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Senior Software Engineer - Backend - Verticals - Singapore

Carousell, Singapore

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Carousell is the leading classifieds group in Greater Southeast Asia on a mission to inspire the world to start selling, and to make secondhand the first choice. Founded in August 2012 in Singapore, the group has a leading presence in eight markets under the brands Carousell, Mudah.my, Cho Tot, OneKyat and Ox Street, serving tens of millions of monthly active users. We have three technology development centres in Singapore, Taiwan and India, as well as offices in Hong Kong, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia, Myanmar, and Vietnam. Carousell is backed by leading investors, including Telenor Group, Rakuten Ventures, Naver, STIC Investments and Sequoia Capital India. 

As a team of passionate individuals working together to solve meaningful problems, there is so much more for you to discover in a career with Carousell. Our culture is made up of hiring, developing, and promoting people who embody our values of solving problems for our users; having a mission-first mindset; being relentlessly resourceful; caring deeply; and staying humble to constantly improve. Together as an organisation, we make magic happen.

We are now looking for Backend Engineers to join our Engineering Team based in SG.

You will:

  • Design and build scalable APIs for the Carousell marketplace platform.
  • Write clean, testable code with unit tests.
  • Work with the infrastructure team on deploying, scaling and performance optimization.
  • Participate in code reviews to maintain a high-quality code culture.

You have:

  • User obsession and empathy.
  • Drive and resourcefulness to persevere and overcome obstacles achieving challenging goals.
  • Focus on impact and results. You work on the right things and get them done.
  • High integrity and ability to positively collaborate with others
  • Experience in either Go, Python, Django/Flask, RESTful APIs
  • Ability to write clean, maintainable and performant code making use of appropriate design principles and patterns.
  • Excellent knowledge of RDBMS such as PostgreSQL and technologies such as Redis, Cassandra, Kafka, Lucene / Elasticsearch / Solr.
  • Strong experience in optimizing the performance of backend systems and scaling infrastructure components.
  • Experience in building large, scalable distributed systems with good understanding of microservices architecture and associated principles.
  • Experience with TDD/BDD and agile methodologies
  • Degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or other equivalent degrees/experience

Good to have:

  • Experience with online classifieds marketplace.
  • Knowledge of managing data consistency in distributed systems.
  • Experience working with asynchronous systems.

About Carousell

Carousell is a mobile classifieds marketplace that makes selling as easy as taking a photo, buying as simple as chatting. Launched in August 2012 by the 3 co-founders Quek Siu Rui, Marcus Tan, and Lucas Ngoo, Carousell began in Singapore and has spread to 19 cities around the world. With over 65 million listings, we are one of the world’s largest and fastest growing marketplaces. Carousell has been ranked as the top Lifestyle and Shopping app in Singapore, Taiwan, and Hong Kong, and is backed by leading international Venture Capitalists Sequoia India, Rakuten Ventures, 500 Startups, Golden Gate Ventures, and QuestVC.

Want to learn more about Carousell? Visit Carousell's website.