For a better working life

For a better working life

Software Engineer (m/f) Java

XING is the social network for business professionals with millions of members all over the world. Help us shape the future – for a better working life! We currently have an opening at our headquarters in Hamburg.

Are you an open, motivated and humble individual with good communication skills, looking to take on a challenging task and eager to expand your knowledge? Are you not frightened by the terms "legacy system" or "integration project“? Would you like to work in a geographically distributed development environment and adopt different ways of communication? If this sounds like you, please read on!

A challenging task

  • Be part of an international team of engineers
  • Translate application storyboards and use cases into functional applications
  • Contribute to the backend architecture of a project in Java 8 and use latest frameworks like Spring Boot
  • Design, build and maintain efficient, reusable, and reliable Java code
  • Ensure the best possible performance, quality, and responsiveness of the applications
  • Identify bottlenecks and bugs, and devise solutions to these problems
  • Help maintain code quality, organization, and automatization
  • Contribute to existing backend infrastructure that deals with 1000s of processes and large amounts of data

A convincing background

  • You have at least 2 years of software development experience and good knowledge of object-oriented Java applications
  • Automated testing and code coverage is just as important to you as production code
  • You bring  experience with algorithms and data structures
  • Concepts of MVC, HTTP, JSON and RESTful are familiar for you
  • Your understanding of software development tools like Git, CI Tools and automation tools like Maven or Gradle is proficient
  • You like to work with agile methodologies and enjoy working in teams with a focus on sharing knowledge with others
  • Fluent in German and English

Please attach your github account or any other code example to your application.

An inspiring environment

XING offers a dynamic environment located in the centre of Hamburg. As well as flexible working hours, you’ll have an opportunity to unleash your skills and acquire new ones. We offer a wide range of training courses in addition to German, English and Spanish lessons, regular team and offsite events, and lots of fun. We also provide free drinks and organic fruit as well as a Proficard public transport ticket, restaurant vouchers and travel insurance. And let’s not forget the smartphone or iPad that you can use privately. You’ll also be provided with a high-end Macbook Pro, and our offices have table football tables. If you’re feeling really sporty, we also have great gym deals, and various other benefits….

If this profile matches your expertise, experience and aspirations, we’d be delighted to receive your full application, including salary requirements and possible starting date.

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Martina Hertel

Martina Hertel

HR Manager

Software Engineering

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