Junior Software Engineer Scala (f/m/d)

Job description


zooplus is building an in-house big data platform that will allow us to scale our data strategy for the future. In this role you will have the opportunity to be working in the development of a cutting-edge data platform that is core for the company. You will join an agile team, goal oriented, and with other experienced. Your focus will be the backend development but will also contribute to the rest of the needs of the team like infrastructure management or frontend development if needed to reach the goal of the product. Our tech stack includes (but is far from limited to):

  • Scala, JavaScript (Vue.js)
  • Argo, Akka, Spark, Parquet, Flux, Jenkins, Kubernetes, Terraform
  • AWS (Athena, EKS, Aurora …)

Our way of working is composed of Scrum, Extreme Programming (XP) and Lean Software practices. The cross-functional dev team holds full ownership, from idea to production with a DevOps mindset: you build it you run it.

We’re an agile company, our IT Culture fosters cross-functional teams (a.k.a Feature Teams) where the focus is on product specialization, and trust is one of our core values.

What you will be responsible for

We’re looking for a person that will help the team with the development of our big data platform:

  • Software development focused on big data with a variety of languages and tools
  • Implement backend services in Scala, using Akka and Spark
  • Create and refactor REST API endpoints
  • Support on the development and design the web UI of the product
  • Work with Amazon Web Services
  • Develop and design the web UI of our applications with performance, scalability and simplicity in mind and following best practices for frontend software development.
  • You build it, you run it, you own it. From development to production.


What we are looking for

To work together in an optimal way in this position, we wish your qualifications to include:

     · (Desirable) BS/M. Tech in Computer Science or related field

     · 1+ years of experience in software engineering in general1

     · Experience in Scala (Akka and Spark are a plus)

     · Knowledge on how to design and build REST APIs

     · Experience working with cloud platforms (ideally AWS)

     · Experience with relational databases (Oracle, Postgres, MySQL...)

     · Knowledge of Scrum and familiarity with how they apply in the software development context

     · Fluent English

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 benefits such as:

    28 labour days of vacation (plus December 24th and 31st)

    Flexibility first. Enter from 7 am to 10 am and organise yourself.

    🏠 Remote working flexibility (up to 60% remote).

    🏬 Offices in the city center of Madrid. Modern working spaces with table tennis, foosball, fresh fruit, beverages and company events.

    🏥 Private medical healthcare insurance for all our employees.

    📖 Continuous development through internal and external training opportunities.

    🎤 Participate in the technology community through our meetups and conferences.

    ✏ English, German and Spanish language courses.

    💲 Discount in our zooplus shop for all our employees.

    🤝 Referral program. You will receive a bonus by helping us finding the best talent.

    🌍 We encourage diversity, meet our motivated and friendly teammates from over 50 nationalities.

Did we make you curious?

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