Backend Software Engineer (Kotlin/Go)

  • full_time
  • Anywhere


  • Are you passionate about building event-driven systems?

  • Do you have a strong grasp of Kotlin or Go?

  • Do you enjoy finding solutions for significantly impactful challenges?

  • If the answers to the above questions are yes, then this role could be ideal for you!

    We are looking for someone well-versed in Kotlin or Go to join our Engineering team – where you will be developing greenfield services and taking an active role in shaping GRID’s technology landscape.

    You will be working alongside other experienced engineers, writing code adhering to best practices while working on systems that are depended on by some of the biggest names in the esports and gaming industry.

    What you will do 
    • Build greenfield mission-critical services and expand the reliability of existing ones

    • Help to shape GRID’s technological landscape together with experienced colleagues

    • Participate in architectural discussions, providing feedback to coworkers and ensuring good practices

    • Work closely together with product stakeholders to communicate progress and considerations effectively

    Your skills will include
      • Minimum of 3 years of commercial experience

      • Deep knowledge of a strongly typed language (preferably Kotlin / Go), acknowledging the value of having:

      • – Explicit (nullable) types


        – Strong, minimal contracts


      – Helpful abstractions and class hierarchies / compositions (introduced at an appropriate time)
    • Ambition to build robust, high-quality mission-critical systems, leveraging the power of:
      – Automated testing
      – Automated monitoring and alerting
      – CI/CD infrastructure
    • Know-how of good API design (preferably REST / GraphQL), paying attention to:
      – Documentation
      – Self-documenting naming and structures
      – Minimal and extendable contracts (while minimizing breaking changes)
    • Experience with GraphQL/REST APIs, micro-service architecture and container / orchestration systems (preferably Docker / Kubernetes), while bearing in mind:
      – Complexity trade-offs
      – Fault-tolerance design
    • Being able to work CET time zone
    Benefits of working at GRID
    • 28+ days paid time off

    • It’s Complicated – mental health support

    • Flexible working conditions

    • Company-wide team events

    • Work travel opportunities with travel insurance

    • Training and development budget

    • Company equipment

    • High-quality Swag/ Merch

    About our culture
    • Flexibility: Work from the place that inspires and motivates you the most! From our awesome Berlin/ Wroclaw offices to the comfort of your own home. Meet up in-person with your colleagues every so often, making use of the travel opportunities GRID offers

    • Sustainability: We’re not a typical start up. We want our engineers to be rested and able to perform. We offer a generous vacation allowance (28+ days a year) and the opportunity to speak with professional counsellors to support mental health – covered by the business

    • Pragmatic: GRID thrives on being pragmatic, allowing us to make the best decisions, rather than keeping to rigid processes and procedures that don’t work well for us

    • Impactful: With a robust CI/CD process, and a full suite of automated tests our engineers ship daily, allowing you to make impact on the product from day one with peace of mind

    • Agile & Inclusively: We’ve developed our own kanban-based way of working that is constantly being improved and adapted by the self organizing product-engineering teams. Opinions and ideas are valued from all

    • Quality: Achieved by ensuring detailed stories and epics, high test coverage, a thorough code-review process, consciously taking on technical debt and an open culture of sharing opinions

    • Organized: We strive for considered decisions, creating software that lasts. We document them in decision records, which any engineer in any team can drive

    • Fostering growth: Empowering employees who are determined to grow by providing a self-development budget and strong career advancement opportunities. Support from your teammates to guide and encourage you to grow in your desired professional field

    • Company culture: We believe a diverse industry is best served with a diverse workforce. With over 30 nationalities GRID is proud of the company culture it has built

    About GRID

    GRID is a data platform for the game industry enabling extraction, management, monetization, and distribution of in-game data assets.
    Our mission is to unlock the potential of game data for everyone. To create a rich and sustainable ecosystem where game data thrives.

    We have offices in Berlin, Germany and Wroclaw, Poland with a truly diverse, international workforce. Covering 30+ nationalities across a team of ~100 people and growing.

    For more information please visit

    Apply today to find out more and begin your journey!

    Research shows that while men apply to jobs when they meet an average of 60% of the criteria, women and other marginalised folks tend to only apply when they check every box. If you think you have what it takes, even if you don’t meet every single point on the job descriptions, please still get in touch. We would love to have a chat and see if you could be a great fit!


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