Skookum is a digital product development firm with offices in Charlotte, North Carolina and Denver, Colorado. Since 2005, our team of product, design and technology professionals have worked in partnership with organizations that want to make their customer and employee experiences distinctly more meaningful, efficient – and enjoyable.

Java Engineer at Skookum

We are seeking a Java Engineer. Our Java Engineers are passionate about building scalable, RESTful APIs. Tuning application performance, optimizing database queries, and application architecture strategies are just a few of the things they do on a weekly basis. Do you have the technical and relational skills to build business-critical applications with a high-performing, cross-functional team?

About The Team

At Skookum, you will join a focused, cross-functional project team to build truly innovative products for our varied client base. You will have the opportunity to work with and learn a variety of different technologies, depending on what is best for the job. At present, we have Ruby on Rails, node.js, .NET, React, Angular, C and Go in production. You will work closely with non-engineering team members, such as Product Strategists, Project Managers, and QA Analysts.

About You

You are always learning. You are always growing. You are always seeking to improve yourself and those around you. You are a human first, a developer second. You are willing and able to take a leading role in communications with project stakeholders. You can explain technical constraints to both technical and non-technical audiences.

You will succeed in this role if you:

  • 3+ years of experience working on large development projects
  • Have built and launched RESTful Java Web APIs
  • Java 7/8 & Web Application Frameworks (Spring, Play, etc)
  • Experience using JPA
  • Familiar with ORMs such as Hibernate
  • Experience with package/dependency management systems (Maven, Gradle, etc)
  • Understands Dependency Injection(DI) / Inversion of Control (IoC)
  • Experience with unit testing frameworks (JUnit, etc)
  • High level of OOP experience
  • Working with cloud infrastructure environments (AWS, etc)
  • Have a very high standard of written English
  • Love the journey as much as the destination


  • Oracle Service Bus experience
  • Full stack development (SQL/NoSQL, Java, JavaScript, HTML5, CSS)
  • Familiar with other JVM languages (Scala, Clojure, Kotlin, etc)
Why Skookum?

We never do the same thing twice. We build business critical applications. We tackle problems we don’t always know how to solve. Every day, every project is a new challenge to conquer. You will have the opportunity to push yourself and grow.

We have offices in beautiful Charlotte, NC and Denver, CO. We believe in work/life balance. Seriously. We offer a ton of competitive perks, including:

  • Competitive pay
  • Opportunities for leadership and career progression
  • Open PTO policy
  • Continuing education opportunities 
  • 401k matching
  • Family-friendly health, dental, and vision insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • Commuter benefits
  • Friday company lunches, beer and a lot of snacks
  • Health and wellness programs
  • Other location specific perks (just ask!)
Next Steps

If this sounds like a place you’d like to be, send us your resume with a cover letter. Let us know why you’d be a good fit. If you already exist online with a blog, twitter, github, soundcloud, or other platform let us know that, too.

Company Reviews

I love that I have the opportunity to work on several different projects of all types and sizes & know that my designs are being implemented by some of the most genius engineers I have ever met.
Lindsay Berry
Product Designer
at Skookum
The people here make it for me -- I'm convinced that you could not find a group of more genuine, brilliantly talented individuals than those Skookum has brought together.
Chuck Preslar
Senior Software Engineer
at Skookum
"The leadership at Skookum does an outstanding job at recognizing the potential in it’s people and putting them in positions to succeed and grow.”
Rob Odell
Product Strategist
at Skookum
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Why work with us
We never do the same thing twice. Every day, every project is a new challenge to conquer. You will have the opportunity to push yourself, grow, and build business critical applications with the mindset of both the lean startup and consumer product world.
At Skookum we believe in order to create real value, you must put people at the center of everything. Once someone has joined our team, it is the team itself that is the greatest incentive to stay. Great benefits are a plus, but we believe passionately that working alongside great people is our best retention tool.
Perks & Benefits
Open PTO policy
Medical, dental, vision insurance starting day 1
Gym membership reimbursement
Outdoor activity credit
Catered lunches
401K matching
Flexible work from home policy

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