Back-end Engineer in Barcelona


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Job Description

Platform Service’s mission is to accelerate Adevinta's product development by providing internal platforms that enable engineers to effectively deliver secure, reliable and efficient software.


The Engineering Productivity team sits within Platform Services and their mission is to provide tools and services to all of Adevinta’s Engineering Teams to enable them to increase the quality and throughput of software systems related to their core business.

The team provides automation of all the steps from code to production, as well as providing insight metrics on the team's development flows.

What you'll 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 prioritise 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 optimisation, maintainability and quality

Who you are

  • BA/BS degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, or other Science field or equivalent work experience

  • Strong team player with a positive attitude

  • Deep knowledge of Java (Scala, Go and Python are pluses)

  • RESTful APIs design

  • Experience with SQL and NoSQL databases

  • Experience with AWS or any other cloud platform

  • Experience with Agile methodologies

What you'll get from us


  • Competitive compensation package

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

  • Benefits including private health insurance, stock purchase plan and bonus

  • Flexibility to work when and how you want - flexible hours, autonomy to set your own agenda, choice of phone and computer

  • Smart Working Policy: work remotely some of the time, balanced with time in the office together with your team

  • ‘Work from anywhere’ weeks - up to four weeks working from anywhere, including from another country, as long as you have an internet connection!

  • Career development, including individual training budget and language classes

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

  • Free daily breakfast

  • 26 days of holiday

Additional information

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


Covid-19: We’re reviewing the situation on a regular basis to ensure that we follow all local government guidelines and put the health of our people first. All interviews are currently taking place virtually.


If anything you’ve read above ticks your boxes, then why not apply now to find out more?

We’re Adevinta, a global leader in digital marketplaces. Our household name brands, including Marktplaats in the Netherlands, in Germany and Leboncoin in France, reach hundreds of millions of people every month.

We’re all about matchmaking, and our sites help people find whatever they’re looking for in their local communities – whether it’s 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 Barcelona, Amsterdam, Paris and Berlin. 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.


About Adevinta

Adevinta is a marketplace specialist. We help our local digital marketplaces thrive through global connections and networks of knowledge. Our marketplaces unlock the full value in every person, place and thing – helping local communities prosper and leaving a positive footprint on the world.

What we do

We serve people where they live, acknowledging what’s special about every culture and every place. That’s why we develop leading local brands which form an integral part of life for our users, with an average of 1.5 billion visits to our sites every month.

We want to make a positive change in the world by helping everyone and everything find a new purpose. We believe every house can be a home, every person has a role to play, and every object can live a second life – they only have to find their matching need. Our marketplaces create these matches, supporting local communities and building a sustainable future.

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