Senior Software Developer Java/Kotlin


We’ve introduced a 3-day weekend for all full-time employees, at full salary. From June 2022, we’ll work 35-hour, 4-day weeks

Posted 4 weeks ago

Only considering candidates eligible to work in Linz, Austria ⚠️

About us

We're the world's most-trusted name in keeping cats and dogs safe and healthy. The secret to that success? A team of truly unique individuals who care about each other just as much as going the extra mile for pet parents.

Your territory

As part of our Software Development team, you will:

  • Design, develop, and maintain robust software applications using Java, Kotlin, Spring Boot, NoSQL databases, and AWS services
  • Develop back-end systems for real-time pet tracking using GPS technology, and integrate wellness features like health alerts and activity monitoring
  • Collaborate with various departments to establish project requirements and deliver top-notch solutions that align with business goals
  • Work closely with architects and senior team members to ensure alignment of the overall system architecture and design principles
  • Implement best practices in software design, coding standards, and testing methodologies
  • Participate in code reviews, providing constructive feedback to ensure code quality and adherence to established standards
  • Troubleshoot, debug, and resolve complex issues, ensuring the delivery of high-performance and reliable software solutions
  • Stay up to date with best practices and emerging technologies to continuously enhance the development process
  • Mentor and guide junior developers, fostering a collaborative and knowledge-sharing environment
  • Bring in your fresh ideas to make Tractive better - you’ll never hear the phrase “...because that’s how we’ve always done things”
  • Continuously grow personally and professionally, take ownership of areas that show your potential, and attend workshops which help you get to the next level

Your profile

Key requirements:

  • Minimum 7 years experience in Java/Kotlin development
  • Expertise in Spring Boot, NoSQL databases (MongoDB, DynamoDB, Redis), and AWS services (ECS, EC2, Fargate, CloudWatch, SNS/SQS)
  • Experience with containerization technologies such as Docker and orchestration tools
  • Experience in working with message queues for data processing and communication
  • Hands-on experience in designing and developing RESTful APIs and microservices
  • Familiarity with CI/CD pipelines for automated testing and deployment
  • Experience with monitoring and logging tools (Elasticsearch, Kibana, Grafana, Prometheus)
  • Solid understanding of software development principles, design patterns, and best practices
  • Excellent problem-solving and debugging skills
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills
  • Very good English skills
  • Valid work permit for Austria

Does this sound like you?

  • Analytical thinker with great problem-solving skills
  • Eager to take responsibility
  • Motivated to work on highly available systems
  • Lives the mantra “Release early, release often”
  • An easy-going team player who loves a good challenge
  • Excited to work in Austria alongside an outstanding team


Let's strengthen the bond between pets and their owners! Join our pack of 140+ team members in Austria and Seattle!

Working Week

We’ve introduced a 3-day weekend for all full-time employees, at full salary. From June 2022, we’ll work 35-hour, 4-day weeks

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  • Wed
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Our Vacation Policy

We offer 25 days PTO, plus public holidays (15 in Austria) plus 6 "Balancing days" for over-hours accumulated throughout the year

  • 40 days
  • 52 Fridays
  • 92 days off per year

Remote Working Policy

We work hybrid remotely. Team members work at least 2 days per week from our office in Linz (Austria)

  • Austria
  • USA
  • UK

Company Benefits

  • Holistic health package
  • Company Pension
  • Flexible working hours
  • Generous parental leave
  • Company retreats
  • Equipment allowance

Our Team

We're a team of 250 across 14 departments:

  • engineering
  • marketing
  • support
  • data science
  • product management
  • arts and design
  • human resources
  • operations
  • sales
  • +5 more teams

Desirable Skills and Experience

  • Java
  • Kotlin
  • Spring Boot
  • NoSQL Databases
  • AWS Services
  • Docker
  • RESTful APIs
  • CI/CD Pipelines
  • Monitoring and Logging
  • Software Development Principles

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