Senior Backend Engineer - Falcon.io

Budapest, Hungary Engineering Full-time
Falcon employs the brightest, most passionate people in the tech industry. We’d love for you to join our growing team! We invest in our people through training and professional development while supporting you along the way—all so you can meet your career goals. To us, the most important measure of our success is yours.
 
Falcon is part of Cision Ltd—a leading global provider of innovative earned media software and services to public relations and marketing communications professionals. Falcon.io provides a unified SaaS platform for social media listening, engaging, publishing and managing customer data. We enable our clients to explore the full potential of digital marketing by managing multiple customer touch points from one platform. Our platform has already achieved great international traction in the market, with its technology endorsed by partnerships with Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Founded as Falcon Social in Copenhagen in 2010, we now also have offices in New York City, Berlin, Budapest, Sofia, Chennai, Melbourne, and growing. We’re a highly diverse team, and we’re always looking for passionate and curious people who want to be part of a fast-paced, high-energy environment.
  
Falcon.io has an ethos of encouraging autonomy, ambition, boldness and experimentation. We value open people who take initiative and aren’t afraid to fail, learn from mistakes, adjust, and try to get better at what they do every day.

As a Falcon Senior Backend Engineer, you will help build, scale and improve the backend of a fast growing Customer Experience platform. You will aid us in building a real time, scalable, stable platform serving thousands of clients in a reliable and performant manner. You will be using new technologies, to solve hard problems in a friendly and encouraging work environment. You will also be encouraged to share your experience and knowledge, sparring with your colleagues to grow together!      

Your colleagues: 
You will be joining the Budapest office and the larger backend team at Falcon.io. You will also work along with frontend engineers and designers in an informal, positive, and respectful environment.  We are a small but motivated team of engineers and designers; therefore, you can feel the ethos and coziness of a start-up while being a part of a fast-paced mid-sized scale-up.   Shortly put, this is a team where everyone collaborates to decide on tech stacks and the best coding practices.    

What you'll do:

  • You will act as a mentor and take significant part in designing and building microservice solution stacks for different business use cases
  • Define accurate domain models
  • Store data efficiently in a matching storage engine
  • Build highly parallel data processing pipelines, and fluent APIs
  • Help design, implement and improve our services while helping us adopt best practices 
  • Write elegant, self testing, well documented code
  • Mentor and guide a diverse group of engineers
  • Be mindful of the business - by communicating with your colleagues and management, help us ensure that we’re building the right thing at the right time

Who you are:

  • Well experienced marksman who is self-confident in building cutting edge microservice solutions for real life problems
  • Hands-on and proactive, with a wealth of experience handling cross-department stakeholders 
  • Enjoy sparring with team members, while at the same time making decisions that fit the overarching goals and deadlines 

What you have:

  • Good knowledge of Java, we are using Java 11
  • Good knowledge of functional programming, experience with Akka framework is a plus
  • Good knowledge of Spring ecosystem
  • Experience with relational (e.g. PostgreSQL) and NoSQL (e.g. ElasticSearch, Redis) databases
  • Good knowledge of  RESTful APIs, their design and implementation
  • Experience with messaging technologies, Kafka is a plus
  • Experience with building and/or running large-scale applications on a PaaS/SaaS cloud, preferably AWS
  • Knowledge of Docker and containerization, Kubernetes a big plus
  • English language fluency

What we can offer:

  • An open and informal work environment.
  • Flexible working hours:- work-life balance is essential for us.  
  • High level of responsibility & autonomy.
  • Encourage self-development via attending  leading European IT conferences
  • Internal tech talks, skills-building resources and technical people leads who help you achieve mastery
  • Newest technologies, room for experimentation


As a global leader in PR, marketing and social media management technology and intelligence, Cision helps brands and organizations to identify, connect and engage with customers and stakeholders to drive business results. PR Newswire, a network of over 1.1 billion influencers, in-depth monitoring, analytics and its Brandwatch and Falcon.io social media platforms headline a premier suite of solutions. Cision has offices in 24 countries throughout the Americas, EMEA and APAC. For more information about Cision's award-winning solutions, including its next-gen Cision Communications Cloud®, visit www.cision.com and follow @Cision on Twitter.
 
Cision is committed to fostering an inclusive environment where all employees can be their authentic selves and perform at their best. We believe diversity, equity, and inclusion is vital to driving our culture, sparking innovation and achieving long-term success. Cision is proud to have joined more than 600 companies in signing the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ pledge and named a “Top Diversity Employer” for 2021 by DiversityJobs.com.
 
Cision is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, seeking to create a welcoming and diverse environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or other protected statuses.
 
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