Software Engineer (Backend) – Krakow – Remote

We’re Kingfisher. You might know us as Castorama, B&Q, Screwfix, Brico Depot or Koçtaş. We’re made up of over 78,000 passionate people, call over 1,300 stores home and operate in 8 countries. That’s right, we’re big, but we have ambitions to become even bigger and even better. We want to become the leading home improvement company and grow the largest community of home improvers in the world. And that’s where you come in.

At Kingfisher our customers come from all walks of life, and so do we. We want to ensure that all colleagues, future colleagues, and applicants to Kingfisher are treated equally regardless of age, gender, marital or civil partnership status, colour, ethnic or national origin, culture, religious belief, philosophical belief, political opinion, disability, gender identity, gender expression or sexual orientation

Role Overview:

We are going through and exciting period of change and are seeking a highly motivated and experienced Engineer (Backend) to join our Software Engineering team. You will work as part of our exciting greenfield tech hub covering all facets of technology within Kingfisher. 

As a Software Engineer, you will work closely with your cross functional team to design and implement new features and products, whilst bringing ideas, energy, and leadership to the table. 

If you're looking for an exciting opportunity to step out of your comfort zone and make a real impact building better software, this is the job for you!  

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JavaKotlinEvent Driven ArchitectureCloud (AWS/ GCP)CI/CDGitlabJSONMySQL

  • Design, develop, test, and deploy high quality software 
  • Work with users and stakeholders to understand and deliver value through your product.
  • Participate in design, code, and test reviews.
  • Practice DevOps, testing and releasing software continuously
  • Integrate software with monitoring, observability, and support tools. 
  • Mentor other engineers.
  • Participate in team process, using Agile methodologies to adapt and continuously improve.
  • Follow data-driven approaches to conduct experiments and iterate features.
  • Share feedback & seek opportunities to improve software quality.
  • Help troubleshoot and resolve issues throughout the product life cycle.
  • Research new technologies that can be of use.

  • Experience of working in fast-moving software engineering teams.
  • Good core Java design and development skills. 
  • Good knowledge of object-oriented design patterns and multi-threading programming. 
  • Knowledge of unit and integration testing techniques.
  • Experience with CI and CD pipelines, and supporting platforms, e.g., Gitlab. 
  • Experience of source control systems, e.g., Git.
  • Strong understanding of RESTful services (JSON) and API Design.
  • Understanding of SQL and NoSQL databases.
  • Good communication skills.

Nice to have:

  • Experience with microservices architectures. 
  • Experience working with cloud-based solutions (AWS preferred).
  • Familiarity with streaming technologies such as Kafka/Redis etc.
  • Experience programming in Kotlin.
  • Experience with Test Driven Development and/or Behavioural Driven Development approaches. 

Packages and extras

  • Healthcare package for families
  • Healthcare package
  • Language courses
  • Trainings
  • Books
  • Financial bonus

Relocation package

  • Open to Ukrainian candidates


  • Cold beverages
  • Hot beverages
  • Fruits

Recruitment Call
Hiring Manager Call
Technical Interview



We’re Kingfisher. You might know us as Castorama, Brico Dépôt, B&Q, Screwfix, or Koçtaş. We’re made up of over 77,000 passionate people, over 1,300 stores operating in 9 countries. At Kingfisher, we believe a better world starts with better homes. We offer home improvement products and services to consumers and trade professionals in our stores and via our e-commerce channels across Europe. 

Retail is changing faster than ever and we’re determined to lead the way and reimagine how our customers can make their dream homes a reality. We want to become the leading home improvement company and grow the largest community of home improvers in the world – and that starts with tech. 

We’re growing. In 2017 we opened a Global Business Services (GBS) Centre in Kraków, and now we’re looking to expand our technology hub in Poland. That’s where you come in.