Job information

$ 40,000 - 63,000 EUR per annum

Job Description

XING is the social network for business professionals with millions of members all over the world. We work hands-on to solve real-world problems and make the working life of millions of people a better one every day, creating digital products on a massively scaled platform.

Now we are looking for an experienced and passionate Senior Software Engineer to be part of a new engineering team in our Barcelona office.

As a Senior Software Engineer at Xing you will:

  • Be part of a cross-functional team of back-end, React, iOS, and Android engineers, designers and product owners
  • Build and extend existing back-end services that power our Jobs & Job Search product line
  • Be working on our journey to migrate from a few monolithic services to a microservices & event sourcing based architecture
  • Be applying and coming up with best practices for continuous deployment and automated testing using cutting-edge technologies like Kubernetes
  • Mentor your team members on best practices for back-end development



Main requirements

  • You have a TDD mindset and strive for building testable, predictable and simple code

  • You have experience with functional programming and concurrency concepts

  • You have experience with microservices architecture and distributed systems

  • You are polyglot and know a multitude of programming languages and can pick the right ones for the task

  • You have experience with Scala and Java ecosystems, and will not be shy about delving into a Ruby codebase and contribute

  • You have ideally been contributing to open source projects

  • You enjoy working in agile teams with a focus on sharing knowledge with your colleagues sitting next to you or on the other side of Europe

  • You pay attention to detail without losing sight of the goal, have a sense of ownership and pride in the quality of your work

  • You have a good sense of humor, an unpretentiousness and humbleness towards other people and are eager to work in a multicultural environment

  • You are fluent in English


  • Training, conferences and many opportunities to learn, experiment and grow
  • Regular team and offsite events
  • A great, multicultural and diverse environment
  • Option to work on whatever you like once per quarter during our XING-wide Hack Week
  • Flexible working hours and some days of "work from home" to support your work-life balance
  • Restaurant tickets, fresh fruit, coffee, snacks
  • Flexible compensation plan (health insurance/transport/nursery tickets)
  • Spanish/German lessons
  • A mobile device of your choice as well for private use
  • You’ll also be provided with a high-end MacBook Pro
  • A sunny office located in the centre of Barcelona with a large terrace
  • 30 days of holidays
  • Large, highly distributed platform with over 14 million users
  • We're an Open Source contributor and we also organize public user groups and coding events, such as Ruby on Rails and other Tech Meetups. Check our engineering blog!