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Lead Backend Engineer - Item Catalogue (f/m/d)

Berlin, Germany · Engineering

Lead Engineer (Platform)

At the Merchant Growth Tribe we are helping merchants to sell more using various channels such as Point of Sale, Invoicing, Online Store and more. We are doing this while keeping our UI/UX simple, yet in the background, we are building platform services to support each channel and the many millions of our merchants that we serve.

To achieve our goal, we have set out on a mission to build a powerful Item Catalogue, the cornerstone of every merchant’s business. The product catalog team designs, develops, and tests APIs that power the management of products, as well categories of products and inventories.

What you’ll do

  • Define and govern data modeling for scale and design standards, tools, best practices, and related development methodologies for our Product Catalog and establish sound data modeling principles.

  • Evaluate and help choose the right architectural designs given business requirements for our Product Catalogue in a multi-product and multichannel environment.

  • Engage with other teams across SumUp to understand and translate business needs into data models supporting long-term solutions.

  • Work with platform and product teams to implement data strategies, build data flows and develop conceptual data models with concurrent programming.

You’ll be great for this role if

  • You are an expert with Kafka (Partitions, Consumers, Brokers, Producers) and have used it in production at-scale.

  • You have vast experience with event processing systems that have high availability/throughput.

  • You have a track record of establishing engineering practices, encouraging DevOps culture adoption, facilitate the adoption of the Functional Programming/clean code practices.

  • You’re an expert at JVM-based languages.You have vast experience with microservices architecture, event-driven design and RESTful APIs.

  • You have experience in data modeling and have had prior experience building a Product Catalogue.

Why you should join SumUp

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

  • You'll have the opportunity to make an impact as we work in flat hierarchies.

  • You'll attend global offsites and regular team events.

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

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

About SumUp

We believe in the everyday hero.

Small business owners are at the heart of all we do, so we're creating tools that 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 the small business owners we partner with can be successful doing what they love. 

SumUp is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer that proudly pursues and hires a diverse workforce. SumUp does not make hiring or employment decisions on the basis of race, colour, religion or religious belief, ethnic or national origin, nationality, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age or any other basis protected by applicable laws or prohibited by company policy. SumUp also strives for a healthy and safe workplace and strictly prohibits harassment of any kind.

SumUp will not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from a candidate.