Our IT-Team focuses on the continuous improvement of our smava ecosystem for the personal credit solutions. We constantly develop our online loan comparison platform and implement new product features. The whole application system consists of more than 65 individual services. That is why we are looking for highly skilled Senior Java Backend Developer (m/f) who has strong experiences in designing and building scalable high-performing applications. Sounds like something you would like to do? Apply now!

Senior Java Backend Developer (m/f) – FinTech Application

Your daily business:

  • Maintaining, improving and delivering new features on applications under your ownership
  • Migrating our monolithic applications into Microservices
  • Building the CI/CD pipelines
  • Supporting the transformation of smava IT teams into Agile cross-functional ones
  • Participating in the Architecture decisions to improve our standardized tech stack

Our tech stack:

  • Java 8
  • Spring MVC, Spring Boot
  • Spring Cloud Netflix stack
  • Messaging JMS / AMQP, Kafka
  • Maven
  • PostgreSQL, Redis, Elastic Search

To get things done you will need:

  • At least 6 years of working experience with Java Spring framework (some of your projects are still in production)
  • Experience in building distributed, scalable and resilient infrastructure
  • Proven working experience in successfully implementing Microservices
  • Proven experiences with Message Services (e.g. RabbitMQ, JMS or Kafka)
  • Expertise in SQL data management
  • Working experience in an Agile environment
  • Good understanding of software design patterns and best practices
  • Fluent spoken and written English (other languages would be considered as a plus)

Not necessarily needed, but also helpful:

  • Working experiences with CI/CD & CD
  • Expertise in NoSQL data management
  • Sound understanding of how to migrate, deploy and maintain applications into the public cloud environment

The mindset we are looking for:

  • Passion for software development
  • Solution-driven
  • Open minded
  • Able to communicate

What we offer:

  • The opportunity to drive future technology that changes the financial industry
  • Continuing our growth, we will also offer tech lead roles or technical management positions in the near future
  • A changing organization which knows what needs to be improved
  • An exciting opportunity in an innovative and fast-growing Fintech company
  • Signing bonus, because every great decision should be rewarded
  • Relocation bonus (in case you are relocating to Berlin)
  • Onboarding support (e.g. visa sponsorship & accommodation)
  • Paid education (e. g. trainings, workshops, conferences)
  • Employer-funded pension
  • Subsidized Lunch offer (smunch.co) and subsidized public transport ticket (VBB Umweltkarte)
  • Discounted fitness offers close to the office
  • Flexible working hours
  • Language courses
  • Brown Bag Lunches, Hackathons, Beer Friday, Cookie Friday, Mystery Lunch, Breakfast Club and team events
  • Open communication, flat hierarchy and fast execution
  • Smart colleagues from all around the world (40+ nationalities)

Our recruiting team is looking forward to receiving your online application, including a cover letter, resume, your earliest possible starting date and salary expectations addressed to Alena Kuliashova.

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About us:

We are smava, the online loan comparison platform.  We are one of the three largest Fintech-employers in Germany. Our mission is to revolutionize the loans market by making it fair and transparent. smava finds the best loans for everyone: fast, convenient and cost-effective. We are in the third stage of innovation in the finance industry: first ATM’s, then online-banking, now digital loans by smava! This is also why we were awarded as Innovator 2018. All of this was achieved thanks to more than 400 employees. Become a part of the smava-story now!


The smava development team gives you the opportunity to learn from some of the most brilliant engineering minds from all around the world." (Dominik, Lead Architect)