Backend Engineer (f/m/d) - Payment/Accounting

Permanent contract, full-time, Cologne / flexible

Who we are


We are part of the team behind Kaufland.de: Several thousand merchants and millions of products make our multi-channel portal one of the largest marketplaces in Germany. Our work is characterised by a dynamic corporate culture, with a start-up mentality and the opportunities offered by a large corporation in the background. We combine knowledge and many years of experience in e-commerce with flat hierarchies and a highly motivated team. Whether as an intern or an executive: We take every idea seriously, because we want to work together in shaping the future of e-commerce!

We love flexibility! We offer you the best environment to work in a flexible and focused way: You decide whether you want to work in our office in Cologne // Darmstadt while at the same time having the opportunity to work remotely. We want to offer you the most attractive workplace in e-commerce and a maximum of flexibility for your personal work-life balance.

Day-by-day, our development team of about 150 experts pursues the goal of creating the best-possible customer shopping experience for the Kaufland.de marketplace. We are here to inspire millions of customers, to help them find, purchase and get the things they love. To enrich the lives of our customers, we collaborate in cross-functional teams, in which product owners, product designers, frontend and backend engineers, data scientists and lean managers join forces. Details regarding the challenges of the respective product areas can be found here.

Your tasks – this is what awaits you in detail

  • You work in a collaborative environment where you develop great products that bring a positive impact to our customer journey
  • You will contribute to ensure that our payment or accounting backends are ready to handle a large scale of users
  • You have the chance to take responsibility and work autonomously - from discovery to implementation to deployment
  • You write clean and maintainable code that is easy to test and that you can be proud of
  • Together with your experienced team you work in a challenging environment and look for chances to improve existing workflows and processes
  • You continuously share your knowledge and experiences with your colleagues in pair programming sessions, code reviews and retrospectives


Your profile – this is what we expect from you

  • You have successfully built several PHP backends in mid to large scale software projects and are familiar with using several frameworks
  • You are able to build solid architecture in event-driven systems and distributed systems
  • You are confident in working with SQL databases
  • You love solving problems and are a curious and quick learner, especially when it comes to new software applications and tools
  • You have the drive to continuously develop both yourself and your team further in order to become a bit better every day
  • You have passion for what you do and a great interest in e-commerce
  • You have excellent communication skills, are willing to embrace our company culture and values and enjoy working in an international, english-speaking team


What we offer

  • Work as you feel comfortable! We offer you the best possible flexibility in terms of working hours and location. Create your own work-life!

  • A highly-motivated and qualified team from different fields and numerous nations

  • A sophisticated product with millions of users and a broadly-based technology stack

  • A dynamic environment with a start-up mentality, no superfluous red tape and hierarchy, as well as plenty of courage and trust to break new ground

  • Free choice of hardware – we provide you with the development environment of your choice

  • Always up-to-date – you receive four days of special leave and a budget of €1,300 per year to attend relevant fairs and conferences

  • Top conditions at the Urban Sports Club for fitness, team sports, yoga and more

Refer an Engineer Program

You want to work for us, but not without your dearest colleague? Join us as a team and earn money by referring your buddy for one of our open Tech positions! Depending on the level we offer a bonus up to 1.300,- € per referral, which will be paid after successful recruitment (the first part with your first salary, the second part after your buddy passes the trial period).

Why are you the perfect fit for this position? Don't bother with cover letters - we're interested in facts and figures!
Apply here
Your contact person: Sandra Camara
real.digital
real,- Digital Payment & Technology Services GmbH*
Habsburgerring 2
50674 Köln

*Our company will be renamed in the future for company law reasons.

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