Senior Backend Engineer

Job description

About GRID esports:

At GRID esports we are building a data-ecosystem specifically designed for the esports industry.
The GRID platform is designed to allow games publishers, teams and leagues to leverage official
data assets through both B2B and fan-facing channels and does so through the use of specialised
technological approaches to building real-time esports data processing systems.

The team is looking to expand through the hiring of an experienced and passionate backend
engineer, someone who loves working with the team to find elegant solutions to difficult problems.

Reporting directly to the CTO, your responsibilities will include:

  • Striving to build out the company's technical vision using sophisticated and modern software
    engineering approaches
  • Helping to shape GRID's technological landscape together with experienced colleagues
  • Clearly communicating technical approaches with technical teams as well as the wider
  • Taking pride in building stable, scalable and well-tested software services
  • Improving and building upon existing solutions, taking a proactive approach to continuous
    system improvement


  • The ability to thrive in a fast-paced software startup that has incredible potential

  • A passion for software engineering who loves writing clean, well-tested code

  • In-depth knowledge and experience working with one or more of the following technologies:
    Kotlin, Java, C#, C++

  • Knowledge of Golang or the enthusiasm to learn

  • Demonstrable experience building and maintaining mission-critical systems that must remain

  • Extensive experience building distributed systems using RabbitMQ, Kafka

  • An understanding of the challenges involved in building a microservices architecture as well
    as proven ways to overcome them

  • A deep understanding of event-driven and streaming and related architecture patterns and
    related tooling and techniques

  • Further understanding of one or more of the following topics: Event Sourcing, Domain Driven
    Design, Containerisation

  • Previous experience working with cloud-native technologies including containerisation
    (Docker), databases (Cassandra, Kafka) and orchestration (Kubernetes)

  • Experience working with large datasets stored in relational databases and key-value stores

  • An obsessive approach to writing well-tested software with a measure-everything mentality

  • Excellent communication, especially when working with remote teams

  • Enthusiasm for working in a Lean, fully Agile environment

What you will receive from us:

  • A great company culture, working with international colleagues who are passionate about what they do just as much as you are

  • The ability to see the impact of your work from day 1, solve problems and see what you build put to immediate use

  • Help create something new in an expanding niche, enhance your personal and development goals

  • Experience working in our new office with floor to ceiling windows overlooking Mauerpark

  • Flexible schedule that respects your health and time

  • Ability to self express and the freedom to work independently

  • After work game sessions

  • Learn from your intelligent and experienced teammates

  • Opportunity to travel

  • Competitive salary

  • An environment where people love building quality software and want to discuss in depth the approaches that allow us to do so

  • An open-to-improvement mentality where contribution from anyone is welcome

  • A yearly development budget to use for conferences and courses

  • Plenty of opportunities to work on new and exciting greenfield projects

  • Ability to run Dota2 at your desk and not have to hide it :-)