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Senior Software Engineer, Backend - Zeebe


Fully flexible hours

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Job Description

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You will be joining the Zeebe Distributed Platform team, whose mission is to provide a highly performant, scalable distributed stream processing platform, on top of which the Camunda 8 processing engine runs. To achieve this, the team builds and maintains its own consensus algorithm and cluster membership protocol implementations, as well as our own network messaging and disk storage subsystems. As part of the team, you would be extending, maintaining, and optimizing these systems, giving you a chance to learn or deepen your knowledge of distributed systems, networking, concurrency, high performance I/O, and much more.

What You’ll Be Doing:

  • You will contribute to the distributed system components of our source-available distributed process engine Zeebe (source-available License) which powers process automation in Camunda 8
  • You will design and implement new features and improvements for our distributed system, including in-house implementations of a consensus algorithm and cluster membership protocol, as well as a custom network transport and storage subsystems.
  • You will help us to continuously improve the resiliency, scalability, availability, and overall performance and security of our system, e.g. by pushing the performance boundaries of the platform for higher throughput and lower latency. If you are curious, you can read this blog post on what we did in 2023.
  • You will use cloud native technologies to build, run, test and benchmark our system in modern cloud environments from a product engineers perspective
  • You will closely collaborate and exchange knowledge with your teammates and other engineers in the organization
  • You will support other Camundi, customers, external contributors and the community to use and operate our system
  • You will provide 3rd level support for our system in close collaboration with our Site Reliability Engineers and be part of our on-call rotation

What You Bring:

  • 5+ YoE working with a JVM based language (Java or others)
  • Strong analytical problem-solving and root-causing skills
  • High degree of curiosity and passion about what you do
  • You thrive in taking ownership of the codebase, as well as how you deploy and operate software. You are comfortable with the “you build it, you run it” mindset.
  • Ability and/or willingness to use our product

Nice to haves:

  • Experience working with Kubernetes, Prometheus, Google Cloud
  • Actual experience working on or with a Distributed System (e.g. Kafka, Elasticsearch etc.)
  • Experience with Network programming
  • Experience with concurrent programming and pitfalls (e.g. data races, locks, etc.)
  • Experience with systems programming (memory management, file systems, I/O, etc.)

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What We Have to Offer:


For external hires, we consider the skills and experience of the incoming candidate, but typically place candidates in the first half of the range to ensure ample room for growth over the entire lifecycle of the role.

Below is the annual Total Target Cash Compensation (Total Cash) range for Camundi located in one of our entities. Total Cash refers to base salary and 100% attainment of variable target, where applicable. Actual Total Cash offered will depend on factors such as skills and qualifications related to the role. To comprise the Total Rewards package, Camunda also offers equity (where applicable) in the form of a Virtual Employee Stock Option Plan and benefits based on the country of residence.

The annual Total Cash range for this position for Camundi in our entities is as follows:

  • United States: $126,800.00 to $190,100.00
  • Germany: €84,300.00 to €126,500.00
  • United Kingdom: £82,200.00 to £123,200.00
  • Singapore: S$157,400.00 to S$236,100.00

If you are outside one of these countries, you would be employed by our Preferred Employer Organization (PEO), Remote. After applying for the role and speaking with one of our Talent Acquisition Partners, you will be provided a link to access the Camunda Total Rewards Calculator which will outline the Total Cash range for your country.


  • A remote by design culture, we believe talent is global!
  • We support our employees in maintaining a healthy work/life balance, so we offer and encourage flexible time off at Camunda. Use your flexible time for anything that helps you recharge your batteries or maintain your life outside of work.
  • A home office equipment budget and the choice of hardware. Mac, Windows, Linux - you choose what works best for you or/and you can work from a coworking space.
  • Social interactions are important to us! Each year, Camunda hosts a company-wide get-together in new and exciting locations. In 2024, we will be heading off to the Dominican Republic. Find out more about past annual retreats.
  • We are committed to fostering a nurturing workplace where your health is prioritized and we help you to thrive. That's why we've teamed up with Modern Health to provide a global well-being program accessible to all Camundi.
    • Beyond therapy and coaching sessions, Modern Health also offers guided meditations, digital wellness kits, and accessible learning content ranging from mental health, financial wellness, physical movement and more!
    • To promote movement we also pay towards your fitness activities.
  • Power your self-driven learning journey and elevate your skills by unlocking up to 1000 $/€/£ annually with the Professional Growth Benefit.
  • We understand our employees contribute immeasurably to Camunda’s success. To allow employees to benefit from that success, every Camunda employee is offered virtual shares from our Virtual Stock Option Plan (VSOP).

More of what we offer globally & in your country can be found here.

"Everyone is welcome at Camunda” — this is a celebrated component of our culture. We strive to create an inclusive environment that empowers our people. At Camunda, we honour diverse cultures and backgrounds and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to gender, race, ethnicity, religion, belief, sexual orientation, age, disability or any other protected characteristics under applicable law. We are looking forward to your application!

Did we pique your interest? Apply now and learn more. For a complete list of jobs at Camunda, please check out: https://camunda.com/career/.

Company benefits

Work from anywhere scheme
Co-working space allowance – Camunda will cover ad-hoc or month-to-month memberships for co-working spaces up to EUR/GBP/USD 500/month
Enhanced WFH tools
Health insurance
Flexible working week
Unlimited annual leave
Enhanced maternity leave – You can take paid parental leave for 20 weeks during the first year of parenthood. If your local laws offer more, you are entitled to that
Enhanced paternity leave – You can take paid parental leave for 20 weeks during the first year of parenthood. If your local laws offer more, you are entitled to that
Company wide holidays/offsites
Enhanced sick days
Dental coverage
Gym membership – Camunda offers a fitness reimbursement scheme where in Q1 of each year Camundi can claim up to EUR/GBP 500; USD600 for gym memberships, fitness classes etc
Caregiver Leave
Pregnancy loss leave
Pension match/increase
Equity packages
Personal development days
Personal development budgets – Each Camundi has access to EUR/GBP/USD 1000/year for professional development (e.g. language lessons)
Professional subscriptions
Financial coaching – Via Modern Health
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 switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
Employees feel that flexible working is part of the culture
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

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