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Software Engineer - Java (Gießen)

3+ months agoGießen, Germany
As we strive to become the world's preferred shopping method, our goal is to create an unmatched global talent network. We aim to empower individuals, propel their careers forward, and revolutionize entire industries. Our mission is to free humanity from the burdensome tasks of managing purchases and finances, enabling them to focus on what they truly enjoy. We're seeking ambitious individuals who are eager to embrace our dynamic environment and surpass their own expectations.

At Klarna, our engineering community is driven by customer satisfaction, constantly striving to redefine our industry. Working in small, collaborative Agile teams, you and your colleagues will have a clear mission and full ownership of significant outcomes that benefit Klarna and our customers. Quality optimization, seamless flow, rapid feedback loops, and end-to-end ownership are our key focuses. Continuous improvement, testing, monitoring, and experimentation are ingrained in our work culture. We value inclusivity, helpfulness, and a strong sense of ownership among our teams. Our engineers have a significant impact on company decisions, and we seek developers who are bold, open-minded, and inquisitive.

Are you ready to be part of this transformative journey? We are expanding various engineering teams, such as those dedicated to our core checkout product, payment services, fraud prevention, and enhancements to our billing service and shipping credentials, among others.

Check out what it's like to be an engineer at Klarna here.

What you will do:

  • Own your services end to end. Decide how best to build, test, deploy and monitor.
  • Be an integral part of a team, in addition to its culture and ways of working. Common practices include agile methodologies, pair and mob programming.
  • Work with large scale, highly available and resilient modern financial systems.
  • Take ownership of system design, collaborate with domain architects, own end-to-end problems, manage stakeholder communication, and mentor junior engineers.
  • Succeed, fail, and learn together with other talented people. We believe in an environment that provides an opportunity for growth and see education as an outcome of failure that gets us closer to the next breakthrough.
  • Work with modern tools and languages that excite you.
  • You will be the interface between business / customer using your product knowledge to make informed decisions.
  • Take responsibility for end-to-end feature work; through planning, deployment, maintenance, and monitoring.
  • Drive knowledge sharing through demos, presentations and tutorials.

Some of the technologies you will get to work with:

  • Java (latest versions)Spring and Spring Boot and potentially other modules
  • Other technologies include: Docker and Kubernetes, Kafka/SNS/SQS, PostgreSQL, DynamoDB, Elasticsearch/ELK stack, Microservice architecture at scale on AWS

  • Even if you are not proficient in all of them, you should be open to learning and working with any of these technologies as the choices available may change over time.

To succeed in this role, we think you should have:

  • Software development experience
  • Experience working with modern frameworks
  • Strong problem solving ability
  • Growth mindset and bias for action
  • Good communication skills in English

What we offer you:

Location & Community
In Giessen's office, a cozy, family-like atmosphere permeates the space. The team's friendly interactions and strong bonds create a welcoming environment. From delightful shared lunches to celebrations and self-organized events, this unique setting truly embodies a sense of togetherness. We also believe in making contributions back to the open source community. You can find some of our work at

Ownership & Impact
Here, every voice matters. We’re organized into hundreds of small teams, each run like a start-up, focused on their own problem-space. 

Trust & Collaboration
Successes and failures are won together at Klarna in a melting pot of teams. Win, lose, and learn, we’re on this path together.
If you love what you do, you should love where you do it. We appreciate that everyone’s different and has their own preferences of where and how to work. We genuinely believe in the power of regular face-to-face interactions in building close connections with our teams, but we also strongly believe people can work effectively remotely. This means that combining both is the key to success. At Klarna, You can choose between working from the office, remotely within your employment country, or even outside of it for up to 20 working days per year. Flex it up!  

Challenges & Rewards
We take a very serious approach to benefits, understanding and aligning with local expectations. We provide meal vouchers, free snacks, fruits and drinks, mental health support and a welfare platform. Our benefits package is always under review! 

Total Compensation & RSU We offer an attractive total compensation package that includes for all of our employees the opportunity to invest in a RSU program and own a stake of the company.   

How to apply: please send us your CV or Linkedin profile in English
Client-provided location(s): Giessen, Germany
Job ID: 49309282-fd74-4d4d-8b00-07efaaf20f79
Employment Type: Other

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