🥇 Journi • Print Great Memories in Seconds

Senior Backend Engineer

Full-time · Vienna

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WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

At Journi, a creative tech company, we’re building the #1 most downloaded printing app in the world 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,  loves being part of a motivated team of internationals and thrives in a laid-back start-up culture without bureaucracy.


WHAT YOU'LL DO

  • Develop the core of the number 1 printing app in the world, written in Scala, which enables our customers to create personalized print products with minimal effort

  • Design and develop new features and REST APIs during team sessions

  • Improve our architecture to help us scale with the growing demand

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

  • 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

  • Share your expertise as a Senior Backend Engineer with the Journi Team


YOUR BAG OF TRICKS

  • 7+ years of development experience developing Backend applications (links to projects or GitHub are welcome!)

  • Strong knowledge in Java, Scala or any other JVM based language (If you do not have experience with Scala: You are willing and interested in learning Scala)

  • Experience developing and designing REST APIs

  • You know how to write automated unit tests with their respective mocks

  • Experience working with any SQL database (MySQL, PostgreSQL, MariaDB) and any NoSQL database (Redis, AWS DynamoDB, MongoDB)

  • 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!


NICE TO HAVE (BUT NOT REQUIRED!)

  • Experience with the following technologies: PostgreSQL, Redis, Docker, AWS (S3, SQS, ECS, ECR, SES, RDS, CloudWatch, ElasticCache, CloudFront), GitLab

  • Experience working with statistical methods or machine learning algorithms

  • Experience with migrations from monolith to microservice infrastructure

  • Experience working with cross-functional teams

  • CI/CD experience


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 €70,000. 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, German classes and access to premium language learning app)

  • Daily lunch vouchers worth €5,50 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!


Interview steps

1. Screen call with People & Culture Team (30min)

2. Architecture interview with Backend Team (30min)

3. Technical interview with Backend Team (1h)

4. Meet the Founders (45min)

Looking forward to meeting you


About us

We are proud to promote inclusion and diversity at Journi - no matter what race, nationality, gender, religion or sexual orientation - there is always a space for exceptional individuals in our team.

At Journi, our mission is to build the most customer-centric way to hold onto your memories. We leverage the power of massive amounts of data and modern AI to enable people to print their memories as easily as taking pictures using the Journi Print app. The smart algorithm in the Journi apps processes 1,000 photos within less than 30 seconds to find the perfect photo layout. You capture the moments and we enable you to convert these into beautiful print products within seconds. We believe in innovation, collaboration and a future where digital and print go hand in hand to preserve lasting memories. We want to become the leading destination to share and print your moments. We have already inspired more than 5 million users around the globe and established Journi as a key player in a booming market, however, we have only scratched the surface of our potential. We are a startup and the creators of the most successful photo and print apps on the market. The Journi apps are downloaded and used by millions of users worldwide. We have been featured by Apple and Google over 20k times and have been covered by Forbes, the L.A. Times, TNW, Techcrunch and many more.

At Journi, we look for exceptionally motivated people to become a member of our innovative team of 60+ people from all around the world. People who are passionate about solving challenges and making decisions that impact the success of the company. If you think this could be you, why not send us your application? ;)


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