Senior Software Engineer Backend – Microservices & AWS (m/f) // upday

May 11, 2018

upday GmbH & Co. KG is a subsidiary of Axel Springer SE. Using the „upday“ content platform we want to combine the latest technology and great journalism in a unique way. We are growing and need your specialist knowledge and commitment, your creativity and passion for a mobile driven lifestyle. An international, young team is waiting for you, full of fantastic talents. upday combines the freshness of a start-up with the entrepreneurial spirit of an established parent company.

About the Role:

At upday we develop a highly scalable backend to deal with a current load of more than 5k hits per second during normal traffic conditions.

Our architecture is (micro-) service oriented, so you will have the chance to not only contribute to what already exists, but also to easily create and own your own parts of the system.

Ideally, you would have to develop backend services for our app features and be able to carefully design robust and resilient components, scalable during peak traffic hours. At the same time, you should take the responsibility to properly test and monitor the production system, setting alarms on the critical components and, when ready, serve the periodic on call duty with the rest of the team.


  • You strive to create both, top-quality code and a great product
  • You see problems yourself and take ownership in solving them
  • You and your team are responsible for the entire software development lifecycle from planning to coding to maintenance Qualifications and


  • An academic degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering or equivalent practical experience
  • Years of experience as a developer or whatever qualifies you for the position in question
  • Java, Spring-Boot
  • (Micro-) Service-oriented architectures
  • Understand CD/CI and build pipelines
  • Understand test automation
  • Understand how to scale applications and services
  • Persistence technologies (SQL, NoSQL)
  • Monitoring and maintenance of running systems
  • Experience with Amazon Web Services or any other cloud-based    infrastructure service

Experience in any of the below would be a plus:

  • Asynchronous communication paradigms
  • DevOps experience: infrastructure management, networking, Unix systems, infrastructure as a code, containerization…
  • Test Driven Development (TDD)
  • Interest in front-end technologies, e.g. React
  • Kotlin and Python

Your Profile:

  • You are looking for a full-time, on-site developer position in the heart of    Berlin
  • You are a team player with experience working in an agile environment
  • You are keen to develop your skills, and those of your team
  • You have an interesting hobby such as brewing beer or space travel


On top of this magnificent setup, upday will provide you with a wealth of benefits like:

  • Of course, we have Football (Kicker), table tennis and all the other start-up gimmicks
  • All drinks free (water, beer, coffee, tea, club-mate, champagne on special occasions etc.) and fresh fruit twice a week
  • Your choice of a MacBook or a Windows/Linux machine and a smart phone w/ contract
  • A very generous self-development budget to get certified or to travel to conferences all over the world
  • A competitive salary
  • A chance to push your ideas and visions, in particular during the periodic hackathons and more importantly: upday is backed directly by Axel Springer, so don’t fear the cuts, money is not a problem ;)
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