Software Engineer

  • Bucharest, Romania
  • Full-time
  • Department: Platform

Company Description

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. We work hard and our teams have great freedom and responsibility to choose the best solutions, technologies and approaches to evolve the product to the next level.

We believe that being a global, multicultural company is a tremendous strength and we have people working from 18 different countries with hubs in Bucharest, Copenhagen, Kuala Lumpur, and San Francisco. We believe that if we truly focus on how to work distributed and collaborate across locations and (home) offices, we will not only enjoy work more but also build better products for our customers, and ultimately be a better company. 

Job Description

About The Role

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.

We are looking for an experienced Backend Engineer who, preferably, is inclined and curious to take on frontend work as well, or a Full Stack Developer.

We expect that you know how to do load balancing, identify bottlenecks in large distributed systems, which metrics to monitor for overall platform health, do DB tuning, etc, etc. all the jazz that comes with making a global, multi-tenant always-on platform scale with very rapid growth.
We will provide you with ample opportunity to provide a ton of value, solve real problems and take ownership of different domain architectures.

What You’ll Be Doing

  • Build business-critical features used for the Tradeshift Platform in collaboration with our Tradeshift product and engineering teams in an Agile/Scrum environment
  • Tackle existing scalability and reliability challenges: enabling load balancing of individual components, improving data structures, evaluating queue technology alternatives, implementing autoscaling, database tuning
  • Design and write high-quality, tested and peer-reviewed code, building out large scale load, performance testing frameworks for a microservices landscape, resilience testing tools, and other quality gateways for microservices
  • Help getting insights by improving monitoring, metrics, alerting and logging and improve system monitorability and speed by fixing errors and reducing technical depth
  • Provide support to customer facing teams, helping with investigations and root cause analysis, often in real time, troubleshooting existing software related platform issues that are impacting our customers
  • Identify opportunities, design and implement solutions to improve the overall stability and scalability of Tradeshift platform
  • Take engineering and architecture ownership of business domains, while sharing knowledge and driving efforts for improvements
  • Mentor team members, share knowledge in engineering presentations and attract new talent
  • Have fun while solving challenging problems for our platform


Let’s Connect If You…

  • Have 5+ years of experience and deep understanding of Java-based applications and Spring Framework or similar.
  • You can demonstrate proper software engineering practices, are pragmatic in your solutions, and take ownership for the quality of your deliveries
  • Have a deep understanding and practice in developing REST-based microservice architectures
  • You are comfortable working with relational databases and transactions.
  • You are interested in problems around concurrency, scalability, and distributed systems
  • Know how to build resilient architectures, work with eventual consistency and asynchronous messaging systems
  • BA/BS in Computer Science preferred, or equivalent experience 
  • Proficient in English for conversations, reading and writing

Nice to have skills & experience:

  • Curiosity towards new technologies, programming languages, frameworks, etc.
  • Eager to be actively participating in presenting at meetups and conferences. 
  • A desire to share your technical knowledge on blog posts and in internal knowledge sharing events at a regular basis
  • A natural approach to mentoring your colleagues about technology and processes
  • You are comfortable developing on Linux / Unix operating systems and building applications on top of Docker, Kubernetes and cloud infrastructure.
  • Good datastores skills (Postgresql, ElasticSearch, Kafka or similar)
  • Curious about monitoring the applications and services, like adding telemetry to code and debugging distributed systems
  • Have a deep understanding of the full web stack and technologies
  • Curiosity towards front-end technologies and platforms, such as JavaScript frameworks (React/Redux/Angular),  ES6 and webpack, HTML5 and CSS3
  • Would be nice to have some experience with client-side scripting and JavaScript frameworks, including jQuery

Additional Information

We value diversity at our company. Tradeshift prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religious or religious creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status or any other consideration made unlawful by applicable federal, state, or local laws. All your information will be kept confidential according to GDPR guidelines. 

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