Software Engineer - Java

Klarna’s mission is to free people from all the meaningless time spent managing money and purchases, so they can do more of what they love. Every day at Klarna we help consumers, merchants, and partners to explore just how smoooth the modern purchase experience can be. Our position at the crossroads of payments, consumer financing, ecommerce and banking means we are uniquely positioned to do this. There is no label for what we do. 

Klarna was born in Stockholm in 2005 and today has 2500 employees working across Europe and the US. We currently serve 60 million consumers, work together with 130,000 merchants and process more than a million payment transactions a day. We're growing at 40% every year and our investors include Visa, Atomico, Sequoia Capital, Permira and Bestseller group/ Anders Holch Povlsen. We have strong partnerships with some of the world’s leading brands, such as ASOS, IKEA, Adidas, Zara, Lufthansa and Spotify. 

Klarna strives to become the world’s favourite way to buy, and you can contribute to reaching this goal! We are looking to hire great people, who are passionate about using their talents to generate success. Software Development is no exception! We are currently looking to grow our Software Engineering teams to satisfy the company’s ever increasing need for developing next-generation products that improve our consumers and merchants experiences.

Klarna’s software engineers develop the next-generation products that change how our consumers and merchants interact with each other. Our products handle our customers money and information at massive scale, and extend well beyond online payments. We need our engineers to understand our customers, display leadership qualities and be enthusiastic to take on new problems across the full-stack as we continue to push technology forward.

What you will do

  • Work on a specific problem space critical to Klarna’s current needs with opportunities to switch teams as you and our fast-paced business grow and evolve
  • Bring fresh ideas from all areas, including information retrieval, large-scale system design, data storage/processing, security, artificial intelligence, UI design and mobile development
  • Develop as a professional in an entrepreneurial organisation that provides opportunity to work with your areas of interest
  • Use state of the art technology  to solve real problems for our customers at a massive scaleDesign, develop, test, deploy, maintain and improve, you own the full life-cycle of your code - you write it, you own it!
  • Share your knowledge and help the team evolve best practices
  • Work in small autonomous teams with short release cycles.

Who You Are

  • Klarna is looking for ambitious people with significant drive! You should be passionate about your job and enjoy a fast paced international working environment. You will play an important role in taking Klarna to the next level thus, you should desire to go above and beyond to produce best work results! At Klarna we embrace change, you should dare to challenge the status quo and be persistent.
  • We’re looking for engineers that share our passion for building great products using solid engineering practices. We are looking for positive and passionate people who will put teamwork and collaboration above all else. You will need to be comfortable in a rapidly changing environment and able to navigate ambiguity and a high rate of change.

You should have

  • Significant experience with writing Java production code on high availability systems
  • Experience with microservices architecture.
  • Passion for writing clean and testable code
  • Have successfully applied and are enthusiastic about Agile or XP practices (Pairing, TDD, BDD, Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery)
  • Working proficiency and communication skills in verbal and written English

You might also have

  • Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in Computer Science or a related discipline
  • Willingness to learn new technologies and move between different tech stacks
  • Familiarity with cloud-based and DevOps technologies and tools (AWS, Docker, Kubernetes, ECS)
  • Experience as a contributor to an open source project. Contributor to GitHub and/or Stack Overflow.
What we offer you
 
Klarna is one of Sweden's success stories not only for its exceptional growth story but also for its unique place to work at. We think in flat hierarchies, let the best people and ideas grow and always aim for the better.

Culture - You'll have an opportunity to work with people from more than 10 different countries in our English/German-speaking office in Linden near Gießen (Germany).

A strong product development-focused culture, where your work has a very strong impact on the success of the organization.

Compensation - You’ll get an attractive salary, along with 30 days annual leave.
Learning - We have a learning and development focused environment with an emphasis on knowledge sharing, training and regular internal technical talks.
Collegiality - We encourage a harmonic environment in the teams, therefore we hold regular team events for all employees, joining a monthly breakfast, having lunch together and offer many more benefits.
We know that diverse teams are strong teams, and therefore are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of Klarna. We’re building teams of technically curious problem solvers. Come and join us!
 
Interested?

We at Klarna's Recruitment Team are happy to receive your application in English or German. Please also forward your certificates which underline your background together with the earliest possible starting date and your salary expectations.