Hybrid Senior Backend Engineer

Journi · Wien · Austria · Hybrid

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At Journi, a creative tech company, we’re building the #1 most downloaded printing app in the world that allows customers to create beautiful photo books and other print products without effort. Using AI technology, we automatically create personalized designs based on the content our users want to print. We’re looking for an enthusiastic Senior Backend Engineer who is passionate about building great products, loves being part of a motivated team of internationals and thrives in a laid-back start-up culture without bureaucracy.


  • Develop the core of the number 1 printing app in the world, written in Scala, which enables our customers to create personalized print products with minimal effort
  • Design and develop new features and REST APIs during team sessions
  • Improve our architecture to help us scale with the growing demand
  • Work on a variety of algorithms creating optimal layouts for photo books, as well as image processing workflows, using functional and reactive programming
  • Proactively identify and communicate improvements in your own and your teams work
  • Give and receive feedback, criticize constructively and foster an environment for constant improvement
  • Share your expertise as a Senior Backend Engineer with the Journi Team


  • 7+ years of development experience developing Backend applications (links to projects or GitHub are welcome!)
  • Strong knowledge in Java, Scala or any other JVM based language (If you do not have experience with Scala: You are willing and interested in learning Scala)
  • Experience developing and designing REST APIs
  • You know how to write automated unit tests with their respective mocks
  • Experience working with any SQL database (MySQL, PostgreSQL, MariaDB) and any NoSQL database (Redis, AWS DynamoDB, MongoDB)
  • You have strong communication & presentation skills
  • You are a self-starter with a strong ‘hands-on’ mentality & passion for solving problems
  • You work efficiently, prioritise workloads, and meet critical project deadlines
  • You are constantly learning, asking for feedback, and self-motivated
  • You are permitted to work in the EU/Austria (OR have a degree in Computer Science which is required to apply for an Austrian work permit)
  • You are able to relocate to / based in Vienna - the world’s most liveable city!


  • Experience with the following technologies: PostgreSQL, Redis, Docker, AWS (S3, SQS, ECS, ECR, SES, RDS, CloudWatch, ElasticCache, CloudFront), GitLab
  • Experience working with statistical methods or machine learning algorithms
  • Experience with migrations from monolith to microservice infrastructure
  • Experience working with cross-functional teams
  • CI/CD experience


A happy team makes for a happy workplace. We wouldn’t be able to do what we are doing without our team and that’s why we offer:

  • A fair annual gross salary in accordance with the Collective Agreement, starting from €70,000. Our final offer depends on your experience and qualifications amongst other factors.
  • A bunch of awesome social benefits (incl. public transport card, health insurance, pension fund, German classes and access to premium language learning app)
  • Daily lunch vouchers worth €5,50 per day which you can use in more than 1000+ restaurants in Vienna and our downstairs cantina.
  • Fully functional kitchen in our office with access to healthy and organic foods (cornflakes, fresh fruit, yoghurt, Italian portafilter coffee and a huge range of teas)
  • 25 vacation days per year plus get up to 5 extra holidays per year (1 extra day for each additional working anniversary at Journi)
  • Team activities - annual team trip, get-togethers and digital events
  • €2,000 personal development budget per employee per year
  • Work in a fun, bright and award-winning office - built by the Journi Team! Including ping-pong and foosball to blow off steam
  • High-end computer (Mac) set-up and tools that will make you enjoy getting your work done
  • Flexible working hours (with core hours: 10am-4pm Mo-Th; and 10am-2pm on Fr)
  • Hybrid working model with 40% home office days
  • Relocation and visa support for non-EU citizens: ONLY with finished Computer Science degree
  • Be part of a team of highly motivated and like-minded individuals who you can learn from and want to learn from you too!

Interview steps

1. Screen call with People & Culture Team (30min)

2. Architecture interview with Backend Team (30min)

3. Technical interview with Backend Team (1h)

4. Meet the Founders (45min)

Looking forward to meeting you