Senior Scala Engineer in Barcelona or Remote


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Stuart (DPD Group) is a sustainable 🌱 last-mile logistics company that connects retailers and e-merchants to a fleet of geolocalised couriers across several countries in Europe.

Our Mission 🚀
We are an impact-driven company that aims to build the future of logistics for a more sustainable world: shared, efficient and reliable. We are committed to creating a new standard for urban deliveries that meet today’s environmental and social challenges while offering a premium delivery experience blending speed, flexibility and convenience.

Our motto: “Make every delivery a moment all of us can truly celebrate!” More than 3000+ leading brands already partner with us across Restaurants, Grocery, Retail & Luxury, eCommerce and Professional Services to deliver all types of goods at the tap of a button. Stuart is a highly diverse and inclusive company of 700+ employees with 90+ nationalities working across France 🇫🇷, Italy 🇮🇹, Poland 🇵🇱, Portugal 🇵🇹, Spain 🇪🇸 and the U.K. 🇬🇧

It’s the right moment and the right place for us to make an impact on millions of people, as home delivery services hit a record high. And guess what? You can help us fulfil our vision 🙌

Let's talk about the Platform Team ⭐️

The Platform Engineering team's vision is to be the best last-mile delivery Software as a Service (SaaS) and our goal is to provide a reliable and scalable delivery platform for our clients and drivers. Interesting and meaningful, this project will really make a difference for our business. Together, we're building the world’s most advanced and scalable delivery management platform and crafting the future of logistics for a sustainable world: shared, efficient, and reliable 🚀 This role will have a huge impact in our amazing Platform Engineering team to help build a complex but stable real-time logistics system on Scala 🙌
As Stuart grows the team grows which means there's lots of room for real career development! 💫

What will I be doing? 🤔

    • Dive deep into the core of real-time service and produce high-quality code that can help answer questions from business, operations and clients.
    • Work together with our data science team to implement optimal algorithms that would help the system to better solve the problem of assigning each package to the perfect driver according to several parameters in the minimum time possible.
    • Work with spatial information and build leverageable solutions that our Front-end team will use to create powerful visualizations of a city’s deliveries.
    • Plans and introduces changes as needed.
    • We operate a flexible on-call policy within each service team with extensive training and no expectation to participate until each team member is fully integrated.
    • There is also the opportunity to take part in additional departmental efforts such as hiring, running community talks, defining team processes and other such ways to contribute to culture and growth on the team.

What do we need from you? 😎

    • Fluency in English.
    • 5+ years of experience working with Scala, Java or any other similar language.
    • Experience with large scale data/distributed systems critical for the business.
    • Strong Functional Programming experience, and a true passion for writing high-quality code.
    • Experience with test-driven development.
    • Experience with API-based architecture.

The stuff you wanna know 😉

    • Family-friendly work-life balance - work from home and flexible hours
    • Option to work remotely anywhere in 🇫🇷 🇬🇧 🇪🇸 🇵🇱 🇵🇹 🇮🇹
    • Food allowance on top of salary 🥗
    • Unlimited access to Udemy or/and Audible for all your learning and development needs
    • Stuart Academy with regular workshops, Stu-Classes, and Stu-Talks
    • Stuart is putting Mental Health Awareness first! Wellness Allowance to use in any gym or sport class 🧘
    • Private healthcare 🧑‍⚕️
    • Work in an international, dynamic and passionate environment with a company culture focused on learning and development
    • And others depending on your location 🌍
You’ve read all this way but you’re missing a skill or two? No problem, it’s our job to up-skill you to take your career to the next level. What we’re trying to say is, don’t be afraid to apply if you don’t tick all the boxes 💪

At Stuart, we believe that employees today want to evolve in collaborative, high-growth environments where they can demonstrate their abilities and thrive both professionally and personally. We are convinced that employees need to find alignment between their inner values and their company’s culture and mission to unlock their full potential. We work to create a culture of empowerment, continuous learning and growth where everyone can bring expertise, own projects and easily measure their impact 🙌

Stuart is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace dedicated to promoting diversity. We don’t discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability status 💙

Please note: Our Talent Acquisition Team is international coming from across the world 🌍 We kindly ask you to please submit your CV and application in English so that it can be reviewed correctly (unless the job posting is in a language other than English). Thank you 🤗

About Stuart

  • Logistics

  •  Barcelona, Spain

  • 1-50 employees

  • 2015

Stuart is speeding up the way local goods are transported in a city by allowing anyone to deliver anything at any time. Connecting people and businesses with local couriers, Stuart is the on-demand urban logistics app & platform that will transform our daily life.

Stuart mission is to become the on-demand delivery leader in every supercity of the world through a simpler, quicker and cheaper transportation model.

From data scientists to restless couriers, designers to operation managers… Stuart strength rests upon our plurality of skills and expertise, building up our unique team. They operate from their headquarters in Barcelona, as in Paris, Brussels, London and Berlin, the first cities they'll ride through.

Co-Founded in 2015 by D. Leca (Sparrow founder acquired by Google in 2012), Stuart is now backed by great entrepreneurs such as J.D. Blanc (Allociné), J.A. Granjon ( and O. Mathiot (PriceMinister), with a total investment of €22 million.

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