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Junior Java Developer (f/m/d) - Barcelona

Permanent employee, Full-time · Barcelona

About us
The highly successful InsurTech wefox was founded in Switzerland in November 2014. It successfully operates across Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. wefox is customer-centric and utilizes an ecosystem of key brokers and insurance companies to meet customer needs of trust and simplification. By combining the most advanced technology with traditional insurance consulting know-how, wefox has already managed to acquire more than 250,000 customers. We are now in phase two of our growth and need to continue to increase scale and improve scalability as we enter additional markets.

You will adapt and assimilate in our team easily if you can identify yourself with our company values:

  1. We make things possible
  2. We are team players
  3. We stay focused
  4. We communicate clearly
  5. We are always authentic
​​​Want to find out more? Ask us about these values in your interview!

  • Reporting directly to Architect Lead will be working with other system and database administrators to maintain the service and performance levels of all systems. 

  • Refining, develop, and execute technology development and deployment plan to build and operate Heroku -based private clouds. 

  • Help on architecture design of new project coordinated with the rest of the server team. 

  • Implementing new technologies stack is always welcomed from you.

  • Implement services in order to generate significant revenue impact for wefox. 

  • Maintenance of high uptime and low latency. 

  • Build modern systems using: Redis, Kubernetes, AutoScaling, ElasticSearch, Heroku

  • Recovering applications in the event of a failure, and working on an on-call basis with other system administrators and developers.

  • Helping debugging apps (IOS, Android, Web) when necessary.

Qualifications & Skills
  • Minimum 1-3 years of experience in backend systems preferably Java J2EE. 

  • Experience in  next frameworks → Hibernate, Cxf, Spring (boot, JPA, cloud, websockets).

  • Demonstrated experience at Heroku or other Cloud service as AWS.

  • Demonstrated experience with database technologies MySQL or PostgreSQL for database tuning, query optimization, caching solutions, …

  • Experience modeling for mongoDB / Redis.

  • Good knowledgement in queue technologies (RabbitMQ, ActiveMQ). 

  • Experience setting up Chatbots (google - dialogflow)

  • Good knowledge in Web technologies (Angular, Bootstrap, Backbone).

  • Design using Microservices. 

  • Payment frameworks experience such as Stripe, Paypal.

  • Web Application Servers such as Apache Tomcat,  NodeJS.

  • Design Patterns experience.

  • Continuous Integration (Travis, Jenkins, Circle)

  • Love for new technologies, clean architecture and automation.

  • Able to work rotating teams and groups

Would be a plus:

  • Agile methodologies (preferably Scrum)

  • Server languages: Ruby,  Python or Kotlin.

  • Knowledge with Nginx server app.

  • Implementation using Reactive (Rx).

  • Docker

  • Automation knowledge: Kubernetes (or Puppet)

  • Tests with Selenium 

  • Previously worked with Salesforce.

What we offer
We are a diverse team and we are happy to see all applicants regardless of their origin, sexual orientation, confession, age or physical limitation.

  • A multi-disciplinary role with opportunity to manage your own path to success
  • Full responsibility for your role – from day one
  • Outstanding chances to develop your own ideas – and make them work
  • An excellent onboarding-program – to ease your start at wefox
  • We support your professional development initiatives
  • Several company benefits – grants for public transport tickets, training and coaching
  • A stack of the most modern technologies and working gadgets
  • Perks like fruit, coffee and gym discounts
  • An open-minded and passionate team spirit devoted to innovation
  • You will work closely with Alex
  • We are an open company - check out our Techleaks and Glassdoor ratings
Have we peaked your interest? If so, we are looking forward to receiving your application digitally. Please include a cover letter, CV, and any relevant certificates (ideally as one PDF file) as well as salary expectations and your availability.
Your contact person for this opening is Ms. Carlota Alcázar

Your application

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