Software Engineer - Backend (JAVA)

At adidas, we believe that "Through Sport, we have the power to change lives”.

To change lives, we have to create direct relationships with consumers, and the best way to accelerate this process is through Digital.


Software Engineer - Backend JAVA



Our tech hub in Zaragoza is providing the technical solutions to the fast growth adidas digital business. We create the vision, design, build and operate everything related to digital B2C business, or internal solutions, for adidas. From online web and mobile stores, to digital marketing, to internal products used during product creation lifecycle.

Customer is at the core of everything we do. We have the tremendous responsibility of creating the new, building premium experiences for our users. Our IT teams are continuously looking for creativity, perfection, and also satisfaction.

Become a crucial part of an Agile Software Engineering team, by jumping in, and working together to create the future developing game-changing software.

Are you ready to live adidas experience?


Key Responsibilities:

  • Join an international team of talented and passionate engineers developing a cloud native platform.
  • Lead and mentor a technical team, and have a responsibility for:
    • Design and develop backend applications based on Microservices architecture.
    • Create rich feature APIs and interact with other APIs or event platforms like Kafka.
    • Implement Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery process using adidas standard platforms.
    • Deploy and run cloud native solutions on adidas Kubernetes clusters.
    • Align and evolve team processes and adidas standards.
    • Implement code quality assurance process, code review practices, etc.
    • Identify and manage product Technical Debt.
    • Implement product release process.
  • Engage with relevant stakeholders: Business teams, external vendors, QA Engineers, Solution Architects, Site Reliability Engineers, Product Owners, etc.


What we are looking for:

  1. College or university degree with focus on IT or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  2. Min. 5 years of IT experience (7 years for Senior Software Engineer), with exposure to product development lifecycle.
  3. 2 years of experience leading an agile team (nice to have).
  4. Strong interpersonal and communication skills. Proficiency English skills (verbal and written).
  5. Strong knowledge of software development methodologies, tools and processes.
  6. Strong software quality assurance mindset, using tools and best practices, integrated in software delivery lifecycle.
  7. Required technical skills:
    • Proficient in backend development with Java (Java 8 or higher) and SpringBoot.
    • Hands-on experience with microservices (design, development and deployment) and application scalability and performance.
    • Experience designing and implementing REST APIs.
  8. Nice to have technical skills:
    • Experience with event driven architectures.
    • Experience with continuous integration (CI/CD toolset).
    • Experience with container orchestrators (Kubernetes).
    • Experience with cloud platforms (preferred AWS).
  9. DevOps mindset: ownership of IT process from development/testing to deployment phase.
  10. Experience working in agile teams (Scrum/Kanban).
  11. Growth mindset, continuous learning, always growing and improving.
  12. Passion for latest technology and consumer value delivery.


Main technologies we use:

  • Languages (required): Java 8+
  • Frameworks (required): Spring and SpringBoot.
  • Other frameworks: Akka.
  • Container orchestration: Kubernetes, Docker.
  • Databases: SQL and NoSQL, Oracle, Postgres, MySQL, MongoDB, Cassandra.
  • Search engines: ElasticSearch.
  • CI/CD: Jenkins.
  • Observability: ELK stack, Grafana.
  • Events: Kafka.
  • Cloud platforms: AWS.
  • Agile methodologies: Scrum/Kanban.


What we offer:

  • Be part of a company where digital transformation, innovation and continuous improvement are core principles of our culture.
  • Join a team of talented and passionate engineers, with a lot of opportunities to learn, grow and reach your expectations.
  • Individual development, training and a tech community.
  • Sport friendly environment, great work-life balance and flexibility.
  • Competitive salary, benefits and valuable discounts on adidas & Reebok products.
  • Hybrid Work Setup: enjoy the advantages of a flexible remote work environment (within Spain) combined with the amazing onsite facilities and culture (minimum 5 days per month on site)  


To be the best sports company in the world, you need the best talents within your teams.

Do you have experience, or want to learn all the technologies we use? Are you looking for growing professionally within adidas? We are happy to receive your application.





adidas celebrates diversity, supports inclusiveness and encourages individual expression in our workplace. We do not tolerate the harassment or discrimination toward any of our applicants or employees. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Title:  Software Engineer - Backend (JAVA)

Brand:  adidas
Location:  Zaragoza
TEAM:  Information Technology
State:  AR
Country/Region:  ES
Contract Type:  Full time
Number:  423829
Date:  Jun 10, 2022