Java Amazon Web Services (AWS) apache-kafka Agile Azure Cloud Coumputing Kubernetes REST AWS Go Kafka

About this job

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Job type: Full-time
Role: Backend Developer
Industry: Information Technology
Company size: 5k-10k people
Company type: Private


java, apache-kafka, amazon-web-services

Job description

The team

The Storage team manages a vast number of Apache Kafka clusters for our marketplaces around the world. As part of the Data Highway area we play a key role in Adevinta’s Data Strategy. The data we collect is essential to our business as it feeds marketplaces with low-latency (“realtime”) updates, visitor insights analysis and targeted advertisement.

We solve exciting problems at scale by building technologies around Kafka, like APIs, monitoring and authentication systems, and gathering up to 900 million events per day while keeping users’ privacy and data security in mind. We also develop data services on top of our Kafka platform, providing capabilities like data catalog, lineage and IAM.

What you’ll do

As a Senior Backend Engineer in the Data Highway area, you’ll have the opportunity to build a critical, state-of-the-art data transport layer for Adevinta marketplaces for a variety of components, such as classification, insights and understanding and modeling user behavior.

If you like to be part of a flexible, senior, international engineering team that uses the latest technologies to move from ideas to production and operations, you might be the person we’re looking for. You’ll be part of a team that takes full ownership of the solutions we provide (you build it, you run it), meaning your impact can shape our - and our customers’ - ways of working.


  • Design, develop, maintain and operate a global product

  • Build and design technical solutions from scratch

  • Improve our APIs, documentation and availability of our systems

  • Help to improve our ways of working and communicate best practices

  • Continuously monitor the health and quality of our systems

  • Support the team with high-level tech decisions, share knowledge and raise blockers and needs from the rest of the organisation

Technologies we use

  • Python, Golang, Java

  • Apache Kafka, Kafka Streams, Schema Registry, Apache Atlas

  • AWS, Kubernetes, Docker

  • DataDog, Prometheus

  • Spinnaker, GitHub Enterprise, Travis CI, Artifactory


Who you are


  • First and foremost you’re an open-minded person: assertive, empathetic, a team player, fair, honest, humble

  • Experience in building and maintaining systems at scale: service discovery, load balancing, secret management, dynamic request routing, circuit breakers and deployment schemes (rolling updates, canary, etc.)

  • A good understanding of best practices for developing software (version control, CI/CD, automation, pair-programming, documentation, testing, …)

  • Experience working with the Cloud (AWS, GCP or Azure) and Linux-based systems

  • Experience mentoring candidates and taking technological decisions

  • Experience with Agile methodologies

  • The desire to be constantly learning and ability to see new challenges as a great opportunity to keep growing

Additional Information

What you’ll get from us - benefits

  • Competitive compensation package

  • A unique position in an international and dynamic environment

  • Opportunity to shape the way we work. Your feedback and opinions are valued at all levels of the organisation

  • The chance to be a key player in a growing, highly skilled team

  • Great colleagues and a healthy working environment

  • Benefits including private health insurance, stock purchase plan and bonus

  • Flexibility to work when and how you want - flexible hours, choose your phone and computer

  • Career development, including individual training budget and language classes

  • Flexible benefits programme (transport, restaurants, child-care, etc)

  • 26 days of holidays

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