Senior Software Engineer - Java

New York City, NY, United States /
Engineering /
Full-time
/ Hybrid
On our path to becoming the world’s favorite way to shop, we’re assembling an unparalleled global talent network, accelerating individual careers, and disrupting entire industries. We are on a mission to liberate humanity from all the meaningless time spent managing their purchases and finances, so they can do more of what they love. We’re in search of global talent eager to embrace our atmosphere and defy their own expectations.


Engineering at Klarna is an inspired, customer-focused community dedicated to crafting solutions that redefine our industry. Working in small, highly collaborative Agile teams, you and your team will have a clear mission and ownership of a significant outcome that supports Klarna and our customers.

At Klarna, we optimize quality, flow, and fast feedback, focusing on end-to-end ownership, continuous improvement, testing, monitoring, and experimentation. We aim for inclusive, helpful teams with a strong sense of ownership for the things they build. Our engineers make some of the most significant decisions for the company, and we are looking for bold, open, and curious developers.

Want to be part of the change? We're expanding several of our engineering teams, including; teams working on our core checkout product, payment services, fraud prevention, or improving our billing service and shipping credentials, to name a few.

What you’ll get to do:

    • As a backend Java developer, you will work within a specific problem space critical to Klarna’s current needs, where you will design, develop and deploy backend services with a focus on scalability, high availability, and low latency
    • Collaborate and grow in a dynamic and autonomous environment while working in small, agile, and cross-functional teams
    • Use the latest technologies to solve real problems for our customers at a massive scale
    • Be part of a team that will take full operational responsibility for the services that you own and potentially take part in an on-call rotation
    • Share your knowledge and build creative solutions while helping the team evolve best practices

Some of the technologies you’ll get to work with:

    • Java (latest versions)
    • Spring and Spring Boot
    • Docker and Kubernetes
    • Kafka
    • PostgreSQL, DynamoDB, Elastic Search
    • Microservices architecture on AWS

To succeed in this role, we think you should have:

    • Extensive software development experience with one or more general-purpose programming languages including but not limited to Java
    • Great problem-solving abilities
The annual salary range for this position is $195,000 - $224,000
In addition to the posted salary range, there are additional components to Klarna’s compensation package.

What we offer:

Diversity & Community
With our diversity of skills, perspectives and backgrounds, we can create, innovate, and disrupt like no other. Diversity is part of who we are, and essential to our success.

Ownership & Impact
Here, every voice matters. We’re organized into hundreds of small teams, each run like a start-up, focused on their own problem-space.

Trust & Collaboration
Successes and failures are won together at Klarna in a melting pot of teams. Win, lose, and learn, we’re on this path together.

If you love what you do, you should love where you do it. We appreciate that everyone’s different and has their own preferences of where and how to work. We genuinely believe in the power of regular face-to-face interactions in building close connections with our teams, but we also strongly believe people can work effectively remotely. This means that combining both is the key to success. 

At Klarna, You can choose between working from the office, remotely within your employment country, or even outside of it for up to 20 working days per year. Flex it up!  

Challenges & Rewards
We take a very Swedish approach to benefits. Support for parents, health and wellness perks—we’ve got you covered.

About Klarna
Since 2005 Klarna has been on a mission to revolutionize the retail banking industry. With over 150 million global active users and 2 million transactions per day, Klarna is meeting the changing demands of consumers by saving them time and money while helping them be informed and in control. Over 450,000 global retail partners, including H&M, Saks, Sephora, Macys, IKEA, Expedia Group, and Nike have integrated Klarna's innovative technology to deliver a seamless shopping experience online and in-store. Klarna has over 6,000 employees and is active in 45 markets. For more information, visit Klarna.com

It is our commitment that every qualified person will be evaluated according to skills regardless of age, gender, identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability status or religion. Please refrain from including your picture and age with the application.