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SilverRail Technologies • Stockholm

Principal Software Engineer

Remote-first – 1-2 Days per month in office are encouraged

Fully flexible hours

Dog friendly

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Job Description

Principal Software Engineer (Back-End)

Who We Are and What We Do

At SilverRail, we're on a mission to reshape the way the world travels, and we're inviting you to be part of this journey. Rail is becoming the go-to choice for short and medium-haul travel worldwide, and we're here to help make it happen.

In the face of the ongoing climate crisis, our vision is crystal clear. We are transforming the online customer experience for rail travel, making it easier than ever for customers to find, buy and use rail. Our cutting-edge technology is the backbone of rail and travel agencies worldwide, making it effortless for travellers to choose the eco-friendly option and reduce their carbon footprint.

We have nearly 15 years of trailblazing success behind us, and our teams are spread across the globe, with bases in London, Boston, Brisbane, and Stockholm. We thrive on the philosophy of 'fail-fast-fail-early,' which drives us to find ingenious solutions to complex challenges.

Join us, and help shape the future of travel!

The Role

As a Principal Software Engineer, you’ll thrive on collaborating with your peers, mentoring and guiding team members, and participating in the back-end development process with Product Owners. You’ll bring your passion for writing clean, solid code to our highly scalable system.

The Principal Software Engineer is required to participate in, and help manage, each stage of development from requirements to final acceptance. You are expected to lead and participate in all Sprint ceremonies/meetings and strive to ensure that each new feature matches the Definition of Done. You are expected to act as a mentor and leader for the engineering teams, and help to drive multiple projects forward while working closely with DevOps Engineers, Architects, QA Engineers, Product Managers and Directors.

Key Responsibilities

  • Requirements analysis, design, implementation, and maintenance of software components including unit and integration tests as well as documentation.
  • Writing clean, scalable, readable, and maintainable code that follows best practices to continuously deliver value in each sprint.
  • Definition and evolution of REST and SOAP APIs.
  • Promotion of modular, testable, and maintainable Spring/Java based middleware APIs.
  • Contribution to the design of applications and services.
  • Providing mentorship and leadership to engineering team members.
  • Providing assistance and guidance on technical engineering strategy.

Required Competence and Skills

  • BSc/MSc in Computer Science or equivalent.
  • Fluency in English both written and spoken, and some knowledge of Swedish would be beneficial.
  • 8+ years of hands-on work experience.
  • Very strong knowledge of Java 8+, Spring, Spring Boot, Hibernate and relational databases including MySQL.
  • Strong Experience building JSON and XML based API’s.
  • Very strong knowledge of RESTful principles.
  • Experience working and leading in an Agile (Scrum) environment.
  • Experience using Git/GitLab managing CI/CD pipelines.
  • Strong experience with AWS, Docker and Kubernetes.
  • Experience leading, mentoring and guiding engineering team members.

Why us?

  • We have an average Glassdoor grade of 4.7 and 100% recommendation rates.
  • We are a globally accredited Great Place To Work
  • We are an accredited flexible company and were named in Flexa’s Top 50 Most Flexible Companies: https://flexa.careers/companies/silverrail
  • We utilise a hybrid working model, providing equipment for home working so you can work 2-3 days per week at home and 2-3 days per week in our beautiful central Stockholm office.
  • We are part of the Almega organisation offering a strong collective working agreement.
  • We provide a wealth of career development opportunities with training that is individual, focused on improving your skills and helping you become the best professional you can be.
  • Our team’s health and wellness is genuinely important to us, so we provide a generous annual Wellbeing Allowance for you to use.
  • We are the fourth company in the world to become reproductively responsible, accredited by Hertility providing educational workshops around women’s health, family planning and fertility as well as progressive leave policies & hormone testing
  • A unique opportunity to work for a tech company that is helping the environment by revolutionising the way we travel.

Our values are simple: Do Good by working for a better tomorrow; Think Big Act Smart by being curious, adaptable and data-driven; and remember that through collaboration we will always be Stronger Together.

*We are a neurodiverse employer and are working hard to improve our recruitment processes, so if there is any way that we can make the recruitment experience better for you then please let us know in your application - all information will be treated as strictly confidential*

Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Sabbaticals
Enhanced maternity leave
Enhanced paternity leave
Adoption leave
Shared parental leave
Work from anywhere scheme
25 days annual leave + bank holidays
Pregnancy loss leave
Fertility treatment leave
Teambuilding days
Share Options
Health & Dental Insurance
Mental health days
L&D opportunities
Travel Opportunities
Location
96%
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Hours
93%
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Benefits
81%
Employees are very happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
88%
Employees feel that they can find the perfect balance of life and work
Role modelling
92%
Employees feel that flexible working is part of the culture
Autonomy
93%
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

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

Diversity
85%
Employees feel that the diversity, and the efforts to improve and maintain it, are great
Inclusion
88%
Employees feel like the company culture is brilliantly inclusive and equitable
Culture
92%
Employees feel like it is a really great environment to work in
Mission
90%
Employees feel very excited about and aligned with the company mission
Salary
79%
Employees feel that their salary is good and matches the value they bring

Working at SilverRail Technologies

Company employees

154

Gender diversity (male:female)

62:38

Office locations

London, Boston, Brisbane, Stockholm

Hiring Countries

Australia

Sweden

United Kingdom

United States

Awards & Achievements

Most flexible companies

Most flexible companies

Flexa100 2024
Travel & Transport

Travel & Transport

Industry awards 2023
Most flexible companies

Most flexible companies

Flexa100 2023
1st – Travel & Transportation

1st – Travel & Transportation

Industry awards 2022

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