Software Architect Backend (f/m/d)

Permanent contract, full-time or part-time, Cologne / Darmstadt / Düsseldorf / Remote

Who we are


We operate Kaufland.de: Several thousand sellers and millions of products make us one of the fastest growing online marketplaces. Our work is characterised by a dynamic corporate culture, with a start-up mentality and the opportunities offered by a large corporation in the background. We combine knowledge and many years of experience in e-commerce with flat hierarchies and a highly motivated team. Whether you're an intern or a teamlead: We take every idea seriously, because we want to work together in shaping the future of e-commerce!

We love flexibility! We offer you the best environment to work in a flexible and focused way: You decide whether you want to work in our office in Cologne // Darmstadt // Düsseldorf while at the same time having the opportunity to work remotely (Germany). We want to offer you the most attractive workplace in e-commerce and a maximum of flexibility for your personal work-life balance.

Day-by-day, our development team of about 250 experts pursues the goal of creating the best-possible customer shopping experience for the Kaufland.de marketplace. We are here to inspire millions of customers, to help them find, purchase and get the things they love. To enrich the lives of our customers, we collaborate in cross-functional teams, in which product owners, product designers, frontend and backend engineers, data scientists and lean managers join forces. Details regarding the challenges of the respective product areas can be found here:  https://kaufland-ecommerce.com/en/team/tech/ .

Your tasks – this is what awaits you in detail

  • You are developing and improving our software architecture and guidelines
  • You communicate successfully all concepts and guidelines to the product teams
  • You oversee the progress of our product teams to ensure the consistency with the guidelines
  • You provide technical guidance and coaching to the engineers
  • You develop the needed tooling to make our engineers' life easier and to improve the developers experience
  • You help our product teams to make the right technical decisions and trade-offs, to manage their technical debt and to move on the refactoring roadmaps

Your profile – this is what we expect from you

  • You have proven experience as a software architect in the backend
  • You are used to solving engineering problems with the tools & frameworks that make sense both for the problem domain and the engineering organization. Our tech stack is predominantly PHP, with growing use of Node.js and Go
  • You bring excellent knowledge of software and application design and architecture of distributed systems
  • You are experienced with API design and interaction strategies in distributed systems
  • You have deep understanding and experience in the full cycle of the software development: from design over implementation till operations
  • Your communication and presentation abilities are very good
  • You have a proven track record of bigger technology and/or refactoring projects 
  • You gained first experience with cloud technologies like Kubernetes

What we offer

  • Create your own work-life! We offer you the best possible flexibility in terms of working hours and location 
  • A highly-motivated and qualified team from different fields and numerous nations
  • The future is digital - Develop the e-commerce of the future with us and work on a product with millions of users with a broadly-based technology stack
  • Power meets dynamic - flat hierarchies and start-up mentality meet the power of a big corporate group and offers you an agile and secure working environment at the same time
  • Free choice of hardware – we provide you with the development environment of your choice
  • Personal & team growth: We love to have flexibility in terms of working location, but we also believe that personal interactions are important. That’s why we organize company events, and cover the costs to bring you there and to other (approved) get togethers with your peers. The same applies to conferences and other learning opportunities. We want everybody to grow personally and professionally, as a team and as a company.
  • Top conditions at the Urban Sports Club for fitness, team sports, yoga and more

Check out our Principles & our blog for even more insights into our company culture!

Refer an Engineer Program

You want to work for us, but not without your dearest colleague? Join us as a team and earn money by referring your buddy for one of our open Tech positions! Depending on the level we offer a bonus up to 1.300,- € per referral, which will be paid after successful recruitment (the first part with your first salary, the second part after your buddy passes the trial period).

Why are you the perfect fit for this position? Don't bother with cover letters - we're interested in facts and figures!

As we have very international teams, we would highly appreciate it to receive your CV or profile link in English.
Bewerben

Your contact person: Lea Sycha

Kaufland e-commerce

Kaufland e-commerce Services GmbH

Postal address:

Habsburgerring 2

50674 Köln

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