Junior Software Engineer at Prove

| Greater Denver Area
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Help shape the future of how people experience the digital world. You'll be at the forefront of an exciting shift in how digital identity authentication allows companies and consumers to transact with trust in the digital world.

We’re actively looking to add exceptional people to our team who align with how we envision ourselves culturally and professionally. As a lens to how outsiders see Payfone, you will represent a team of people who love what they do and who they work with.

As a Junior Software Engineer, you will utilize your coding and testing skills to ensure the quality and stability of Payfone’s suite of mobile identity certainty APIs. Learning from senior developers while leveraging your passion for excellence, you will help deliver carefully planned software solutions as part of a scalable platform. This is a hands-on development role where you will demonstrate your skills, confidence, and willingness to participate in a team dedicated to delivering solutions that delight our customers.

As a member of the Development team, the Junior Software Engineer is expected to:

  • Collaborate with the Scrum team and Product Owners to fully understand user stories, clarify acceptance criteria, and provide story points and task estimates.

  • Evaluate software applications from an end-user perspective to affirm the value of the features and functions that will be delivered.

  • Write well-designed, testable, maintainable, efficient code.

  • Align with and support established software coding standards (code reviews, continuous integration, automated testing), the Scrum framework, and Agile principles.

  • Coordinate with team members to determine root cause of defects.

  • Actively participate in software releases and assist Operations with Production system support.

  • Stay current with the latest advancements in software development, new and upcoming technologies, industry trends, and strive to continually improve personal technical and analytical skills.

  • Perform other duties as assigned or necessary.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business or a related discipline or demonstrable equivalent experience.

  • Minimum 1 to 3 years of hands-on software development experience (Java, Python).

  • Knowledge of Java internals (threading, transaction management, introspection).

  • Experience with JMA, Spring, and Swagger (OpenAPI) frameworks.

  • Experience with a variety of test tools such as Postman, JMeter.

  • Experience with public cloud infrastructure (Docker, Kubernetes).

  • Experience with the Atlassian suite of products (JIRA, Confluence) and the Microsoft suite of products
    (Windows 7, Windows 10, Office, Outlook).

  • Excellent active listening skills, strong communication skills, confident presentation demeanor, and interpersonal skills with the ability to foster and maintain relationships.

  • Enthusiastic investigative and problem-solving skills, including the ability to diagnose and troubleshoot application issues.

  • Independent worker who can balance planned sprint work with ad-hoc requests from teammates.

A compensation package composed of a base salary and equity will be structured to attract a uniquely qualified candidate. Excellent health benefits are included. No sponsorship will be provided.

Payfone is the leading digital identity authentication network for the connected world. Our real-time, passive identity authentication solutions enable consumers and the world’s largest banks, insurers, brokerages and technology companies to thwart digital identity theft and transact with trust. Learn more at http://www.payfone.com and https://www.linkedin.com/company/payfone.

This position description should not be considered the final description of the position. It should be assumed that we would, to some extent, structure responsibilities in accordance with the successful candidate’s capabilities and changing business conditions.

Payfone is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all people regardless of race, color, religion, gender or sexual orientation, age, marital status, national origin, citizenship status, disability, veteran status or other personal characteristics.

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    • SpringFrameworks
    • OracleDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • Dynamo DBDatabases


We're in the heart of Downtown Denver. Our office is accessible via light rail and steps from various restaurants, cafes and the 16th Street Mall.

An Insider's view of Prove

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The vibe is great! Payfone's done a good job hiring people who really fit the company culture, so everyone gets along. It makes it easy to work hard when you know everyone else in the office is equally motivated and working to make the company more successful. Payfone also does a great job hosting events that get everyone together outside of work.


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How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I'm constantly challenged to think outside the box. The complexity of our products creates an environment where the projects I'm working on require that I switch between several skills from documentation to data analysis and research. It couldn't get any better! I have a wider and deeper understanding of how a tech company operates.


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