Software Architect (m/f) - XING Corporate

For a better working life

For a better working life

Software Architect (m/f)

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.

Our Architecture team is on hand to support every business unit with ten back-end specialists providing the infrastructure for the developer teams. We analyse the software in use, test and evaluate new technologies, and provide recommendations based on our findings. Join us in finding innovative solutions to technically complex challenges!

A challenging task

  • Review and optimise our existing software and system architecture
  • Evaluate and recommend new technology to improve the existing ecosystem
  • Provide architecture consulting for development teams or help out as a technical lead on challenging projects
  • Execute migration projects and assume responsibility for their success
  • Implement robust, scalable and highly optimised infrastructure components
  • Improve and maintain existing application code

A convincing background

  • You have extensive experience in web application architecture (scalability, availability, APIs)
  • You are an expert in at least two of the following programming languages: Ruby, PHP, JavaScript, Scala, C/C++, Java, Elixir, Go, Perl
  • You like to stay at the cutting edge of web application design and implementation within distributed systems
  • You are passionate about and brilliant at solving challenging problems
  • You are into pair programming and agile methodologies in general, and you enjoy sharing knowledge
  • You have experience in working with different stakeholders and have excellent communication skills
  • Experience in working in a Techlead, Architect or Lead role in the past is a plus
  • You are able to communicate efficiently in English

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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Karsten Krausch

Karsten Krausch

Senior HR Manager

Software Engineering 

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