PopSugar Studios is hiring a

Senior Software Engineer

Durham, United States

Come join the commerce technology team, Cosmic, at POPSUGAR's newest office in downtown Durham, NC. We are looking for backend and full-stack Java developers to work with our architects connecting hundreds of retailers to thousands of publishers for a native commerce experience. Cosmic has been on the bleeding edge of "buy buttons" for over four years and recently became part of the POPSUGAR family, and as a result we are experiencing stellar growth. If you enjoy a small "startup environment" inside of a large, well-established company, where you have the freedom to create and innovate, then we have a job waiting for you.

Essential Functions

  • Work with architects to develop and maintain our backend systems
  • Implement API integrations with retailers
  • Expose REST API endpoints to publishers
  • Ensure feature parity across clients
  • Peer code reviews
  • Develop secure code in a PCI-DSS compliant environment
  • Keep documentation up-to-date with ever-evolving featureset


  • Java 8
  • Spring
  • Messaging
  • Distributed Systems
  • Database Design
  • Enterprise Integration Patterns
  • IntelliJ
  • Maven
  • JIRA

Education and Experience

  • BS/MS degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related subject (or equivalent experience)
  • At least 4 years in a full-stack or backend programming role, preferably senior