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Experienced Software Engineer - Akka Team

Location: Global (Europe preferred), Multiple Countries

Department: Engineering

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

Lightbend is seeking an experienced Software Engineer to work full-time in the core Akka team. Together with the
other skilled team members, you will develop new features of Akka and maintain the product.

The core Akka project includes several technically interesting parts, such as actors, streaming, persistence and
cluster. In addition there are satellite projects that the team is responsible for, such as Akka Http, Reactive Streams
for Kafka, Cassandra journal for Akka Persistence, and Alpakka with many stream based integration connectors.
Everything in this toolkit has a focus on high performance, scalability, resilience and high quality. You will be
working with all, or at least many, of these modules.


  • Develop and maintain Akka and its satellite projects
  • Engage with the vibrant Akka open source community
  • Customer support and occasional consulting
  • Contribute to the Lightbend Reactive Platform


You should be technical and team oriented with the following qualifications and experience:

  • BS degree in Computer Science or related/equivalent degree
  • 7+ years in the software development industry
  • Experience of using Akka
  • Experience or contributing to Akka (Preferred)
  • Proficient in Scala and Java
  • Interest in concurrent and distributed programming
  • Familiarity with one or more of the following is a plus: computer networking, Cassandra, Kafka
  • Adept at learning and applying new technologies
  • The team is distributed, so a high degree of autonomy is required
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills (English)

What we offer:

Lightbend is an extremely fast-paced, collaborative environment in which you'll be working on the most challenging and innovatively technical endeavors. With Akka at the core of so many technologies you’ll see your work have direct impact on the quality of these products, as well as push the boundaries of concurrent and distributed computing. With a strong focus on work-life balance, you will have full benefits and everything you need to thrive!

Lightbend is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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