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Scala Engineer (m/f/x)

commercetoolsFull-time$110k - $265k*Remote; EuropeApr 16, 2024

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At commercetools, we are:

Engaged: We didn't become the fastest growing, highest ever valued SaaS software company in digital commerce with nearly 100% year-over-year growth by sitting on the sidelines.

Inspired: We continually explore what's possible. As the founder of the headless commerce concept, the leader in true composable commerce, and the visionaries behind MACH® — our patented tech has radically disrupted the world of enterprise ecommerce software. And we are just getting started!

Valued: Intelligent, resilient, passionate individuals hailing from over 50 countries across the globe, speaking over 43 languages, and collectively embracing diversity, encouraging inclusion, and fostering a culture of care.

The Opportunity:

As a Scala Engineer at commercetools, you will work with enthusiastic, experienced Software Engineers in an agile, international environment with a modern tech stack (functional programming, GraphQL, Scala, and more). Our Search team's mission is to build customer-facing search APIs for the purpose of product discovery. Our Scala Engineers solve complex problems, work with passion, and are constantly seeking the big picture, all while working on one of the world's most modern e-commerce platforms. Sound like you? Join us!

We can consider applications within Austria, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, or the United Kingdom.

Your Mission:

  • Design and implement search functionalities in a PaaS eCommerce Scala backend
  • Develop a scalable and multi-tenant architecture
  • Analyze user needs and discuss technical approaches
  • Test software components regarding usability, functionality, and performance and work closely with Product, Management and DevOps
  • Take part in on-call rotation (with the worldwide distributed team) for production systems

What you need to succeed:

  • 3+ years experience as Software Engineer working with Scala
  • Deep insights in functional programming and practical work experience with Scala and in developing server-side systems using the JVM
  • Experience with parallel and asynchronous programming as well as non-blocking I/O
  • Background developing REST APIs and knowledge of scalable architectures (incl. sharding, replication, load balancing, and failover)
  • Aspiration to constantly improve yourself and learn new technologies, concepts, etc.
  • Openness to infrastructure work and other technologies like Helm, Kubernetes and Rust
  • Fluent English communication skills to work in international teams

Nice to have:

  • Exposure to elasticsearch

Tech at commercetools:

We Are Open Source And Innovative By Design

🚀 We make rapid progress by being early adopters of React, Scala, and GraphQL

📋 We share & contribute to the open source community:

⚙️ We <3 Automation and Machine Learning


We care about your Growth and Well-being

💰 Competitive compensation package: Generous compensation structure consisting of salary, competitive stock option package, various benefits  and perks

☀️ Remote Work: Up to 60 days/year from a country different from your base country  

💻 Open Learning & Development Budget

📚 ct Academy: Regular internal training sessions

⌚️ Flexibility: Morning person or night owl? We believe in outcome and motivated employees

🚀 Mindset & Growth: A diverse, creative workspace with an international culture & learning environment


Are you ready? Come grow with us!

🔍 Are you looking for something else? Check out our Career Page and our Website for more information.

We are all different and that is what makes us stronger! We hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes our company better.

commercetools celebrates being a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunities employer. If your professional profile aligns with our specific hiring requirements and company culture, then we encourage you to apply. We will assess your competencies, future potential, approach to learning and self-development and passion, and not your age, color, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, genetics, or disability.




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