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Job Description

We are looking for an experienced backend engineer that helps us design and develop our APIs and work in an environment with hundreds of microservices.

You should be able to work with different programming languages, design solutions, develop our application architecture and implement new features. Versatility is key to us!

Adevinta Italy operates two services on the Italian market: subito.it: horizontal platform connecting buyers and sellers and automobile.it: a car trading platform.

In subito.it and automobile.it you will collaborate with Product Owners, UX designers and Software Engineers to deliver game changing products. We have a strong “you built it, you run it” approach, so you will automatically deploy and monitor your services to identify issues before our customers do. We move fast with a no-blame approach. Deploy with courage, and if you break it then fix it!


  • Catch up with your team in a stand-up meeting.

  • Share updates with other engineers from across the company.

  • Work on the stories in your sprint.

  • Check the health of your applications. Do you have problems? Don't panic!

  • Swarm with other engineers to find a solution.

  • Test and deploy.

  • Monitor your changes as they go live.

  • Review the code of your teammates.


  • Own the entire development cycle together with the cross-functional team, from requirements specification over implementation, test automation, quality assurance to deployment and monitoring

  • Contribute to the team's work with clean, maintainable and testable code and participate as well as lead design and code reviews

  • Actively contribute to and shape business, culture and ways of working

  • Participation in on-call rotation



  • Minimum of 3 years of experience implementing REST API.

  • Deep knowledge in at least two programming or scripting languages: Go, Python, Ruby, Java.

  • Confident with event sourcing and apache Kafka or message queue systems like RabbitMQ.

  • Confident with RDBMS like PostgreSQL and MySql as well as NoSQL DBs like Redis, Cassandra.

  • Knowledge of TDD and DDD methodologies.

  • Knowledge of common microservice architecture patterns like dynamic service discovery, circuit breaking, bulkhead.

  • Confident in designing the architecture of new services

  • Strong sense of responsibility on all sides of the product, not only at an API level.

  • Knowledge of software version control systems and tools, eg Git

  • Familiarity with docker

  • Fluent in English


  • experience with Go frameworks or Spring Boot framework

  • knowledge of docker and container system in general

  • experience in continuous delivery strategies

  • experience in profiling and debugging performance issues

  • knowledge of common web development patterns: MVC, ActiveRecord, Dependency Injection and Clean architecture.


Life at Adevinta comes with its perks! Our Adevintans enjoy the following benefits:

  • An attractive Base Salary.
  • Participation in our Short Term Incentive plan (annual bonus).
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program with a match from Adevinta.
  • Work From Anywhere: Enjoy up to 20 days a year of working from anywhere! Maybe not from the moon - well why not! just make sure you have internet connection!
  • A 24/7 Employee Assistance Program for you and your family, because we care.
  • Win together, lose together is one of our key behaviours. At Adevinta you will find a collaborative environment with an opportunity to explore your potential and grow.

On top of these, we also provide a range of locally relevant benefits. Wanna know more? Apply and ask our recruiters!

Company Description

We're Adevinta, a global leader in digital marketplaces. Our household name brands, including Marktplaats in the Netherlands, mobile.de in Germany and leboncoin in France, reach hundreds of millions of people every month.

We're all about matchmaking, and our sites help people find whatever they're looking for in their local communities – whether it's a car, an apartment, a sofa or a new job. Every connection made or item found makes a difference by creating a world where people share more and waste less.

Our brands are supported by global Tech Hubs in Barcelona, Amsterdam, Paris and Berlin. Their goal is to develop common global products and innovation platforms which all of our brands can use. This means using cutting edge technology to create highly scalable, customisable and secure products and components that free up development time and leverage our access to global data.

Adevinta is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability status.

If you feel like you don’t meet all of the requirements for this role but are interested, please consider applying anyway. Research suggests that women and individuals from underrepresented groups may self-select out of opportunities if they don’t meet 100% of the job requirements. We strongly encourage people from historically excluded groups to apply and look forward to speaking with you.


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