Senior Backend Engineer, Buyer

  • 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 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 

In this role, you will join the Listing subdomain team, as part of the Buyer domain. In the Listing subdomain we essentially work on creating a simple, efficient, and top-performing item upload solution. Plus, we share item data with other subdomains to meet our buyers' needs across the platform. 

As you join the Listing subdomain, you will become an integral member of one of our domain's cross-functional full-stack teams. This team is composed of a few backend engineers, iOS, Android, Web, QA engineers, Decision and Data Scientists, a Designer, an Engineering Manager and a Product Manager. You will report to the subdomain Engineering Manager as a people manager.

As a backend software engineer, you will be implementing business logic and writing APIs that our mobile and web platforms can use. You will work with product and business-related features, as well as solving different technical challenges would be an inseparable part of your daily job. We are looking for a backend software engineer who’s skilled at writing elegant code and likes to work on big-scale projects.

Also by joining Vinted you’ll become part of an active community of engineers who are keen on sharing knowledge, organizing learning workshops and so much more! Take a look at engineering.vinted.com to see what we’re up to.

Here are some of the technologies we use: Ruby on Rails, MySQL, Vitess, ElasticSearch, Vespa, Ceph, Sensu, mcrouter, Memcached, Redis, Redis Sentinel, Kafka, JVM, Prometheus, Graphite, Grafana, Statsd, Nginx, git, Jenkins, Docker, Datadog, Kubernetes, Chef and CentOS 7.

In this position, you’ll 

  • Work in a team and shape the features to make our members’ life better
  • Apply Agile and Lean principles in your work
  • Collaborate with other developers through GitHub pull requests and code reviews
  • Effectively partner across teams to prioritize and deliver results
  • Transform large monoliths into smaller, component-based services
  • 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, Vitess, Memcached, Elasticsearch and many other technologies. We don’t expect you to be familiar with all 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:)
  • Own SLIs/SLOs in the product team

About you 

  • Deep knowledge and proficiency in solution software design and in applying software engineering principles 
  • Hands-on working experience in development or operations at scale
  • Ruby on Rails experience is desirable but not required
  • Willingness to learn and master new technologies and concepts
  • A good communicator who can talk clearly about complicated topics both with business people and engineers
  • Strong inclination to collaborate with team members, share knowledge and foster a positive, cooperative environment
  • You are capable of working in the team as well as independently
  • You are taking the lead in addressing issues and driving improvements, even without explicit direction
  • We expect you to be familiar with most, and have deep knowledge and experience in some of the following disciplines: Software Engineering, Functional Programming, Data Structures, Algorithms, Machine Learning, Web Development, Systems Programming, Distributed Systems, Systems Architecture, Computer Science

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 4,975 - € 6,725 gross per month.