Lead Backend Engineer, Growth

  • Kaunas, Lithuania
  • Engineering
  • Vinted Marketplace

Brief info about Vinted 

Vinted Marketplace is the largest online international C2C marketplace in Europe dedicated to second-hand fashion, with a growing member base of over 80 million registered members spanning 19 markets in Europe and North America. With a mission to make second-hand the first choice worldwide, Vinted enables people to sell and buy second-hand clothes and lifestyle items from each other, helping give those items a second or even third life.  

Vinted Go launched in 2022,  with a focus on developing products and solutions for more seamless shipping and delivery across Europe. Vinted Go has connected more than 40 carriers and more than 200,000 PUDO points across Europe to support the delivery of millions of parcels per year.  

The Vinted Group, composed of Vinted Marketplace and Vinted Go, is headquartered in Vilnius, with workplaces in Czech Republic, Germany, Lithuania, France, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and over 1,800 employees. It is backed by six leading venture capital firms: Accel, Burda Principal Investments, EQT Growth, Insight Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners, and Sprints Capital. 

Information about the position 

Working in Growth domain, we contribute to our mission of growing our marketplace and expanding our members and items base. Product features aim to improve our member's onboarding and listing experience, as well keep our existing members engaged. As well we support our marketing organization with the required tooling. Moreover, we are a very centric domain at Vinted, coordinating and running expansion projects.

In Growth, a few cross-functional teams typically consist of 2 to 4 backend engineers, iOS, Android, Web, QA engineers, Decision Scientist, a Designer, and a Product Manager. Backend software engineers are the ones who implement business logic and write APIs that our mobile and web platforms can use. As a backend software engineer, you would work with product and business-related features, as well solving different technical challenges would be an inseparable part of your daily job.

We are looking for a Lead Backend Software Engineer who’s skilled at writing elegant code and likes to work on big-scale projects.

Take a look at engineering.vinted.com to see what we’re up to.

In this position, you’ll 

  • Work in a team and shape the features to make our members’ life better
  • Lead domain and cross-domain level initiatives spanning multiple teams within the organisation
  • Work alongside the domain’s Staff Engineer on our architectural evolution
  • Transform large monoliths into smaller, component-based services
  • Apply Agile and Lean principles in your work
  • Collaborate with other developers through GitHub pull requests and code reviews
  • Write unit tests (RSpec) for all of the code you write. We have >10000 tests which run in ~5 minutes through our Jenkins setup
  • See your code affect 80+ million users almost instantly. Our master branch gets rolled out straight to production on each merge. We deploy many times per day
  • Work with Ruby on Rails, MySQL, Memcached, Elasticsearch and many more technologies. We don't expect you to be familiar with any of them beforehand
  • Craft the code which can handle more than 2M requests per minute. Monitor your deployed code through Kibana, Grafana, DataDog and new tools that you will introduce :)

About you 

  • Curiosity to explore and solve challenging problems that arise in backend development
  • Commitment to writing clean, maintainable code and designing systems with a focus on accuracy and quality
  • Willingness to participate in and lead code reviews to ensure high-quality codebase
  • Strong inclination to collaborate with team members, sharing knowledge and fostering a positive, cooperative environment
  • Ability to convey complex technical ideas clearly to both technical and non-technical stakeholders
  • Willingness to take the lead in addressing issues and driving improvements, even without explicit direction
  • A mindset that actively seeks out opportunities to enhance processes, code quality, and system performance

Work perks 

  • The opportunity to benefit from our share options programme
  • 25 working days of holiday
  • Newest MacBook models
  • Mental and emotional health support through the Mindletic app
  • Home office support: we provide IT workstation equipment and a personal budget of up to €540 for home workplace furniture
  • A daily lunch allowance
  • Private health insurance
  • Frequent team-building events
  • A personal monthly budget for shopping on Vinted
  • The opportunity to spend up to 90 days per year - 21 of which can be spent working outside of the EU - on workation
  • A dog-friendly office

Working at Vinted 

Individual Learning Budget

Vinted will set aside a yearly sum equal to 10-13.2% of your annual salary to be invested in your continuous professional development. You’ll be able to take the initiative to use it for covering relevant learning activities that benefit your role.

Hybrid Work 

We’ve adopted a hybrid workplace model where 2 days in office are recommended but not enforced. It’s up to you and your team to decide on the exact days you’ll spend working together in person.

Equal Opportunity

The Vinted Group is committed to building an inclusive workplace where people from all walks of life feel a sense of belonging. We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds, identities and life experiences. At Vinted, all applicants are treated fairly without regard to their race, age, religion or belief, sex, national origin, citizenship, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, or any other protected characteristic.

The salary range for this position is € 6,350 – € 8,587 (gross)  per month.

If this sounds interesting – you may well be just who we need.