Scala Software Engineer - Remote



Software Engineering
Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2024

BigCommerce’s mission is to help merchants sell more at every stage of growth, from small startups, to mid-market businesses to large enterprises. We focus on being the best ecommerce platform so our customers can focus on what matters most: growing their businesses.

We are equally passionate about growing our employee’s careers and providing them an incredible experience as we rapidly expand across the globe. We are proud to have been recognized numerous times for our product and workplace culture. We empower our people and customers to build, innovate and grow, so together we can redefine the ecommerce industry.

Scala Software Engineer, Catalog Domain

BigCommerce is disrupting the e-commerce industry as the SaaS leader for fast-growing, mid-market businesses. We enable our customers to build intuitive and engaging stores at a fraction of the cost to support every stage of their growth.

We are looking for a Software Engineer (Scala) for the BigCommerce Catalog team. This growing team is looking for an engineer with a strong technical background who will focus on developing new features as well as improving the performance and reliability of existing Catalog domain services. We primarily use technologies like Scala, RabbitMQ, MySQL, Redis, gRPC to build one of the fastest and most reliable ecommerce platforms in the world. Some of the services and components are also done in Go and PHP, and knowing those is a huge advantage.

BigCommerce offers a dynamic, collaborative environment, helping you expand your skills and take ideas from inception to delivery.

What You’ll Do:

  • Build highly-available, high-performance, redundant, and scalable distributed systems in a polyglot environment
  • Utilize performance optimisation techniques to ensure the responsiveness of the platform
  • Build new features with a focus on testability, extensibility, and maintainability
  • Build highly-available, high-performance, redundant, and scalable distributed systems
  • Work closely with stakeholders to improve the architecture while building and scaling back-end services
  • Maintain and improve our backend Scala services
  • Write code that is high-performance, maintainable, clear, and concise
  • Ensure the quality of code from development to production
  • Collaborate with the teams located across the Globe

Who You Are:

  • Some years of professional experience as a Scala Software Engineer
  • Experience in supporting production environment, performance monitoring is a plus
  • Knowledge of object-oriented and functional programming techniques
  • Knowledge of highly scalable architectures
  • Strong desire to learn new languages, frameworks, best practices and design patterns
  • Write code that is performant, fault-tolerant, maintainable, testable and concise
  • Participate in code reviews to ensure best practices
  • Help to design and implement systems, participate in technical discussions
  • Have great attention to detail
  • Experience monitoring and operating microservices
  • Familiarity with agile methodologies and ticketing systems such as JIRA

What's in it for you:

  • Work for an international and fast-growing Product company.
  • Work with modern technologies, cloud based and highly scalable distributed systems.
  • Be responsible for evolving and maintaining few vital components of every eCommerce platform: Catalog and Inventory Management services and related APIs
  • Become an expert in the area and provide high quality Product to the market
  • Learn from senior professionals and share knowledge, expertise and good practices to the team
  • We provide internal and external learning courses with certification possibilities and private medical insurance
  • Restricted Stock Units
  • Work remotely from Poland

Our Hiring Processes Might Include:

  • Recruiter Phone Screen
  • Technical Interview (including coding)
  • Hiring Manager Interview



Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at BigCommerce
Our employees make the difference. At BigCommerce, we believe that celebrating the unique histories, perspectives and abilities of every employee makes a difference for our company, our customers and our community. We are an equal opportunity employer and the inclusive atmosphere we build together will make room for every person to contribute, grow and thrive.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the interview process, to perform essential job functions and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. If you need an accommodation in order to interview at BigCommerce, please let us know during any of your interactions with our recruiting team.

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