Back-end Engineer (Messaging) in Barcelona


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Job Description

The Messaging team owns the software and infrastructure that sends over eight million messages every day and serves millions of customers worldwide. Up to 10 marketplaces globally use our infrastructure and integrate their applications using our SDKs to enable chat on their websites. With more than 30 people in the team, split into three squads from areas such as UX, Product, Data, and Tech, we work together to develop top-of-the-line software products and provide the best experience to our marketplaces’ users.


What you'll do:

  • Help build state of the art systems that have real revenue-generating impact

  • Engineer and implement highly scalable systems using the best development practises and tools

  • Help define our development environment and communicate the best development practises within the organisation (i.e. code reviews, testing, etc)

  • Continuously monitor the quality of our systems and design measurements to monitor their health (both the engineering systems and data integrity)

  • Keep on top of the latest and greatest developments in distributed systems and the cloud

  • Work closely with other teams (Stakeholders, Data Science, Product and UX) at Adevinta to drive product development

  • Be curious: experiment with new solutions yet be pragmatic and committed to code optimisation, maintainability and quality

Who you are: ​​​​

  • A creative person, who can help us raise the bar, challenge our current setup and improve our solution - you love developing good quality software

  • You use your voice. Good written, spoken and interpersonal communication skills; technical and business level English is a must

  • Eager to celebrate the success with the team but who is also ready to learn from mistakes in order to improve

  • Experience with development best practises: Pair programming, code review, clean code, CI/CD preferably with experience in Travis and Spinnaker

  • Understands quality by design and consistently works with Unit testing, Integration Testing, (JUnit, Testcontainers, etc.)

  • Familiar with REST APIs, and Microservices architecture

  • Experience or desire to learn Kotlin - it’s the main programming language we use, but we’re happy to help you learn if you haven’t worked with it before

  • Experience building and maintaining systems at scale is a plus: service discovery, load balancing, secret management, dynamic request routing, circuit breakers and deployment schemes (rolling updates, canary, etc.)

  • Experience with high traffic systems and distributed systems and databases is a plus

What you’ll 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)

  • Free daily breakfast

  • 26 days of holiday

Adevinta is a global digital player and the biggest marketplace specialist in Europe. We enable people around the world to buy and sell items on 30+ online marketplaces, connecting 250 million monthly users and helping local economies to grow sustainably.

With leading generalist marketplaces across Europe, exciting growth companies in Latin America and, Eastern Europe plus Tech Hubs in Barcelona and Paris, our teams balance local insights with global knowledge and scale to develop innovative digital products and services.

Adevinta’s Central Product & Tech teams in our in Barcelona and Paris offices lead development of components, services and technology used by our marketplaces around the world. Currently we employ more than 250 talented specialists within the areas of software engineering, product management, UX and big 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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