Engineer/ Senior Engineer/Lead- Node (Backend)

Gurugram, Haryana, India /
OLX Group – Engineering /
WELCOME TO OLX

At OLX, we shape the future of trade to unlock the hidden value in everything.
We help people buy and sell cars, find housing, get jobs, buy and sell household goods, and much more, all via our network of trading platforms. Our 10,000 colleagues help to serve 300 million people around the world every month, through 20 well-loved local brands such as OLX Autos, Otomoto, and Property24.

Engineer/Senior Engineer
As a Backend Engineer in OLX Autos you have meaningful impact on how we write great maintainable and extensible microservices.

At OLX Autos we believe that the best engineers are empowered to make meaningful decisions and show ownership towards our apps and services. We're convinced that great engineers continuously strive to improve themselves as well as their colleagues and the processes around them.

OLX Autos is dealing with used cars in some of the most exciting and fast-moving markets worldwide. We have physical operations set up in many emerging countries to inspect and value used cars and a vision which requires us to think very big when it comes to our future. This setup combines the challenges of scaling an existing application and building something big from scratch.

What you will be doing
-Participate in estimation meetings as a member of the team
-Participate in projects with minimal guidance
-Contribute to and improve existing services, written in Node.js with MySQL and Elasticsearch backends
-Solve the problems of our users by building technical solutions
-Find opportunities to improve our process through active participation in our retrospectives
-Actively collaborate in an environment that practices Code Reviews and other ways of collaboration by sharing what you know and embracing what you can learn from others
Who we’re looking for
-A strong technologist at OLX cares about code modularity, scalability and reusability as the problems we solve today become the foundation for and thrive in an ambiguous, constantly evolving environment, continuously adapting and bringing newer solutions. An ideal candidate should
-Have 2+ years of experience writing services and maintaining them in production
-Be experienced working with Node.js in JS or TS – experience with NestJS is a plus
-Be knowledgeable about testing tools
-Have worked in fast paced environments which require you to take ownership and come up with creative solutions to your customer’s problems
-Display a proven track record of teamwork and collaboration with your peers
Lead Engineer
As a Backend Engineer in OLX Autos you have meaningful impact on how we write great maintainable and extensible microservices.

At OLX Autos we believe that the best engineers are empowered to make meaningful decisions and show ownership towards our apps and services. We're convinced that great engineers continuously strive to improve themselves as well as their colleagues and the processes around them.

OLX Autos is dealing with used cars in some of the most exciting and fast-moving markets worldwide. We have physical operations set up in many emerging countries to inspect and value used cars and a vision which requires us to think very big when it comes to our future. This setup combines the challenges of scaling an existing application and building something big from scratch.
What you will be doing
-Participate in estimation meetings as a member of the team
-Lead new projects from scratch with minimal guidance
-Create architecture proposals for new features with the input of your peers
-Mentor junior members of the team
-Extend and improve existing services, written in Node.js with MySQL and Elasticsearch backends
-Own the maintainability of our microservices
-Solve the problems of our users by working closely with product managers and, crafting and executing plans for technical solutions
-Find opportunities for improvements both technical and process wise through active participation in our retrospectives
-Actively collaborate in an environment that practices Code Reviews and other ways of collaboration by sharing what you know and embracing what you can learn from others
Who we’re looking for
-A strong technologist at OLX cares about code modularity, scalability and reusability as the problems we solve today become the foundation for and thrive in an ambiguous, constantly evolving environment, continuously adapting and bringing newer solutions. An ideal candidate should
-Have proven experience writing services or applications and maintaining them in production
-Be familiar with GraphQL – professional experience is a plus
-Have good understanding of SQL databases including on the job experience with schema design and query optimization
-Have professional experience with request/response based systems (e.g. REST, GraphQL, grpc,...) as well as event processing (e.g. Kafka, SQS, RabbitMQ, …)
-Be experienced in unit and integration testing and knowledgeable about standard methodologies.
-Be interested in working with Node.js, TypeScript and NestJS
-Have worked in fast paced environments which require you to take ownership and come up with creative solutions to your customer’s problems
-Display a proven track record of teamwork and collaboration with your peers
-Being familiar with working with Google Cloud and serverless technologies is a plus
What we’ll give you:
-Unique perspective building and managing global products that are used daily by millions all over the world.
-Learning is not just happening on the job, but we have dedicated training budgets to upskill our engineers.
-Global Product and Tech culture. With 5 technology centers globally, the experience and learning increases manifold.
-Openness and Ownership. You build, you deploy and you manage. 360 degree view of the entire product development process.
-Great peers and teams. With people joining us from Amazon, Google, Snapdeal & other top start-ups in India and top companies across the globe , we have a great team.
What you need to know about us:
At OLX Group we have a clear ambition – to empower millions of people across the globe by helping them connect and share their goods and services. This inspiring purpose has helped us build one of the world’s leading Internet companies. This combination of business and purpose attracts a certain type of person. If you’ve got an entrepreneurial drive and think you can use that drive to contribute to our purpose, then we’d love to empower you to be successful.

OLX is a part of the OLX Group, a global product and tech company with 17 brands, +40 countries, +5000 people and one purpose.
Our mission is to make it super easy for people to buy and sell almost anything, boosting local economies.
We are proud to be different, and we operate differently too. We combine the spirit and agility of a start-up with the maturity that comes from being part of a 100-year-old company.
We are curious, ambitious and allergic to corporate interference. We improvise, experiment and push each other further, embracing uncertainty and inspiring change.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.



Why join OLX?
At OLX, we unlock value in our people. We invest in ourselves and each other to reach our full potential. We avoid bureaucracy and empower our teams to innovate; with opportunities, training, and leadership behaviors a focus for all. Our commitment to inclusion ensures we listen to a diverse range of voices when making decisions. And, we combine the spirit and agility of a startup with our global scale and the backing of Prosus, one of the largest consumer internet groups in the world.
We also unlock value for our stakeholders. We are proud of the positive contribution we make to our planet, by enabling more conscious consumption and helping the world make the most of its limited resources through more efficient trade.
And last but not least, we love to unlock value for our customers. Every single month, over 300 million people use our platforms to easily, safely, and conveniently find their perfect home, buy or sell a car, find a great job, sell things they no longer need, or strike a great deal on something they need. And we help thousands of entrepreneurs and businesses find their customers too.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at OLX
If you do not meet every single requirement for this role, we would still encourage you to apply. At OLX, we are committed to creating a high performing diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, we know that we get the best results when we have the broadest range of knowledge, backgrounds, and experiences in our team, and we believe you are at your best when you can bring your whole self to work.
So, if you are excited about this role, but your past experiences do not align perfectly with every criteria asked for in the job description, we would still like you to apply. We strongly encourage people of all races, ethnicities, disabilities, ages, gender identities or expressions, sexual orientations, backgrounds, and experiences to consider applying for this role. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles in our business, and we'd like to hear from you.
We will strive to accommodate all necessary adjustments to support your interview success - please speak to your recruiter about any of these requirements.

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