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Senior Backend Engineer (Scala)

Berlin, Germany

Salary

Competitive

Contract type

Full time
Sponsorship offered

Technologies & frameworks

  • scala
  • cats
  • microservices
  • akka
  • aws

Benefits & perks

  • basketball court
  • pension
  • Free beverages and snacks
  • flexible working
  • Training budget
  • cantine
  • Modern campus
  • health care
  • gym membership
  • rooftop
  • Mentorship programs

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To sum it up...

Scaling Zalando's marketplace business with functional Scala or any other ideas?🙌

Role overview

Do you want to build resilient systems to handle million requests per day without downtime? Are you ready to make an impact by helping Zalando become the best high quality Marketplace in the Fashion Industry? 

As Software Engineer within our Merchant Operations department you will be building Zalando's marketplace infrastructure, which includes merchant and article onboarding services, order processing, fulfillment integrations and analytical services, with public facing interfaces for both developers and merchants, scaling our current systems and building new ones from scratch. All that while dealing with high-volume transactional and sensitive data.

WHERE YOUR EXPERTISE IS NEEDED

  • Create highly scalable solutions and own the entire development cycle - from architecture design to implementation, testing and maintenance
  • Own your code and decide on the technologies and tools to deliver as well operate large-scale applications on cloud (AWS or Kubernetes), based on a microservices architecture
  • Take an active role in understanding business requirements and translating them into technological solutions
  • Take a leading role in evolving and scaling our systems as per our business demands.
  • Own service operational duties, including monitoring and keeping then up and running and healthy

WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR

  • A solid grasp of computer science fundamentals combined with a strong capacity of solving complex problems
  • Experience with building microservices in one of our preferred technologies, like Scala with Akka or cats-effect, Go, NodeJS/Purescript, Haskell and Java.
  • Experience in software development, involving designing and developing large-scale, distributed software applications, tools, systems and services 
  • Knowledge of cloud architectures as well as experience with cloud platforms like AWS.
  • Experience in technologies like Kubernetes and Docker but not limited to them
  • Experience managing services end-to-end, from developing to deploying to monitoring and incident support
  • Knowledge in architecture / design methods and patterns, data and API specifications, quality assurance and testing methods  
  • Pragmatic and curious, find the right tool for the right job. We solve business problems in the best possible way, but not better than that
  • Great communication skills in English
  • Functional Programming experience is a bonus

At Zalando Merchant Operations we use a variety of languages, but most of our backend systems are written in Scala. 

PERKS AT WORK

  • Culture of trust, empowerment and constructive feedback, open source commitment, meetups, game nights, 70+ internal and fun guilds, knowledge sharing through talks, internal tech academy and blogs, product demos, parties and events
  • Competitive salary, employee share shop, 40% Zalando shopping discount, discounts from external partners, centrally located offices, public transport discounts, municipality services, great IT equipment, flexible working times, additional holidays and volunteering time off, free beverages and fruits, diverse sports and health offerings
  • Extensive onboarding, mentoring and personal development opportunities and an International team of experts
  • Relocation assistance for internationals, family service and parent & child rooms

We celebrate diversity and are committed to building teams that represent a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.

Location

Berlin is the capital and the largest city in Germany and well-known for its amazing festivals, exciting nightlife and a high quality of living. With a population of 3.7 million it is only second to London in the Europe Union, even with one-third of the city's area being composed of forests, parks, gardens, rivers, canals and lakes. Berlin is a city with a deep history, Bismarck, Marx, Einstein, JFK and Bowie, they’ve all shaped – and been shaped by – Berlin.

Often referred to as Europe's newest start-up capital, a new start-up is founded every 20 minutes. The startup industry is set to produce 100,000 new jobs by 2020.

It's no secret that Berlin is cheaper than many of its European counterparts. Office overheads and the price of living are cheaper, which makes it a very attractive place for tech entrepreneurs. Home to HelloFresh, Delivery Hero, and Soundcloud we expect many more household names to be coming out of Berlin in the next few years.

Did you know...

  • The average salary for a Software Engineer in Berlin is €58,765 per year
  • Berlin is the second most populous city in the EU
Engineers who find a new job through Functional Works average a 15% increase in salary.

Salary

Competitive

Contract type

Full time
Sponsorship offered

Technologies & frameworks

  • scala
  • cats
  • microservices
  • akka
  • aws

Benefits & perks

  • basketball court
  • pension
  • Free beverages and snacks
  • flexible working
  • Training budget
  • cantine
  • Modern campus
  • health care
  • gym membership
  • rooftop
  • Mentorship programs

Interested in seeing this company work? Contribute to their Open Source.

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