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Backend Software Engineer

Berlin, Germany · Backend

Location: Berlin, office-first

SumUp enables businesses to get paid easily, process orders quickly, sell online instantly, and manage their money more efficiently.

As a Backend Engineer in the Purchase Squad (Growth Tribe), you’ll work on our purchase flow's e-commerce and logistics backend applications (Go, event-driven, modular monolith service architecture). You will help thousands of new and existing merchants across the globe to buy a new SumUp hardware device or service. You’ll subsequently have a significant impact on our merchants’ lives! All of this with state-of-the-art backend technologies and in a collaborative environment.

You’ll be great for this role if

  • You have extensive experience with backend technologies and database technologies

  • You are interested in learning Golang and ideally already have first experience with it 

  • You are a pragmatic problem solver and are fearless in taking the lead in finding the right solution to a problem.

  • Provide thoughtful testing for your features before shipping them.

  • You have excellent communication skills, are good at technical writing, are passionate about software design, care about the right abstractions and clean APIs, and radically prioritize simplicity.

Nice to have 

  • Previous experience in E-Commerce and some expertise in Typescript/Javascript.

Why you should join SumUp

  • We’re a truly global team of 3000+ people from 60+ countries, spread across 3 continents.

  • We get together regularly for breakfasts, team events, office parties, and sports.

  • You’ll receive a budget for attending conferences and external training. 

  • We offer a corporate pension scheme, 28 days’ paid leave, free German and yoga classes, subsidized Urban Sports Club membership, a stock option plan, and other great benefits.

  • We offer visa and relocation support for you, your family, and your pets.

  • You’ll be based in the heart of Berlin, one of Europe’s leading tech hubs and most vibrant cities.

  • You’ll attend global offsites and/or hackathons.

About the team

The Purchase Squad (Growth Tribe) mission is to provide a seamless shopping and delivery experience that inspires confidence in new and existing merchants to enable them to be part of the SumUp ecosystem.

At SumUp, all squads are cross-functional and co-located product teams. We empower every member to impact feature design, prioritization, and delivery significantly. You’ll be able to help shape the future of the team and the future of SumUp’s Engineering and Product organization.

We work with state-of-the-art backend and frontend technologies, scalable services in Go, and building great web applications in NextJS (Typescript). We make features that significantly impact and are used by millions of SumUp merchants worldwide. A lot of our work is done through experimentation and A/B testing.

About SumUp

We believe in the everyday hero. Those who have the courage to follow their passion and who have the strength and determination to realize 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 businesses. With a founder’s 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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