Back End Engineer

London, England Requisition Number R0018688 Subsidiary Gumtree

Looking for a company that inspires passion, courage and imagination, where you can be part of the team shaping the future of global commerce? Want to shape how millions of people buy, sell, connect, and share around the world? If you’re interested in joining a purpose driven community that is dedicated to creating an ambitious and inclusive workplace, join eBay – a company you can be proud to be a part of.

Gumtree, UK's biggest classifieds community is looking for a talented Senior Back End Developer to join our Engineering team.

Gumtree is part of the eBay Classified Group. Founded in London in 2000, Gumtree is today the UK’s leading classified site, with over 14.5m unique visitors every month and over 9.5m app downloads. The platform enables people to trade everything from cars to home items and find jobs, local services, community events and even somewhere to live.

You will have the opportunity to form the future of classified advertising on a global scale. We believe in using the right tool for the job and here is some of the tech we are using at the moment:

•Java, Spring, Scala, Akka, Playframework

•Elasticsearch, Postgresql, MongoDB, Redis, Memcached, Hadoop

•Jenkins, Git, WebDriver, ScalaTest, JUnit, TestNG, Mockito, Cucumber

You will have:

•Extensive development experience on JVM platform ideally in an Internet company

•Strong experience with most of the tech listed above, but at the very least: Java & Spring framework, JUnit, TestNG, Git, Memcached, Scala.

•Ability to mentor and develop less experienced engineers

•Ability to produce clean, testable code

•Experience with and passionate about being part of agile team

You may also have the following which would be advantageous:

•Business experience with Domain Driven Design

•Solid experience with TDD and BDD



•Dual-Track Agile

At Gumtree, we care about people and growing the team, and continually learning and improving - we hold internal and external events such as:

  • Tech Talks
  • Hackathons
  • Workshops

You will also receive other perks such as monthly massages, weekly yoga & pilates classes as well as other fitness classes including bootcamp.

Our office is located by the lovely Richmond riverside. We offer competitive salaries a full benefit package and other great options for all our employees.

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