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Software engineer

  • Budapest, Hungary
  • Budapest, Hungary

We are looking for a mid-level Backend Software Engineer to help Meltwater build the next-generation content ingestion platform. Content (Meltwater's Content & Ingestion division) is a team of 20+ engineers, product owners, and agile coaches across the world. You will join a team focused on editorial content ingestion, thus providing our customers with the highest quality, most relevant, and timely content possible. Our team is currently located in Budapest, but we also offer a flexible work from anywhere policy. We’re also working with other teams from all over the world on a daily basis, so you’ll truly work and meet with lots of different kinds of people.

About the team

You will join a very dynamic, autonomous team of four people. While we already all have families, we also enjoy after work team activities, so younger people can also find their place among us. Our current team setup was created 1,5 years ago, but we’ve also worked together on our previous, bigger team, so you can say that our group collaboration is pretty mature. In our team there are no dedicated roles, meaning everyone works on everything, and we are giving special attention to not create knowledge silos in the team, as we all are responsible for all of our services together. While each of us have different skill sets and technical preferences, we love to learn from and help each other, so this is the right place for you if you want to boost your career and improve your skills.

Our team’s mission

Our team mostly works with web crawlers that ingest public or private documents from the internet. We periodically get information from the web and extract relevant data to be served for Meltwater’s clients. While we are currently a backend heavy team, in the future, it’s possible that we would have some simpler tasks on the frontend side as well, so we’re looking for someone who would be open to venture into unknown territories.

Our services are implemented by building on the most modern containerization and serverless technologies, hosting them on either Kubernetes or AWS’s technologies. Because we are an autonomous team and our applications are deployed in the cloud, we take great pride in the DevOps mindset and skills that allow us to manage all of our services and resources as a team. This means that we 100% own our services, from designing, through deploying to maintaining them, making sure they’re up all the time. To enable us to always keep our services running, our team does a weekly on-call rotation, meaning we’re looking after our components even in our free time. Once you’re up-to-speed and comfortable within our team, you’d be expected to join the on-call rotation.

As for technologies, our most used tools from AWS’s offerings are Lambda, ECS, DynamoDB, Postgres Aurora, S3, SQS and SNS, just to name a few. We also build upon and use Kafka and Kubernetes provided by different Meltwater teams. We also put great emphasis on monitoring our applications using the mix of the ELK stack, Grafana and Datadog.

Skills & Requirements

What we offer:

  • Work in a completely autonomous team with freedom to make any decisions about tech stack, architecture, design and coding principles.
  • Opportunity to learn from both Meltwater internal (Hackathon days, DevOpsIcon unconference) or external (online courses, conferences, books) sources.
  • Cozy office in the heart of Budapest with awesome sight or/and possibility to work from anywhere in Hungary
  • DevOps mindset
  • Work in a friendly team

What we expect from you:

  • Java or similar programing language experience (2-3+ years)
  • Spring or similar application framework experience
  • Relational or NoSQL (document/key-value) database knowledge
  • CI/CD experience/knowledge
  • Experience with live production systems

Nice to have:

  • AWS or other Cloud system knowledge/experience
  • Open mind for frontend development
  • Familiarity with infrastructure as code (we use Terraform)
  • Knowledge of Unix/Linux systems and bash/shell scripting
  • Basics of web: HTML, HTTP and other web related knowledge
  • Fundamentals of low level resources: networking, operating systems, file systems (for legacy systems and for the management of AWS resources)

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 30,000 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 2000 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.

Equal Opportunity

Meltwater is firmly committed to affording equal employment opportunities to all candidates and employees alike without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, marital status disability, veteran status and we treat each individual with respect and dignity.

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Hans-Gunther Schmidt | Contact Person

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