Senior Backend Engineer (Developer Productivity & Platform Engineering team)

Warsaw, Poland / Poznań, Poland / Remote Poland, Poland
OLX – Engineering /
Full-time /

At OLX, we work together to build a more sustainable world through trade.
We make it safe, smart, and convenient to buy and sell cars, find housing, get jobs, buy and sell household goods, and more. Our colleagues around the world help to serve millions of people around the world every month, through its well-loved consumer brands including OLX, Otodom, Property24.
Join OLX and see how far you can go.

Note before applying: This is a remote position, you can work from anywhere in Poland. Currently, we are not considering candidates not physically based in Poland. You can choose between Poznan and Warsaw offices if you prefer working from the office.

We seek a highly skilled and motivated Senior Software Engineer to join our talented team. As a key member of our technology division, you will play a crucial role in enhancing the productivity of software developers and engineers within our organization. You will collaborate with development teams to identify areas for improvement and then implement those changes. This may involve developing new tools and processes or refining existing ones.

Technical skills and tools you should have for this role:

    • Proficiency in programming languages commonly used in your development environment (e.g., Java, Kotlin)
    • Knowledge of version control systems like Git, including branching strategies and workflows
    • Familiarity with automation tools and scripting (e.g., Bash, Python)
    • Development Workflow Optimization
    • Experience in setting up and maintaining development environments, including containerization tools like Docker and orchestration systems like Kubernetes
    • Best practices and tools of Monitoring and Observability
    • Experience with logging systems, application performance monitoring (APM), and alerting mechanisms
    • Excellent knowledge and experience across the Testing Pyramid
    • Experience with building automation tooling (Gradle)
    • Ability to efficiently work with cross-functional teams to identify bottlenecks and pain points in the development process

What you should know in terms of metrics and measurement:

    • Understanding of key performance indicators (KPIs) for developer productivity and how to measure them
    • Best practices and tools of Security and Compliance
    • Scalability and InfrastructureUnderstanding of how to scale developer tools and infrastructure to support growing teams and codebases
    • Experience with infrastructure as code (IaC) tools such as Terraform or Ansible

Your day-to-day responsibilities:

    • Reduce build times and improve feedback loops for developers
    • Automate repetitive tasks and streamline development processes
    • Develop strategies for improving test coverage and reliability
    • Advocate for and implement best practices in code quality, review processes, and documentation
    • Educate and support developers on productivity tools and practices
    • Stay up-to-date with the latest industry trends and tools, and assess how they can be leveraged to enhance productivity
    • Ensure that productivity tools and practices comply with regulatory and company policies

What we will offer you:

    • Base salary and an annual bonus: 15%
    • Work with and impact all OLX websites around the world
    • Train and conference budget and free access to Udemy courses
    • A benefits package with 300 points on the Mybenefit platform per month, private medical care provided by PZU Zdrowie, Ask Henry services, and much more
    • Equipment you might need and a company mobile phone
    • 100% remote work (and the possibility to work from our offices in Poznan and Warsaw)
Why join OLX? 
At OLX, 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 key 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.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at OLX
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