Engineer

workday    Ireland, Dublin    2024-05-15

Job posting number: #113261 (Ref:JR-0088309)

Job Description

Your work days are brighter here.

At Workday, it all began with a conversation over breakfast. When our founders met at a sunny California diner, they came up with an idea to revolutionize the enterprise software market. And when we began to rise, one thing that really set us apart was our culture. A culture which was driven by our value of putting our people first. And ever since, the happiness, development, and contribution of every Workmate is central to who we are. Our Workmates believe a healthy employee-centric, collaborative culture is the essential mix of ingredients for success in business. That’s why we look after our people, communities and the planet while still being profitable. Feel encouraged to shine, however that manifests: you don’t need to hide who you are. You can feel the energy and the passion, it's what makes us unique. Inspired to make a brighter work day for all and transform with us to the next stage of our growth journey? Bring your brightest version of you and have a brighter work day here.

About the Team

We’re looking for a highly technical Core Java developer to join a highly impactful core engineering team developing one of Workday’s central processing frameworks.

About the Role

Are you passionate about designing and building large scale distributed systems? Does innovative technology rock your world? Are you curious about distributed transaction processing, in-memory object graphs, large scale resource fairness and interested in developing compute frameworks that scale to the biggest enterprises in the world?

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  • Work primarily on backend frameworks applying your concurrent programming experience; collaborate with peers on technical design, work estimates and implementation of new features.
  • Collaborate with architects, principal engineers and technical product managers to analyse functional requirements, devise architecture designs for highly performant distributed systems that meet high availability requirements (99.999% uptime).
  • Design and develop prototypes and features in Agile Methodology. Breakdown efforts into tasks and spikes. Highlight intra and inter-team dependencies. Prioritise incoming issues vs work you're doing to help insure the successful conclusion of the sprint planning objectives.
  • Work with extended teams to insure a smooth rollout of functionality by coordinating with other product teams (infrastructure and applications), product management, QA engineering, operations and customer support, documentation/training and sales demo.
  • Perform peer code reviews as part of everyday workflow.
  • Contribute ideas for continually improving the team's productivity, job enjoyment, and code quality.
  • Take the initiative to research new frameworks, tools, and libraries to remain abreast of current and emerging technologies. Propose and complete mini-research/prototype projects that introduce an innovative solution to new or existing problem.
  • Be an enthusiast of our technologies and products. Communicate across multiple teams to showcase new features and functionalities.
  • Actively mentor junior developers to enhance their technical expertise and grow the team.

About You


  • You have a passion for distributed systems and relish delivering them at cloud scale
  • You love to tackle problems with code and prove it through automated tests
  • You have designed, built, tested, owned and supervised a service in production.
  • You are excited by shipping new features and know that delivering to production takes more than just coding
  • You strive to understand the big picture and given the choice, you would prefer to collaborate with product owners, architects, quality assurance and infrastructure than to go it alone
  • You are continuously growing your skills

Basic Qualifications

  • 3+ years of software engineering experience utilising Java.

Other Qualifications

  • Java
  • Track record of test driven development & automated system testing.
  • Commercial experience with distributed, concurrent, high-performance systems
  • Interest or experience in one or more of the following is helpful: MySQL, Redis, Kafka
  • Unix or Linux experience
  • BS in Computer Science or related fields.

Our Approach to Flexible Work

With Flex Work, we’re combining the best of both worlds: in-person time and remote. Our approach enables our teams to deepen connections, maintain a strong community, and do their best work. We know that flexibility can take shape in many ways, so rather than a number of required days in-office each week, we simply spend at least half (50%) of our time each quarter in the office or in the field with our customers, prospects, and partners (depending on role). This means you'll have the freedom to create a flexible schedule that caters to your business, team, and personal needs, while being intentional to make the most of time spent together. Those in our remote "home office" roles also have the opportunity to come together in our offices for important moments that matter.

Are you being referred to one of our roles? If so, ask your connection at Workday about our Employee Referral process!

Employer Info

Job posting number:#113261 (Ref:JR-0088309)
Application Deadline:2024-06-14
Employer Location:workday
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