Backend Lead Engineer

Material Exchange

Material Exchange

No.1 Marketplace for sourcing - footwear, apparel

About Material Exchange

Are you looking to be part of a proven, funded pioneering start-up that is transforming sourcing materials for fashion and footwear brands? Is it important to be part of the next big global tech company that is revolutionizing one of the most pollutive industries in the world through promoting sustainable production practices?

Founded in 2018, Swedish company Material Exchange is an international one-stop Marketplace where data meets innovation in a technology platform that simplifies the materials sourcing process for both buyers and suppliers. Making such a big vision happen can only happen with great talent so we are looking for out-of-the-box thinkers. If you dislike paper and are an aspiring hero for our planet and want to join a growing international team of ambitious and friendly industry disruptors, we should talk!

Who we want to hire: 

We are looking for a Backend Lead who can provide a critical leadership, guidance, and execution of the company’s software development plan and technology decisions, manage the software development life cycle, from planning and prioritizing to testing and release. If you have hands-on experience developing software with agile methodologies and are ready to lead our developers, we’d like to meet you!

Who you are:

2+ years of experience leading backend development
Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related fields
Excellent knowledge of Java programming language
Experience using RDBS: MySQL, Oracle, Postgres etc.
Experience with testing using JUnit and
Experience working with RESTful services
Knowledge of Maven
Effective use of the Git source control system including branching, merging and pull requests
Experience with microservice architecture
Deep usage of Container Concepts (e.g. Docker tool)
Experience with Continuous Integration tools (e.g. Jenkins) will be considered as a plus
Experience with Cloud environments Azure and AWS
Experience with Scrum methodology
Readiness to share your knowledge with less experienced colleagues, but also to learn new concepts and software technologies as needs arise
Passion about clean code, enjoy pair-programming, TDD, & code reviews
Strong problem-solving and analytical skills
Ability to communicate effectively – both verbally and in written communication
Good knowledge of English (written and spoken)
Review and estimation of user stories in an agile process

What we offer: 

We offer the opportunity to join a fast-growing international start-up that is on the leading edge of innovation in materials sourcing. We are a group of colleagues who are extremely passionate about our individual craft, what we’re creating together, and each other. We support our employees with competitive compensation, as well as flexible working hours and remote working capabilities.

We embrace diversity and inclusion, respect and value differences, and appreciate diverse life experiences. We know when people from different backgrounds and points of view work together, we can create significant change and value – for our customers, partners, employees and for the planet.

Interested in helping change an industry that touches nearly every person on the planet (meaning anybody who wears clothes and shoes) through this position? Please send your CV! We will review CVs on an ongoing basis and interviews will be arranged for shortlisted candidates.

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