Sr. Software Engineer, Backend (Transactional)


  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Post Date: 02/17/2021
  • Website:
  • Company Address: 71 Ayer Rajah Crescent #02-18, Singapore, 139951

About Carousell

At Carousell, we believe in more than just buying and selling. We believe in the power of possibilities that people bring to the process. Through every buyer, seller and listing, we believe there’s opportunity beyond the transactional. Our mission is to inspire every person in the world to start selling and buying to make more possible for one another, on a global scale.

Job Description

Carousell is a classifieds marketplace that makes selling as easy as taking a photo, buying as simple as chatting. Launched in August 2012, Carousell began in Singapore and is now one of the world's largest and fastest growing marketplaces in eight markets across Southeast Asia, Taiwan and Hong Kong. Carousell is backed by Telenor Group, Rakuten Ventures, Naver, Sequoia Capital, and Naspers. The Carousell marketplace has a diverse range of products across a variety of categories, including cars, lifestyle, gadgets and fashion accessories. Download the app for iOS or Android, and visit for more information.

Meet the team that handcrafts various parts of the mobile applications, website and backend systems in order to deliver the best user experience. Here at Carousell, our engineering team works on a myriad of problem domains. You get to work on building the simplest buying and selling experience on our mobile applications, dive deep into our database systems that powers the business, or even work on tools to empower the rest of the teams in Carousell.

Ensuring that the user experience stays simple is complicated - and we take pride in our work to keep things that way.

We are now looking for Sr. Backend Engineer to join the team of Transactional Global Center based in TW.

You will:

  • Design and build scalable APIs for the Carousell marketplace platform.
  • Write clean, testable code with unit tests.
  • Work with the infrastructure team on deploying, scaling, and performance optimization.
  • Participate in code reviews to maintain a high-quality code culture.
  • Take the technical leadership and mentor junior members.

You have:

  • Drive and resourcefulness to persevere and overcome obstacles achieving challenging goals.
  • Focus on impact and results. You work on the right things and get them done.
  • High integrity and ability to positively collaborate with others.
  • Experience in Go or similar languages, gRPC, RESTful APIs.
  • Ability to write clean, maintainable, and performant code making use of appropriate design principles and patterns.
  • Experience in technologies such as Redis, Kafka, PostgresSQL.
  • Experience in building large, scalable distributed systems with a good understanding of microservices architecture and associated principles.
  • Experience in optimizing the performance of backend systems and scaling infrastructure components.
  • Experience with TDD/BDD and agile methodologies.
  • Degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or other equivalent degrees/experience.
  • Able to communicate in English fluently.
  • 5+ years experience in software development.

Good to have:

  • Experience with online classifieds marketplace or payment system.
  • Experience working with asynchronous systems.

Related Jobs

Senior Software Engineer, Frontend

Carousell - India

Group Finance Director

Carousell - Singapore

Senior Software Engineer, iOS

Carousell - Singapore

Senior Engineering Manager, Systems

Carousell - India

Accounting Manager (Revenue and Collection)

Carousell - India
Disclaimer: Local Candidates Only
This company does NOT accept candidates from outside recruiting firms. Agency contacts are not welcome.