Lead Backend Engineer - Java

Jakarta /
HQ Department – Engineering /
Full-time
HappyFresh is the fastest-growing online grocery marketplace in South-East Asia and Asia's Best Company to Work For 2019. Headquartered in Jakarta, we have expanded to major cities in three countries and now operate in Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand. Every day, our team delivers the #FreshlyHandpicked quality groceries to thousands of customers.

As a company, we are here to deliver a simplified life by providing an easy grocery shopping experience with a high-quality service. With our HappyFresh Culture, we believe we can achieve our goals with you in it. 

In terms of structure, you will be working in a cross-functional and self-organized team. From day one, we believe in “no silos” as an achievable goal. We do need the “right” engineers—those who are willing to collaborate, who value direct feedback, dare to challenge assumptions, and believe in continuous improvement. We know very well that when you create a product for everyone, you have to involve everyone. That is why at HappyFresh, we value inclusion over elitism, skills over credentials.

General Responsibilities:

    • Designing and implementing new features for our backend
    • Supporting and maintaining existing codebase
    • Writing clean, maintainable and efficient code
    • Contributing in all phases of the development life cycle in an agile environment
    • Driving continuous adoption and integration of relevant new technologies

Lead Backend Engineer Key Responsibilities:

    • PM's technical counterpart
    • Defining the technical direction for the team and work effectively in the execution of the team’s goal
    • Promote a positive attitude and de-escalates conflict within the team
    • Make sure our teamwork is always back on track whenever it’s left behind
    • Nurture the team culture. Customer focused; embed a customer focused culture in the team. Motivate and celebrate both big and small wins for the team, and individual team members' achievements. Fosters effective communication within the team
    • A record of creating sweeping improvements in stability, performance, and scalability across major business-critical systems
    • Involve in people development (e.g. hiring, coaching, mentoring, etc), in order to continuously ensure the team capacity--high quality engineers with the right skill set.

Technical Requirements:

    • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Computer Science or min 8 years working experience in designing, building and deploying high-availability backend services in an architect or senior development role
    • Proven hands-on Software Development experience
    • Proven working experience in Java development
    • Hands on experience in designing and developing applications using Java EE platforms
    • Object Oriented analysis and design using common design patterns.
    • Profound insight of Java and JEE internals (Classloading, Memory Management, Transaction management etc)
    • Excellent knowledge of Relational Databases, SQL and ORM technologies (JPA2, Hibernate)
    • Experience in the Spring Framework
    • Experience in developing web applications using at least one popular web framework (JSF, Wicket, GWT, Spring MVC)
    • Experience with test-driven development

General Requirements as Lead Engineer:

    • Experience managing small team, 3-5 engineers
    • Having an agility mindset, working previously with agile development framework are preferred
    • Advanced problem solving skills and willingness to roll up one’s sleeves to get the job done
    • Excellent in prioritisation
    • Advanced written and verbal communication skills
    • Skilled at working effectively with cross functional teams in a matrix organization

Perks:

    • Employee discounts: affordable grocery special for HappyFreshers!
    • Generous medical, dental, and maternity insurance
    • HappyHealth; allowance provided to HappyFreshers for health activities and health-related items
    • LinkedIn Learning access for all courses!
    • Work-from-home days
    • 12 days of paid leave per year, plus additional 1 day off for every work anniversary 
    • HappyFit; a free & fun exercise time along with HappyFreshers inviting professional trainers
    • HappyMind; a psychological consultation program with experts from Clinician, to keep your mental health in track
    • Lactation room for working mothers
    • Occasional celebration for when we achieve something big together!
See what it's like to work here: http://happyfresh.com/careers