Back-End Software Engineer

Mid-level • Full-time • Flexible remote in Cluj-Napoca

Job Summary

Our partner is a global logistics company, offering transport and related services by land, sea, rail, and air. We particularly focus on cost-efficient, sustainable, and environmentally friendly transport. With an annual turnover of more than 900 million euros, our partner is one of the largest transport companies in Europe, with offices in 24 countries across Europe, North and South America, Asia and Australia, employing around 1700 employees in total.

Job Description

As a Back-End Software Engineer, you will focus on crafting, developing, and testing critical enterprise solutions and other custom application development projects. You will work on a variety of new projects, as well as maintaining existing applications when required and you're happy to share your programming knowledge to support your colleagues.

The application stack includes software to support the front-end user experience, business logic, back-end, and database services. Appropriate use of software design patterns and architectural styles such as microservices are key tools to a Back-End Software Engineer.

In a modern-day enterprise, development wider concerns, such as API Management, cloud-based services, and deployments to a container orchestrator such as Kubernetes are also relevant. In addition, the ability to operate within an Agile project environment, and a willingness to adapt to different ways of working are essential to being successful within this role.

Specific responsibilities

  • Build and automate the features and services that model complex business problems and power enterprise-scale systems
  • Implement APIs and Microservices, integrating with external systems, including database design, data access, and ORMs.
  • Develop scalable cloud-based solutions, considering security and performance.
  • Harness modern development and DevOps practices including CI/CD, containerization, and automated testing
  • Configure, build, and test the application or technical architecture components, working in a team with other developers, designers, and architects.
  • Meet with your team and the client to align on Sprint objectives.

Ideal characteristics

  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills are essential.
  • In order to handle last minute change of priorities, pressure and tight deadlines, you need to be flexible and effective.
  • You are capable of quickly mastering new techniques.
  • You have excellent communication and collaboration skills and you know how to influence, negotiate and present information to engage others and get the job done.
  • You adapt easily to a new technical stack and you respect the team’s goal of framework simplicity, i.e. in order to achieve efficient future software maintenance.

Education and experience

  • Computer Science or similar.
  • Proven work experience with object-oriented programming in enterprise-scale applications.
  • Transport / Logistics industry experience is a plus.

Knowledge and skills

  • Excellent C# programming skills.
  • Proven experience in developing .NET or .NET Core based applications and APIs.
  • Solid understanding of OOP, design patterns, good programming practices, testing, and deployment.
  • Experience in developing and executing unit tests to ensure and maintain code quality.
  • Experience with cloud platforms like Microsoft Azure and SQL, NoSQL database systems are nice to have.
  • You are comfortable using CI/CD using tools like Azure DevOps and GitHub
  • Understanding SCRUM / Kanban methodology.
  • Excellent command of spoken and written English.

What are the motivators?

  • Greenfield project
  • Freedom to set this up your way
  • Great team
  • Innovation

What are the pain points?

  • Ad-hoc changing business priorities

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