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Carousell

Carousell is a consumer-to-consumer mobile marketplace.

Sr. Software Engineer, Backend
Taiwan
Job Description / Skills Required

Carousell is a classifieds marketplace that makes selling as easy as taking a photo, buying as simple as chatting. Launched in August 2012, Carousell began in Singapore and is now one of the world's largest and fastest growing marketplaces in eight markets across Southeast Asia, Taiwan and Hong Kong. Carousell is backed by Telenor Group, Rakuten Ventures, Naver, Sequoia Capital, and Naspers. The Carousell marketplace has a diverse range of products across a variety of categories, including cars, lifestyle, gadgets and fashion accessories. Download the app for iOS or Android, and visit www.carousell.com for more information.

Meet the team that handcrafts various parts of the mobile applications, website and backend systems in order to deliver the best user experience. Here at Carousell, our engineering team works on a myriad of problem domains. You get to work on building the simplest buying and selling experience on our mobile applications, dive deep into our database systems that powers the business, or even work on tools to empower the rest of the teams in Carousell.

Ensuring that the user experience stays simple is complicated - and we take pride in our work to keep things that way.

We are now looking for Backend Engineers to join our Engineering Team based in TW.


You will:

  • Design and build scalable APIs for the Carousell marketplace platform.
  • Write clean, testable code with unit tests.
  • Work with the infrastructure team on deploying, scaling and performance optimization.
  • Participate in code reviews to maintain a high-quality code culture.

You have:

  • User obsession and empathy.
  • Drive and resourcefulness to persevere and overcome obstacles achieving challenging goals.
  • Focus on impact and results. You work on the right things and get them done.
  • High integrity and ability to positively collaborate with othersExperience in Go or similar languages, gRPC, RESTful APIs.
  • Ability to write clean, maintainable and performant code making use of appropriate design principles and patterns.
  • Experience in using and developing on search engines such as Elasticsearch / Solo / Lucene
  • Experience in technologies such as Redis, Kafka, Cassandra, PostgresSQL
  • Experience in building large, scalable distributed systems with good understanding of microservices architecture and associated principles.
  • Experience in optimizing the performance of backend systems and scaling infrastructure components.
  • Experience with TDD/BDD and agile methodologies
  • Degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or other equivalent degrees/experience
  • 3+ years experience in software development

Good to have:

  • Experience with online classifieds marketplace.
  • Experience with search / data engineering technologies
  • Knowledge of managing data consistency in distributed systems.
  • Experience working with asynchronous systems.