Senior Software Engineer (Distributed Systems)

Yilu — solidly backed by Lufthansa Group — is on a mission to make traveling truly seamless. Yilu is a powerful B2B platform empowering the world’s leading travel brands to build more functional and personalized user frontends than ever before.

Join one of our self-sufficient, autonomous teams  as a Senior Software Engineer (Distributed Systems) and work alongside some super-smart people, where you are empowered to take decisions jointly. Here you will experience freedom, brain-teasing challenges and a lot of guidance and support from your colleagues at Yilu!

Do you understand the value a microservice architecture brings? Do you feel comfortable addressing the problems that come along? Are you a fan of high availability and observability? Can you tell how event sourcing and CQRS relate? Do you think of CAP every time you develop a new service? Do functional programming principles fascinate you?

If your answer to all of the above is yes, then we would like to hear from you!

Your Tasks

  • Contribute to Yilu's distributed platform and help deliver a modern, scalable and resilient system;
  • Design, develop, roll-out and maintain microservices with stable and consistent APIs;
  • Refactor synchronous, domain-modelled services to asynchronous event sourced ones;
  • Own your work, from development to production;
  • Work as part of a cross-functional scrum team which delivers value each sprint;
  • Apply best practices for designing distributed systems and mentor engineers.


  • 5 years experience in building and maintaining distributed systems;
  • Fluent in at least two out of Java, Python and  Kotlin;
  • Deep understanding of distributed systems, their challenges and trade-offs;
  • Experience in designing, implementing and observing microservice-based architectures;
  • Hands-on experience with event sourcing, CQRS as well as messaging systems and streaming platforms (Kafka, RabbitMQ etc.);
  • Excellent analytical skills and an agile mindset, with the focus on delivering user value;
  • Experience with Kubernetes, AWS and Terraform as well as familiarity with functional programming are a huge plus.

What we offer

  • Be an essential member of a smart, hard-working and constantly growing multinational team developing solutions for the traveler of tomorrow with one of the most iconic brands in aviation;
  • Centrally located office in Mitte, with great access to great food and transport connections;
  • Autonomous and empowering culture with high degree of creative freedom;
  • Extensive opportunities for professional growth and the chance to impact the success of the company;
  • Honest communication, combining thoughtfulness and pragmatism;
  • Agile development with continuous delivery and continuous integration (CI & CD);
  • Competitive compensation with benefits;
  • Hardware of your choice to make the magic happen!