Senior Backend Engineer - Platform

  • Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Full-time
  • Department: Product & Engineering

Company Description

Have you ever worked for a company that actually wanted you to bring your whole self to work every single day?

About Tradeshift
Tradeshift is a unicorn in the fintech industry. We are disrupting a typically stagnant environment by connecting companies of all sizes and providing them with the platform and network needed to create value from old processes like procurement, invoicing, payments, and workflow. We recognize that business is both messy and social - two revelations that have driven the development of Tradeshift, a platform for all your business interactions.

Job Description


You will be part of the Platform organisation in the Global Product & Engineering. The Platform organisation has its main focus on building core systems and products that are used by all users on the Tradeshift platform, and APIs and libraries used by our own engineering departments building products like Pay and Buy, as well as our customers and partners for custom integrations. 

Working in Platform is all about scale, working with systems with millions of transactions every day, and finding solutions to complex problems - it's fun and challenging.


  • Build business-critical features used for the Tradeshift Platform in collaboration with our Tradeshift product and engineering teams in an Agile/Scrum environment

  • Requirement gathering, architectural design, implementation, testing until deployment and verification

  • Write high-quality, tested, and peer-reviewed code

  • Provide support to customer-facing teams and mentoring to team members

  • Review code to ensure the quality of the design by avoiding complexity and advocating clarity within the team

  • Identify opportunities, design and implement solutions to improve engineering productivity


You’re perfect for this role if you:

  • Have 8+ years of relevant professional experience 

  • Have a deep understanding and 4+ years of experience with Java and Spring framework 

  • Have a deep understanding and practice in developing REST-based microservices architectures

  • Know how to build resilient architectures, work with eventual consistency and distributed transaction patterns

  • Used to build applications on top of Docker, Kubernetes and AWS

  • Keen to automate tests and practice CI/CD (including D)

  • B.S. in Computer Science or equivalent

Nice-to-have skills and experience:

  • Projects done in other languages like Scala, Groovy, Go or Typescript

  • Experience in SRE related activities like adding telemetry to code and debugging distributed systems

  • Deep understanding of web protocols like HTTP, TLS, TCP etc.

  • Experience with building secure systems

  • Good datastores skills (Postgresql, ElasticSearch, Kafka or similar)

  • Projects done taking over legacy codebases and/or splitting the monoliths to microservices

  • Curiosity towards new technologies, programming languages, frameworks, etc.

Additional Information

Our office in Copenhagen has a palpable excitement that stems from the constant change that keeps everyone on their toes. Each employee has a voice, and their hard work pays off. No good work goes unnoticed. 

Our culture began day one when three Danes poured their brains, heart, and guts into creating a platform that could connect every business in the world. We expect each employee to approach their work with the same amount of pride and passion. One day you might find us having a ping pong match in the middle of the work day, and then you’ll find us handing off projects to colleagues in different time zones so we can continue progress around the clock. 

TradeShifters come from various backgrounds and nations, and we all thrive off challenging the status quo. We take pride in nurturing employee happiness, encouraging personal development, and welcoming teammates from all walks of life.

We value diversity and we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Why you might like working here:

  • You love autonomy and the freedom to get your work done how you want 
  • You like sharing your opinions and feeling like they matter
  • You want to work for a company that requires you to bring your whole self to work every day: brains, heart, and guts.
  • Ambitious international startup
  • Career and professional development opportunities
  • Large office that provides caters to many different work-environment preferences  
  • Flexible work hours
  • Mobile phone plan and at home internet
  • Lunch and snacks daily with drinks
  • A competitive compensation package and equity
  • In-house activities like yoga
  • Opportunity to join many fun, varied company events like happy hours, hackathons, family holiday parties, and many more.
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