Senior Backend Engineer
Engineering | Hybrid in Dublin, Ireland | Full Time
Here at Sojern, we are on a mission to empower travel marketers to move travelers from dream to destination. Powered by machine learning and travel data, Sojern is quickly becoming the #1 travel marketing platform serving thousands of hotels, attractions, airlines and destinations worldwide.
We made Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 list 6 years in a row, were recognized on the Top Company Cultures list by Entrepreneur Magazine, and were named a Best Place to Work by AdAge. As a globally distributed company, we are headquartered in San Francisco with employees based in 14 countries and counting.
Our team is passionate about travel and the core values that define our culture: Win as a Team, Embrace Inclusion, Be Genuine, Deliver Wow, and Center Around the Customer.
Need more convincing? Check out our Glassdoor reviews!
Join our engineering team and help make an impact on Sojern’s bottom line. Each engineer in the team owns highly visible revenue producing features of our Sojern Travel Platform.
You will be part of a very motivated and high performing full stack engineering team who are highly skilled in web technologies and can effortlessly work across the entire stack of our product. You will collaborate with other engineering teams and a host of cross functional groups such as Product, Data Science, SRE and Ops teams to deliver high performance and a sleek UI portal to support the entire Campaign Lifecycle Management.
We are looking for a Senior Backend Engineer in our Dublin, Ireland office to work with other geographically distributed teams. An ideal candidate will be someone who is a technical expert across the full stack including the FE and BE technologies, can leverage their prior Ad Tech experience, be a hands-on contributor while raising the bar on the team’s discipline and technical excellence.
As a member of the core Portal project, you will work closely with the product team to deliver end-to-end solutions on a critical company imperative around our campaigns and audience management platform.
You are an effective communicator and a strong collaborator across teams globally. You have a record of implementing and delivering critical projects from ideation to completion. You are able to identify and balance business and engineering priorities. You can independently solve technical challenges, analyzing options and innovating in the context of trade-offs.
Provide technical direction and guidance in the execution of the Platform web Applications
Propose and drive innovation that is aligned with the business goals
Evangelize new technologies and best-in-class software engineering processes
Actively participate in code/design reviews
Be hands-on to get projects off the ground or drive them to completion
Ability to deal with complex systems while helping the rest of the team navigate ambiguity in requirements
What you bring to the table:
- 4+ years of developing high-performance, scalable software projects end-to-end using the latest cloud technologies, including managing complex projects in JIRA
- Strong experience with any of the languages such as Java, .Net C#, Golang or Python
- Experience with Distributed messaging Systems such as Google Pub/Sub or Kafka or any equivalent queue based systems
- Experience developing web services such as REST, gRPC, GraphQL or any such API frameworks
- Hands on experience building and running production systems on Google Cloud or any other public cloud infrastructure
- Experience working on both SQL and NoSQL databases
- Exposure to cloud deployments such as Docker and Kubernetes
- Exposure to front end UI frameworks such as React, Angular or Vue and building single page applications is a bonus
- Mentored and guided junior members of the team not only to be outstanding engineers but also be excellent team players
- Nice to have - AdTech experience
Flexi-Fridays: No internal meetings and shut down at Noon every Friday
Flexibility: Remote and hybrid work options, so our team can enjoy flexibility and do their best work regardless of location
Equity: Stock options are offered to every employee
Tech: Monthly cell phone & wifi stipend provided, in addition to laptop and tech equipment for your home office
Paid Parental Leave: 16 weeks pay for birthing parents and 12 weeks pay for non-birthing parents, beginning the day of joining until the child's first birthday. Where a local country has more liberal leave protocol, we happily comply! #embrace-inclusion
Learning Opportunities: All employees receive a membership to LinkedIn Learning, plus you will have access to training and support to help you grow while leading creative and challenging projects
Sojern Gives Back: We regularly organize office volunteer programs with local charities and organizations, as well as provide 40 hours of paid time per year to volunteer
Culture: Strong core business values, focus on teamwork, vibrant, social and fun environment
Travel Perks: IATA membership and personal travel “hotel stay” benefit
Recognition: We use Bonusly to allow our team to recognize performance and teamwork #deliver-wow #win-as-a-team
Wellbeing: We take a whole-person approach to your wellness with Spring Health mental health benefits, a Wellness Coach, and Employee Assistance Programs
Our Commitment to Diversity Equity and Inclusion:
At Sojern, we work to create a brave space that seeks out, embraces, and promotes diverse thoughts, beliefs, and experiences of Sojernistas globally.
We are building a workforce that represents the customer base we are serving and the world we live in. A diversified workforce is an innovative workforce. Just as there is no one archetype traveler, there is no one archetype employee. We foster diversity and inclusion across the company, actively seeking to amplify underrepresented voices and apply diverse perspectives to ensure products, policies, and programs are relevant for our employees and clients alike.
Embracing our differences and celebrating them moves us towards our goal of making travel inclusive of all. Sojern has over 15 employee-led Affinity Groups, including Embrace Inclusion, So-Proud, Sojern Women's Group, Sojern Gives Back, and more, which are the core of our culture, fostering belonging, inspiring learning, and creating opportunities for all Sojernistas across the globe.
At Sojern, we value diversity and always treat all employees and job applicants based on merit, qualifications, competence, and talent. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.