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Software Engineer, Backend

  • Blueground
  • Full time
  • Greece
  • 27/03/2021

At Blueground, we are guided by a vision to make people feel at home wherever they choose to live. By offering fully-furnished apartments that are move-in ready in the world’s most vibrant neighborhoods, we provide our guests with the opportunity to simply #ShowUpStartLiving. Behind the scenes, we strive for a tech-powered living experience that guests love, homed in an organization where great people are proud to work.

We’ve grown a lot since our founding in 2013. We are now hosting guests in more than 3,500 homes in 14 cities. We have raised $78m in funding to date and that’s just the beginning.

What drives our success is how each of our team members applies our core values. To our team, Time is everything, and we cherish it greatly. For us, Excellence isn’t simply a standard, but an exciting way to look at life. We Care deeply about our clients and colleagues and never lose sight of the human element, which goes hand-in-hand with Transparency which we believe makes our day-to-day easier.

We are looking for a talented Backend Software Engineer to join our Engineering team in Athens and work on our business critical backend services.

We are a tech enabled company, currently making substantial investments in our technology platform, from our booking website and mobile app to our key business internal software, to enable our next stage of high growth.The person in this role will work on our backend services with a well established development methodology, a robust CI pipeline, solid engineering practices and challenging requirements (you won't get bored).

Our Stack

  • Kotlin | Javascript | Typescript
  • Spring Boot
  • Node
  • Postgres | MongoDB | Redis
  • RabbitMq
  • Spock | Jest |
  • Rest | GraphQL
  • Docker | AWS | k8s on EKS
  • Serverless

Our code sits on Github, is integrated through Jenkins pipelines and runs on AWS EKS & Lambda. We do project management on JIRA, our prototypes and mockups on Figma and monitor our systems and performance on Datadog and New Relic.

What you'll do

  • Architect, design and build our internal platform and tools
  • Participate in SCRUM ceremonies
  • Code services and APIs
  • Write your unit tests
  • Write your e2e tests (functional & performance)
  • Automate stuff. Like a lot.
  • Be religious with Git
  • Depend on a CI pipeline
  • Experiment, learn and have fun

What to expect

  • To work in agile, cross functional, DevOps enabled teams
  • To work with a product manager and an engineer in test
  • To work on functional and non functional testing
  • To work on performance
  • To get your head around a quite big problem domain
  • To solve hard problems
  • To enjoy some quality engineering
  • A rapidly growing company
  • Opportunities to do full stack or go polyglot if interested (e.g. Python or Go)
  • Cool colleagues :)

Interview process

  • Video call dialogue with People Team
  • Coding assignment
  • Technical Interview, 2+ hours long
  • Interview with Head of engineering

What to expect at the technical interview?

You will be called to have a long discussion with your future team members. This discussion will cover many things from CS fundamentals to latest coding trends. So we encourage you to do a quick refresh on topics like data structures, algos and runtime complexity as well as core concepts of your primary language (e.g. Java or Python). We will also try to tackle some real-world software design problems together as we do every other day. It may sound scary but it's really not. We want you to succeed.


  • Industry experience in software development
  • Strong CS background
  • Strong skills in one of Kotlin, Java, Python, Ruby, Javascript
  • Strong background in relational databases and SQL
  • Good knowledge of the Spring framework & the JEE platform is a plus
  • Experience in designing REST APIs
  • Testing mindset and an eye for clean code
  • Really comfortable with Git
  • Excellent communication in English
  • BS/MS degree in Computer Science or a related subject
  • Bonus: experience with other JVM languages like Groovy or Kotlin
  • Bonus: knowing your way around the *nix shell
  • Bonus: experience with NoSQL storage (Redis, Elastic, MongoDB)
  • Bonus: experience with binary APIs (Protocol Buffers, Avro etc)


  • Competitive salary
  • Workstation of your choice
  • Access to training budget and resources (safaribooksonline, frontendmasters, raywenderlich et al)
  • Complimentary accommodation in Blueground locations. Think summer in LA and winter in Dubai!
  • Dynamic working environment with talented people
  • Being part of a working culture which embraces autonomy and initiative taking

At Blueground we are proud to have Diversity and Inclusion at the centre of everything we do. We are committed to Equal Employment Opportunity regardless of race, colour, national origin, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or religion.

About Blueground

At Blueground, we are guided by a vision to make people feel at home wherever they choose to live. By offering fully-furnished apartments that are move-in ready in the w...

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