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(Senior) Backend Engineer

  • full time
  • Linz, Salzburg or Vienna
We celebrate diversity, foster inclusiveness and encourage individual expression in our workplaces. We want you to be your amazing authentic self, embracing your differences and individual experiences to help us change lives through the power of sport! Runtastic is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. Everyone is treated fairly regardless of race, gender, age, ethnic background, sexual orientation and expression, or other differences.

Empowering athletes to reach their fitness goals through adaptive guides and motivation. Delivering the best possible consumer experience through cutting-edge experiences. That’s what our Product Engineering Team is all about.

We’re operating in cross-functional and autonomous squads, who are responsible for their mission and creative problem-solving. One of them, the marvellous Community squad, is looking for a proactive (Senior) Backend Engineer to join them.

As a (Senior) Backend Engineer, you will be responsible and contribute to shaping engaging social features like adidas Runners, Groups, Social Connections, Social Profile, Live Tracking and the Feed as a platform for Social Interactions - connecting millions of athletes.

You’ll contribute by:

  • Architecting, building and operating code that reaches millions of athletes
  • Collaborating with other Mobile & Backend Engineers to solve challenging problems
  • Creating a culture of community, inclusion and ownership
  • Fostering engineering excellence through collaboration and high-quality standards
  • Joining product engineering initiatives from discovery to delivery
  • Being a team player, sharing knowledge and learning from others

What makes you the right match:

  • 2+ years of experience as Backend Engineer, delivering clean, testable and high-quality code and bridging the gap between REST APIs and databases, ideally in a Microservice Architecture
  • Curious and open-minded attitude, always learning and empowering your peers
  • Passion for designing and developing services for large audiences with scalability and performance in mind
  • Thorough understanding of software design, architecture principles and the pragmatism to know when to use what approach
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, valuing simple solutions and readability over elegance
  • First experience with Ruby or willingness to familiarize with it
  • Good English skills
  • Ideally, experience working in an agile environment and taking accountability over the deliverables of your team

About Runtastic:

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  • 6 weeks of paid vacation (instead of the Austrian standard of 5 weeks) and up to 20% of your annual working time can be done remotely from abroad
  • Hybrid work set-up with the flexibility to work from home or from the office depending on your personal preferences as well as the team’s needs
  • Fancy offices with plenty of space for creativity and informal meetings, including the obligatory table tennis and foosball area
  • Workations (work remotely from abroad for up to 20% of your annual working time while getting to know a new place or visiting friends and family)
  • Learning and development budget for courses or conferences, in-house soft skills trainings and German language courses
  • Attractive discounts on adidas products and access to our corporate benefits platform that contains over 1.500 different discount offers and shops
  • Working café, terrace, and a play zone with table soccer for the well-deserved breaks
  • Ongoing company parties and sponsored team events
  • Quarterly "days of new ideas" (DONI) to try out new concepts & work with a variety of team members
  • Holistic health package including subsidized massages, free psychological support, and health screenings
  • Free fitness activities like running and yoga, free gym access, a calisthenics park on the rooftop terrace in Linz as well as budget for participating in sports events
  • Grocery vouchers of € 2 per working day as well as fresh fruit and vegetables, healthy snacks, ice cream, and beverages all day long in our offices
  • All-team breakfast, provided by the company, every 2 weeks
  • Visa sponsorship (incl. assistance from our in-house experts) and relocation package


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And here’s the fine print: Our salary range starts at EUR 52,690 gross annually (based on a 38.5 hours working week). Your actual offer depends on your skills and experience.

Additionally, learn more about our benefits package here.

Sarah Koblmüller
Your contact
Sarah Koblmüller
Head of Talent Acquisition
+43 660 661 60 69