Staff Software Engineer

  • Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 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 organization in Global Product & Engineering. The Platform organization 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.

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 8+ years of relevant professional experience 
  • Have a deep understanding and 4+ years of experience with Java and Spring frameworks
  • Have practice developing REST-based microservices architectures
  • Have a deep understanding of web protocols like HTTP, TLS, TCP etc.
  • Have very good experience with datastores (Postgresql, ElasticSearch, Kafka or similar)
  • Have good experience with message queue systems (HornetQ/RabbitMQ)
  • Are comfortable testing frameworks and writing API tests (Mockito/EasyMock, WireMock) 
  • Can demonstrate proper software engineering practices, are pragmatic in your solutions, and take ownership for the quality of your deliveries
  • Are interested in problems around concurrency, scalability, and distributed systems
  • Know how to build resilient architectures, work with eventual consistency and distributed transaction patterns
  • Are used to building applications on top of Docker, Kubernetes and AWS
  • Are keen to automate tests and practice CI/CD (including D)
  • Have experience building secure systems
  • Have curiosity towards new technologies, programming languages, frameworks, etc.
  • Worked on projects done in other languages like Scala, Groovy, Go or Typescript
  • Worked on taking over legacy codebases and/or splitting the monoliths to microservices
  • Have experience in SRE related activities like adding telemetry to code and debugging distributed systems
  • Have a B.S. in Computer Science or equivalent

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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