Lead Software Engineer Backend (Java/Scala)

Full-time · Vienna

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Who we are looking for?

At Journi we’re building an app that allows customers to create beautiful photo books and other print products without effort. Using AI technology, we automatically create personalized designs based on the content our users want to print.

We’re looking for an enthusiastic Lead Engineer to lead the backend team. The ideal candidate is passionate about building great products and loves being part of a motivated team of internationals.


What you will do

  • Work as a backend developer in a cross functional product team

  • Build new features for our core backend web service and maintain cloud-based application infrastructure

  • Manage and lead a team of ~5 backend developers

  • Work with leads across the company to plan and execute quarterly goals

  • Share new ideas and make improvements to our process


Your bag of tricks

  • 5+ years of backend development experience with a wide variety of languages including Java or Scala or any other JVM-based language (If you do not have experience with Scala: You are willing and interested in learning Scala)

  • Consistent track record of developing web service applications

  • Experience in leading a team, and/or willingness to grow in this area

  • Experience with automated testing and deployment processes

  • Strong communication & presentation skills

  • You are constantly learning, asking for feedback, and self-motivated

  • You are permitted to work in the EU/Austria or have a degree in Computer Science which is required in Austria so we can apply for a work permit

  • You are able to relocate to / based in Vienna - the world’s most liveable city!


Nice to have (but not required!)

  • Experience with the following technologies: PostgreSQL, Redis, Docker, AWS, Kubernetes

  • Experience working with statistical methods or machine learning algorithms


What we offer

A happy team makes for a happy workplace. We wouldn’t be able to do what we are doing without our team and that’s why we offer:

  • A fair annual gross salary in accordance with the Collective Agreement, starting from €65.000. Our final offer depends on your experience and qualifications amongst other factors.

  • A bunch of awesome social benefits (incl. public transport card, health insurance, pension fund, in-house/online yoga, German classes and access to premium language learning app)

  • Daily lunch vouchers and a fully functional kitchen in our office with access to healthy and organic foods (cornflakes, fresh fruit, yoghurt, Italian portafilter coffee and a huge range of teas)

  • 25 vacation days per year plus get up to 5 extra holidays per year (1 extra day for each additional working anniversary at Journi)

  • €2,000 personal development/training budget per year per employee 

  • Team activities - annual team trip, get-togethers and digital events

  • Work in a fun, bright and award-winning office - built by the Journi Team! Including ping-pong and foosball to blow off steam

  • High-end computer (Mac) set-up and tools that will make you enjoy getting your work done

  • Flexible working hours (with core hours: 10am-4pm Mo-Th; and 10am-2pm on Fr) 

  • Hybrid working model with 40% home office days

  • Relocation and visa support for non-EU citizens: ONLY with finished Computer Science degree

  • Be part of a team of highly motivated and like-minded individuals who you can learn from and want to learn from you too!


Apply now!

As our team is based in Vienna we can only accept applications from candidates already based in or willing to relocate to Vienna. We are happy to support relocation for the right candidate by providing accommodation for your first weeks here and covering your visa process. We have also gathered loads of tips to help guide you through local city life.

Make sure to include your CV and any links to past projects you’d like to share. Surprise us with something cool and unusual (all things allowed) and complete the first level of our hiring process. See you at level 2!


Vanda HR Manager at JourniApply nowSomeone will be in touch with you asap.