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Job Description

Our Serenity team provides a common platform and tools across our marketplaces to review all types of user-generated content to ensure it is of high quality and non-fraudulent. Millions of events pass through our system and are reviewed automatically by services and manually by local moderation teams.

As a Backend Engineer, you will play a key role in building a state-of-the-art scalable system. We want you to collaborate with the team to build a strong shared technological and domain expertise. Join us to work with the latest technologies in a tech-agnostic, international environment. 

Key responsibilities:

  • Design, develop, maintain and operate the global product

  • Role model documentation and world class APIs

  • Keep on top of the latest developments in distributed systems and cloud tech

  • Help to improve our ways of working and communicate best practices

  • Continuously monitor the health and quality of our systems

Work with technologies including: 

Python, Kotlin (some Java pending deprecation) /  Postgres, DynamoDB, Redis, ElasticSearch /  Kubernetes / Kafka, SQS / CI/CD: GHE, Travis CI, Spinnaker and Helm (investigating ArgoCD) / Observability: Datadog / Grafana Cloud


We are looking for an experienced Back End Engineer with:

  • Strong problem solving skills

  • Good understanding of systems design, algorithms and data structures

  • A desire to work innovatively with Python and Kotlin 

  • Experience with AWS or any public cloud

  • Experience with distributed computing technologies (not essential) 

  • Collaborative work experience with geographically distributed teams (not essential)

Additional Information

What you'll get from us:

  • Competitive compensation package

  • Opportunity to shape the way we work. Your feedback and opinions are valued at all levels of the organisation

  • Benefits including private health insurance, stock purchase plan and bonus

  • Flexibility to work when and how you want - flexible hours, autonomy to set your own agenda, choice of phone and computer

  • Smart Working Policy - work remotely some of the time, balanced with time in the office together with your team - between 5 and 45 days per quarter in the office

  • ‘Work from anywhere’ weeks - up to four weeks working from anywhere, as long as you have an internet connection!

  • Career development, including individual training budget and language classes and Adevinta Academies: specialised content built by our experts on Machine Learning, Agile, Leadership and more

  • Paris: Lunch tickets / 25 days of holiday + 10/12 / Summer bonus

  • Barcelona: Flexible benefits programme (transport, restaurants, child-care, etc) / Free daily breakfast / 26 days of holiday


Additional Information:

Adevinta is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability status.  

Covid-19: We’re reviewing the situation on a regular basis to ensure that we follow all local government guidelines and put the health of our people first. All interviews are currently taking place virtually. 

If anything you’ve read above ticks your boxes, then why not apply now to find out more!

Company Description

We’re Adevinta, a global leader in digital marketplaces. Our household name brands, including marktplaats in The Netherlands, Mobile.de in Germany and leboncoin in France, reach hundreds of millions of people every month. 

We’re all about matchmaking, and our sites help people find whatever they’re looking for in their local communities – whether it’s a car, an apartment, a sofa or a new job. Every connection made or item found makes a difference by creating a world where people share more and waste less. 

Our brands are supported by global Tech Hubs in Barcelona, Amsterdam, Paris and Berlin. Their goal is to develop common global products and innovation platforms which all of our brands can use. This means using cutting edge technology to create highly scalable, customisable and secure products and components that free up development time and leverage our access to global data.