Software Engineer (Back end) – MT Data API @ Kpler in Greece (Remote)


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In a world where trades are happening faster than ever to answer our needs, where sustainability is not just an option anymore, clarity and trust in the information we trade with are a must. 
So, say hello to Kpler! We exist to facilitate sustainable and efficient trade to meet the changing needs of our world. To do so we’ve built a Data-as-a-Service solution that does exactly that across the lifecycle of a trade.
Our solution aggregates data from hundreds of sources including radar and satellite imagery as well as logistics, governmental, shipping databases and more. Intelligently connecting the dots across fragmented information landscapes, we bring to our clients a unique, real-time understanding of the trades happening all over the world, by giving them access to live information about the movement of cargos, the availability of vessels as well as commodity storage.
To support this endeavor, we have teams in more than 9 countries and 11 key locations (Brussels, Paris, London, Athens, Vienna, Rostock, Hyères, Dubai, Singapore, Houston and New York). With individuals of various backgrounds, diverse skills, and international experiences, being global & inclusive is in our DNA!
Your future position
The engineering division is composed of many crews who are either business or data oriented. Within this, our teams in Athens are responsible for scaling our MarineTraffic platform, which provides real-time and historical data on ship movements around the world. Leveraging a network of Automatic Identification System (AIS) receivers located primarily along coastlines, it tracks the positions of ships, offering a broad view of marine traffic globally.
We are seeking an experienced Backend focused engineer to take ownership of our REST API offerings, evolving the infrastructure to accommodate our growth.

In this team, your mission is to:

    • Work in project teams to grow the existing products and support the latest features that we have in development
    • Contribute your insights across the team to help us re-architect existing systems for scale and extensibility
    • Test your code to assure quality of new and existing functionality.
    • Experiment with new frameworks and technologies and learn continuously.

It will be a match if you

    • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or equivalent field.
    • Minimum of 3 years (Mid level) or 5 years (Senior level) of hands-on experience in PHP software development, ideally with frameworks such as CakePHP, Symfony, Laravel.
    • Experience with other technologies like Python and/or Typescript.
    • Excellent command of written and spoken English
    • Proficiency in building and consuming RESTful APIs
    • Proficiency in Unit Testing 
    • Knowledge of relational database systems (MSSQL, PostgreSQL)
    • Familiarity with CI/CD concepts, GitLab pipelines, quality monitoring tools such as SonarQube etc
    • Proven experience with Git, Docker
    • Familiar with Clean code, SOLID principles and software design patterns

It will be even better if you have

    • Knowledge of non-relational database systems (e.g. Redis)
    • Familiarity with event streaming technologies like Kafka and MQTT.
    • Experience working with a Cloud environment such as AWS or GCP
    • Familiarity with K8s and AWS EKS

What you will get at Kpler:
•We offer competitive compensation & benefits including work from home allowance, medical and life insurance, training and development allowance, paid volunteer work and more!
• You’ll get to work in a truly global work environment, with offices in 7 countries (UK, France, Belgium, Austria, US, Dubai and Singapore), we come from more than 50 countries and speak more than 20 languages
•We have truly embraced the new age of workplace flexibility where you can chose to work fully remote, hybrid or onsite
•You will get a company laptop and you can choose between Windows, Mac, or Linux
•Global maternity (extended leave), parental, festival and compassionate leave policies aligned to the contemporary needs of the family, and individual choices
And you REALLY want to join our Engineering team because…
• Interesting product & challenging technical problems to solve: our market is very specialized and quite complex! This means we build real algorithyms and there’s some serious software engineering at work here! 
• Our growth is exponential: we build new features and products everyday! We frequently tackle brand-new business areas which means there’s always everything to build and always an interesting problem to sink your teeth into!
• We are at the cross-road of Software Engineering, Commodity, Energy and Finance. This creates an interesting cultural mix: We value the flexibility, collaboration and employee-centric approach that the Tech culture brings but we also value the pragmatism, hard-working and intellectual excellence expectation that often runs in the Finance and Energy worlds.
• Team of 85+ talented Engineers working with the most modern tech stack
Recruiter Screen: 30 minute video interview with a recruiter from hiring team
Hiring Manager Interview: 45 minute video interview with the hiring manager, technical deep dive
Technical Exercise : Task completed at home, 30 minute debrief with Senior Engineers to discuss
Meet the Team: 30 minute video interview, an opportunity to see the fit and get to know your potential future team!
Our values
Be humble – We always place the interests of the collective before your own.
Respect and care for others – We make every person feel comfortable in their own beliefs, decisions, and perspectives. 
Take responsibility – We take ownership of our actions.
Act with integrity -We are honest and transparent in all your dealings.
Be bold – We push the boundaries in order to improve and grow.
You’ll get to work in a truly global environment, with more than 30 nationalities speaking more than 15 languages.
Our People Pledge
Don’t meet every single requirement? Research shows that women and people of color are less likely than others to apply if they feel like they don’t match 100% of the job requirements. Don’t let the confidence gap stand in your way, we’d love to hear from you! We understand that experience comes in many different forms and are dedicated to adding new perspectives to the team.
Kpler is committed to providing a fair, inclusive and diverse work-environment. We believe that different perspectives lead to better ideas, and better ideas allow us to better understand the needs and interests of our diverse, global community. We welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives and are an equal opportunity employer.
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