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Software Engineer



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At GfK, we are on a mission to drive sustainable growth for our people, our clients, and the world around us. We combine prescriptive insights and consulting expertise to analyze, explain and predict what is happening in today’s fast-changing world.

Our employees, the shapers of tomorrow, are empowered to bring new bold ideas to life by connecting unique datasets, science, and digital research. We encourage innovation and offer global career and fast development opportunities. This is why the world’s largest companies and leading brands know GfK as their trusted partner.

Job Description

Software Engineer - Java

As a Software Engineer with GfK based in our Kuala Lumpur office you will be provided with a great opportunity to work as part of an agile team of technologist across two primary products within the GfK product ecosystem. Whether it be as part of the "Data in" Team or our Retail Platform division you will get to hone your craft as a software engineer working on the back end with Java but also to learn or brush up on modern DevOps tooling such as Docker and Kubernetes whilst gaining exposure to GCP.

We are looking for you, a software engineer well versed in Java who Is passionate about building great products and is excited to work in a big data environment and learn from a multifaceted team where picking up frontend (React) or DevOps skills is encouraged.

You will be reporting to the Senior Software Engineer. You will work in hybrid work arrangement. You will be provided medical insurance.


As a Software Engineer, you will have accountabilities to:

  • Work with the architects and an Agile team to influence the system architecture and performance goals.
  • Ensure delivery of software projects while maintaining the quality.
  • Write unit and integration tests in TDD approach.
  • Identify and address application and data issues that affect application integrity.
  • Fix any defects and performance problems discovered in testing.
  • Suggest plans (e.g. training) that improve working efficiency and quality.
  • Contribute in Agile practices, such as estimating and planning.
  • Communicate well with team members
  • Document technical effort from time to time

Our people in our teams are the most important, so we are looking for individuals who:

  • 2+ years of commercial software development experience with an open source Java stack
  • Knowledge of the Spring framework and ecosystem
  • Experience in web development using JavaScript (React, Angular + TypeScript), ECMAScript
  • Node.js
  • REST, API design
  • Basic understanding on using version control tools like gitlab/ github/ bitbucket with its configuration and its pipeline configuration
  • Experience with Google Cloud Functions
  • Have automated testing experience with continuous integration and continuous delivery pipelines
  • Experience in unit testing and mocking frameworks (Junit, Mockito)
  • End-to-End testing using Cypress, Playwright, Selenium and Cucumber with Gherkin syntax
  • Experience with Design Pattern and object-oriented design (SOLID principles, Dependency Injection, Factory pattern)
  • An open and collaborative mindset both within and outside your team
  • Interest in helping other engineers become even better
  • Willing to growth and learn and experiment new technologies

It would also be nice if you have:

  • Experience with enterprise web-applications
  • Experience with Oracle, PostgreSQL or MySQL database
  • Experience in building Single Page Applications
  • Experience in pre-processor languages for CSS (LESS or SASS)
  • Google Cloud or similar could platforms
  • Run micro-services at scale

Don't meet every single requirement? Some people are less likely to apply unless they meet all the requirements listed in a job specification. GfK is looking for self-starters to join our innovative team keen to take on a new challenge. So, if you're excited about this role but your skills and experience don't align perfectly with every requirement we've listed, we still encourage you to apply. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

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 opportunity in employment which focuses on all of our employees reaching their full potential. We are looking forward to meeting you!

Posted: 57 days ago

City: Kuala Lumpur

Work Area: Technology

Job Time: Full Time

Requisition ID: R00019012