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Java Engineer (m/f) – Product Catalog

Permanent employee, Full-time · Berlin

About us

We are Visual Meta, a successful & profitable internet company founded in 2009 and acquired by the Axel Springer Group in 2011. Operating from our well-designed office in the middle of Berlin, we run 13 comparison shopping portals in Europe under the brands LadenZeile and ShopAlike. Together, the sites drive up to 500,000 sessions a day, list 200 million offers from thousands of online shops and help consumers save time and find the product they love.

Our vision is to become a top reference for connecting online shops and consumers by creating reach for the shops and orientation for the consumers through cutting-edge tools and technologies. We work with the professionalism of a successfully grown company, while fostering the culture of a start-up. Our office is like a micro melting pot, where inspired individuals from all over the world connect their cultures, ideas and skills. In an atmosphere that is built on appreciation – right from the start. Every one of our 250 employees plays a vital role in our success story. If you want to be part of that and actively shape the future of e-commerce, then seize the opportunity and join our team!

Description
Your mission at Visual Meta? As a “Java Engineer (m/f) – Product Catalog” you will play an important role in developing and maintaining our website's own Search Engine and shape the efficient handling of hundreds of millions items on our platform.
Your challenges and tasks
  • You are in charge of developing our Search Engine with a combined inventory of 200 million items, our Content Delivery Services, as well as internal libraries like RPC or ORM
  • You write tests and are responsible for reviewing codes guaranteeing the best possible code quality
  • You integrate and maintain developed services in production
  • You ensure the best possible performance of our applications
You offer
  • You hold a university degree in computer science or a related field
  • You have proven development experience with Java for a minimum of 4 years as well as a good understanding of distributed systems and their complexity
  • You are familiar with the development of REST APIs
  • You are no stranger to search engines like ElasticSearch or message brokers like Kafka
  • You have sufficient knowledge about databases such as MySQL, or HBase
  • You communicate fluently in spoken and written English
  • You are eager to learn new technologies and to extend your knowledge
  • You possess passion for beautiful and well tested code and you have an eye for simplicity and pragmatism
  • You feature an analytical mindset with a kick-ass “getting things done” and hands-on mentality
What we offer
  • We innovate, build products that matter and support entrepreneurial spirit and initiative.
  • As an ambitious tech company, we allocate a fair part of our development resources to own tools, data warehouse, BI and to new business opportunities.
  • As a profitable company, we do not depend on external funding. We are an established company but think like a Startup.
  • We love diversity: Our team contains over 50 nationalities, co-located in our office in the middle of Berlin.
  • We care for you: Benefit from a competitive salary package, flexible working hours, 27 vacation days, healthy snacks and sport activities (yoga, soccer, volleyball).
  • We enjoy spending time together: Join in for Friday beers, movie nights, team events, table football and ping-pong.
Is this the job you are looking for?
Go ahead and submit your application in English including CV, cover letter, salary expectations and your availability. As your responsible recruiter, Melanie Moselt will be your point of contact.

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