Senior Back-End Software Engineer

As an organisation, we push the boundaries of data science, optimisation and artificial intelligence to solve the hardest problems in industry. Satalia is a community of individuals devoted to working on diverse and interesting projects that will challenge, and allow you to develop new skills, lead and contribute to the overall community.

Our ambition is to become a decentralised organisation of the future. Today this involves developing tools and processes to liberate and automate manual repetitive tasks, with a focus on freedom, transparency and trust.

At the core of our thinking is an approach to wellbeing and inclusivity. We unpack human behaviour and unpick prejudice to ensure a safe and inviting environment.

You’ll be solving VRP (Vehicle Routing Problems) and work on our internal product that we develop for retail industry. It keeps evolving with many emerging opportunities and leads. 
Main components: optimisation library, routing on road networks using developments from scientific papers, optimisation backend services and orchestration, client facing backends and APIs. Many challenges to explore and opportunities to carry out scientific experiments. Core components concentrate on real time optimisation - another engineering challenge. 
You’ll work in a motivated and excited team of software engineers, QA, data scientists, optimisers and product managers. Our team is cross-functional and in different locations, with different functional areas and expertise. You’ll work with agile methods, embracing change and deploying software more than once a day. Team has minimised the processes to the bare minimum, which works well and leaves more time to enjoy coding or discussions. Skill level hierarchy isn’t encouraged among the team, everyone has the same weight in their argument. 
Tech stack: Java 8, golang, linux, kubernetes, gcloud, docker. Every few months the team travels abroad for workshops or other events, most often to London, but may also be Australia and other countries in Europe.

Same as any team member, you will share responsibility for the success of the project and team growth. Everyone makes mistakes and so will you, but we believe it is an opportunity to learn and develop. We only expect you to learn without repeating mistakes twice. As an experienced developer, we also expect that you will learn the whole stack incrementally so you can have your own preference and responsibilities for specific components or parts of the infrastructure. The team creates a challenging and empowering environment, which leads to better performance and rapid growth. It is always open for change, as long as overall efficiency increases in the long term, so your ideas and expertise will always be welcomed. Team has no traditional project manager, meaning that all team members have active part in deciding direction/priorities of the product.

  • Have 5+ years of professional working experience as a software engineer
  • Have deep understanding of at least one programming language
  • Prefer functional programming style where appropriate 
  • Aware of the advantages of relational and document based databases, including CAP theorem 
  • Know how queues such as Kafka, SQS, Nsq work and their PROS/CONS
  • Prefer TDD and BDD
  • Knowledge and understanding how integrated systems are deployed and managed 
  • Be Unix philosophy advocate, who prefers working on unix based OS
  • Additional knowledge of C, C++, Go or Rust would be welcomed.
  • Be polyglot having strong Java 8+ experience (Bonus)

3000-5000 Euros/month (gross, based on skills and experience) 

We aim to respond to all applications within 2 week. If you have not heard from us within 2 weeks this means your application has been unsuccessful.

Good luck and we look forward to connecting with you very shortly.

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