Catawiki was founded in 2008. It was originally designed as a website where collectors could manage and keep track of their collections online. Visitors can still add new items to the existing catalogue of collectibles. Unsurprisingly, the name Catawiki is a combination of the words ‘catalogue’ and ‘wiki’. In 2011, Catawiki began hosting weekly auctions in various categories, including art, antiques, classic cars, watches, jewellery, fashion, books, and stamps.
How we work
Catawiki’s promise to our users is: find the objects you love, and we’ll take care of the rest! That means that our auctions are 100% curated by experts. We speak the same language as our users. We enable sellers of all sizes (both individuals and companies) to scale their business globally.
As the biggest marketplace for special items, Catawiki operates in a domain which brings plenty of unusual challenges and opportunities. You will be developing, testing and scaling our microservices, mostly written in Ruby, to handle the high volume of requests served by the platform every single day.
We do this by using Infrastructure as Code principles, collaborative peer-reviews, Continuous Delivery, A/B testing every assumption and using the observability and monitoring tools already in place. We make mistakes and learn valuable lessons from them. Our focus is to be able to recover and iterate quickly
What you’ll do
Here at Catawiki, you will make an impact by improving and delivering product innovations for the Catawiki platform. Along with other members of the Development team, you will build scalable microservices while measuring and monitoring system performance. In addition, you will use experimentation, backed by data analysis, to add product features and deliver the best user experience on the platform.
About the team
The Supply vertical in Catawiki is the linchpin of the marketplace. Catawiki is known for the exceptional and rare objects sold to passionate buyers worldwide. To do this, we have two areas: Seller Experience and Curation.
The Seller Experience teams help sellers sell their special items and be successful on Catawiki. This involves driving growth, optimising their experience, and assisting large professional sellers to gain efficiency. The Curation teams help our Experts curate and merchandise lots & auctions, and make sure that experts have necessary tools to be effective.
The team consists of back-end, front-end, mobile, and QA engineers, a dedicated product manager, team manager and UX designer. We take end-to-end ownership of problems and work closely with other teams and functions to gather requirements and ensure the delivery of compliant solutions.
A little about you
The Supply team is looking for people with a strong product mindset who like solving user problems by leveraging technology, and who will take the lead in creating solutions for our stakeholders. Besides this, you will help grow the team in every aspect of engineering, and you have a strong eye for trying new technological solutions, and bringing these to the organization.
If scale and complexity excite you, this is the right place! We are looking for open people who want to grow and strive to continuously improve the systems, processes, and people around them.
So, apply if you...
Where 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.
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 750+ international Catawikians; you'll have big responsibilities and can really create something. Additionally you can expect:
And there’s more! Paid holidays, Holiday Allowance, a discount on health insurance and a fantastic pension plan paid for by Catawiki.
Our commitment to you
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.
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