Backend Engineer (m/f/x)

Job description

UP42 is changing the way geospatial data is accessed and analyzed. The developer platform and marketplace bring together multiple sources of data such as satellite imagery, weather data, and more—with algorithms to identify objects, detect change, and find patterns. Industry leaders use UP42 to inform business decisions and build scalable customer solutions.


UP42 is experiencing a rapid growth, and we are currently looking to expand our product teams with more engineers. While we do have priorities in terms of what specific team to assign new members to, during job interviews we will still take into account your skills and inclinations, and make a decision based on that.


We are looking for a Backend Engineer (m/f/x) to join our motivated team in Berlin.


Here you can access our tech radar to better understand the tech stack we are using.


Team composition and set up (our teams are arranged across core pillars/verticals):

- Core Platform vertical - designed to focus on the fundamental platform that everything else is built upon. It includes components such as accounts & organisations, authentication, payments, as well as the core experience which is owning all of the first customer touch-points.

- Data Platform vertical - focused on our ability to manage and provide data to our customers. It includes discovery, search-ability, price estimation, ordering, tasking, and internal operations.

- Analytics Platform vertical - this vertical is focused on two distinct parts. The core analytics platform that enables our customers to generate insights from data at a large scale, given custom and marketplace algorithms. And the ability to integrate UP42’s technology into the geospatial ecosystem.

About the role:

  • Build, and maintain efficient, reusable, and reliable Java/Kotlin code

  • Work closely alongside product, UX and front end development team to design and implement new product features

  • Help maintain code quality, organisation, and automation

  • Contribute to continuous delivery and test-driven development

  • Contribute to the highly efficient agile development process

  • Contribute to the daily tech-related operations; evolve the platform architecture (based on Spring Boot, Kubernetes, Terraform, Google Cloud Platform)

Job requirements

About you:

  • At least 2-3 years of experience in backend development, preferably using JVM languages

  • Passion for learning and challenging the status quo

  • Experience in software design and development, preferably in a web-service environment

  • Knowledge in designing and building APIs

  • Experience working in an agile environment is a plus

  • Experience in cloud-based architectures is a plus

  • Knowledge in Spring ecosystem is a plus

  • Fluency in English is a must

About us:

  • The chance to shape the state of the art geospatial processing platform and create a completely new planetary perspective
  • Hybrid and flexible working model - you can choose to work from the comfort of your home or join your colleagues in our modern office in the heart of Kreuzberg
  • Inspiring international team, fun and productive environment
  • Competitive salary package and other perks such as yoga lessons, Headspace subscription, public transportation discount, German classes, discounted Urban Sports Club membership, and counseling support.
  • Regular team events, team updates and get-togethers
  • Development budget: we help you grow as you grow UP42!
  • Challenges, space for creativity and taking ownership

Does this sound like a good next step into your geospatial career? If so, we look forward to receiving your application in English.


Our culture is one of belonging, where everyone feels welcome and where differences are celebrated. We seek to recruit the best talent regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background and/or belief—and strongly encourage people from underrepresented groups to apply. We also value more than the skills and experiences outlined in this job description. Even if you think you only fill 60% of the requirements for this role - we would still like to consider your application.