Java Backend Software Engineer

Job description

Hello! I am a software engineer and I am part of a zooplus development team. My team is looking for a new colleague to work together and to contribute to the success of the team and the company. Let me tell you some of the main things that make me feel good and would be interesting for you.

Our work environment:

  • We are a team of 4 people (5 with you!)
  • Our team develop solutions for online marketing which means we are very focus on provide results and automate processes for traffic acquisition as Google Ads, Google for retail, Affiliates or SEO.
  • We are a data and cloud oriented team.
  • Scrum is our way of work, and we feel like agile environment it is not only inside the team, but also in the whole organization since our managers are aligned to it.
  • The environment is very friendly and sometimes we do some activities together after work also of course with other teams. There is no strict dress code here so you can come with a simple t-shirt.
  • We are used to do pair programming, learning from each other, this way we can share knowledge between us and of course from newcomers like you.
  • Our daily tasks are related to developing new features, maintaining team products and improving all the infrastructure we need for it, so we also would like to have a colleague that likes to be cross-functional
  • We like to learn and deliver good quality products and for that we think that continuous delivery, clean code and DevOps mindset it is the best way to do it
  • English is the official language of the company, sometimes we have mates from other countries inside our teams or we call to synchronize with other teams located in Krakow or Munich. Being able to communicate in English is a must. 


  • Team player
  • Strong backend background using Java
  • Knowledge of clean code principles and design patterns
  • Agile, testing and DevOps mindset willing to learn all the team duties
  • Able to understand and solve challenging problems
  • Python knowledge is a plus
  • English at working language level (Spanish/German is a plus)

And of course, these are the technologies/frameworks we use:

  • Java, Groovy, Python
  • Amazon Web Services and cloud deployments (terraform, docker...)
  • Spark Java, Karate framework
  • CI/CD with Jenkins pipeline
  • Monitoring (Grafana, Kibana, Sensu)
  • Marathon, Chronos
  • Scrum, Pair Programming, Peer Reviewing
  • Angular2+

What we are offering you

Become a part of our success story and seize the opportunity to take on a real challenge in a dynamically growing company where there is huge scope for development and short decision-making processes. We are offering you a versatile, international-facing role in our motivated team with colleagues from all over Europe. Our Spanish office is at a great location in Madrid, with great infrastructure links. Additionally, we offer many competitive benefits such as:

  • Competitive salary
  • 28 days’ vacation (plus Dec 24 and 31 when they fall on a labor day)
  • Flexible working hours
  • Medical insurance
  • Free drinks and fresh fruit
  • Discount in zooplus shop…

If you didn’t know about us:

Zooplus AG was founded in Munich in 1999 and today it is Europe's leading e-tailer for pet food and pet supplies. With an annual double-digit growth rate, we have already successfully rolled out our business model in 30 European countries with over 6,8 million active costumers and 1,524 billion Euro revenue in 2019. At zooplus, we believe e-commerce to be the sales model of today and for the future.

Did we make you curious?

Then send us your application in English via our online application form