Java Software Engineer

Website McKay Brothers

Java Software Engineer

McKay Brothers, a dynamic, profitable and rapidly growing provider of specialty telecom and financial market data, has an immediate opening for a Java Software Engineer at the Company’s US headquarters in uptown Oakland, California

Job brief

We are looking for a Java Software Engineer to help us build out critical in-house applications.

The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic, self-starter with a proven track record of producing solid, low maintenance code, mostly in the Java language.  You will work under the guidance of a more senior engineer but will need to be motivated to find solutions with minimal supervision.

Typical assignments will involve designing, writing, testing and documenting new software features for existing, in-house applications that support the 24×7 operations of core aspects of the company’s business. You will be involved in implementing and maintaining software throughout the development life cycle.  This will include coding in other languages such as JavaScript, HTML and interfacing with different kinds of data repositories.


  • Analyzing user and system requirements.
  • Analyzing and understanding software code.
  • Writing efficient software based on product specifications.
  • Writing unit tests to facilitate automated testing of key components.
  • Writing clear documents to support product design, development and delivery.
  • Following an organized and collaborative approach to software development.
  • Presenting software proposals and solutions to other members of the company.


  • 2-5 years of full-time work experience as a Java software developer.
  • Complete familiarity with Java 7 or above.
  • Working knowledge of HTML, CSS and JavaScript.
  • Experience with software methodologies, especially test-driven development.
  • Experience with software development tools such as Git, Jira, Intellij.
  • Demonstrable problem-solving skills and an inquiring mind.
  • BSc in Computer Science, Engineering or related field.
  • Interest and/or experience in the following preferred: DropWizard, AngularJS, Postgresql or other DBMS, NoSQL databases, AWS.


We wish to engage qualified candidates who are interested in a full-time role in uptown Oakland.  Compensation will be commensurate with experience.  McKay Brothers offers a comprehensive benefits package including three weeks of paid vacation; medical, dental & vision policies; 401(k).  Our health premiums are paid 100% by the company (up to maximum contribution cap).

About McKay and its US affiliate:  Quincy Data

McKay Brothers, LLC is the acknowledged leader in providing extremely low latency wireless networks for firms trading in financial markets.  Many of the world’s most sophisticated trading operations utilize the near light speed networks that McKay designs, engineers, builds and operates.  McKay launched its first US network in 2012, expanded to Europe in 2014, and Asia in 2016.  Its Quincy Data affiliate sources and distributes real-time financial market data globally via McKay networks.  Learn more at and


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McKay Brothers is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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