Backend Engineer (Web Indexing), Marketplace Technologies

  • Vilnius, 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 millions of registered members spanning 20 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 Germany, Lithuania, France, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and over 2,000 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 

As a Backend Engineer, you will be responsible for developing the web crawling tools required for website data extraction and ingestion. You will be part of the Backend Technologies team, whose main purpose is to provide technical capabilities for the other Marketplace teams. The team consists exclusively of backend engineers, ensuring you always have someone to discuss and bounce ideas off of.

Additionally, you will closely collaborate with the Data Science & Analytics and Strategy teams, as they will be the main stakeholders, ensuring that we are building the right product.

Take a look at https://vinted.engineering/ to get a sense of our challenges.

In this position, you’ll 

  • Work with the Data Science & Analytics and Strategy teams to understand the technical and business requirements.
  • Define the overall architecture of web scraping functionality.
  • Build and maintain web scraping services.
  • Collaborate with the Infrastructure Engineering teams to find the best way to scale the applications.
  • Monitor your code through Kibana, Grafana, or other tools of your choice.
  • Define ambitious quarterly objectives and ensure their successful delivery.
  • Collaborate with other developers through GitHub pull requests and code reviews.
  • Provide consultation on the best practices of web scraping.
  • Be part of the Backend Technologies team responsible for providing technical capabilities for the rest of the Marketplace teams.

About you 

  • Experienced in building large-scale web scraping applications.
  • Excellent written and spoken English.
  • Able to express complex technical concepts in a simple way.
  • Understand the trade-offs between different technologies.
  • Quality-driven mindset.
  • Willing to learn and master new technologies and concepts.

Work perks 

  • The opportunity to benefit from our share options programme
  • 25 working days of holiday
  • Newest MacBook models
  • Free access to an office gym
  • 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
  • Private health insurance
  • On-site canteen serving delicious homemade food at discount prices
  • 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 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 € 4,975 - € 6,725 gross per month.