Senior Scala Engineer

Posted on Mar 16, 2023

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Job Details

Full Time
🌎 Worldwide

About Gradle

Gradle is the build tool of choice for millions of developers around the globe and is the official build tool for Android applications. Developing Gradle is a dynamic and demanding engineering challenge, with the reward of significant industry impact and collaboration with some of the world's best software teams.

Our software is used by some of the world's leading software organizations, such as Netflix, Airbnb, Spotify, and Twitter. We regularly collaborate with these and other users to make our products continuously better.

Gradle Build Tool is an important component in the overall supply chain security of software. We work with major software vendors and industry-wide initiatives to make the software ecosystem more secure.

We are a diverse and inclusive workplace with a global multicultural team that learns from and respects each other. We are committed to advancing diversity and inclusion forward by investing resources in company-wide inclusion trainings, improving recruitment processes and contributing to groups that are committed to advancing racial/social justice and equality.

Gradle is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives and consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, citizenship status, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, disability, age or any other applicable characteristics protected by law.


Anywhere in the world with working conditions that allow for seamless collaboration with your colleagues through email, chat, and video streaming.

While our team works remotely and is spread across the globe, we deeply value daily interactions and collaboration. We require working hours to overlap with team member timezones (EMEA or US East).

The Position

We are looking for experienced, Senior Scala engineers to help shape, build and deliver products that empower enterprise scale Sbt usage.

Our ideal candidates are passionate about developer productivity and thrive on the satisfaction of helping many engineering teams around the world improve theirs. They are able to use expertise and interpersonal skills to help existing and potential customers get the maximum possible benefit from technology developed by Gradle Inc.


  • Design, implement, test, deliver and maintain Gradle Enterprise features
  • Solve technical problems that have large scope, complexity, and business impact
  • Recognize impediments to our efficiency as a team, propose and implement solutions
  • Advocate for improvements to product, performance, and security
  • Participate in Gradle Enterprise releases in collaboration with the entire engineering team


Minimum qualifications

  • 5+ years of professional software development experience
  • Experience with programming in Scala
  • Experience developing and maintaining one or more Sbt plugins and large-scale Sbt builds
  • Working proficiency and communication skills in written and verbal English
  • Self-motivated and self-managing, with excellent organizational skills

Preferred qualifications

  • Familiarity with the internals of Sbt, Zinc, and the Scala compiler
  • Experience working on developer tools
  • Experience working with AWS, Docker, and Kubernetes
  • Systematic problem-solving approach, coupled with effective communication skills
  • Interest and ability to learn new software development skills and techniques

Our Hiring Process

1. Introductory meetings with the Talent Team

2. Technical evaluation

  • Take home assignment
  • Technical interview I (1 hour)
  • Technical interview II (1 hour)

3. Leadership meetings

4. Meeting with VP, Engineering (30 mins)

5. Meeting with our CEO (30 mins)


What We Offer

  • Work on a widely used product with a clear vision for the future
  • Contribute to leading solutions in the new industry of Developer Productivity Engineering
  • Close customer interaction with engineers from leading tech organizations
  • An automation-focused, test-driven engineering culture
  • Close collaboration with experienced and dedicated peer engineers
  • Opportunities for growth in technical and leadership responsibilities
  • In-person meetings, such as our annual company offsite and team meetings
  • Work from home in a remote-first environment
  • Competitive salaries and equity grants

Other Benefits

  • A focus on learning and development – Gradle offers an annual learning and development stipend and a monthly company-wide Learning Day, where we encourage all team members to focus on their professional development for the day
  • A hardware package that includes a laptop, monitor, other peripheral hardware, and a home office stipend to make sure you are fully set up to work remotely
  • Generous paid time off
  • Paid public holidays
  • Volunteer Day – We offer up to 8 hours of paid work time each year for team members to give back to their local communities
Senior Scala Engineerat Gradle