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Job Description

We are looking for a Senior Back-End Engineer to fulfill our team's back-end platform engineer position for Adevinta Spain.

The Senior Back-End Engineer Platform team is responsible for leading the discipline. Its mission is to continuously improve the company's practices, technology, and engineering experience.

It achieves so by building agreements and providing tooling in collaboration with other Platform teams, knowledge, and support.

They also drive the adoption of new industry trends, continuously raising the bar.

Your mission as part of the Platform Area is the Acceleration of the product development teams, specifically of the Backend Developers.

We choose to achieve this Acceleration by creating and fostering a continuously improving community, bringing the software crafter's principles to every team.

Their responsibilities are:

  • Support back-end engineers and unblock any issues they face by accompanying them to fulfil the desired results.

  • Build/Maintain a strong back-end community in the vertical, focusing on having everyone's voice heard.

  • Share the problems, failures, and successes with Back-end platform engineers and other discipline platform engineers to feed the other vertical communities.

Someone fitting in this position is a person who:

  • Stays tuned about the new practices and technologies in the discipline.

  • Can pair with anyone to find the best way to solve any problem.

  • Acts proactively and humbly.

  • Is curious about anything, wants to learn from anyone and hear their opinions.

  • Is eager to know everything about the discipline in the Spanish Marketplaces

  • Wants to get their hands dirty in the mud of any legacy that needs refactoring or rework, always in a collaborative way.

We expect this person to work for the discipline by:

  • Lead the agreements in the Spanish Marketplaces

  • Lead the discipline in the Spanish Marketplaces

  • Work with all teams to solve problems and promote them as standard solutions.

  • Be accountable for shared cross-tools being up to date, clean of security issues, and helping as many teams as possible.

  • Promote collaboration in the maintenance and building of any tool needed.

  • Work with EMs (and principals if the role eventually exists in Spanish Marketplaces) to identify and fix problems in the teams by working with them.

  • Write and speak English fluently. 

It would be a plus, although if you don't, you will have to be able to:

  • Be a key actor in the Spanish Marketplaces, so you will impact faster

  • High knowledge of:

    • Java/Kotlin (Spring boot)

    • Nice to be Go Lang

    • AWS/Infrastructure

    • Good knowledge of additional frameworks that are in use in the company is also a plus, as it can help break barriers.


  • Know which door you have to knock on to get help on any topic, and be willing to get out of your comfort zone to make things happen

  • Foster software community (not only inside Adevinta)


Life at Adevinta comes with its perks! Our Adevintans enjoy the following benefits:

  • An attractive Base Salary.
  • Participation in our Short Term Incentive plan (annual bonus).
  • An excellent Equity program. This role plays a key part to the success of the organisation and therefore you will receive a piece of Adevinta every 6 months.
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program with a match from Adevinta.
  • Work From Anywhere: Enjoy up to 20 days a year of working from anywhere! Maybe not from the moon - well why not! just make sure you have internet connection!
  • A 24/7 Employee Assistance Program for you and your family, because we care.
  • Win together, lose together is one of our key behaviours. At Adevinta you will find a collaborative environment with an opportunity to explore your potential and grow.

On top of these, we also provide a range of locally relevant benefits. Wanna know more? Apply and ask our recruiters!


Senior Backend Engineer - Platform | Adevinta Spain
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