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Parrot Analytics

Senior API Developer | Java

Auckland, New Zealand / Remote

We are on a mission to connect creators and consumers around the world. We believe in the magic of content and the impact it has on peoples life.

At Parrot Analytics, we deliver the world's leading content demand analytics built on the largest demand database to bring the science to the art of content. Rapidly establishing itself as one of the most innovative companies in Hollywood, our products are helping drive a new era in the entertainment industry as we are empowering our clients to make the most powerful data-driven decisions every day.

We are a data science company that empowers media companies, brands and agencies (think Google, Amazon, Facebook, Disney, HBO, Netflix, Lego, Apple) to understand global audience demand for content. Wielding the world's largest audience behaviour data sets, we have developed the world's only global cross-platform, country-specific Content Demand Measurement System.

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The Role

As a Senior Software Engineer in the API Team, you will build and maintain APIs, critical applications and infrastructure predominantly built on AWS cloud to expose our data and analytics to multiple consumers.

You will work collaboratively with a team of world class engineers, data scientists and industry insights analysts to understand what they need to get their jobs done. You care deeply about the accuracy, availability and security of our core data platform whilst being highly passionate about monitoring metrics and adapting new technologies relevant to platform and business.

You are an ambitious leader in your own right, a self-starter and an organized teammate who thrives in a fast growing, dynamic, results driven environment. If you want to be known for playing a key role in building & maintaining the technology behind the global entertainment idustry's first ever measure of content popularity, then this role is the best fit for you.

  • Solid foundation in software engineering with 6+ years of professional software development experience.
  • High proficiency in Java, SpringBoot.
  • Production experience with designing and developing RESTful and/or GraphQL APIs in high throughput applications in terms of number of calls and volume of load processing.
  • Highly competent in SQL Databases (MySQL, PostgreSQL), ORM frameworks and performance tuning techniques.
  • Empathy for customers, teammates, and other stakeholders
  • A hands on problem-solver who loves working as part of a team, strives for continuous improvement and is "fascinated by data" (curious for the extracting insights out of it).
  • Excellent team player with good communication skills - you need to be a great listener that understands the needs of the business and can convert these into clear and easily understood specifications & are able to present this across the teams


At Parrot, you will be in a role you love and work with people you will enjoy sharing life with. We are a diverse team from every corner of the world putting our best foot forward to live our values and master our strengths.

You will get the encouragement, support, flexibility and resources you need to succeed, learn and grow in the role and in your career.

Here are some of our benefits:
  • Flexible working - location and hours (remote first with office options)
  • Opportunity to take part in the Employee Share Options Plan
  • US$1K to spend on training/development every year
  • Enhanced paid parental leave - 12 weeks for primary carer and 4 weeks for secondary carer
  • Birthday leave
  • Bi-annual salary reviews.

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Client-provided location(s): Auckland, New Zealand
Job ID: parrot-FD960F36AF
Employment Type: Other