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Java Developer (Open Source focus)

Full-time, Capital Region
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We are Aiven—a managed cloud services startup launched in 2016. We run and manage Open Source databases such as PostgreSQL and Apache Kafka in all major clouds including AWS, Google Cloud and Azure. Backed by Europe's leading investors, our services are used daily by hundreds of customers across the globe with more joining every single day.

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We are now looking for a Java Developer / Open Source database enthusiast to join our committed and talented team! 

Aiven utilizes several Open Source databases written in Java, like Apache Kafka, Apache Cassandra and Elasticsearch. You would be working closely with those, writing plugins, connectors and other extensions, investigating and fixing possible issues with the databases, even contributing to the feature development of the open source databases. And submitting the new components and fixes upstream to the Open Source community. 

You can also participate on the development of Aiven platform, where we mostly use Python as well as some Go and C. On the frontend side we use React/JS.

The person we are looking for is enthusiastic about programming, and is self-driven. We value analytical problem-solving skills and willingness to exchange ideas. 

What you can do:

  • Excellent development skills in Java and at least with one of the following: Python, C, C++, Go, Javascript
  • Hands-on experience with some of the following systems: Apache Kafka, PostgreSQL, InfluxDB, Elasticsearch, Apache Cassandra, Zookeeper or MySQL
  • Excellent Linux skills
  • Fluent verbal and written English skills (Finnish not necessary)

What we value:

  • Good understanding of IT security
  • Distributed systems knowledge

What we can offer:

  • A dynamic startup environment with a rapidly growing, international business
  • Highly experienced colleagues
  • Central office location in downtown Helsinki
  • Possibility for stock options on top of the monthly salary for permanent employees

You will be part of a highly-skilled, tight-knit team of just under 20 people, making your contribution essential to what is becoming a great success story. If you’re interested, send us your application along with a link to your Github profile.

Perks & Benefits

Flexible work hours and vacation: Morning person or night owl, this job is for you
Free coffee / tea: Get your caffeine fix for free
Located near public transit: Easy access and treehugger friendly workplace
Free soft drinks and treats / fruits: Peckish after lunch? We got your back
Equity package offer: Want to be a partner? Look no further

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