Senior Software Engineer, Java


We work a 4-day week (32hrs @ 100% salary)

Only considering candidates who are eligible to work in Romania ⚠️

Purpose of Position

As a Software Engineer you are part of a cross-functional service-oriented team, working on extending and maintaining our Affiliate Marketing platform.

You will be responsible for writing clean, secure and well-tested code. You follow best-practice guidelines and help to improve those guidelines, your code is open by default and easy for others to reuse. You are part of a team and with the team extend, maintain and operate assigned parts of our platform.

You have a good understanding of the user needs within your service and work with the product owner and other team members to translate these into technical solutions. You work through the entire lifecycle of a service or product, from understanding requirements, development to deployment, support and maintenance. You show an understanding for deadlines, find pragmatic solutions and are proactive in raising potential risks.

You will help the team in solving the challenges that arise as our business grows and develops; working together to ensure the service continues to meet the needs of our business and its customers.

The Team

The Core Team is a newly formed team within our department. Its mission is to provide central services around our core entities and systems that make it easier for Service Oriented Engineering Teams to build functionality on top of. The team provides these "as a service" through clear APIs, documentation and support - focusing on creating a smooth developer experience for other teams. The team will also focus on topics like standardisation, re-use and reducing duplicated effort across the department. We work with an exciting mixture of technologies including Java/Spring, AWS, MySQL, Kafka, Jenkins, Microservices (Docker, REST) and Angular.

Key Tasks

  • Work inside a small team with a well described and groomed product backlog and be comfortable with agile methodologies and practices
  • Improve existing applications, design and build solutions from scratch
  • Develop code and contribute to reviews, retrospectives, planning and development sessions
  • Shape development technologies and practices
  • Follow best-practice guidelines and processes and help to improve those
  • Work with Product Managers to convert user stories to features and tasks
  • Grapple with business logic and help solve business needs
  • Troubleshoot and resolve issues in a timely fashion
  • Communicate effectively in both verbal (day-to-day discussions, team meetings) and written forms (documentation, emails, communication tools) with local and remote team members

Whilst the above is a guide to general expectation of the role, we expect this position to evolve allowing you greater scope to gain both knowledge and experience within the online and affiliate marketplace

Skills & Expertise


  • At least 5 years of commercial Software Engineering experience
  • Experience with Java
  • Spring (or similar), Maven/Gradle, RESTful APIs, JUnit and SQL
  • Experience with any relational databases: MariaDB, MySQL, PostgreSQL etc
  • Knowledge of streaming and queuing solutions (e.g. Kafka)
  • Knowledge of best practices, RESTful APIs, design patterns, unit testing.
  • Familiar with Agile processes.
  • Passion for writing elegant code and a desire to constantly refactor and improve, with a good understanding of SOLID, design principles and OOP
  • Understanding basic Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Comfortable with applying continuous integration and deployment

Nice to have

  • Experience working with Cloud technologies (AWS, Azure, GCP, etc)
  • Experience working with NoSQL databases. AWS Dynamo is also a plus
  • Experience working with front-end code, ideally using Angular
  • Experience with cache solutions. Redis, Memcached, or else
  • Understanding the concepts of DDD and hexagonal architecture
  • Maintaining CI/CD pipelines
  • Working on high-volume transactional systems
  • Experience with any other major programming language: JavaScript, GoLang, Python, etc.
  • Knowledgeable about information security, able to design and implement solutions with mitigation against security threats

Our Offer

  • Flexi-Week and Work-Life Balance: We prioritise your mental health and wellbeing, offering you a flexible four-day Flexi-Week at full pay and with no reduction to your annual holiday allowance. We also offer a variety of different paid special leaves.
  • Flexi-Office: Do you prefer to work from our cool office, from home, or in a completely different environment? With us, the choice is yours.
  • Development: We’ve built our extensive training suite Awin Academy to cover a wide range of skills that nurture you professionally and personally, with trainings conveniently packaged together to support your overall development. You can also improve your English skills by participating in our local language course.
  • Remote Working: You will receive a monthly allowance to cover part of your running costs. In addition, we will support you in setting up your remote workspace appropriately.
  • Appreciation: Thank and reward colleagues by sending them a voucher through our peer-to-peer program and show your appreciation for colleagues who have gone the extra mile to support you.


Our global affiliate network connects customers with brands in over 180 countries.

Working Week

We work a 4-day week (32hrs @ 100% salary)

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Our Vacation Policy

Our vacation policy varies by country. Living in the UK you could expect:

  • 25 days
  • 52 Fridays
  • 77 days off per year

Remote Working Policy

Our team works across 15 different offices globally. We also offer remote working opportunities

Company Benefits

  • Health insurance
  • Flexible working hours
  • Generous parental leave
  • Dentalcare
  • Company retreats
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Equipment allowance

Our Team

We're a team of 9 across 2 departments:

  • engineering
  • operations

Desirable Skills and Experience

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