Java Developer (open source focus)

Salary Competitive
We are Aiven—a cloud technology startup launched in 2016. We create managed cloud services from the best open source technologies that take the infrastructure worries away from our customers. Our products are used daily by hundreds of customers to power their next-gen event streaming and analytics applications. Backed by Europe's leading investors, we’re now looking for top talent to join us in our headquarters in Helsinki and our new offices in Boston, Berlin and Sydney.

We are now looking for an experienced Java Developer / open source database enthusiast to work on our cloud operations platform turning the best open source technologies into frustration-free cloud services. This position is open to candidates in Helsinki or Berlin area.


Aiven offers and operates a number of complex open source databases written in Java, like Apache Kafka, Apache Cassandra and Elasticsearch. You will 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.


We are looking for self-driven developers who are enthusiastic about programming and willing to help others. We value analytical problem-solving skills and an openness to new ideas.


Key requirements for success in this role include:

  • Excellent development skills in Java (SE; Java EE, Spring, or Hibernate knowledge is not required) and at least with one of the following: Python, C, C++, Go, Javascript

  • Hands-on experience with some of the following systems: Apache Kafka, Apache Cassandra, Apache ZooKeeper, PostgreSQL, MySQL and Elasticsearch

  • Excellent Linux systems administration and networking skills

  • Fluency in English, verbal and written

What we value:

  • Good understanding of IT security

  • Distributed systems knowledge

  • Experience in writing technical blog posts and giving technical presentations

What we can offer:

  • A dynamic startup environment with a rapidly growing, international business

  • Highly experienced colleagues

  • Cool office in the center of the city

  • 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 around 40 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 and benefits

This job comes with several perks and benefits

Flexible working hours
Flexible working hours

Time is precious. Make it count. Morning person or night owl, this job is for you.

Free coffee / tea
Free coffee / tea

Get your caffeine fix to get you started and keep you going.

Near public transit
Near public transit

Easy access and treehugger friendly workplace.

Free office snacks
Free office snacks

Peckish after lunch? We got your back with soft drinks, treats and fruit.

Equity package
Equity package

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Working at
Aiven

We are Aiven—a cloud technology startup launched in 2016. We create managed cloud services from the best open source technologies that take the infrastructure worries away from our customers. Our products are used daily by hundreds of customers across the globe to power their next-gen event streaming and analytics applications with more joining every single day. Backed by Europe's leading investors, we’re now looking for top talent to join us in our headquarters in Helsinki and our new offices in Boston, Berlin and Sydney.

Read more about Aiven

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