Senior Backend Software Engineer - Mobile Apps (f/m/d)

Job description

We are looking for an experienced Senior Backend Software Engineer to join our Mobile Apps teams at zooplus, Europe’s leading e-tailer for pet food and pet supplies. With an annual double-digit growth rate, we have already successfully rolled out our business model in 30 European countries and we are expecting further sustainable growth in European e-commerce.

We are an ambitious and creative team on our mission to shape the future of mobile apps. In your role as Mobile Backend Engineer, you will define, extend and maintain the services that power our mobile apps. Your experience and opinions matter, so you will also play a vital role in planning and defining new features. Free thinking and collaboration are highly encouraged!

Here are some things about our way of working that we take pride in:

  • We work in small self-organized teams, respecting and valuing everyone´s opinion
  • We learn from each other and share knowledge, through pair programming, code reviews, hackathons, and trainings
  • We deliver value by developing new features, maintaining existing products, and improving all the infrastructure we need for it
  • We build quality into our code by following clean code principles and DevOps practices - you build it, you run it
  • We have embraced diversity, having colleagues from over 50 countries. This means our working language is English
  • Tech Stack for that position is Java, Python, AWS (for example API Gateway, Lambdas, RDS...)


Must have

  • 5+ years practical experience in software development with Java, Spring, Python, REST API concepts, understanding of databases
  • Hands-on experience with DevOps tools and practices (Kubernetes, CI, monitoring and alerting, AWS) and design patterns
  • Drive for quality: Clean Code principles, TDD, knowing when to apply best practices
  • Shared ownership mindset: as a self-organized, autonomous teams, we take end-to-end responsibility for what we deliver together
  • Fluency in English and good communication skills

Nice to have

  • Experience with writing services meeting the specific needs of mobile apps
  • Experience with Backend For Frontend approach
  • Experience with GraphQL

What we are offering you

Become a part of our success story and seize the opportunity to take on a real challenge in a dynamically growing company where there is huge scope for development and short decision-making processes. We are offering you a versatile, international-facing role in our motivated team with colleagues from all over Europe. Our Austrian office is at a great location in Vienna, with excellent infrastructure links. Additionally, we offer many benefits such as:

✈️ 28 labour days of vacation (plus December 24th and 31st)

⏰ Flexible and remote working

🎡 Modern office in the city center close to Schwedenplatz with a great view over Vienna

🐾 Discount in our zooplus shop for all our employees

💰 Employee discount program for several online shops

💬 German language courses on company premises

🚌 Free public transport ticket

☕ Free drinks and fresh fruit in the office kitchen

📖 Continuous development through internal and external training opportunities

🎈 Company events

🌎 We encourage diversity! Meet our motivated and friendly teammates from over 50 nationalities

The gross annual salary for this position (38.5 hours/week) is minimum 50,000 EUR depending on your qualification and experience.

Did we make you curious?

Then send us your application in English via our online application form!

Join us and drive our success with your personal experience, your passion, your entrepreneurial thinking and your will to take over real ownership!