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Senior Backend Engineer (Golang) - Ecomm Platform Squad

Berlin, Germany · Backend

You will be a member of the E-comm Platform Squad, a cross-functional team based in Berlin, building an enterprise-grade e-commerce backend that powers user-facing SumUp shop applications in more than 30 countries across Europe, South America and the United States. All members are empowered to have a significant impact on feature design, prioritisation and delivery.

The Squad sits within the Merchant Acquisition Tribe. This tribe as a whole is responsible for building resilient and scalable platforms and tools for SumUp’s market-facing teams, so that our merchants and partners can easily find and start using the right SumUp products for their business.

As a senior engineer, you will be working on a modular monolith (play as microservices but in a single codebase), taking ownership over what you build: from concept to creation, testing, deployment, monitoring and maintenance. You will be involved in designing and planning features as well as advocating for removing tech debt, fixing bugs and making iterative improvements and cleaning up some pieces of legacy code.

What you’ll do

  • Work in an agile, cross-functional team to ship code on a daily basis

  • Develop new features and components on our website using Golang

  • Work on the entire stack, from CI/CD tooling, to test automation, building features, running experiments, and monitoring and production support.

  • Collaborate with product and design departments to build maintainable, usable, and beautiful features.

  • Push projects forward while validating and communicating your ideas with the team

  • Work with less experienced engineers in mentoring/coaching relationships

  • Help us continue to develop our open-source projects and culture

You’ll be great for this role if

  • You have a strong programming foundation and experience in a typed language.

  • You either have experience in Go, or are willing to invest learning it on the job.

  • You have experience with relational databases.

  • You are passionate about software design, and enjoy leveling up your colleagues in it.

  • You know what to test, why to test it, and how to write flexible tests that won't break.

  • You love coding and take the time to reflect on all aspects of your implementation, be it frameworks, languages, or processes.

  • Your precise communication skills make working with you effective and efficient

  • You’re fluent in English, both spoken and written.

Why you should join SumUp

  • We’re a truly global team of 2000+ people from 60+ countries, spread across 3 continents.

  • You’ll receive a budget for attending conferences and external training.

  • You’ll attend annual hackathons.

  • Dedicated time for side-projects.

  • You’ll be based in the heart of Berlin, one of Europe’s leading tech hubs and most vibrant cities.

  • We offer a corporate pension scheme, 28 days’ paid leave, free German and yoga classes, subsidised Urban Sports Club membership and other great benefits.

  • We offer visa and relocation support for you, your family and even your pets.


We believe in the everyday hero. Those who have the courage to follow their passion and who have the strength and determination to realise their dreams.Small business owners are at the heart of all we do, so we're creating powerful, easy-to-use financial solutions to help them run their businesses. With a founder’s mentality and a 'team-first’ attitude, our diverse teams across Europe, South America and the United States work together to ensure that small business owners can be successful doing what they love. 

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