Backend Engineer (Platform Services - ORKA Team)
Barcelona, Spain
hace 1 día

Company Description

Were Adevinta, a global leader in digital marketplaces that reaches hundreds of millions of people each month through our household name brands across 16 countries.

Were all about matchmaking, and our sites help people find whatever theyre looking for in their local communities whether its a car, an apartment, a sofa or a new job.

Every connection made or item found makes a difference by creating a world where people share more and waste less.

Our brands are supported by global Tech Hubs in Paris, Berlin, Barcelona and Amsterdam. Their goal is to develop common global products and innovation platforms which all of our brands can use.

This means using cutting edge technology to create highly scalable, customisable and secure products and components that free up development time and leverage our access to global data.

Job Description

The Orka team is a platform team responsible for simplifying the complexity of Kubernetes from the product developer experience and orchestrating application deployments among our fleet of Kubernetes clusters.

The scale of Adevinta as a company, drives us to work, build and operate innovative solutions to overcome unresolved scaling problems around operating a fleet of Kubernetes clusters.

This includes transparent upgrading of applications to higher Kubernetes versions or re-balancing applications between clusters to keep their size under control without downtime for our customers.

What youll do

Develop prototypes quickly, but deliver production code that can scale to our user base.

Be involved in a full spectrum of backend engineering, including new features and new applications, maintainability of existing products and customer support.

Work with product owners and designers to prioritize and refine features.

Implement highly scalable systems, using the best development practices and tools

Creation of REST services and APIs

Event-driven, cloud hosted services programming

Be creative and experiment with new solutions but pragmatic and committed to code optimization, maintainability, and quality

Who you are

BA / BS degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, or other Science field.

Strong team player with a positive attitude.

Good communication skills.

Good foundations on Agile methodologies.

Strong tech foundations (Software Engineering, Ops / DevOps, Cloud / Distributed Systems).

Deep knowledge in Java. Git is a plus.

RESTful APIs design.

Global mindset / engineering teams and components at scale.

Structured, analytical, with also good foundations on Agile methodologies / working frameworks.

Strong problem-solving skills.

Experience and a strong interest in modern development tools and practices.

You build it, you run it mindset.

Additional Information

What youll get from us

Competitive compensation package

A unique position in an international and dynamic environment

Opportunity to shape the way we work. Your feedback and opinions are valued at all levels of the organisation

The chance to be a key player in a growing, highly skilled team

Great colleagues and a healthy working environment

Benefits including private health insurance, stock purchase plan and bonus

Flexibility to work when and how you want - flexible hours, choose your phone and computer

Career development, including individual training budget and language classes

Flexible benefits programme (transport, restaurants, child-care, etc)

26 days of holidays

Additional Information

Adevinta is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability status.

If anything youve read above ticks your boxes, then why not apply now to find out more!


The health of our employees is very important to us. Due to Covid-19 all of our employees currently have the option to work from home full-time or, depending on the local situation and government regulations, they may go into the office following all safety protocols.

This means that our interviews are currently taking place virtually. We are reviewing the situation on a regular basis and want to ensure that we follow all governmental guidelines and put the health of our people first.

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