Senior Software Engineer (TypeScript/SQL)



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We show the world what people want.

Join GfK and help us shape tomorrow. As an NIQ company, we are the world's leading consumer intelligence firm, delivering the Full View™ on consumer behavior. We work to enable manufacturers and retailers better understand what consumers really want. Our name has inspired trust for over 89 years because we take pride in discovering new pathways to sustainable growth for our clients, our people, and our planet.

We are always looking for open-minded people who will grow with us, push boundaries, and pioneer disruptive methods in market research, data science, technology, and AI. If you share this passion to drive things forward and the integrity to insist on doing things the right way, we'll equip you to take your future into your own hands and play a leading role in our story.

Job Description

As a Senior Software Engineer in GfK's flagship product, you will be provided with a great opportunity to work as part of an agile feature team of technologist within the GfK product ecosystem. Specifically, you will work in a squad (mixing other developers, SREs, UI/UX designers, Product Owners, and Product Managers) dedicated to a project for the GfK Client Platform. For this opening you will be part of the Sales Innovation function, responsible for the complete client lifecycle.

You Will:

  • Develop backend services and tooling for authorization, including client subscriptions management tools, authorization services, and upsell/cross-sell capabilities.
  • Build and maintain robust server-side applications using TypeScript.
  • Participate in backend architectural design sessions and community of practice.
  • Implement Test-Driven Development (TDD) for writing comprehensive unit and integration tests.
  • Address backend system and data integrity issues, and fix defects and performance problems identified during testing.
  • Write various tests, including unit, integration, and acceptance tests to ensure system reliability and security.
  • Propose projects that enhance working efficiency and quality of backend services.
  • Work with architects and Agile teams to shape system architecture and performance goals.
  • Translate high-level requirements into secure and efficient technical solutions.
  • Integrate and manage database interactions with a focus on complex SQL queries.
  • Engage in Agile practices, such as estimating and planning.
  • Collaborate effectively with team members to ensure alignment and achieve team goals.
  • Document technical efforts and architectures periodically.

You Have:

  • 8+ experience in backend development with a focus on TypeScript.
  • Expert-level knowledge in SQL, particularly with crafting complex queries and managing databases.
  • Proficient in designing and implementing backend APIs and services.
  • Solid understanding of TDD and experience with unit testing frameworks.
  • Familiarity with Source-Control systems, CI/CD pipelines, and containerization (Docker, Kubernetes).
  • Knowledge of creating and managing API documentation (e.g., Swagger).
  • Understanding of design patterns and backend system architecture.
  • Experience with cloud platforms (preferably GCP) and deploying projects via CI/CD.
  • Interest in mentoring and improving the skills of fellow engineers.
  • Open and collaborative mindset in team environments. 

Nice to Have:

  • Experience with PostgreSQL and its advanced features.
  • Familiarity with HTML templating and interactivity enhancements (e.g., HTMX).
  • Experience with authentication and authorization frameworks like Auth0 or OIDC/OAuth.
  • Understanding of Unix systems.
  • Experience in large-scale backend environments.
  • Agile development experience (e.g., SAFe). 

Your Team:

  • Passionate about technology, with a focus on cloud-native applications and a range of technologies you would additionally be exposed to such as Kubernetes, Elasticsearch, Java, and Spring.
  • Agile methodology driven, with a commitment to continuous improvement in processes, ways of working, and personal development.
  • Embraces change and values advice from others within a non-hierarchical structure.
  • Dedicated to innovation, problem-solving, and fostering an engaged, open mindset.

What we Offer:

  • Exciting work environment that brings people together.
  • Use the latest digital technologies.
  • Ongoing trainings to support your development.
  • Opportunities for personal and professional growth.
  • Great compensation and bonus scheme linked to individual performance and company results.
  • Hybrid working model

We are an ethical and honest company that is wholly committed to its clients and employees. We are proud to be an inclusive workplace for all and are committed to equal employment opportunity, focusing on all of our employees reaching their full potential. 

We respect and value every employee regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sex, sexual orientation, age, personality, experience, culture, faith, socio-economic status, or physical or mental disabilities.

We endorse the core principles and rights set forth in the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights and the Social Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, promoting the universal values of human dignity, freedom, equality, and solidarity.

Learn more about how we are driving diversity and inclusion in everything we do on:

At GfK we work collaboratively with our colleagues but offer a flexible working approach, including dividing our time between office & remote working as well as the opportunity to flex our working hours around team core hours.

We offer an exciting work environment that brings people together. We encourage an entrepreneurial and innovative spirit and make use of the latest digital technologies. We are looking for self-starters, who accept challenges and create solutions.

Can there be a better place to take center stage in the digital revolution? We are excited to get to know you!

Posted: 15 days ago

City: NIQ Pune, NIQ Chennai

Work Area: Technology

Job Time: Full Time

Requisition ID: R00023046