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Senior Backend Developer

Linz, Vienna, full-time, m|f|x

As Senior Backend Developer you just love to push things further – like our products! Exceptional ideas on the one hand, and on the other hand you are experienced enough to turn them into reality. Moreover, you are a team player with remarkably good skills in Scala and/or Java/JVM.

Your tasks

  • You live TDD and code in Java, Scala and/or Groovy.
  • Your code sets new standards with regards to quality, robustness and scalability.
  • You plan the next release together with us, have a true DevOps mindset and manage our products internally.
  • You proactively work on the system architecture of our software solutions and optimise features concerning scalability and performance.
  • You play a vital role in managing our software products – together with our product management team.
  • You are a mentor and contact person for our Junior Devs.

Your profile

  • You have successfully completed your education (HTL and/or university).
  • You are experienced and have worked 8+ years in software development.
  • You are keen to explore new and established technologies (focus on cloud solutions) such as Spring framework, microservice architectures, event/message-driven systems, elastic stack, cloud flow, Kafka etc. and share your experiences with your team.
  • You are a novelty seeker and -interested in the technologies we use such as Java, Javascript, Scala, Groovy, Node, Python, R, Git, Gitlab, IntelliJ, MySql, Google Cloud, Spark, Akka, Spring, Boot, Gradle, Spock Framework, Angular, GraphQL, Docker, Kubernetes, Ansible, Prometheus, Grafana etc.
  • You handle Scala and/or Java/JVM extraordinarily well.
  • You are experienced in RDBMS and/or NoSQL as well.
  • You are a strategic thinker and recognise upcoming opportunities.

We offer

We offer you the possibility to actively contribute to the development of smec – a steep learning curve and an extremely appreciative working environment is included! In addition, we offer stunningly flexible working hours between 6am and 11pm, as we know you have a social life too – whether it’s spending time at the lake, going for a hike or kids at home to be with. Furthermore, we offer you room for professional development, exposure to cutting edge industry knowledge and top-notch products. 


Moreover, you’ll enjoy plenty of perks such as: free access to our online learning platform with 3,500+ courses, coffee and tea in vast quantities plus quality refreshment choices, a new MacBook, not only for work, but also for your personal use, lots of cool events with free drinks and food, as we just love to mingle with other smecies. Not to forget our meetup in Linz every six weeks where we all come together and celebrate our latest successes.


Loving the sound of smec? Just write an email or give us a call – we’re excited to get to know you and would love to welcome you here at one of our locations in Linz, Vienna or London.

We offer the following benefits

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Stunningly flexible working hours

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smec spirit

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Top-notch equipment

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Home office

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Personal & professional development

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Switch locations

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Structured onboarding

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Your smec buddy

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Flat hierarchies & open door policy

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Cool company events

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Free access to the smec gym

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Refreshments & goodies

We offer a minimum salary of EUR 3,565 for this position, adjusted to match your qualifications and experience.

About smec

smec – Smarter Ecommerce with its headquarter being located at Tabakfabrik Linz in Austria is one of the leading paid search software providers (SaaS+) worldwide and specialised in the automation of text and shopping ads for Google and Microsoft. In the past twelve years, we have been highly successful in increasing the efficiency of paid search campaigns for 500+ national and international clients, such as BILLA, Thalia (DACH countries) or Mountain Warehouse (UK) – managing yearly advertising budgets worth 350+m euros. Due to our vast experience, online retailers see us as one of their most important strategic partners.

In the meanwhile, more than 140 passionate employees from 25 different countries follow their professional passion at one of our locations in Linz, Vienna and London.

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