Visual Meta GmbH

Java Engineer (m/f) - Mobile Web Development

Information Technology | Berlin, Germany

We are Visual Meta, a successful and steadily growing web company, founded in 2009 and acquired by the Axel Springer Group in 2011. Operating from a great office in central Berlin, we run 14 online shopping portals worldwide under the brands LadenZeile, ShopAlike and UmSóLugar. We offer the professionalism of a big player and the company culture of a startup. Our vision? To become THE global service for comparison shopping.  

How are we trying to achieve that? During the last years, we have been building a strong, international team. We deal with modern web technologies, large databases, millions of images, data mining and analysis, search technologies and machine learning. We code stuff that matters and reaches millions of people. We believe in lean and agile software engineering. Our technology stack is plain Java, MySQL, Hadoop, HBase, Spring, IntelliJ/Eclipse, Elasticsearch and Tomcat (JSP).

Your mission at Visual Meta? You will be mainly responsible for developing apps and mobile enabled web platforms that operate worldwide. If you want to build products that matter and reach millions of people as well as believe in lean and agile software engineering, then this might be the right opportunity for you.

Your challenge:
  • You implement new frontend features in cooperation with our Product Management and Graphic team
  • You help our team to provide the best mobile user experience for our customers
  • You proactively look for ways to improve our platform and products
  • You are responsible for fixing bugs and solving problems
  • You set up A/B tests to assure the effectiveness and user acceptance of new/already existing functionalities
  • You monitor and improve the page metrics on mobile and tablet pages

Your offer:

  • You possess an university degree in engineering, computer science or similar
  • You bring at least 2+ years of java experience
  • You are familiar with web technologies such as HTML5, CSS3, SASS, JavaScript, jQuery, ideally Selenium
  • You have experience with producing object-oriented, structured, readable and testable code
  • You have a good understanding of Git and preferably Linux
  • You come with expertise and a strong awareness of on-page search engine optimization
  • You love writing software and enjoy reviewing others’ code
  • You show an analytical and agile mindset with a kick-ass “getting things done” mentality
  • You are a team oriented and motivated personality and willing to share your knowledge with your fellow colleagues

Our offer:

  • We code stuff that matters- Be part of our agile environment (Scrum), work with the latest technology and participate in regular tech-events (e.g. Hackathons, TechTalks)
  • We love diversity- Our team contains over 50 nationalities
  • We see your development as our priority- Profit from a structured onboarding process, internal and external training possibilities as well as room for further professional development
  • We take responsibility- With us you have the option to become socially involved (e.g. charity lunch)
  • We care for you- Benefit from a company pension plan, flexible working hours, 27 vacation days, healthy snacks and sport activities (yoga, soccer, volleyball)
  • We enjoy spending time together- Join in for Friday beers, movie nights, team events, table football and ping-pong

Is this the job you are looking for?
Go ahead and submit your application in English including CV, salary expectations and your availability. As your responsible recruiter, Anja Kasiborski will be your point of contact.