Senior Backend Engineer

Commencis, Full Time, Remote

Join us in paving the way for a thriving digital society!

Commencis has more than two decades of expertise in the world of experience design, software engineering and cloud technologies. Our products and solutions are used by leading brands in financial services, insurance, airlines and retail in more than 20 countries.

We help our clients around the globe to commence their next evolution and pave the way for a thriving digital society. We love discovering what’s next. We value collaboration, curiosity, and an open mindset at work.

If you share the same passion with our fellow Commencers, then let us unleash your world-class potential!

The position in a nutshell:
Commencis is in search of a Senior Backend Engineer who will be responsible for the complete lifecycle of scalable, secure and well designed software products from research and design to implementation. You’ll be working closely with designers, analysts, quality assurance and other teams to translate each design into real-life products.

Key Responsibilities

  • Writing well designed, reusable, testable and secure code by applying best software development practices
  • Designing and  implementing low-latency, high-availability and performant applications
  • Architecting well defined APIs for user facing elements developed by front end developers
  • Collaborating in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Participating and conducting code reviews
  • Discovering, learning and implementing new technologies
  • Mentoring junior team members in best practices

Qualifications & Experience

  • BSc/MSc/Ph.D. degree in Computer Science or a related field or equivalent work experience
  • At least 5+ years of professional software engineering experience in designing and building backend systems
  • Proficiency with Java, Spring Boot or Quarkus
  • Working knowledge with Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft Azure, and/or any other cloud computing service provider
  • Proficiency with OOP concepts, large-scale software architecture, networking, and distributed system and UNIX/Linux environments
  • Good understanding of fundamental design principles for a scalable application
  • Familiarity with relational and non-relational databases, key-value stores, and search engines (MySQL, Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, MongoDB, Redis, Elasticsearch, etc.)
  • Basic understanding of front-end technologies such as JavaSript, HTML5, and CSS3
  • Strong unit test and debugging skills
  • Proficiency in code versioning tools such as Git
  • Strong sense of analytical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Highly Effective time management and multitasking skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Advanced communication skills in English (both writing and speaking)

Nice to have

  • Experience with Service-oriented architecture, microservices and REST APIs
  • Experience in architecting, designing and implementing large scale systems
  • Proficiency in distributed systems and concurrent programming
  • Familiarity with Docker and/or Kubernetes
  • Working knowledge with Amazon Web Services , Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft Azure and/or any other cloud computing service provider
  • Experience or willing to learn large scale stream processing technologies
  • Prior experience with SCRUM/Agile methodologies
  • Contributions to OpenSource projects
  • Passionate focus on CI/CD practices

Why Commencis?

We want people to thrive at Commencis. Here are what Commencers like about working at Commencis.

Competitive compensation & benefits: Competitive salary, private health insurance, pension & retirement plans (company backed pension system), meal card & commute compensation, paid birthday-off

Happier Weekdays: We offer flexible working hours including remote working option. Online events, guest speakers, refreshments in the office, meeting-light culture and many more to enjoy the weekdays.

Never Stop Learning: We support learning and development programs for pretty much anything. And provide you the opportunity to reach the leading online e-learning platforms like Udemy & libraries.

Community & Socials: We are a tight-knit community and love gathering together. Happy hours, workshops, new year party, city tours, Summer Campus are only some of our social activities.

Open culture: We offer a flat organization, direct & open communication culture. We value Commencers’ voice, and address any suggestions and questions you ask.