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Senior Software Engineer, Backend

Published9th January
Job Type
Job TypeTemporary
LocationRemote - Europe
ConsultantJosh Rapaport
Salary70,000 - 80,000 / Year

Our client’s vision is to make people feel at home wherever they choose to live. For us, that means ensuring our guests have the peace of mind, flexibility & confidence they need to explore life’s latest adventure.

They’ve grown a lot since their founding in 2013, having raised more than $258m+ in funding, to date — and that’s just the beginning. They’re now hosting guests in more than 9,000 homes in 25+ cities around the world (and growing!), with an aim to hit 50 cities by 2025.

Their vision comes to life through our ways of working. For our 800+ member team located across 15 countries, we’ve created a culture of collaboration, inclusiveness, and opportunity.

They believe their people should have the power to choose their preferred way to work. Depending on the role’s requirements, team members can choose to work full time in one of the offices, work fully remote, or choose a hybrid model between the two.

They are driven by their core values. Time is their most important resource. Excellence isn’t simply a standard, but an exciting way to look at life. Our client Care deeply about their guests and colleagues. Their relationships are built around Transparency, which builds trust and improves communication.
They’re shaping the future of living, and we want you to be part of that journey.

The company are looking for a talented Senior Backend Software Engineer to join our Engineering team in Athens (or remote) and work on our business critical backend services.

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

The Stack

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

Their 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 🙂

Recruitment Dialogues

  • Behavioral Dialogue with Talent Acquisition Team (30m)
  • Live Coding: Evaluating Coding Skills (90m)
  • Tech Dialogue : Computer Science Fundamentals (2 hours and a half)
  • Executive Dialogue (optional – L3+): Leadership and Power Skills (30m)

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.



  • 5+ years 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 & annual performance bonus
  • Stock Option Plan
  • Flexible paid time off
  • Group Health Insurance program
  • Enhanced parental leave
  • Dynamic working environment with talented people
  • Flexible work environment through our Nomads employee mobility program
  • Complimentary accommodation in company locations. Think summer in LA and winter in Dubai!

LMRE Technology consultant

Josh Rapaport

Josh Rapaport

+44 (0)20 3833 2236

LOCATION: Technology

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