Senior Software Engineer (Backend)

Cleveland, Ohio
Work Type: Full Time

Through the application of its secure, patent-pending technology, CHAMPtitles digitizes the process of vehicle titling between state government, financial institutions, auto dealers, and consumers, creating a legal, digital title that is easily transferable and verified.

Winner of multiple awards, including Inno Startups to Watch, GCP Best of Tech, and Purpose Jobs Best Places to Work, CHAMPtitles takes pride in its innovative, collaborative, and inclusive culture.

What You'll Do: 

As Senior Software Engineer, you will lead teams to successful, on-time outcomes on projects while upholding Champ's high quality standard. This is a highly interactive role requiring the skills of a lead software engineer and acting as a model for other developers as both a programmer and professional. You will be joining us on the ground floor of ever growing and evolving company and will have direct input on our application design and architecture. Finally, you will help streamline processes that reduce steps required for releasing code.

Required Skills:

  • Excellent communication, organization, and teamwork skills
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly learn new technologies
  • Proactive approach to problem solving
  • Ability to follow complex design and development standards
  • Show excellent judgement in code reviews, and perform a majority of code reviews for their project area
  • Promptly respond to urgent team needs when called for
  • Be a model for other developers as both a programmer and a professional
  • Write high quality, meticulously tested code in the amount of time appropriate for each ticket


  • Examine business and functional requirements of state vehicle titling systems to recommend solutions
  • Design, prototype, and develop software applications meeting code quality standards and metrics
  • Translate use cases and user stories into detail designs of our titling system
  • Design and implement new features while continuously improving code quality
  • Create and maintain system documentation

Required Experience:

  • 7+ years designing, testing, and implementing Java services
  • Programming languages: Java
  • Frameworks: Spring, REST
  • Testing: JUnit
  • Databases: Relational (any)
  • SDLC: Agile (any style)
  • Version Control: Git

Desired Experience:

  • Frameworks: Spring Boot, Spring Security, Spring Data, Spring Batch, Hibernate, SOAP
  • Dependency Management: Maven
  • Languages: SQL
  • Testing: Mockito, RestAssured
  • Messaging: RabbitMQ or other MQ
  • Databases: MySQL, Document (Mongo, etc.), Full-Text (Elasticsearch, etc.)
  • Workflow: Camunda or other BPMN engine
  • IDE: IntelliJ CE
  • Collaboration Tools: Jira, Confluence, GitHub, Slack


  • Cleveland (Hybrid Work Environment)

Why Join Us:

  • Ability to make a significant impact on company culture and success
  • Competitive salary and benefits package
  • Flexible work environment
  • Opportunities for professional development and career growth
  • Collaborative and inclusive work environment

CHAMPtitles is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants are considered without regard to race, creed, color, religion, alienage or national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability or handicap, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth and pregnancy-related conditions), marital status, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression (including transgender status), or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

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