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Senior Software Engineer - Kafka and Streaming Infrastructure (Berlin Based)

Amsterdam, Netherlands · Engineering

About the team:

You’ll be joining the Data Platform Team. We are responsible for constructing the next-generation data infrastructure efficiently and in a scalable manner to support SumUp's data-driven mindset, aiding millions of businesses in thriving. We want to accomplish this by developing automated, scalable, and reusable tools for distributed domains to leverage.

As we navigate SumUp towards this self-service, scalable infrastructure, the pivotal role of a Senior Data Engineer emerges. Your contributions will be instrumental in guaranteeing the timely execution of diverse data projects by fostering collaboration with various stakeholders. These initiatives empower fellow engineers, analysts, and scientists to autonomously engage with data resources.

Note: This is an onsite position located in Berlin, Germany, and relocation will be required.

What you’ll do:

  • Contribute in shaping our Kafka Road Map, including security measures and the creation of a reliable infrastructure. This involves the ability to operate the infrastructure in either its Managed or Self-Hosted Service

  • Enable SumUppers to have an easy and developer friendly platform to create, manage and monitor their own kafka infrastructure

  • Help drive our stream processing platform, whether it be Apache Flink, Spark, or another relevant technology

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to design, develop, and implement scalable and reliable solutions

  • Troubleshoot and resolve complex issues, ensuring the stability of critical data infrastructure

You’ll be a great fit for this role if you have:

  • 7+ years of experience as a Data Engineer and previous experience in maintaining critical data infrastructure, specifically Kafka and stream processing services

  • Comfortable with at least one of our other centre-of-gravity languages (Go, Python, Java, Kotlin) 

  • Familiarity with our observability stack (Grafana, Prometheus, Honeycomb)

  • Experience in Implementing Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) principles in daily work

  • Product-focused mindset with a strong emphasis on creating impactful solutions

  • Proven mentorship experience, guiding and developing other team members

  • Proactive in creating documentation, Request For Comments (RFC), Solutions Designs

Why you should join SumUp:

🌍 Opportunity to work with SumUppers globally on large-scale fintech products used by millions of businesses worldwide, from our Berlin office. This involves an office-first setup.

🌈 Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion: Be part of a workplace that values and promotes diversity, fostering an inclusive environment where everyone's perspectives are respected and embraced

📚 A dedicated annual L&D budget of €2,000 for attending conferences and/or advancing your career through further education.

🚀 Enrolment onto our VSOP program: You will own a stake in SumUp’s future success

💶 A corporate pension scheme where we match up to 20% of your contributions

🔄 30 Days Sabbatical: Enjoy the unique opportunity to take a well-deserved break with our 30 days sabbatical benefit after completing 3 years of employment with SumUp.

🔗 Referral Bonus: Earn additional rewards by referring talented individuals to join the SumUp team.

🚵🏾‍♂️ Numerous other benefits such as Urban Sports Club subsidy, Kita placement assistance, relocation assistance, subsidised office lunches.

About us:

SumUp is a leading financial technology company, founded in 2012 with the goal of empowering small businesses around the globe. We’re the financial partner of choice for more than 4 million merchants in over 35 markets. We collectively build, plan and fine-tune the technology that drives SumUp and empowers small businesses around the world.

We believe in the everyday hero. Those who have the courage to follow their passion and who have the strength and determination to realise their dreams. Small business owners are at the heart of all we do, so we're creating powerful, easy-to-use financial solutions to help them run their business. With a founders mentality and a 'team-first attitude' our diverse teams across Europe, South America, and the United States work together to ensure that small business owners can be successful doing what they love.

SumUp is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer that proudly pursues and hires a diverse workforce. SumUp does not make hiring or employment decisions on the basis of race, colour, religion or religious belief, ethnic or national origin, nationality, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age or any other basis protected by applicable laws or prohibited by Company policy. SumUp also strives for a healthy and safe workplace and strictly prohibits harassment of any kind.

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