Catawiki is the leading online marketplace to buy and sell special objects. Over 75,000 objects are offered in auction every week - each reviewed and selected by one of Catawiki's hundreds of in-house experts specialised in Art, Design, Jewellery, Fashion, Classic Cars, Collectables and much more. Catawiki is headquartered in Amsterdam with over 750 employees across the world.
Who we are
A piece of the moon, a complete dinosaur skeleton, the Pope's hat, the world's smallest book - at Catawiki, we come across exceptional objects such as these every day.
Catawiki is the leading online marketplace to buy and sell special objects. We offer over 75,000 special objects in auction every week - each reviewed and selected by one of Catawiki's hundreds of in-house experts specialised in Art, Design, Jewellery, Fashion, Classic Cars, Collectables and many more.
We've sold 10 million unique items to date and it's our mission to become the world's most popular auction destination for special objects.
We're an innovative, pioneering and fast-growing scale-up. If you think you can make a difference to our team, go ahead and apply.How we work
At Catawiki, we keep our users close to our hearts and make sure that we deliver a great user experience across all platforms. Android is no exception! As an Android developer working at Catawiki, you are empowered to take full ownership of the features we deliver and full ownership of how we structure our codebase.
We embrace change, we've migrated from MVC to MVP and then to MVVM. Currently, we are using Kotlin and enjoying all the cool advantages that come with it. We are constantly improving our architecture, which makes working at Catawiki fun and challenging at the same time.What you'll do
Here at Catawiki, you will have a huge impact, working in a data-driven way to add value to the business along with the other 7 members of the Android team. You will add your own expertise to further grow our business, experiment, and innovate the product.
You'll be adding new features to create an even greater experience for our users. As well as actively collaborating with your fellow Android developers to take the codebase and the entire Android App to the next level. Our millions of users will thank you for that!How we roll - Our Stack
Our codebase is primarily written in Kotlin and has minor traces of Java as we continue to adopt Kotlin for all new features and refactors. Our app uses MVVM as a general architecture, and we rely heavily on the reactive/functional paradigm using RxJava. We also make use of Android's Architecture Components. We are using the most popular 3rd parties like Dagger 2, Retrofit, view binding, as well as Mockito and Espresso for testing.What you'll bring
As a Senior Engineer II, which resembles the Staff Engineer level, you have a proven track record on influencing and guiding the development of the Android tech stack in your company. You have often operated outside of the boundaries of your team, and can give many examples on your effectiveness doing so. With Catawiki you will continue to do so.
With your extensive knowledge about Android, you like to cooperate with engineers throughout the company, regularly focusing on cross-cutting business features, or just to help out your colleagues. You also provide guidance within our Android Platform team, where our Android engineers often gather to improve our Android tech stack together, and you assist and help our Android Platform Lead. Apart from this you have coached multiple engineers over the years, for longer periods of time, and you will apply your coaching skills in Catawiki to help your fellow Android engineers grow in the best possible way. Last but not least you have often (co-)created opportunity proposals and RFC's. You feel at home when you need to describe problems, opportunities, pros and cons of solution alternatives, and tying these to technical solution proposals, regularly comparing new techniques to proven existing techniques. You feel comfortable in explaining discussing your proposals with Product Managers, UX-designers and multiple Tech teams. As a passionate engineer, you bring these values to Catawiki:
- You are a passionate experienced Android Developer with a strong eye for detail.
- You strive to be a great team player and don't shy away from new challenges.
- You are comfortable in a startup environment and are ready to jump in and help if needed.
- You keep the company's values close to your heart and enjoy being in a diverse environment.
We expect you to have experience with:
- Strong Object-oriented programming skills - priority
- Strong knowledge of the Android framework
- Proficient with Kotlin
- Knowledge of the reactive/functional paradigm
- Familiarity with MVVM architecture
- Familiarity with consuming RESTful APIs
- Unit testing
Next to this, it's likely you'll also have experience with RxJava, UI testing, and A/B testingWhere you'll be
This role is based in Amsterdam but we can offer remote work from the following countries: France, Germany, Belgium, Italy, Spain and The U.K. We also offer an excellent relocation package for people living outside of the Netherlands.Here's what we can offer you
This is your chance to become part of a fast but sustainable growing tech company! You'll be part of an enthusiastic, highly motivated team of 800+ international Catawikians; you'll have big responsibilities and can really create something. Additionally, you can expect:
- An attractive Stock Option package
- A diverse and international team with over 50 different nationalities.
- Catawiki provides you with a membership to the O'Reilly learning platform.
- Work from home office set-up to make sure you have all you need in an ergonomically-friendly manner.
- A bike scheme for employees that helps realise a tax advantage which makes a bike up to 35% cheaper than buying!
- Our entrepreneurial environment encourages everyone to take initiative and experiment with new ideas. You'll actively contribute to the growth of the Catawiki platform.
- For people living outside of NL we offer a great relocation package for you and your family
- The fun part! Our Activity Committee plans everything from 'CataFooty' to International Food Festivals, Friday Drinks, Board Game Nights, Pub Quizzes and Boot Camps!
- And there's more! Paid holidays, Holiday Allowance and a fantastic pension plan paid for by Catawiki.
Catawiki's eclectic team represents an international and intergenerational mix of people from different professional and cultural backgrounds. We foster an inclusive and queer-friendly work environment, committed to making every Catawikian feel welcomed and empowered. Whatever your story, we encourage you to bring your unique perspective to the table.
Catawiki stands with Ukraine and encourages people displaced by the current conflict to apply. In addition to the several initiatives we've launched, we're open to ideas on ways we can continue to support the humanitarian effort.Our offices and new way of working
We've embraced an activity-based way of working, meaning our team can choose how they split their work week between home and the office, in line with our remote framework and guidelines. In locations where we have physical offices, most employees enjoy two days at the office to connect and collaborate with each other.
Our experts and sales staff in local markets work 100% remotely - in most cases from home. Some key positions are hired remotely, while we also offer relocation services for colleagues needing to be closer to the office.Interested?
If you're excited about this role but your past experience doesn't align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.