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May 20, 2020
1 position



Any City, Ukraine

Svitla Systems Inc. is looking for Senior Back End (Java) Engineer for a full-time position (40 hours per week) in Ukraine. Our client, the world's largest travel platform*, helps 463 million travelers each month** make every trip their best trip. Travelers across the globe use the client site and app to browse more than 859 million reviews and opinions of 8.6 million accommodations, restaurants, experiences, airlines and cruises. Whether planning or on a trip, travelers turn to company to compare low prices on hotels, flights and cruises, book popular tours and attractions, as well as reserve tables at great restaurants. Company, the ultimate travel companion, is available in 49 markets and 28 languages.


We have an opening for a Backend/Postgres/Cassandra specialist. We are looking for expertise in Java, PostgreSQL, and Cassandra, and ideally for experience with Service Oriented Architecture and Microservices. A major part of the role will be frontline incident support related to our live site. Part of the motivation for this role is to have good time zone coverage, so we are hoping to fill the role in Europe - the candidate would ideally be able to handle frontline support starting at 12am EDT (7-8 am UA time) if possible.  

We’ve attached a more detailed job description here:

  • Strong Java distributed system skills (microservices, service oriented architecture, debugging, performance);
  • Strong linux skills (grep, rsync, df/du, etc) + general OS knowledge (centos);
  • Database experience strongly preferred (Postgresql, Cassandra or both) - both in design (indexes, applying migrations) as well as configuration/maintenance;
  • Solid English/comm skills - onboarding onto a complex system, lots of documentation written by engineers;
  • Jenkins;
  • AWS / K8s.


  • Frontline on-hours incident support (ideally from midnight eastern US time depending on timezone), escalating to US team as needed;
  • Work on tickets (rebuild webservers, apply schema changes, etc);
  • Work on larger-scale initiatives - build tooling/monitoring for self-service microservices platform.

We Offer:

  • Competitive compensation plan that takes skills and experience into consideration.
  • Annual performance appraisals.
  • Possibility to choose your workspace either remote or combination of your home and one of our development offices. 
  • Flexible working hours and adjustable work/life balance. Projects that use advanced, cutting-edge technologies.
  • Vacation time, sick-leaves, national holidays, family supplementary days off.
  • Comprehensive medical insurance including dental services, massages, and sports activities.
  • Support for a healthy lifestyle, compensation of running events.
  • Maternity leave policy.
  • Daycare centers for kids in select offices.
  • A personal loan budget is available for long-term personnel.
  • Partial compensation of conferences, courses and English classes.
  • Free meetups, webinars, and conferences organized by Svitla.
  • Birthday presents for personnel and New Year gifts for children.
  • Fun summer and winter corporate parties and memorable anniversary presents.

About Svitla:

Svitla is a proven custom software development company and testing provider headquartered in California, with development offices throughout Mexico and Europe (Ukraine, Poland). For 15 years, we have served a wide number of customers ranging from big corporations to innovative young companies in Silicon Valley to large educational institutions. The list of our customers includes such well-known companies as BMC Software, Ancestry, Affymetrix, Ingenico, Logitech and Stanford University. Our mission is to build a company that contributes to the well-being of our clients, personnel and their families, improves our communities, and makes a lasting difference in the world. Join us!

If you are interested in our vacancy, please send your CV. We will be happy to see you in our friendly team :)

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