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Senior Backend Engineer



Software Engineering
Berlin, Germany
Posted on Tuesday, June 18, 2024

About the opportunity

We are looking for a Senior Backend Developer who will take ownership of crucial backend engineering activities at Kadmos. Since we’re an early-stage company, you should be comfortable with change and bringing new ideas to the table. Join us and become part of our journey to empower the lives of millions!

What you can expect

  • Own the backend. You will be tasked with crucial backend activities such as the generation of reusable libraries, conceptualisation, the implementation of complex banking components, and integration with different service providers
  • Independence. You'll be given complete independence in your areas of responsibility and should take full ownership of your areas of responsibility, playing a central part in our success.
  • Growth. You will directly experience and take part in the scale-up of a high-growth business.
  • Diverse work-family: In our open team environment, we encourage everyone to be who they are.

What you bring along

  • 6+ years of professional experience in professional Java software development.
  • Master's degree in computer science, mathematics, or Physics.
  • You have mastered coding in Java and are proficient in Spring Boot. You have a deep understanding of current frameworks, SDKs, API standards, and libraries.
  • High level of experience in writing unit, integration, and performance tests with tools such as Junit, Spock and Testcontainers.
  • You are proactive, ambitious, and a team player. We are interested in highly motivated engineers with a proven track record.
  • Fluency in English.
  • Nice to have: familiarity with React and experience in building financial products.

Why us

  • Opportunity to work in a company with direct social impact
  • Attractive compensation & stock options
  • Latest equipment, to ensure you have everything needed
  • Yearly learning & development budget
  • Open & international environment
  • Fantastic office in the heart of Berlin
  • Flexible WFH policy
  • Free lunch & dinner at the office

About the company

Kadmos is on an ambitious mission to revolutionise salary payments to migrant workers. The Berlin-based startup was founded in 2021 by MIT graduates Justus Schmueser and Sasha Makarovych to bring fintech, low margins, and transparent FX to industries riddled with opaque mark-ups, kickbacks, and physical cash transactions.

Backed by renowned VCs Addition and Atlantic Labs, Kadmos has raised more than $39 million since 2021. The company intends to use the funding for expanding across industries and further accelerating product development. For more information, visit