Backend Engineer, 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 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

As Vinted’s new Backend Engineer, you’ll be joining the Backend Technologies team (Marketplace Technologies domain). The purpose of our team is to reduce the cognitive load of other Marketplace teams by standardizing common backend functionality and tools. The team consists exclusively of experienced backend engineers, ensuring you always have someone to discuss your ideas with.

Here are some of the technologies we use: Ruby on Rails, Sidekiq, Golang, MySQL, Vitess, Redis, Kafka, OpenTelemetry, Prometheus, Grafana, Kibana, Elastic APM, Datadog, Backstage, Jenkins, Kubernetes, Istio, ArgoCD.

Take a look at to get a sense of our challenges.

In this position, you’ll

  • Develop platform capabilities that help all Marketplace engineers build scalable systems.
  • Collaborate with the Product Engineering and Infrastructure Engineering teams to evolve our applications and infrastructure.
  • Shape the architecture of our service ecosystem.
  • Consult other engineers on how to build robust systems with high availability.
  • Craft code that affects more than 80M+ users and handles 10M+ requests per minute.
  • Participate in on-call rotation every 5-6 weeks.

About you

  • At least 3 years of experience building large-scale applications.
  • A good communicator who can talk in detail about complicated topics.
  • Eager to learn and master new technologies and concepts.
  • Familiar with most and have deep knowledge in some of the following disciplines (depending on your seniority level): Computer Science, Software Engineering, Data Structures and Algorithms.
  • Advantage: experience with Distributed Systems, event-driven architecture, performance optimization and monitoring.

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 4,000 - € 6,725 gross per month.