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Senior Backend Software Engineer

  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Berlin
  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Berlin

Job Description

We are looking for an experienced Backend Software Engineer to help Meltwater build the next generation content & enrichment platform. Content & Enrichment platform is an organization of 20+ engineers, product owners, and agile coaches across the world. You will be located in Berlin, joining a team focused on People & Audience mission that provides our applications teams and external customers high quality, accurate and consistent metadata on journalists and influencers.

Please note that at this point in time, we are only considering candidates residing within the EU.

About the team in Berlin

You will join a very dynamic and diverse group of software engineers coming from various parts of the world! We are working fully remote at the moment but do meet in our Berlin office occasionally to catch up in person.

What we love to do

We build solutions powered by Docker, Drone, PostgreSQL, Kafka, RabbitMQ, and Elasticsearch. Our choice of languages is Kotlin and Ruby. Our applications are deployed in the AWS cloud with Kubernetes being our favorite deployment target. We take great pride in making data-driven decisions and having a DevOps mindset.

Our challenge for you

As a vital part of the team, you will be facing challenging problems in building & maintaining middleware services and APIs to a wide range of internal and external customers. If you are an amazing software engineer and some of the following points resonate with you, you should definitely apply!

  • Be accountable for all aspects of your work, from research and analysis to testing, deployment, and operating the application in production

  • Actively evolve our agile development process together with us (Scrum and Kanban)

  • Apply best practices for testing, documentation, to ensure overall quality — and helping the team to monitor and improve where necessary

  • Commitment to excellence and mastery: We want to keep getting better together!

  • Write code that your peers praise for its elegance and readability

  • Mentoring and coaching a growing team of developers

Skills & Requirements

  • Knowledge of or willingness to learn Ruby and Kotlin

  • Knowledge of front-end technologies (HTML/CSS/JS)

  • Knowledge of AWS services and cloud deployment

  • Experience with Relational and NoSQL databases as well as ElasticSearch

  • A DevOps mind with enthusiasm for deployment automation / Infrastructure-as-code

  • A degree in computer science or a comparable qualification

  • Experience with Kafka and/or broker-based architectures is a plus

  • Experience with Kubernetes is a plus

  • Experience with building and running applications in production

  • Enthusiasm for Microservices architecture and distributed systems

  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills and a demonstrated ability to find creative solutions to technical problems

  • Fluent in English (don’t know German? no problem!)

Great Place to Work

  • Competitive Salary

  • Fresh fruits & free drinks

  • Internal hackathons

  • Personal Branding Support

  • Ergonomic desks and chairs

  • Great hardware

  • Opportunities to travel in Europe and the U.S.

  • Open Source Contributions

  • Conferences and Tech Talks

About the company

Meltwater, a pioneer of media intelligence and now Outside Insight, gives businesses the information advantage they need to stay ahead. More than 26,000 companies have used Meltwater’s media intelligence to stay on top of billions of online conversations and extract relevant insights to strategically manage their brands. Meltwater is dedicated to personal, global service built on the local expertise of 55 offices across six continents. Meltwater is also committed to fostering the data science ecosystem through MEST, a pan-African entrepreneurial program and incubator, and Shack15, a global data science community. Learn more at meltwater.com.

All of our solutions are fully web-based, offered as a service, and based on a modern technology stack. This is your opportunity to be part of a small agile team within a big multinational organization!

We are more than 1500 people across the globe, so there is a lot going on. We believe in diversity and inclusion, and building teams with a wide variety of backgrounds and perspectives. This approach not only raises the quality of our products for our customers, but makes collaboration along the way much more fun.

Read our underthehood blog to see which problems our engineers are solving. Also have a look at what life is like at Meltwater and visit our company profiles on LinkedIn, Xing, Facebook, and Twitter.

Alinur Goksel | Contact Person

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