We are looking to hire a backend software engineer to join our team. Our ideal candidate - team player, proactive in communication, able to make decisions and take responsibility for it, a person who truly believes that it’s better to prevent issues than to fix them

From our start-up client from the Netherlands, you will be defining and developing a new digital international B2B commodities trading marketplace from scratch. Together with Tech Lead/Architect you will create an architectural design and define the backend tech stack for the future product. You will be working in a compact team of 7 people at a fast pace with an extensive span of control and responsibility

Our co-located team in Kyiv collaborates closely with colleagues and the client in the Netherlands. The users will be from around the world, so technical setup and infrastructure will be international from day one (multi-languages, time zones, currencies, etc.). Among the challenges are multiple 3rd-parties integrations

Required skills

— A сomputer science, software engineering, or related field master’s or bachelor’s degree is a must
— Solid knowledge of architectural patterns and programming paradigms (OOP, SOLID, DDD, etc.)
— At least 3 years of backend development commercial experience within Java (Spring)
— Hands-on experience with common RDBMS and knowledge of DBs design
— Experience working on complex functional software projects that require a deep understanding of the application logic and dependencies
— Experience in the optimization of system performance (memory usage, cache optimization), within common tools like Redis, Memcached, etc.
— Experience with the writing of tests on JUnit
— At least strong intermediate English proficiency with good communication skills

As a plus

— Strong theoretical understanding or practical experience with NoSQL databases
— Experience or knowledge of real-time communication within WebSockets, STOMP protocol
— Hands-on experience with message-broker/stream-processing software RabbitMQ/Apache Kafka, Amazon Services: SNS, SQS or/and Spring Cloud Stream framework
— Hands-on experience with services or/and microservices architecture
— Practical experience with DevOps (Web servers, cloud services, containerization, etc.)

We offer

— Full taxes compensation
— Accounting support & consulting
— Medical insurance
— COVID support (monthly financial contribution)
— Education compensation
— Paid time off (vacation, sick leaves, public holidays)
— Career path design, helping to reach out next promotion steps


— Collaborate closely with teammates and client’s representatives from Kyiv and the Netherlands
— Actively participate in overall team meetings, architectural design sessions, product meetings, etc.
— Contribute to overall product quality, own and improve the backend stack, and be responsible for the realization of a services/microservices architecture
— Create an architectural design in close collaboration with Tech Lead/Architect to illustrate high-level solutions to an application and feature requests
— Deliver high-quality, testable, and maintainable code as well as review code written by others
— Improve the code quality and delivery approach using best practices
— Deploy applications on AWS servers using automation services

About WeAreBrain

Founded in 2014, WeAreBrain is a full-service strategic technology agency in the business of ideas, entrepreneurship, and invention. We are entrepreneurs at heart and enable clients to create and execute strategies and solutions for their digital transformation. We imagine, create, and develop an intelligent design, thoughtful products, and solutions. We endeavor to leave the world a better place than we found it

Our team consists of creators and entrepreneurs based in Kyiv and Amsterdam. Our collective experience and expertise lie in FMCG, Healthcare, Retail, FinTech, and Media Entertainment

It is not technology but people that drive successful digital projects. This is why we chose a human-centered approach for our business and put the individual and the team back in the middle of the action. Our internal culture is based on trust, transparency, and unlimited personal and professional growth. We invest in these principles not in word, but in deed

WeAreBrain was voted in the Emerce Top 100 and we are a proud member of DDA, representing the leading digital agencies in the Netherlands. Our Tur.ai platform was selected among the Top 25 innovations in the Accenture Innovation Awards and we won a prestigious SpinAward along with nominations for Best of Swiss Web and Dutch Interactive Awards

We collaborate with innovative Enterprise customers and international organizations such as HEINEKEN, Domino’s, Praxis DIY, and the United Nations

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Job posted on 17 February 2021

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