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Senior Backend Engineer - Experimentation Platform in Barcelona


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If you’re here, it’s because you’re looking for an exciting ride.

A ride that will fuel up your ambitions to take on a new challenge and stretch yourself beyond your comfort zone.

We’ll deliver a non-vanilla culture built on talent, where we work to amplify the impact on millions of people, paving the way forward together.

Not your usual app. We are the fastest-growing multi-category app connecting millions of users with businesses, and couriers, offering on-demand services from more than 170,000 local restaurants, grocers and supermarkets, and high street retail stores. We operate in more than 1500 cities across 25 countries. Every year, +200k merchants generate over 4B€ in sales through our platform and over 20M customers get their goods delivered in minutes.

Together we revolutionize the way people connect with their everyday needs, from delivering essentials to connecting our ecosystem of users through innovative solutions powered by technology. For us, every day is filled with purpose.

What makes our ride unique?

🤝 Our strong culture and non-vanilla personality.

💪 A Talent House.

🤝 Our commitment to being a force for good.

We have a vision: To give everyone easy access to anything in their cities. And this is where your ride starts…


We are looking for talented and passionate engineers to join the Experimentation Platform team within our Data Platform Cluster.

In our cross-functional team, you will be focused on building our internal next-generation platform to pave the way for a diverse set of experimentation capabilities within Glovo. This team provides a crucial platform service for all internal teams and therefore your experience in building stable and scalable solutions is a key element. Besides technical excellence, we are also leading the culture of experimentation providing hands-on support and analytical capabilities to all Glovo engineering teams.


  • Become an expert in the end-to-end journey of experimentation. From setting up hypotheses, variant assignments, SDK implementations, user interfaces, data capture to analytical pipelines.
  • Actively contribute to our product development roadmap and lead high-impact projects.
  • Design and implement innovative solutions for one of Glovo's busiest and most data-intensive services, where your expertise will shape the future of high-traffic platforms.
  • Keep our tier-1 system up and running ensuring that our business runs smoothly.
  • Mentor engineers across tech teams and share knowledge to make them grow.
  • Develop software using modern engineering approaches and agile principles.
  • Make our technology and our team scale as the business grows.
  • Own your deliverables from start to finish. Deliver high-quality cross-functional solutions within the scope of the team.
  • Participate in technical decisions and provide advisory to other teams.


  • A degree in Computer Science or relevant experience.
  • 5+ years of relevant full-time experience in software engineering.
  • Strong Java or other high-level language skills.
  • Experience diagnosing and resolving performance problems in complex software systems.
  • Strong will to adhere to best practices in OO development and a need to leave well-structured code in your tracks.
  • Experience mentoring team members and leading technical projects.
  • Extensive knowledge of object-oriented programming and software architecture.
  • The urge to write automated tests.
  • Knowledge of relational databases and other approaches to data management.
  • Knowledge of concurrency and scalability patterns.
  • You have strong written and verbal communication skills in English.


  • Strong interest and experience in data-intensive application development
  • Experience in fast-growing tech companies and scaleups
  • Experience in A/B testing and other experimentation methodologies
  • Strong knowledge of statistical analysis / machine learning algorithms
  • Proficiency in software architectures and performance optimization techniques
  • Past work experience in the field of data engineering or streaming analytics

Even if it seems you don't meet our musts don't let it stop you, we are all about finding the best talent out there! Skills can be learned, and embracing diversity is invaluable.

We believe driven talent deserves:

  • 🌟 An enticing equity plan *if applicable
  • 💪 Top-notch private health insurance to keep you at your peak.
  • 🍔 Monthly Glovo credits so you can test new features in our beta app (and to satisfy your cravings!)
  • 💳 Discounts on transportation, food, and even kindergarten expenses or office-based nursery.
  • 🏊 Discounted gym memberships to keep you energized.
  • 🏖️ The freedom to work from home two days a week, and the opportunity to work from anywhere for up to three weeks a year.
  • 👪 Enhanced parental leave (*if applicable)
  • 🧠 Online therapy and wellbeing benefits

We’ll deliver a non-vanilla culture built on talent, where we work to amplify the impact on millions of people, paving the way forward together.

At Glovo, we truly value diversity for the positive impact it brings to our teams, products, and culture. We're dedicated to providing equal opportunities for talent from all backgrounds.

Feel free to note your pronouns in your application (e.g., she/her/hers, he/him/his, they/them/theirs, etc).

Delve into our culture by taking a peek at our Instagram and check out our Linkedin and website!


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