Search Engineer, Buyer Domain

  • 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 22 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 

We are currently looking for a Search Engineer to join one of our cross-functional agile teams within the Buyer domain. The Search Platform subdomain is a platform team providing services for stream aligned teams within the Search domain. The Search Platform team currently provides 3 services. We provide Elasticsearch infrastructure that powers Vinted items search. Search Indexing Pipeline built on top of Apache Flink is able to process 90k docs/sec and lastly Vespa search. In this role you will be working on these 3 services where you will help us to keep up with the Vinted growth as well enable product teams to build new features.

As our new Search Engineer you’ll also be responsible for growing our backend platform to handle an accelerating platform scale. Your main aim will be preparing our product for the challenges that lie ahead and making sure it contributes to the Vinted vision of making second-hand the first choice.

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!

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.
  • Improve and write new services.
  • Work with Java, Scala, Rust and write streaming applications on top of Apache Flink.
  • See your code affect 65+ million users almost instantly. Our master branch gets rolled out straight to production on each merge. We deploy many times per day.
  • Scale Elasticsearch clusters, Vespa, Indexing and many other technologies. We don't expect you to be familiar with all of them beforehand.
  • Write code that can handle more than 2 million requests per minute. Monitor your deployed code using Kibana, Grafana, and Datadog, along with any new tools that you introduce.
  • Participate in on-call rotations to ensure our systems stability.

About you 

  • Willingness to learn and master new technologies and concepts.
  • We expect you to be familiar with most, and have deep knowledge in at least a few of the following disciplines: Search systems, Algorithms, Software Engineering, Systems Architecture, Systems Scaling, Systems Performance Tuning, Computer Science.
  • Prior experience with: Search systems, Elasticsearch, search relevance optimization, Solr, Lucene, Vespa, Kafka, Apache Flink or streaming applications in general would be an advantage.
  • Proficient programming skills are required as we need to engineer and maintain our tools daily.
  • We value pragmatism, big picture thinking, curiosity and problem solving skills.

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 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 6,542 - €8,842 gross per month.