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Gothenburg: Senior/Principal Backend Engineer

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

As an engineer in the information retrieval team at Meltwater you'll be building petabyte-scale search and analytics systems using the latest technologies.

The details of the position and its seniority is flexible. Are you a senior engineer looking to develop leadership abilities, or a principal engineer that wants to learn more about big data and machine learning? Come talk to us and discover how we can tailor the role toward you.

Our Gothenburg team owns the most central part of Meltwater’s products, the search platform which plays a key role in the retrieval and analysis of all of the company’s editorial and social media assets. Every day we add hundreds of millions of news articles, tweets and Facebook posts to our repositories.

On the software side we're heavy on Java and Kotlin, with some Spring, RxJava and plenty of microservices thrown in. We use Python for data science, machine learning and linear optimization purposes. Long experience with Java or Python is however not a requirement, and we may indeed prefer a polyglot with a demonstrated history of rapidly acquiring new skills.

We run on AWS and are heavy users of AWS services, Elasticsearch, Cassandra, Terraform, Docker; with a sprinkling of other database and messaging technologies depending on the need. Having an interest in search engines, big data analytics, infrastructure, systems engineering and distributed systems would definitely help you in this job.

At Meltwater we’re creating the next generation media intelligence solutions for a global client base. We’re an international company with engineering offices on 3 continents and sales offices all over the world. Our culture is based on a fundamental belief in people with a passion for learning new things and develop themselves. Our office is located on Avenyn where five development teams work.

We're strong believers in team autonomy, DevOps culture and continuous delivery. Meltwater development teams fully own and operates their subsystems and infrastructure, and runs on-call rotations.

If you get excited when talking about distributed systems at scale, or innovating on new ways to gain insights from all the world's information then you'll love working with us.

Skills & Requirements

Some qualities we hope to find in you

  • You’re curious and take pleasure in learning new things

  • You enjoy solving problems together with others

  • A Bachelor or higher degree in Computer Science or equivalent

  • You can carry an English conversation

  • You're living in Gothenburg or willing to relocate

  • You're a resident of EU or have a Swedish work permit

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 builds digital intelligence and marketing solutions for a global client base. 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!

Read on our underthehood blog to see which problems our engineers are solving. Also have a look at what life is like at Meltwater. We are more than 1200 people across the globe, so there is a lot going on. To learn even more about who we are and what we do, visit our company profiles on Xing, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.


Mikael Johansson | Hiring Manager

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Meltwater Product & Engineering

Gothenburg
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