Staff Engineer, Buyer

  • Berlin, Germany
  • 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 

Join our dynamic team within the Buyer domain and become a pivotal technical leader, shaping our strategic direction and driving innovative solutions. Your role will involve tackling diverse challenges, fostering effective communication across the organisation, and ensuring the scalability and performance of our solutions.

As a key member of our team, you'll have the opportunity to collaborate closely with talented individuals including the Senior Staff Engineer and other dedicated professionals. Reporting to the Engineering Director, you'll not only lead technically but also contribute to the overall engineering success of the domain.

In this role, you'll have the chance to work with cutting-edge technologies such as Ruby on Rails, MySQL, Elasticsearch, Kafka, Kubernetes, Docker, and more. This is an exciting opportunity for those passionate about pushing the boundaries of technology and making a real difference in a collaborative and innovative environment. Join us and be part of our journey towards excellence!

In this position, you’ll 

  • Work closely with domain leadership, drive co-creation of engineering strategy for the domain and ensure that our technology strategy serves product vision.
  • Work closely with engineers, improve and own Vinted’s Buyer domain part. 
  • Collaborate with leadership to set the best practices for software engineering.
  • Be a voice of the engineering team and a technical leader when it comes to initiating and supporting projects across the domain and whole organisation.
  • Create and maintain technical roadmap for the domain, ensure that the teams in the domain are involved in executing the technical roadmap.
  • Collaborate with other domains regarding overarching deliveries and common technical responsibilities.
  • Collaborate with other developers through GitHub pull requests and code reviews.

About you 

  • You have experience working as a technical engineering leader who previously strategised, led, and executed company-wide technical projects.
  • You can effectively communicate complex technical goals to audiences both inside and outside the company.
  • You can drive a clear architectural vision with the ability to collaborate and iterate on software design.
  • You are excellent at communicating in spoken and written English.
  • You are willing to take on new challenges and constantly grow as an engineer and leader.
  • Work with Ruby on Rails, MySQL, Vespa and many more technologies. We don't expect you to be familiar with any of them beforehand.
  • Craft the code that can handle more than 2 million requests per minute. Monitor your deployed code through Kibana, Grafana, Datadog and new tools that you will introduce!

Work perks 

  • The opportunity to benefit from our share options programme
  • 30 days of paid annual leave
  • 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
  • Frequent team-building events
  • Hallesche Supplemental health insurance
  • A personal monthly budget for shopping on Vinted
  • Subsidised gym membership with ClassPass or Urban Sports Card
  • A subsidised Deutschlandticket
  • 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 the 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 107,400 - €145,200 gross per year.