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Job Description

The DataLake Team within Yotta is building a state-of-the-art centralised data lake for storing data, as well as validating and serving data to Adevinta’s marketplaces.  The data we collect feeds marketplaces with low-latency (“realtime”) updates, visitor insights analysis and targeted advertising. We’re solving exciting problems at scale, gathering up to 900 million events per day while keeping user’s privacy and data security in mind. 

As a Backend Engineer, you will:

  • Contribute towards the creation of data processing services and exploration tools that enable the sharing of data (batch/stream) across marketplaces, data discovery (with catalogue and lineage systems) and privacy (GDPR data takeout and delete)

  • Manage the exchange of data between the server and users, focusing on the development of all server-side logic, maintenance, and definition of our domain model, and ensure high performance and responsiveness to requests from the front-end

  • Improve the reliability and availability of Adevinta systems by gathering hard data, designing systems and creating or adapting code for increased service reliability and performance

  • Identify hidden areas of improvement in any process or system, including changing established rules and procedures

  • Implement monitoring solutions to enabling production systems to be monitored 24/7

  • Share knowledge and provide expert advice to Adevinta engineers on how best to use data platform tools and answer their questions, fostering a mixed development and operations culture

  • Install, configure, fine-tune and optimise an array of technology solutions


Who you are: 

  • You’ll have experience working with the Cloud (AWS, GCP or Azure) and Linux based systems

  • Good understanding of best practices for developing software (version control, CI/CD, automation, peer-programming, documentation, testing, etc.) with Agile methodologies

  • Proven ability and experience developing highly structured computer programmes  (Scala or Kotlin preferably)

  • Experience building and managing multiple external API integrations

  • Containerisation (e.g. Docker, LXD, etc.) and K8s experience

  • Comfortable working with SQL,NoSQL, HTTP layer frameworks (Akka HTTP / HTTP4s / Spring Boot, and data processing tools like Spark, Kafka, Kafka Streams, Argo Workflows, Airflow etc.

  • Experience in domain driven development and building and maintaining systems at scale: service discovery, load balancing, secret management, dynamic request routing, circuit breakers and deployment schemes (rolling updates, canary, etc.)

Additional Information

What you’ll get from us: 

  • Opportunity to shape the way we work. Your feedback and opinions are valued at all levels of the organisation

  • Benefits including stock purchase plan and annual bonus plans

  • Flexibility to work when and how you want - flexible hours, autonomy to set your own agenda, choice of phone and computer

  • Smart Working Policy - work remotely some of the time, balanced with time in the office together with your team - between 5 and 45 days per quarter in the office depending on each team. 

  • ‘Work from anywhere’ weeks - up to four weeks working from anywhere, as long as you have an internet connection!

  • Career development, including language classes and Adevinta Academies: specialised content built by our experts on Machine Learning, Agile, Leadership and more

  • Flexible benefits programme (transport, restaurants, child-care, etc)

  • Free daily breakfast 

  • 26 days of holiday


Additional Information:

Adevinta is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability status. 


If anything you’ve read above ticks your boxes, then why not apply now to find out more!

Company Description

We’re Adevinta, a global leader in digital marketplaces. Our household name brands, including marktplaats in The Netherlands, Mobile.de in Germany and leboncoin in France, reach hundreds of millions of people every month. 

We’re all about matchmaking, and our sites help people find whatever they’re looking for in their local communities – whether it’s a car, an apartment, a sofa or a new job. Every connection made or item found makes a difference by creating a world where people share more and waste less. 

Our brands are supported by global Tech Hubs in Barcelona, Amsterdam, Paris and Berlin. Their goal is to develop common global products and innovation platforms which all of our brands can use. This means using cutting edge technology to create highly scalable, customisable and secure products and components that free up development time and leverage our access to global data.


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