Purpose of Position

Awin's Product Development department is responsible for all stages of the product lifecycle - from ideation to market release, ongoing operation and continuous improvement. Working within one of our Agile Engineering Teams, this role reports to a Lead Engineer. 

We have an interesting opportunity for a (Junior) Software Engineer (f/m/d) who is motivated, enthusiastic and curious to constantly learn and innovate, and has a good sense of ownership. You will have an opportunity to participate in complete development cycle from design and implementation to deployment and its operations with support from Senior Engineers.

You are a passionate and innovative technologist with a proactive, quality first approach to development and keen to gain exposure to learn new development practices and toolsets within an interactive and fun development environment. We value fresh perspectives, continuous personal growth, diversity and a healthy work-life balance.

Onboarding is a newly formed team, and as a key member of our engineering team, you will have an opportunity to work across multiple problem spaces for a new onboarding platform that will redefine how publishers and advertisers are onboarded within Awin. You will be responsible for building new systems, solving complex problems, and working on challenges in engineering as the scale and suite of our services grow.

Key Tasks

  • Code development, refactoring and innovation
  • Contribute to building new products and help shape development technologies and practices
  • Help re-engineer and continuously improve existing applications
  • Work with Product Managers to convert user stories to features and tasks
  • Grapple with business logic and help solve business needs
  • Design and build distributed systems using streaming and queueing solutions
  • Work with different technologies as needed and be encouraged to experiment and drive change

As a Junior Software Engineer, you will:

  • Work inside a small team of passionate software engineers on the entire life cycle of a service or product
  • Develop code and contribute to reviews, retrospectives, planning and development sessions
  • Contribute to group development initiatives and discussions
  • Troubleshoot and resolve issues in a timely fashion when required – assisted by senior engineers
  • Communicate effectively in both verbal (day-to-day discussions, team meetings) and written forms (documentation, emails, communication tools) with local and remote team members

Whilst the above is a guide to general expectation of the role, we expect this position to evolve allowing you greater scope to gain both knowledge and experience within the online and affiliate marketplace.


Skills & Expertise

To be successful you will need to meet the below requirements:

  • Initial commercial Software Engineering experience
  • Experience using any OOP (ideally Java with Maven and Spring Boot), RESTful APIs and Microservices, JUnit, MySQL/MariaDB
  • You are open to trying new approaches, technical and procedural, and happy to touch modern Angular front-end code from time to time
  • Experience working within a cross-functional engineering team alongside Product Owners, UX Designers and Agile Coaches
  • Strong knowledge of Git and agile processes

Although not required, we would be excited if you had experience with some of the below:

  • Non-relational databases (e.g. DynamoDB, MongoDB) and in-memory search tools (Elasticsearch)
  • Building systems cloud-first (Docker, AWS - Lambda, DynamoDB, and related serverless technologies)
  • Maintaining CI/CD pipelines
  • Working on subscription or high-volume transactional systems
  • Knowledge of streaming and queuing solutions (ideally Kafka)
  • Some initial experience in monitoring applications

You will be expected to have an understanding of what affiliate marketing is and what we do in the industry for any role within Awin.


Our Offer

  • With staff wellbeing at the forefront of our minds, we have shifted to a 4-day week on a trial basis, offering our employees the opportunity to spend time with family and friends, focus on a long-fostered passion, or take up personal studies
  • Flexible working hours
  • Home-office options and a beautiful co-working space in the heart of Hanover
  • Numerous training opportunities to nurture self-development


Established in 2000, Awin is proud of our dynamic, social and inclusive culture.

Like all businesses, we’ve had to adapt and nurture our culture in a virtual environment. Our virtual ‘Life @ Awin’ hub brings our colleagues from across the globe together for various social activities.

Diversity & Inclusion are paramount to us, and we proudly pursue and hire diverse team members. We champion uniqueness and authenticity; this is who we are at our core. Our network of affiliate partnerships are diverse and transparent, as are the employees powering our vision to build the world’s leading open partner ecosystem. We welcome all backgrounds, identities, and experiences. If you need support at any point in the application or interview process, please let us know.

Apply now to begin the next stage of your career at a progressive company that supports both your professional and personal development.

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