supervisor_account Journi
room Vienna, Austria
stars Senior
euro_symbol 65-77K

Lead Software Engineer Backend (Java/Scala) at Journi


  • 5+ years of development experience with a wide variety of languages including Java or Scala or any other JVM-based language (If you do not have experience with Scala: You are willing and interested in learning Scala)
  • Consistent track record of developing web service applications
  • Experience in leading a team, and/or willingness to grow in this area
  • Experience with automated testing and deployment processes
  • Strong communication & presentation skills
  • You are constantly learning, asking for feedback, and self-motivated
  • You are permitted to work in the EU/Austria or have a degree in Computer Science which is required in Austria so we can apply for a work permit
  • You are able to relocate to / based in Vienna - the world’s most liveable city!

Scope of Work

  • Work as a backend developer in a cross functional product team
  • Build new features for our core backend web service and maintain cloud-based application infrastructure
  • Manage and lead a team of ~4 backend developers
  • Work with leads across the company to plan and execute quarterly goals
  • Share new ideas and make improvements to our process


A happy team makes for a happy workplace. We wouldn’t be able to do what we are doing without our team and that’s why we offer:

  • A fair annual gross salary in accordance with the Collective Agreement, starting from €65.000. Our final offer depends on your experience and qualifications amongst other factors.
  • A bunch of awesome social benefits (incl. public transport card, health insurance, pension fund, in-house/online yoga, German classes and access to premium language learning app)
  • Daily lunch vouchers and a fully functional kitchen in our office with access to healthy and organic foods (cornflakes, fresh fruit, yoghurt, Italian portafilter coffee and a huge range of teas)
  • 25 vacation days per year as well as public holidays plus additional vacation day per year when being longer at the company
  • Team activities - annual team trip, get-togethers and digital events
  • Work in a fun, bright and award-winning office - built by the Journi Team! Including ping-pong and foosball to blow off steam
  • High-end computer (Mac) set-up and tools that will make you enjoy getting your work done
  • Flexible working hours (with core hours: 10am-4pm Mo-Th; and 10am-2pm on Fr) 
  • Relocation and visa support for non-EU citizens: ONLY with finished Computer Science degree
  • Be part of a team of highly motivated and like-minded individuals who you can learn from and want to learn from you too!

About Journi

Journi is a tech company, changing the multi-billion euro personalized print industry.

Its mission is to turn your photos into printed memories in the most customer-centric way: Making the creation process feeling as easy as taking photos and the results looking like made by a designer.

To make this happen the company is leveraging the combination of massive amounts of data, modern AI and customer friendly UX. Furthermore the company’s production is 100% sustainable.

At Journi we believe in innovation, collaboration and a future where digital and print go hand in hand to preserve lasting memories.

We want to become the leading destination to share and print your moments.

We have already inspired more than 3 million users around the globe and established Journi as a key player in a booming market, however, we have only scratched the surface of our potential.

We are a startup and the creators of the most successful photo and print apps on the market. The Journi apps are downloaded and used by millions of users worldwide.

We have been featured by Apple and Google over 20k times and have been covered by Forbes, the L.A. Times, TNW, Techcrunch and many more.