Senior Backend Engineer [Remote]

Minimum 5 years of software development work experience required.

Fluent English required. Minimum C1.

No outsourcing companies. No recruiters.

About Snigel

Snigel is an award-winning advertising technology company that helps websites maximize their ad revenue. Founded in 2012 by two former Google executives, Snigel was one of three Irish companies to make the Financial Times top 1,000 fastest-growing European companies index in 2021. Snigel also ranked highly in Deloitte Ireland’s Fast 50 index in both 2020 and 2021.

Our headquarters are in Dublin and we have remote teams spread across Austria, Portugal, Ukraine, Poland, and the UK. We’re a friendly bunch with a flat team structure. The company experienced unprecedented growth in 2021 and as a result, we are looking to expand our team with this key position.

Job Description

We are looking for a Backend Engineer to produce scalable high throughput data processing software solutions. You’ll be part of a cross-functional team that’s responsible for the full software development life cycle, from conception to deployment.

As a Backend Engineer, you should be comfortable with back-end coding languages, databases and cloud deployments with Kubernetes.


  • Design server-side architecture
  • Develop and manage high-throughput databases and applications
  • Write effective APIs using standards like OpenAPI
  • Deploy, manage and monitor scalable applications on Kubernetes
  • Automated software testing to ensure data consistency, responsiveness and efficiency
  • Participate in the full Agile development cycle, refinements and design sessions

Required Qualifications

  • Proven experience as a Backend Developer or similar role
  • 5+ years of experience with back-end languages (e.g. C#, Node.js, Python, Go), preferable C#.
  • Knowledge of cloud deployments using Docker and Kubernetes
  • Experience developing scalable backend applications
  • Experience with systems monitoring/alerting, capacity planning and performance tuning
  • Demonstrated leadership and self-direction — a willingness to teach others and learn new techniques

Nice to Haves:

  • Experience with databases (e.g. PostgreSQL), with high throughput processing and administration
  • Experience with CICD pipelines like Jenkins
  • Agile development methodologies
  • Comfortable interacting across multiple teams and management levels within the organization
  • Previous background in the ad tech or media landscape is a plus

What we Offer:

  • The chance to come in on the ground floor of a fast-growing private-equity-backed Google AdTech partner
  • Competitive salary with bonus
  • Flexible working hours and conditions
  • Fully remote working
  • Develop with modern technologies and create high-quality products
  • Work in a thriving multicultural environment in a matrix organization with flat hierarchies

How to Apply:

  • Please send the following to jobs at
  • Include your LinkedIn Profile
  • Attach CV/Resume
  • Please answer the following questions:
    • How many years of Backend Development experience do you have?
    • Are you currently (or have been in the past) in a senior or leading position within a team?
    • 1 reason why you would be a good fit for the role
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