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Senior Backend Engineer (Scala, Java, Python or Golang)

Gazelle Global Consulting

Posted on Apr 17, 2021 by Gazelle Global Consulting

Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Immediate Start
Annual Salary

Senior Backend Engineer (Scala, Java, Python or Golang)

Gazelle is urgently looking for a Senior Backend Engineer for developing data-driven products that create a 10x impact for our client's end-users. You will work in a cross-functional team which takes end-to-end ownership and responsibility and contributes in an Agile way to the full life cycle of an application, from user research and implementation to running it in production.

Your passion is to work with the latest and greatest technologies that make working with large amounts of data easy, you are proactive in keeping yourself up to date and trying everything out. You also enjoy laying the architectural foundations for the things you are working on while aligning the business problem with the right technology. You already have extensive experience in Scala, OR you are in-depth familiar with other Back End programming languages like Java, Python or Golang and are interested in learning Scala as quickly as possible. Furthermore, you are also familiar with the Akka ecosystem and have experience using Akka Actors and Streams.

The client's Stack.

The client mainly uses the following technologies and frameworks:

  • Docker/Kubernetes/Openshift

  • Programming languages:

  • Scala

  • Python

  • Javascript (React)

  • Processing:

  • Apache Spark

  • Apache Flink

  • Apache Airflow

  • Storage:

  • Ceph (S3)

  • PostgreSQL

  • Kafka

  • Apache Cassandra

  • Apache Avro

The ideal Senior Backend Engineer must have the following skills:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Software Engineering/AI/Computer Science.

  • Strong programming skills in Scala, Java, Python or Golang.

  • Familiarity with the Scala ecosystem is a strong plus.

  • You have a learning attitude. Not only to master new technologies and programming languages, but also on the interpersonal level.

  • You are proven to be able to ask and give feedback.

  • You feel at home in a high-performing team, and you make the other team members feel at home as well.

  • You have the independence to speak up when needed.

  • Demonstrable experience producing reusable code components and libraries leveraged by multiple projects.

  • Solid understanding of DevOps practices including Git, CI/CD, monitoring, ...

  • Good understanding of test automation practices.

  • Strong understanding of container-based platforms and tooling including Docker.

  • Familiarity with Kubernetes and/or OpenShift is a strong plus.

  • Strong knowledge of data structures, algorithms, and problem-solving skills.

  • Fluent in written and spoken English (Dutch is not required)

  • Passion to work with and contribute to open-source technologies.

Nice to have:

  • Being able to commit to Open-Source projects is a strong plus.

  • Experience with building distributed, reactive applications

  • Knowledge of machine learning (preferred experience with real implementations), or at least strong affinity with it.

  • Good understanding of streaming technologies like Kafka and Flink; Good understanding of databases including RDBMS, non-SQL, and time-series databases.

  • Experience in building 0-downtime applications/components.

  • Experience with working in an agile/scrum way, but at least you should have a strong willingness to do so;

Please get in touch ASAP for further details.

Reference: 1168565689

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