Java Backend Engineer

Full-time
Webfleet
Description

We are looking for versatile Backend Software Engineers open to work as well in Frontend
tasks, with solid foundations in one or many of the technologies of our stack (Java, Spring,
Oracle, Cassandra, Kafka, JavaScript, React) and a lot of drive and mental flexibility to learn a
lot about the rest of it. If you think of yourself as “T-Shaped” or consider becoming it, you have
the profile and personality that we are looking for!

Fleet Management Europe is a line of business of Webfleet Solutions combining our market
presence across all European countries. You will be joining a team that currently mainly work
for the “Enterprise and Alliances” segment with the line of business. The team’s mission is to
create and provide relevant new products or product adaptations and extensions, as well as
solutions that that comply with local regulations, and address the most relevant industries in
the target markets.        

Here is a little taste of your challenge:
No matter whether it is to implement a new feature, fix a bug in production, extract some data
and deliver it to customer support, change system configurations, solving problems together
with 3rd parties and system partners by:
 Discuss, define, and develop enhancement and adaptions of existing products as well
as new products and services, or integrations with 3rd party systems for the purpose
of meeting the requirements and regulations and increasing the market reach in the
respective target geographies.
 Create solution designs for and deliver complete sets of functionalities from backend
to frontend; the key technical focus of the role will be more on the backend, but
depending on project requirements you also step into other technical areas.
 Work in a technically complex and sensitive environment, which will require you to
build relevant functional knowledge about the products, technical knowledge about
the platform’s stack and architecture.
 Keep a keen eye on application performance, operability, robustness, monitoring and
failure resilience, data privacy and the security of individual services and the whole
system.
 Take holistic responsibility including ongoing functional and performance
improvements, bug fixing and issue solving on the production instances of
your applications and test automation as well as necessary configuration and data
changes.
 Be involved in enabling and rolling out solution to drive the business of large or
enterprise partners and customers on various levels.
 Apply agile methods to organize yours and your team’s work, make your planning and
team performance transparent and to manage your stakeholders. 

Who are you?
There is no set route to become Software Engineer in Webfleet Solutions. But to be successful
in this role, this is the kind of profile we have in mind:
 A degree in computer science, a related field, or equivalent experience.
 Great communication skills, holistic and systemic thinking, goal-orientation, quality-
focus, versatile problem-solving skills, an open mind as well as at least 2 years of
experience in commercial software development.
 Experience with at least one or ideally some of the following
languages, technologies or principles: Java, Spring, SQL, REST, JavaScript, React,
HTML5, CSS3, scripting languages as Python or Groovy, and let’s not forget data
structures, separation of concerns, complex distributed systems, message-driven
architectures, enterprise integration patterns. Also, mobile programming languages
are very valued!
 Fluency in English (written and spoken).
 A desire to work as part of an international organization and cooperate with other
software engineers, system engineers, architects, product owners and external
partners across multiple locations.
 Being open-minded when it comes to technology choices. We work in cross-functional
teams, so it will be useful to have a variety of experience and technical interests as you
may come across assignments that involve front-end development (e.g. with HTML5,
JavaScript, CSS3, React, GWT, or other technologies), or scripting in various languages
(e.g. Groovy, shell, etc.).

You don’t need to be an expert in all technologies, your enthusiasm and passion for clean code
are much more appreciated!

What can you expect?
 An adventure in software product development within a rapidly growing. business unit
of a globally renowned brand and various opportunities for your professional
development.
 Being part of a team of expert developers and contribute in building and adapting
technology for the Webfleet Solutions Service Platform.
 No dress code. Just come as you are – we can’t wait to welcome you in our specious
and luminous office.
 Brilliant minds. Learn from your colleagues – pioneers and experts who are changing
the world.
 Different cultures. Our colleagues come from all over the world, with 55 nationalities
and counting.

Let’s not forget the good stuff!
 Competitive salary
 Benefits package in addition to the salary:
o Private health insurance (including children and partners)
o Pension Plan
o Lunch vouchers + free coffee at the office

 Flexible working hours
 Almost no dress code (the only existing restriction is that you are required to be
dressed decently and wear shoes on your feet)
 Plenty of formal training for new joiners + access to LinkedIn Learning
 Once you have earned the merits to warrant it, there will be opportunity to attend
trainings and conferences on company budget
 Annual performance reviews, personal development plans, and as much feedback as
you want and can handle through regular 1:1 meetings

Who are we?
Webfleet Solutions is one of the world’s leading telematics solution providers, dedicated to
fleet management, vehicle telematics and connected car services. Its main Software-as-a-
Service solution WEBFLEET is used by businesses of all sizes to improve vehicle performance,
save fuel, support drivers and increase overall fleet efficiency. In addition, Webfleet Solutions
provides services for the insurance, rental and leasing industries, car importers and companies
that address the needs of businesses as well as consumers. Webfleet Solutions has over 50,000
customers worldwide and services drivers in more than 100 countries, giving them the
industry’s strongest local support network and widest range of sector-specific third-party
applications and integrations. Our customers benefit every day from the high standards of
confidentiality, integrity and availability of our ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certified service, re-audited
in November 2018.

Webfleet Solutions is part of Bridgestone Europe NV/SA (“Bridgestone”), a subsidiary of
Bridgestone Corporation, a leader in advanced solutions and sustainable mobility.
For further information, please visit webfleet.com. Follow us on Twitter @WebfleetNews. For
more information about Bridgestone in EMIA, please visit www.bridgestone-emia.com and
Bridgestone newsroom.

Steps after your application

  1. Phone screen
    The idea is to understand the motivation for having applied, have a quick overlook of your experience and solve
    questions that you might have about the company and position.
  2. Technical assessment
    This is a technical discussion on theorical aspects of sw engineering, but also there is a practical exercise to develop.
    This is performed online with a couple Sr. Software Engineers who would explain you the task as well as solve
    questions that you might have regarding the tech stack and dynamics of the engineering department.
  3. Individual Interview
    This is the step in which you would meet the Engineering Director. The meeting’s goal is to get to know you a bit
    better as well as solve any question that you might have.
  4. Team meeting
    You would meet the team you would potentially join. This is more of an informal conversation on daily aspects or
    curiosities about the company and department. It is very important that you also decide if you see yourself working
    within that team!
  5. Offer stage
    We offer you the position and determine the starting date if accepted!