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Lead Software Engineer Backend (Java/Scala)

Journi

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min. € 62,500 gross/year

Austria

Information Technology, Engineering

English

flexible, hybrid

Lead Software Engineer Backend (Java/Scala)

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your profile

We’re looking for an enthusiastic Lead Engineer who is passionate about building great products and loves being part of a motivated team of internationals.


Your bag of tricks:


  • 5+ years of development experience with a wide variety of languages including Java or Scala or any other JVM-based language (If you do not have experience with Scala: You are willing and interested in learning Scala)

  • You have excellent leadership skills and experience managing teams (or would like to improve in this area)

  • Consistent track record of developing backend applications (links to projects or GitHub are welcome!)

  • You know how to automate testing and deployment processes

  • You have strong communication & presentation skills

  • You are a self-starter with a strong ‘hands-on’ mentality & passion for solving problems

  • You work efficiently, prioritise workloads, and meet critical project deadlines

  • You are constantly learning, asking for feedback, and self-motivated

  • You are permitted to work in the EU/Austria (OR have a degree in Computer Science which is required to apply for an Austrian work permit)

  • You are able to relocate to / based in Vienna - the world’s most liveable city!


Nice to have (but not required):


  • Experience with the following technologies: PostgreSQL, Redis, Docker, AWS, Kubernetes

  • Experience working with statistical methods or machine learning algorithms


about the company

At Journi we’re building an app that allows customers to create beautiful photo books and other print products without effort. Using AI technology, we automatically create personalized designs based on the content our users want to print.

diversity statement

"We are proud to promote inclusion and diversity at Journi - no matter what race, nationality, gender, religion or sexual orientation - there is always a space for exceptional individuals in our team."

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your area of responsibility

  • Work as a backend developer in a cross functional product team

  • Build new features for our core backend web service and maintain cloud-based application infrastructure

  • Manage and lead a team of ~4 backend developers

  • Work with leads across the company to plan and execute quarterly goals

  • Share new ideas and make improvements to our process

the benefits

A happy team makes for a happy workplace. We wouldn’t be able to do what we are doing without our team and that’s why we offer:


  • A fair annual gross salary in accordance with the Collective Agreement, starting from €62,500. Our final offer depends on your experience and qualifications amongst other factors.

  • A bunch of awesome social benefits (incl. public transport card, health insurance, pension fund, in-house/online yoga, German classes and access to premium language learning app)

  • Daily lunch vouchers and a fully functional kitchen in our office with access to healthy and organic foods (cornflakes, fresh fruit, yoghurt, Italian portafilter coffee and a huge range of teas)

  • 25 vacation days per year as well as public holidays plus additional vacation day per year when being longer at the company

  • Team activities - annual team trip, get-togethers and digital events

  • Work in a fun, bright and award-winning office - built by the Journi Team! Including ping-pong and foosball to blow off steam

  • High-end computer (Mac) set-up and tools that will make you enjoy getting your work done

  • Flexible working hours (with core hours: 10am-4pm Mo-Th; and 10am-2pm on Fr)

  • Relocation and visa support for non-EU citizens: ONLY with finished Computer Science degree

  • Be part of a team of highly motivated and like-minded individuals who you can learn from and want to learn from you too!


Other benefits:


  • flexible working hours

  • professional development opportunities

  • extended vacation days

  • 🛂 visa sponsorship

  • ✈️ relocation support

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