Backend Engineer - Microservices, AWS (m/f/d)

 StepStone ·  12.03.2019 ·  Berlin ·  upday GmbH & Co. KG

upday is a personalised news service that is exclusive to Samsung devices. We combine editorial expertise and curation with the very latest personalisation technologies to bring our readers the stories that matter to them. Upday is a subsidiary of Axel Springer SE with our headquarters in Berlin. We are growing fast and looking for creative and committed people to help build the upday vision in our Berlin office. If you’re looking to join a international team full of fantastic talent that has the energy of a start-up but the stability of an established media company - look no further.

Your Job

About the Role

At upday we develop a highly scalable backend to deal with a current load of more than 5k hits per second during normal traffic conditions.

Our architecture is (micro-) service oriented, so you will have the chance to not only contribute to what already exists, but also to easily create and own your own parts of the system.

Ideally, you would have to develop backend services for our app features and be able to carefully design robust and resilient components, scalable during peak traffic hours. At the same time, you should take the responsibility to properly test and monitor the production system, setting alarms on the critical components and, when ready, serve the periodic on call duty with the rest of the team.



You strive to create both, top-quality code and a great product

You see problems yourself and take ownership in solving them

You and your team are responsible for the entire software development lifecycle from planning to coding to maintenance

Your Profile

You are looking for a full-time, on-site developer position in the heart of Berlin

You are a team player with experience working in an agile environment

You are keen to develop your skills, and those of your team

You have an interesting hobby such as brewing beer or space travel


Qualifications and Skillset:

An academic degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering or equivalent practical experience

Years of experience as a developer or whatever qualifies you for the position in question

Java, Spring-Boot

(Micro-) Service-oriented architectures

Persistence technologies (SQL, NoSQL)

Monitoring and maintenance of running systems

Experience with Amazon Web Services or any other cloud-based infrastructure service


Experience in any of the below would be a plus:

Understand CD/CI and build pipelines

Understand test automation

Understand how to scale applications and services

Asynchronous communication paradigms

DevOps experience: infrastructure management, networking, unix systems, infrastructure as a code, containerization...

Test Driven Development (TDD)

Interest in front-end technologies, e.g. React



What we offer

On top of this magnificent setup, upday will provide you with a wealth of benefits like:

of course, we have Football (Kicker), table tennis and all the other start-up gimmicks

all drinks free (water, beer, coffee, tea, club-mate, champagne on special occasions etc.) and fresh fruit twice a week

your choice of a MacBook or a Windows/Linux machine

a smart phone w/ contract

a very generous self-development budget to get certified or to travel to conferences all over the world

a competitive salary

chance to push your ideas and visions, in particular during the periodic hackathons

and more importantly: upday is backed directly by Axel Springer, so don't fear the cuts, money is not a problem ;)

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