Remote | Senior Backend Software Engineer (Motors)

Bucharest, Romania /
OLX Group – Engineering /

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.

As a Remote Senior Backend Software Engineer, you can work in a full-remote setup residing in Romania and you'll work on a microservices architecture, entirely on Amazon Web Services, with Golang as the language of choice for our Microservices and PHP for our Monolith. Are you someone who is craving scalable problems and dealing with optimizations? You'll work with a creative, important team from the comfort of your house but as close as we have ever been! (#LI-Remote)

You'll allow teams to build experiences in one of the fastest and main marketplaces: Motors. The European Motors Team is developing the Vertical Motors Platforms for many valuable markets figuring many millions in revenue. Among our brands you can find in Poland, in Romania, and in Portugal, You'll help our organization to grow sustainable.

What you will do:

    • You'll report to the Engineering Manager directly.
    • Build scalable platforms used by people around the globe while managing products with billions of page views per month.
    • Participation in solving specific technical challenges with engineers from other European offices and having a chance to accelerate your impact by delivering for millions of customers (contribute to projects outside of your team scope).
    • Coach your junior peers on code, architecture, and technology decisions. As a Senior Engineer, other Software Engineers will look up to you and you should lead them by example.
    • Participate in recruiting activities that allow Motors to draw top talent.
    • Participate in the development process (end-to-end): product design discussions, write and review code, assuring quality is a first-class citizen.
    • Contribute to our engineering community through our communities of interest or even driving/participating in Design documents or RFCs.

Who we're looking for:

    • Critical mindset and autonomy. You'll influence our Product architecture and best practices.
    • 5+ years of experience coding skills and Computer Science fundamentals. On average you'll develop new ideas and review others' work.
    • An understanding of DDD principles and patterns can help us bring autonomy and efficiency to a higher level.
    • 3+ years of experience with large-scale web applications, with an economic thinking mindset.
    • Some degree of experience with CI/CD, RESTful APIs, AWS, and relational and non-relational databases.

What can you expect from us and what do we offer?

    • Opportunity to work with many technologies ranging from a legacy application in PHP all the way to a microservices architecture on Golang, GraphQL.
    • Solid observability stack, with New Relic, Sentry, and ELK.
    • Possibility to be mentored by someone of your choice from the OLX community.
    • A healthy learning environment that takes your career at heart for both Individual Contributors and Managers
    • We offer an Annual Bonus plus benefits like Health and Life insurance, Food Allowance, Transportation Allowance, English & Portuguese classes, and many other surprising treats.
    • Open selection of training e-courses including MyAcademy, Udemy, and specialist AWS training
    • A company committed to building an inclusive environment for all employees and creating equal opportunities
    • Great place to learn within fast-growing, global classifieds platforms
If you are as excited as us about this position and our company, we hope you join us! If you'd like to learn more about us take a look around our careers page and the OLX Group website

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.
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