Senior Backend Software Engineer in Barcelona


Est. Salary
35,000 - €55,000
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Job Description

XING is the social network for business professionals with millions of members all over the world. Help us shape the future – for a better working life!
We currently have an opening at our headquarters in Barcelona for a Senior Backend Software Engineer.

A challenging task

  • You will be part of a cross-functional team of backend, React/iOS/Android engineers, designers and product owners
  • You will build and extend existing backend services that power our Jobs & Job Search product lines
  • You will be working on our journey to migrate from a few monolithic services to a micro services & event sourcing based architecture
  • You will be applying and coming up with best practices for continous deployment and automated testing using cutting edge technologies like Kubernetes
  • You will mentor your team members on best practices for backend development

Aconvincing background

  • You have a test-driven development mindset, and strive for building testable, predictable and simple code
  • You have experience with functional programming and concurrency concepts
  • You have experience with micro service architectures and distributed systems
  • You are polyglot and know multitude of languages and can pick the right ones for the task
  • You have experience with Scala & Java ecosystems, and will not be shy about delving into a Ruby codebase and contribute
  • You have ideally been contributing to open source projects
  • You enjoy working in agile teams with a focus on sharing knowledge with your colleagues sitting next to you or on the other side of Europe
  • You pay attention to detail without losing sight of the goal, have a sense of ownership and pride in the quality of your work
  • You have a good sense of humor, an unpretentiousness and humbleness towards other people and are eager to work in a multicultural environment
  • You are fluent in English

An inspiring environment

  • Training, conferences and many opportunities to learn, experiment and grow.
  • A great, multicultural and diverse environment.
  • Regular innovation weeks
  • Flexible working hours and some days "work from home"
  • Restaurant tickets, fresh fruit, coffee, snacks and much more.
  • Flexible compensation plan, if you wish to diversify and increase your net salary.
  • Spanish / German lessons.
  • A mobile device of your choice as well for private use (iPhone, iPad, Android…).
  • A sunny office located in the centre of Barcelona, with a large terrace.
  • Flexible Compensation Plan: Health insurance/ Transport/ Nursery Tickets
  • 26 + 4 working days of holidays
  • Competitive salary and a Permanent contract
  • Large, highly distributed platform with over 14 million users.
  • A variety of technologies and languages: Perl, Ruby on Rails, Java, Scala, Elasticsearch, REST, React, AMQP, Linux, Hadoop, Riak, MongoDB, MySQL, Solr, iOS, Android, Backbone.js, Git, Jenkins…
  • Relocation pack if needed.

We're looking forward to hearing from you!

We're an Open Source contributor ( ) and we also organise public user groups and coding events, such as Ruby on Rails and other Tech Meetups.
Check our Twitter account!


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