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Senior Backend Developer (m/f/d)



Software Engineering
Munich, Germany
Posted on Tuesday, April 25, 2023

SimScale is an engineering simulation platform that is revolutionizing the way engineers, designers, scientists, and architects design products. The SimScale platform is accessible completely via a web browser, with an easy-to-use interface which supports numerous simulation types including Structural Mechanics, Fluid Dynamics and Thermodynamics.

By harnessing the power of the cloud for simulation, SimScale eliminates the hurdles that accompany traditional simulation tools: high installation costs, licensing fees, deployment of high-performance computing hardware, mandatory updates and maintenance. Users always have the latest version of SimScale.

Your Opportunity

SimScale is a cloud-based engineering simulation platform which is used by customers around the world across many industries.
One of SimScale's unique challenges is to make scientific software for CAD, meshing, simulation and post-processing work on a scalable and elastic cloud infrastructure.
You will be part of the Platform Team which owns a multitude of services related to data and user management, as well as connections with adjacent systems for Sales and Marketing purposes. We carry out a wide range of functionalities with our microservice architecture and integrate the best available methods in the industry. You will help bridge the gap between low-level simulation software with very particular demands in terms of infrastructure and scalability and high-level workflows. If you are interested in real engineering challenges, if you want to level up yourself in handling complex problems then you will definitely find these - plus a lot of fun - at SimScale.

What we expect from you

  • A degree in computer science or equivalent professional experience
  • 5+ years of professional experience as a developer of backend software in a professional (non-academic) Linux based environment
  • Very good and practical knowledge of Java and SQL
  • Hands-on experience with cloud providers (like Amazon Web Services, Azure, or Google Cloud Platform)
  • General knowledge of internals: Linux, JVM, network protocols (like HTTP)
  • Fluency in unit testing and continuous integration
  • Excellent overall programming skills
  • Excellent communication skills - written and verbal
  • Willingness to learn and adapt (especially to new programming languages and paradigms), getting things done attitude
  • Data-driven mindset: you act on the insights from error- and usage-data
  • Strong attention to detail
  • A sense of urgency and ownership
  • Track record of complex projects accomplished
  • Sensibility towards information security
  • Knowledge of Scala or Kotlin is a plus
  • Experience with Gitlab CI/CD is a plus

What you can expect from us

  • A dedicated team with high expertise, and the opportunity for unrestricted personal growth - start your career with us and become a leader
  • An environment where your opinion and ideas matter - we will give you space to make an impact quickly through goal-oriented tasks and projects that leave space for creativity
  • A multicultural and inclusive work environment: we come from more than 35 different countries!
  • Manage when and where you work with flexible working hours and remote work around the globe
  • Your health is important: We offer health insurance (medical, dental, vision, disability, etc.), retirement insurance, company pension scheme, paid sick time off, and paid vacation
  • Enjoy freshly cooked lunches in our office every Wednesday, or receive regular gift cards as a remote employee
  • Feel positive about yourself with a subsidized gym membership in Munich, Basketball meetups, virtual sports and gaming challenges as well as internal wellbeing support
  • Professional and personal development opportunities such as online and offline learning, language courses and tech talks
  • Relocation and visa support to ease your (and your family’s) relocation
  • Fun team events, internal support groups such as “Living in Germany” and the opportunity to join our ESG (environmental, social and governance) or DE&I (diversity, equity and inclusion) task forces

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at SimScale

At SimScale, we look beyond borders and hire great talent from all parts of the world. With our team consisting of people from various backgrounds, we truly embrace diversity and encourage everyone to be themselves. We are unified by curiosity, dedication and our team spirit! As an equal opportunity employer, we acknowledge that our employees have different aspirations and career goals, and therefore are committed to create a diverse environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. A copy of SimScale's full recruiting guideline can be made available on request. Kindly let us know how you would like to be addressed and whether you have specific requirements for the interview.