Sr. Software Engineer (f/m), Sphere team

We're looking for a skilled, curious and passionate Sr. Software Engineer (f/m), Sphere team who wants to make a difference.

Berlin, Germany


Online since Mar 5, 2018

We are looking for a Senior Software Engineer (f/m), for the Core Services, Sphere team in our great office in Berlin.


Your opportunity..

The Sphere team at OLX in Berlin is going to be responsible for everything related to locations in the 40+ countries OLX operates in worldwide. Services range (but are not limited to) from Places APIs, Points of Interest, Meetup solutions for chat systems and customer-facing platforms. The team is responsible for creating sustainable and scalable solutions that work over the majority of platforms and that enable users to have a better experience finding their items or meeting with other users. OLX

OLX is one of the largest e-commerce sites worldwide. OLX is designed to enable people to connect through buying and selling goods and services quickly, easily and for free. We try to create a richer world by bringing people together for win-win exchanges. Sellers win. Buyers win. Communities win. Earth wins. OLX wins. And most of all, you win. Being part of something special. In an open culture that encourages own initiatives, growth and entrepreneurial spirit. Sharing the same values.

At OLX we have a clear ambition - to create a richer world. We empower people to make the difference and we’re always looking for great people to help us do just that.


Why OLX?

The OLX Group is a network of leading classifieds platforms in 45 markets, including brands like OLX, Avito, letgo, dubizzle, storia, stradia, among others.

The OLX Group connects local people to buy, sell or exchange used goods and services by making it fast and easy for anyone to post a listing through their mobile phone or on the web. Hundreds of millions of people in local markets around the world generate more than 1.9billion monthly visits, 37 billion monthly page views and 54 million listings every month on the OLX Group's online marketplaces.

Our 4000+ committed employees are making a difference from our 25 offices across the globe.


What responsibilities will you get when working with us?

  • as a member of a cross-functional team, design, build and run OLX web services
  • write maintainable, testable and efficient code
  • research, suggest and implement new technology solutions following best practices/standards
  • taking responsibility for the resiliency and availability of our products


What will you need to be successful in this role?

  • 3+ years of experience with Java (version 7 or greater)
  • Java 8 experience - will help you getting up to speed!
  • test driven mindset with emphasis on code quality
  • experience with: MySQL/PostgreSQL, Elasticsearch and building RESTful Services
  • good understanding of how search systems work
  • being excited about technologies, being pragmatic on what to use
  • a desire to replace manual processes by automation and writing scripts
  • be able to communicate in English (oral and written)
  • bonus points for experience with PHP, Python, Amazon Web Services, Kubernetes, Spring and PostGIS
  • bonus points for experience dealing with non-user generated data (e.g., building services on top of pre-made datasets)


What can you expect from us and what do we offer?

  • contributing to the global Naspers Classifieds success
  • international career and travel opportunities
  • work with an international team of top engineers learning from one another
  • a budget for conference and education
  • competitive salary and great benefits
  • Home Office possibilities
  • company Mobile phone for business use
  • any tool you might need MacBook Pro, Notebook, PC
  • great office location around the corner from Berlin Hauptbahnhof


Inspired and interested in the job? Apply!

It’s great that you want to apply for this role! Thank you for taking the time. Below, you will find our standard application form that we would like you to use. Once you hit the submit button, your application will be stored in our talent database. Once we’ve taken a look, we will get back to you. You can expect our feedback within the next one to two weeks. Sometimes it can take a bit longer but you can be assured that we will get back to you no matter what.


Empower yourself.

Improve the world.

Join OLX.



If you have any further questions with regards this career opportunity, please feel free to contact us through the contact form.