Software Engineer

Engineering · Dublin, Dublin 8
Department Engineering
Employment Type Permanent Full Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level

About Distilled 


Distilled combines Irish owned Distilled Media Group and Adevinta from Barcelona. Together we command No. 1 positions in real estate, motors and general buy and sell with our hugely popular online marketplaces Daft.ie, DoneDeal.ie and Adverts.ie.


What’s the opportunity?


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.


We are seeking to recruit a Backend focused Software Engineer 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.


What will I be doing? 


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.


Here’s just some of the things you’ll work on:


  • Build and maintain features and products for Daft.
  • Ensure the codebase is clean, scalable and secure.
  • Work with other like minded developers as part of an agile team.
  • Work with our product, quality and site reliability teams.  


What skills do I need?


  • 3 to 5 years demonstrated ability in a similar role.
  • Excellent knowledge of Java and Object Oriented design principles.
  • Experience and understanding of MVC, IoC and ORM frameworks.
  • Solid understanding of databases such as PostgreSQL or MongoDB.
  • Experience building RESTful APIs.
  • Be a self-starter with an analytical mindset who is comfortable working on their own initiative and handling their time effectively.
  • Excellent interpersonal, teamwork and collaboration skills.
  • A degree or masters in Computer Science/Engineering or a related field.
  • A passion for technology and a hunger to adopt new industry trends.


Advantage if you have


  • Experience using Spring, ElasticSearch, AWS, Docker and container orchestration systems such as Kubernetes or OpenShift.
  • Experience using Jenkins or GitHub Actions for CI/CD.
  • Experience building microservices and working with messaging queues.
  • Experience of Prometheus / Grafana for monitoring/alarming of services.
  • Experience working with Javascript, CSS or HTML are a bonus.


What’s it like to work here?


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.


Our Values


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.

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.


 Our Benefits 


  • Competitive salary in a dynamic and technology driven environment
  • We help you plan for your future by offering a 5% contribution towards your pension
  • Peace of mind with life assurance and fully paid healthcare
  • Focused career development and progression opportunities
  • If you’re cycling or commuting, we’ve got you covered with the cycle-to-work and taxsaver schemes
  • MacBooks are our standard, but we’re happy to get you whatever equipment you need to do your job
  • A great central location in the heart of Dublin city
  • Our biggest benefit is our friendly and hardworking people!


We are a diverse bunch of people here in Distilled, 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

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  • Location
    Dublin, Dublin 8
  • Department
    Engineering
  • Employment Type
    Permanent Full Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Mid-level