🥇 Journi • Print Great Memories in Seconds

Senior Backend Engineer

Full-time · Vienna

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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 Senior Backend Engineer who is passionate about building great products and loves being part of a motivated team of internationals.


  • Develop the core of a fast-growing startup, written in pure Scala, which enables our customers to create personalized print products with minimal effort

  • Work on a variety of algorithms creating optimal layouts for photo books, as well as image processing workflows, using functional and reactive programming

  • Brainstorm, design and develop new features during team sessions, improve our architecture to help us scale with the growing demand

  • Proactively identify and communicate improvements in your own and your teams work

  • Give and receive feedback, criticize constructively and foster an environment for constant improvement

  • Enrich our Journi team with your knowledge


  • 5+ years of 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 backend applications (links to projects or GitHub are welcome!)

  • You know how to automate testing and deployment processes

  • You have strong communication & presentation skills

  • You are a self-starter with a strong ‘hands-on’ mentality & passion for solving problems

  • You work efficiently, prioritise workloads, and meet critical project deadlines

  • 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 to apply for an Austrian work permit)

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


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

  • Experience working with statistical methods or machine learning algorithms


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 €60,000. 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 worth €4,40 per day which you can use in more than 1000+ restaurants in Vienna and our downstairs cantina.

  • 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)

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

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

  • 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!

Looking forward to meeting you!

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