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Senior backend Engineer - Java

Sydney, Australia Gumtree AU
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Gumtree Australia is Australia’s favourite local marketplace connecting buyers and sellers in the local community to buy, sell and find just about everything. There are more than 3 million listings across hundreds of categories and 80,000 new ads are posted every single day.

On average, more than 7 million Australians visit Gumtree each month, and we’re proud to say we’re one of the top shopping apps in Australia.

Facilitating successful and safe local trade is our main priority. Our mission is to empower people and create economic opportunity and to be Australia’s favourite local marketplace for all of life’s needs

About the team

Gumtree Australia has a dynamic and open company culture with the support of a global network of brands.

We are looking to grow our development team and this is an exciting time to join! We are seeking the expertise of a Backend Java engineer to work on building customer value through the design, development and delivery of high quality software on Hybrid cloud environments (OpenStack and Google Cloud).

We live and breathe our technology culture code:

·We are value creators

·We know the power of an awesome team

·We have a hunger for learning

·We are positive and passionate to take ownership

·We build it right

·The customer is most important

Your Role:

·Design, develop, test and deploy our core software systems or applications.

·Work with delivery leads, other developers, product managers, QA, and operations teams to develop solutions that drive our business goals, delight our customers and deliver good performance, scalability, and reliability.

·Participate in and help drive the best possible ways of working for Backend development including Continuous Improvement, CI/CD, test automation, A/B testing and experimentation.

Your Profile:

·Knowledgeable about backend development technologies, including considerable experience in Java11, Spring framework and Spring Boot.

·Solid knowledge of SQL and DB abstraction layers like JPA

·Experience with Apache Kafka, Google PubSub, Elasticsearch and any Cloud experience specially with Google Cloud Platform is a plus

·Experience with continuous delivery systems and build tools (Jenkins, Git, Maven)

·You believe in teamwork, especially in cross-functional teams

·You have a passion for clean and beautiful code, with an eye for simplicity and pragmatism

·You believe in lean and agile development (Kanban / Scrum)

·You understand that responsibility does not end with deployment

·Put the customer at the forefront of every decision you make.

·Love a challenge and look for creative ways to solve problems fast.

What we offer:

·Meaningful work with diverse, international, highly skilled and passionate teams which give you the chance to make a difference in our customers’ lives.

·International career opportunities throughout Adevinta*.

·Competitive compensation, conference & education budget. We value your personal and professional development.

·A healthy work-life balance, i.e. part-time work, an additional paid parental leave time, flexible working hours including working from home options.

·A great atmosphere, open-minded company culture with several social team activities (online and offline).


Benefits are an essential part of your total compensation for the work you do every day. Whether you’re single, in a growing family, or nearing retirement, Adevinta* offers a variety of comprehensive and competitive benefit programs to meet your needs.


People are the heart of Adevinta*, and their health and well-being are our first priority. We continue to monitor local government guidance and partner closely with medical advisors to determine the safest and best next steps for everyone. As a result, most teams are working remotely, with a few teams able to collaborate in person with enhanced safety procedures. We will discuss the particular case for your region during the interview process. As a general rule, interviews will be completed remotely over video calls.

*eBay Classifieds Group (eCG) is now part of Adevinta, an innovative leader in digital marketplaces spanning 16 countries. We’re all about matchmaking, and our sites help people find whatever they’re looking for in their local communities. Every connection made or item found makes a difference by creating a world where people share more and waste less.

As a global network of loved local brands, including Gumtree, Carsguide and Autotrader in Australia, in Germany, and leboncoin in France, our team of over 6,000 employees are there to make things better, safer and easier for the people who choose to visit and use our marketplaces every month. And we do that by being specialists in our field, basing improvements on data and bringing together our network of hardworking teams.

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