Software Engineer

Dublin, Dublin 8

"<p><span><span>About Distilled&nbsp;</span></span></p> <p><br></p> <p><span>Distilled combines Irish owned Distilled Media Group and </span><span><span>Adevinta</span></span><span> from Barcelona. Together we command No. 1 positions in real estate, motors and general buy and sell with our hugely popular online marketplaces <span>, <span>and</span></span></span></p> <p><br></p> <p><span><span>What’s the opportunity?</span></span></p> <p><br></p> <p><span>You’ll be part of one of our cross functional delivery teams and work closely with product owners, quality engineers and like minded software engineers. We encourage everyone for their input and rely on people’s experience to further improve our process and products.</span></p> <p><br></p> <p><span>We are seeking to recruit a </span><span><span>Backend focused Software Engineer</span></span><span> to join one of our Daft development teams. The successful candidate must have between 3 and 5 years of similar experience, a passion for building great software and will thrive in a fun, fast paced and challenging environment. You will have the opportunity to work with the latest technologies and help build some of the most well-known and visited websites in the country. You’ll get to use your experience to develop our engineering process, influence decisions when building new features and ensure the scalability and availability of the platforms.</span></p> <p><br></p> <p><span><span>What will I be doing?&nbsp;</span></span></p> <p><br></p> <p><span>Software Engineers at Distilled build the core services to support our different products, websites and apps. We strive to use the best technologies for a job and are continuously upgrading our technology stack.</span></p> <p><br></p> <p><span>Here’s just some of the things you’ll work on:</span></p> <p><br></p> <ul> <li><span>Build and maintain features and products for Daft.</span></li> <li><span>Ensure the codebase is clean, scalable and secure.</span></li> <li><span>Work with other like minded developers as part of an agile team.</span></li> <li><span>Work with our product, quality and site reliability teams.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></li> </ul> <p><br></p> <p><span><span>What skills do I need?</span></span></p> <p><br></p> <ul> <li><span>3 to 5 years demonstrated ability in a similar role.</span></li> <li><span>Excellent knowledge of Java and Object Oriented design principles.</span></li> <li><span>Experience and understanding of MVC, IoC and ORM frameworks.</span></li> <li><span>Solid understanding of databases such as PostgreSQL or MongoDB.</span></li> <li><span>Experience building RESTful APIs.</span></li> <li><span>Be a self-starter with an analytical mindset who is comfortable working on their own initiative and handling their time effectively.</span></li> <li><span>Excellent interpersonal, teamwork and collaboration skills.</span></li> <li><span>A degree or masters in Computer Science/Engineering or a related field.</span></li> <li><span>A passion for technology and a hunger to adopt new industry trends.</span></li> </ul> <p><br></p> <p><span><span>Advantage if you have</span></span></p> <p><br></p> <ul> <li><span>Experience using Spring, ElasticSearch, AWS, Docker and container orchestration systems such as Kubernetes or OpenShift.</span></li> <li><span>Experience using Jenkins or GitHub Actions for CI/CD.</span></li> <li><span>Experience building microservices and working with messaging queues.</span></li> <li><span>Experience of Prometheus / Grafana for monitoring/alarming of services.</span></li> <li><span>Experience working with Javascript, CSS or HTML are a bonus.</span></li> </ul> <p><br></p> <p><span><span>What’s it like to work here?</span></span></p> <p><br></p> <p><span>You will have the opportunity to work with one of Ireland's largest and well known Internet brands, and to make a significant contribution to our future direction. Projects are exciting and employees are given wide scope for creativity and innovation.</span></p> <p><br></p> <p><span><span>Our Values</span></span></p> <p><br></p> <p><span>Our values give us a framework for leadership and daily decision making, they are what make us a great place to work. Although we hail from all walks of life and speak dozens of languages, our staff share and work towards a common goal and vision for the company. Our values are the embodiment of how we behave and present ourselves both internally and externally for our colleagues, our users and our customers.</span></p> <p><span>We have a growth mindset, we like to simplify things, we make things happen, we collaborate across teams, business units and brands, and we're passionate about what we do.</span></p> <p><br></p> <p><span><span>&nbsp;Our Benefits&nbsp;</span></span></p> <p><br></p> <ul> <li><span>Competitive salary in a dynamic and technology driven environment</span></li> <li><span>We help you plan for your future by offering a 5% contribution towards your pension</span></li> <li><span>Peace of mind with life assurance and fully paid healthcare</span></li> <li><span>Focused career development and progression opportunities</span></li> <li><span>If you’re cycling or commuting, we’ve got you covered with the cycle-to-work and taxsaver schemes</span></li> <li><span>MacBooks are our standard, but we’re happy to get you whatever equipment you need to do your job</span></li> <li><span>A great central location in the heart of Dublin city</span></li> <li><span>Our biggest benefit is our friendly and hardworking people!</span><br></li> </ul> <p><br></p> <p><em><span><span>We are a diverse bunch of people here in Distilled SCH, and we want to continue to attract and retain a diverse range of people into our Company. We do not discriminate based on gender, marital status, family status, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, race and membership of the Traveller community</span></span></em></p>"

Dublin, Dublin 8


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"I found my first rental property ot the tender young age of 17 when I was at the very first stages of my professional career making the big move from Galway to Dublin. Daft has continued to play an important role in my life ever since, having rented every property I’ve ever lived in on Daft and eventually using it to buy our home.When the role with Distilled was advertised I immediately felt connected to it. During the interview process I was immediately sold. Everyone was so friendly, I loved the ethos and the culture of the company and the passion that everyone displayed for the company was infectious."

Orla Ryan
Key Account Director

"Everyone in Distilled is on one team, and you don't get that in a lot of other companies"

Fergus Mc Hugh
Product Team Manager

"From the interview I knew that the Distilled culture was exactly what I was looking for. You get to work on projects that you would want to use, and you can see clearly how it will benefit the end user. Getting that kind of real-time feedback from your users as a tester is knowledge that you can not buy."

Enda Brody
Mid Level QA Engineer

"The support I received from my managers when I decided to apply for an internal role was second to none. My manager did interview prep with me, gave me great career advice and even made sure to give me a pep talk before the interview!"

Lauren Battersby
Customer Success Executive

"I have loved working for Distilled over the years, especially during the pandemic when our “Housing Heroes” initiative provided accommodation for our doctors and nurses who needed somewhere to isolate during the Covid crisis. Feeling like I could be involved in something so important and worthwhile really made me feel honoured to be a part of such a fantastic team."

Val Sorohan
Senior Marketing Manager

"I enjoy the culture, the diversity and character of the people I work with and variety of work. At Distilled, I'm surrounded by a lot of smart and technically adept people - both brilliant software engineers and also non-technical employees who are excellent in their roles. I enjoy that it never gets boring and there are plenty of opportunities to add value. There is a rewarding feeling working together and helping each other to create software products which really help and empower people in their daily lives."

Shane Lilly
Engineering Manager

"I’ve been given all the tools and guidance needed to further my career in Distilled, but the most important thing has been the support given by my managers and leadership team with communication and confidence I could perform well in my new role."

Sayo Bittencourt
Product Designer

"I chose Distilled because it’s an Irish Company and its strategic direction is driven from Ireland, in terms of career development this was important to me."

Linda Farrell
Senior HR Business Partner