Runtastic is hiring a Backend Engineer Employee in Linz
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about 1 year ago


I am a Developer Relations Engineer at source, we are working on improving developer recruitment. We are looking for a profile which could be a good fit for the position as Backend Engineer at Runtastic.

Founded in 2009 and recently acquired by Adidas, Runtastic is an Austrian mobile fitness company that develops an always evolving ecosystem of apps, hardware, and online services to track fitness and health data. Their digital platforms focus on activity tracking, online training logs, detailed data analysis, community sharing and other features that help users improve their overall fitness.

Runtastic’s team is composed of over 180 people, of which one third are engineers. They are split into fullstack teams that focus on developing new products and features from start to delivery stage. From a technical point of view, their platform is based on a Ruby microservices ecosystem on top of MongoDB and MySQL for storage and Cassandra clusters. They use Redis and Memcache for caching. On the client side, they have a web application, which is being migrated to EmberJS, and different native iOS and Android applications that are continuously being updated. The platform is hosted on their own local servers in Vienna.

As a member of their backend team, you will be responsible for the development and maintenance of the current platform, as well as the implementation of new features, working from the data layer to the connection with the client side. They are looking for a skilled developer with experience creating solutions to complex problems, as well as, developing projects throughout their full lifecycle. Knowledge of Ruby would be a plus, but extensive experience working with the data layer is more relevant. Your main challenge would be scaling the backend and infrastructure to meet the requirements of their growing user base.

You would join a fullstack team of engineers based in Linz, Austria, who follow an Agile methodology. Lastly, they are strongly test-oriented, focused on TDD and only deliver fully tested features.

The salary ranges between 40.000€ and 60.000€, and they are willing to sponsor your Visa if needed and provide financial and logistic relocation support. In any case, if successful, you will have the chance to meet the team, and offices, in the last stage of their process.

Should this be something you wish to explore, please let me know and we can set up a call to evaluate in depth if this is a good fit for you and Runtastic.

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