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Backend Engineer (m/f)

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Frühestmöglicher Eintrittstermin Juni 2014

EyeEm is the world's premier community and marketplace for the photographer inside all of us. An evolving generation of photographers are using our app to connect globally and make their images available to an exciting network of buyers, for use in everything from ad campaigns to magazines. EyeEm has been downloaded more than 10 million times in 20 different languages. Find us on iOS, Android and the web.

Find out more about EyeEm and apply at Please submit complete applications through our designated online portal - Backend Engineer -  those made via LinkedIn will not be considered.

EyeEm is looking for an experienced, full-stack software engineer to join our backend team and help us work on the nuts and bolts that keep EyeEm going. This includes our API, the search engine and all our features. It's an exciting opportunity to maintain and improve the infrastructure of a fast-growing company, with many opportunities to experiment with exciting technologies, built innovative features and tackle challenging scaling issues.

Key responsibilities

  • Define, build and maintain a range of backend services and features that fuel EyeEm
  • Optimize and improve existing features for performance and stability
  • Find and resolve issues with the platform in close communication with our product and support teams, and our community

Who we're looking for

  • You have a passion for writing clean code poetry, with an appetite for tackling complex architectural challenges
  • Self-driven and fast learner, and eager to work with new technologies
  • Team player, with the ability to motivate the team to improve each day
  • You can structure and organize your work easily
  • Quality-oriented and detail-focused
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Writing tests for your code is in your DNA


  • 3+ years experience as a developer (our backend is currently mostly PHP), a technical degree is a plus
  • Broad knowledge in scaling systems and databases
  • You believe in deploying and maintaining the systems you build (DevOps!)
  • Experience with Message Queues, Memcached (or similar in-memory cache) and Redis (or similar in-memory key-value stores)
  • Great database optimisation and modelling skills (preferably MySQL, NoSQL is a plus)
  • Knowledge of ElasticSearch or similar search technologies, and of Amazon Web Services is a major plus

What we offer

  • An international team that is highly motivated and fun to be with
  • A collaborative work environment with English as the primary language
  • Secure employment, as we are a well-funded company
  • Have a big impact on our product and community, and continuously develop your skills
  • An Apple computer will be provided for duration of employment