Blip • Portugal

Backend Developer

Employment type:  Full time


Fully flexible hours

Dog friendly

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Job Description

Our Developers know their stuff – they're busy working independently and setting high standards.  

As a Backend Engineer, you are part of a Software Development Team, responsible for the full lifecycle of an application.  

Reporting to a Delivery Manager in a delivery team formed by 5 Developers and 1 QA, you will be using cutting-edge technologies to deliver amazing value to our customers, while scaling our platform to meet the demands of worldwide markets. You will be required to program well-designed, testable, efficient code to solve business needs, as well as testing and documenting the implemented solutions.  

You will have a bias for action and can break down complex problems into steps that drive the scalability, performance and stability of our products. 

What you will be doing... 

As a team player in an Agile Team, working together to keep delivering at pace, scale and with demanded quality to support our products, you will be able to: 

  • Execute full software development life cycle
  • Develop flowcharts, layouts and documentation to support the Product Owner with requirements and the team with solutions
  • Autonomously write well-designed, testable and efficient code
  • Produce specifications and determine operational feasibility 
  • Integrate software components into a fully functional software system
  • Develop unit, component and integrated tests, with the guidance of team's QA
  • Document and maintain software functionality
  • Troubleshoot, debug and upgrade existing systems
  • Deploy applications in a Continuous Integration platform
  • Ensure software is updated with latest features / versions in a timely manner

We hope you have... 

  • Passion for building a great consumer product that our customers will love
  • At least 3 years of proven track record of working with Java (preferable, 8+) or similar OOP Languages
  • Experience working with a high concurrency/high transactional/ highly available platform
  • Experience of using established design patterns; 

We'd love to see... 

  • Familiarity working with Client-server protocols such as SOAP, REST
  • Experience working with Kafka and message queueing systems
  • Knowledge of Scala, Akka, memcached, Apache Storm, Apache Cassandra, ZooKeeper
  • Awareness and experience in using agile methodologies
  • Ability to interact effectively with other functional teams
  • Excellent communication skills, common sense and a passion for the art of problem solving

Company benefits

Open to job sharing
Enhanced maternity leave – 3 extra months of bonding time or 3 monetary boosts
Enhanced paternity leave – 3 extra months of bonding time or 3 monetary boosts
Work from anywhere scheme – Take 20 - Spend up to 20 days working abroad
Work from home allowance
Dog friendly office
Work from home stipend
Health insurance – Health Insurance for employee and household
Tax-free childcare
In office workout classes
In office massages
In office catering
Fully stocked snack cupboard
Meditation space
In office yoga classes
Personal development budgets – 1000€/year of Self Development Fund
Charity donation scheme
Language lessons
Volunteer days – 2 social days per year
Financial coaching
Legal consults
Employee assistance programme
Teambuilding days
Relocation packages
Employee discounts
Self Development Fund
Health Insurance for Employee + Household
3 extra Vacation Days/Year and up to 5 more, increasing with your length of service
Bonus up to 20% Annual Salary
Training & Development + Job Swing

We asked employees of Blip how satisfied they were with flexible working, and this is what they told us

Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are very happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
Employees feel that they can find the perfect balance of life and work
Role modelling
Employees feel that flexible working is part of the culture
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Additional employee ratings
(these do not contribute to the FlexScore®)

Employees feel that the diversity is good and there are continued efforts to improve it
Employees feel like the company culture is brilliantly inclusive and equitable
Employees feel like it is a really great environment to work in
Employees feel quite excited about the company mission
Employees feel that their salary is good and matches the value they bring
Working at Blip

Company employees


Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

Porto, Portugal

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