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Bumble is looking for talented Senior Level Java/Kotlin Engineers, to own and drive technical projects from specification through to delivery and beyond. You will impact millions of users, share know-how with the community and experiment a lot. If you get a buzz from taking initiative, redefining expectations but also getting involved in challenging technical debates with the team, this is your place.
Our current backend operation is huge, it serves around 70k rps across our datacenters and we have thousands of servers executing different roles. Several hundreds of those serve requests coming from our millions of users global users.
Our goal is to have a flexible platform, services and applications, enabling us to serve our existing products and build new ones.
Participate in global application layer design and architecture
Architect, design and build Kotlin applications which serve millions of our users daily
Build tools that improve the developer experience of Bumble engineers
Work with service-owning teams to help them operate their applications in production using the tools and platform
Analyse performance characteristics of the parts of our system and improve them
We are growing fast so we expect you to mentor less experienced engineers
EXPERIENCE WE ARE LOOKING FOR
Experienced and current Java/Kotlin developer
Proven experience in building and operating scalable distributed services for real-world use cases
A deep understanding of concurrency, resiliency, caching, HTTP
Experience working with microservices and an understanding of both pros and cons of monolithic vs. microservice architectures
Experience splitting a large monolithic codebase into smaller servicesFamiliarity with Kubernetes, Kafka, Docker, circuit breaker, Prometheus, TeamCity, DDD etc
Experience handling time-sensitive and/or large data setsExperience in relational databases and SQL, preferably MySQL
Experience in PHP is a plus, or being comfortable with learning PHP in order to read the existing codebase or even modify occasionally, while the role itself is focused on Kotlin development.
You are comfortable in a fast-paced environment where you communicate daily with world-class talent from our global teams
You are positive and committed with a 'can-do' attitude and a flexible approach
You are a problem solver and a forward thinker
You are a self-starter: you thrive on taking ownership of initiatives with limited oversight
You have excellent time management and you know how to manage multiple priorities, breaking large projects into manageable pieces
You have great communication skills, both verbal and written
You are deeply passionate about Bumble’s brand vision and values: kindness, growth, respect, accountability, courage and equality
With over 600 staff in 10+ countries all working remotely during the time of COVID-19, we’ve worked hard to adapt and support our teams during this challenging time, including:
* Flexible working hours
* Streaming free, live yoga & meditation sessions each week, as well as a full weekly timetable of free online exercise classes
* ‘Random Coffee’ - connecting staff across the globe in pairs once a week to get to know each other over a video chat
* ‘First Fridays’ - meal delivery for a remote lunch with your team once a month
* Employee Support Fund for those whose households are experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19
* Written resources to guide employees through this challenging time
* You will also be taken through a fully digital onboarding process!
About Bumble: Bumble is the parent company that operates Badoo and Bumble, two of the world’s largest dating and connection apps with millions of users globally. The Bumble app was founded by CEO Whitney Wolfe Herd in 2014. Bumble is majority-owned by Blackstone and has over 600 employees in offices in Austin, London, and Moscow.
At Badoo we believe there is someone for everyone. We have become the largest social discovery network in the world because we have created the best tools to connect people.
Our many years of experience have given us great insights and experience which has helped us solve major challenges in the social discovery space, especially with issues around privacy, safety and security. This has enabled us to stay ahead of the curve and focus on innovation, pioneering many of today’s standard features, like location based matching.