Lead Java Product Engineer

location Remote, Kyiv, Odesa

Saldo Apps is seeking an experienced Lead Backend (Java) Developer with a product-oriented mindset – referred to as a Product Engineer.

To better understand this role, please read the article here: https://blog.pragmaticengineer.com/the-product-minded-engineer/

If you see yourself in this description, we’re excited to learn more about you! 🙂 If not, this might not be the right position for you, and we encourage you to explore other options.

In this video, our CEO and Founder provides more details about the company and the vacancy: https://youtu.be/fQsqx9haM14

Why should you work with us?

  • We are a well-funded Ukrainian startup incorporated in Delaware, USA.
  • Our founders are seasoned entrepreneurs with a history of successful exits, and we provide a vesting program.
  • Saldo Apps is a post-revenue startup backed by a prominent corporate group, Netpeak Group. This offers a blend of enterprise reliability and startup agility, along with various perks.
  • You’ll collaborate with senior product engineers, and we proudly uphold a well-defined Development Culture.

Hard skills required for the position:

  • Deep knowledge of Java 17
  • Hands-on experience with Java concurrency.
  • Understanding the fundamental principles of designing a scalable application.
  • Experience with micro-services architecture.
  • Experience of asynchronous communication between services (message brokers, streaming services).
  • Solid knowledge of SQL, and NoSQL databases.
  • Experience with REST and RPC architecture (GRPC).
  • Strong knowledge of Spring (Boot, Data, Cloud Configuration, AOP, Cloud Sleuth, Security).
  • Experience with Docker, CI/CD.
  • Deep skills in working with cloud providers (Digital Ocean, AWS, GCP).

We offer the following benefits:

  • Flexible working hours.
  • Fully remote work. Though we have offices in the center of Odesa and Kyiv, we gladly accept fully remote employees.
  • 36 business days of paid day off, which can be spent on vacation, sick leave, public holidays, and generally at your own discretion.  We encourage you to rest!
  • Fast career growth – your career advancement is up to you.
  • We reimburse 50% of the cost of English classes.
  • If you use medical insurance, we are ready to compensate you for 50% of its cost.
  • We can reimburse you for 50% of the cost of studying at courses, training, and webinars. We have also developed community and networking possibilities for an enhanced sharing experience.
  • Individual and group sessions with a corporate psychologist.
  • Corporate events and entertainment – we are part of the Netpeak Group which is known for its fun activities. Twice a year, we host large-scale corporate events, attended by more than 1100 employees from different countries. Together with the Saldo Apps team, we go to Odesa for a week-long hackathon every summer, where we work on new products and relax together. We will resume these traditions as soon as it is possible and safe for everyone.


Saldo Apps is part of the Netpeak Group. Currently, about 20% of the Netpeak Group team is involved in various initiatives to counter russian propaganda. Some of the Netpeak Group principles are working with the Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine and the cyber police. There are several volunteer projects in which we participate: content creation, advertising on social networks, promotion of Ukrainian products, and humanitarian aid. The NGO “Moye Misto” – which is part of the Netpeak Group – together with volunteers, is currently engaged in maintaining animal shelters, as well as purchasing necessary items for some units of the Armed Forces.