Tech Lead Back-end Developer - Java (m/f)

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Tech Lead Back-end Developer - Java (m/f)

for outdoor/winter sports online start-up in Vienna

CheckYeti is the leading marketplace to search, compare and book winter and summer outdoor activities. After significant growth over the last 12 months CheckYeti today features 10,000+ activities in more than 900 holiday destination in 14 European countries.

We are looking for an experienced Java developer to lead the backend development and contribute to transforming our platform into a micro-service architecture. If you enjoy working in a dynamic and fun environment where you can have a direct impact then CheckYeti is your place.


  • We work with React, Less, Webpack in the front-end and Grails, Spring in the back-end
  • We use different search/storage solutions such as MySQL, MongoDB, ElasticSearch and Redis
  • For our CI/CD pipeline we use Jenkins, docker, Ansible and AWS
  • We work in small release cycles with 3-5 releases a week; we use Kanban as agile methodology and focus on delivering value to the customer
  • We interact directly with everyone in the company, from the founders to marketing, business development and customer happiness teams


  • Manage the development cycle of selected projects and sub-products, incl. requirements gathering, technical architecture and management of developers
  • Design and implement robust and scalable micro-services that deliver value to the business
  • Write integration and unit tests to ensure high quality and well tested features
  • Mentor and coach junior developers
  • Produce reports using a variety of storage services such as MySQL, ElasticSearch, MongoDB
  • Ensure consistent and predictable delivery with a focus on performance, compatibility and security
  • Stay on top of current technology trends and monitor the design, performance and advancement of similar products across the online travel/activities booking industry


  • 5+ years of Java development experience with at least 2 years using Spring framework
  • At least 2 years of experience working with MySQL or similar relational Databases
  • Desire to take ownership and ability to thrive on that (taking on responsibility is expected)
  • High level of personal commitment and flexibility
  • Hands-on team player, active communicator and open for feedback
  • Experience with consumer-oriented web products, ideally e-commerce or online booking platforms is a plus
  • Fluency in English is essential as it's the working language, German is an advantage
  • A valid visa/work permit to live and work in the EU/Austria is required


  • Exciting senior role in our core development team with great freedom to initiate and implement own ideas
  • An ambitious & experienced team with a clear vision in a fast-growing start-up environment
  • Technical and management coaching by the CTO
  • Work-time dedicated to learning and access to a wide range of tech trainings
  • Regular team events (sledging, skiing, rafting, mountain biking, beach volley, laser tag, pub quiz, games night, etc.)
  • Based in Vienna (officially the best city on this planet to live in ;)
  • Relocation support (if applicable)
  • Attractive salary + performance-based bonus

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