Industry and Job Function: Consultancy & SW Development

Job Location: Ideally in Prague but the job is open to candidates from anywhere in Europe (or Europe timezone)

Flexibility: Option to work remotely/from home

Type of Employment: Employee or Contractor (depending on the location)

KeyWords: Java, Spring, Graph databases, API design, TDD

What to expect?

Before applying for the job of Senior Backend Java Developer at GraphAware, you should first answer YES to all of the following questions:

  • Are you someone who constantly strives for excellence?
  • Do you take ownership of your work as well as the work of your team?
  • Do you believe in the value of graphs?
  • Does customer success drive your motivation and passion?
  • Do you want to make a real difference and influence the success of the company you work for?

Agreed to all the above? Then keep reading.

As a Senior Backend Developer, you will be joining our team of engineers that deliver high value consulting to our customers around the world and build graph powered applications. You will interact with clients to understand their needs, propose and design solutions along with your team, and implement them.

Main responsibilities:

  • Analysing requirements, understanding how they fit into the big picture, designing components/services/APIs, implementing and delivering quality, working software
  • Work with clients and contribute ideas or resolve issues
  • Coordinating with other members of the team to enable the delivery of efficient, well tested and well written features
  • Demonstrating the features implemented to get feedback and suggestions
  • Being involved and contributing to team-level technical discussions
  • Caring about the quality of the codebase and continually looking for ways to improve it
  • Software design and code reviews
  • Prioritising and organising your own work to deliver on time, making steady progress on your work
  • Anticipating technical issues, communicating these clearly to relevant stakeholders, and making architectural /design decisions to avoid or resolve them

If you want to succeed, we believe you need to have the following skills/background:

  • Technical Skills
    • At least 5 years of experience in complex projects that span multiple teams
    • Solid knowledge of Java and related best practices
    • Advanced experience with Spring
    • Solid knowledge of Elasticsearch
    • Solid knowledge of version-control systems, such as git
    • Knowledge of Relational database models (how to model an ER schema)
    • Knowledge of SQL
    • Familiarity with CI-CD practices
    • Familiarity with Docker
    • Application of best practices for clean code, refactoring and TDD
    • Experience working in agile teams
    • Ability to develop clean, reusable components
    • Methodical and reasoned approach to debugging and problem solving
    • Comprehension of application security basics (minimum set of requirements to make the app secure)
    • Clear understanding of techniques and best practices related to Web Application security
    • Passion for simple, clean architectures
  • Bonus Technical Skills
    • Knowledge of key Graph database concepts
    • Knowledge of basic Cypher query language elements
    • Knowledge of Neo4j (Neo4j Certification is a big plus)
    • Understanding the full stack application development including DevOps
    • Master’s Degree in Computer Science (or other relevant fields)
  • Soft Skills
    • Strong sense of ownership and responsibility
    • Striving for excellence
    • Ability to break down bigger tasks into smaller chunks in order to tackle them effectively
    • Attention to detail
    • Focused and motivated by Customer/Product Success
    • Proactive and driven, coming up with new ideas
    • “Can-do” and “Get-it-done” attitude; Agile approach to problem-solving
    • Excellent time management skills
    • Experience working in distributed teams
    • Good interpersonal and communication skills
    • Good understanding of different communication styles and cultural differences
    • Fluent in English, knowledge of other European languages is more than welcome

What We Offer

We offer a great opportunity to play an important role in a global technology company with a very unique company culture and to participate in the evolution of a product that is competing with big names. Our products are already being used by very important companies in multiple industries. We are currently entering a new era in the life of the company with great challenges ahead of us.

Benefits of working with us:

  • Actively influence how we do things
  • Appreciation and encouragement for taking initiative and creativity
  • Professional and personal growth
  • Flexibility to balance your personal life and work
  • Fun environment and great office culture
  • Supportive and low-overhead management culture
  • Competitive remuneration

Who We Are

GraphAware was founded in 2013 to help organisations gain competitive edge through the application of graph technologies.Our own product called GraphAware Hume is used by analysts, data scientists, and data-savvy business users all around the world to keep countries and communities safe, combat financial fraud, discover new medicines, advise important policymaking, and much much more. We also help clients implement their own solutions based on Hume and Neo4j - the most popular graph database on the market - by providing consulting, training, and software development services.

We are a multinational, multicultural team of experts in the fields of software, databases, graph theory, and machine learning. Our culture is that of a small company but our plans are super ambitious. We are passionate about graphs and driven by customer success. Sense of ownership and striving for excellence is the norm at GraphAware. In times of trouble, we have each other's back. We love seeing our colleagues grow professionally and support their careers in the direction of their desire.