Become a part of the smava-story now as a:

Tech Lead/Technical Product Owner – FinTech APIs integration (m/f)

Bank API Team is working the closest to our Business Partners, which are the biggest banks in Europe. smava's and its partners' entire traffic from their entry points is directed here to the heart of the system. We use the latest technologies to integrate, maintain, extend and optimize the implementation of very complex third-party APIs. Our challenges are, above all, effectively reacting on product, interfaces and load changes. Additionally, we implement mechanisms for data collection and analysis which help us to understand various business processes. As a Tech Lead together with your team you will cooperate with Product, Business Analytics, Data Warehouse, Financial Cooperation and Sales teams.  

Your tasks:

  • Lead the team of Engineers with the mindset of servant-leader
  • As a Tech Lead, you need to identify plan and ensure joyful releases as well as life production of your components
  • Establish ways of working within a cross-functional team
  • Define the architectural vision of your components and integrate it with smava infrastructure
  • Bridge business strategy with a technical roadmap
  • Drive technical excellence and engineering best practices
  • Communicate technical concept to the team and the stakeholders


  • Master or Bachelor degree in Computer Science or similar
  • 5+ years of development in Java and at least 1+ years with both Spring Boot and Spring Cloud
  • First experience being a Tech Lead of the project and team of 3-5 people
  • Experience with both SQL and NoSQL database technologies
  • Experience working with an agile team
  • Good overview of technologies in Java ecosystem
  • Experience in building and maintaining microservices
  • Good communication skills


  • Hands-on experience working with CI/CD tools
  • Practice with integration 3rd party services
  • Experience with working on projects related to Machine Learning

Technology Stack:

  • Java 8 and a little bit of Kotlin
  • Spring (Boot 2.x, Cloud, Security)
  • Docker
  • Kafka, RabbitMQ, AWS Kinesis
  • PostgreSQL, AWS S3, Redis
  • Hibernate
  • Maven
  • Git
  • Jenkins

What we offer:

  • 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)
  • An exciting opportunity in an innovative and fast-growing Fintech company
  • Paid education (e.g. training, workshops, conferences)
  • Employer-funded pension
  • Subsidized lunch offer ( 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 and team events
  • Open communication, flat hierarchy and fast execution
  • Smart colleagues from all around the world (35+ nationalities)

Did we get your attention? Then we are looking forward to receiving your application including:

  • CV, salary expectations and earliest starting date addressed to Natalia Nehring
  • In case you are not an EU citizen, we also need a copy of your academic degree & valid passport
  • If you already have a Blue Card, Visa or Work Permit, please let us know

Note that it will be difficult to proceed with your application without the documents mentioned above.

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 2019. All of this was achieved thanks to almost 500 employees.