Your career at Whitebox

Senior Software Engineer

Java, Event Sourcing, CQRS, and GraphQL
(m/f/x, 100%, Remote or in Freiburg)

About Whitebox

Whitebox is one of the leading digital wealth managers in Germany. We are a fast-growing company with flat hierarchies, short decision-making processes, and high personal responsibility of individual employees. We work with a globally distributed and highly qualified software development team to revolutionize the investment industry.

We are looking for an exceptional Java Backend Engineer passionate about designing and building digital financial services products to help drive our rapid growth.

Joining this team will put you at the forefront of fintech innovation. You will be able to scale a first-in-class product leveraging company assets and capabilities and drive significant value back to the business. Most importantly, your work will shape the future financial services landscape.

About the Role

Our software engineers are experts in the field of software engineering. Through their experience, they can take technical leadership and set technical directions. Solid communication skills enable them to consistently explain their decisions' reasoning and establish, manage, and guide expectations. In addition, their thorough knowledge of software development allows them to translate business requirements into the design and development of industry-leading solutions.

You will be part of an agile and distributed software development team, working on the integration layer connecting our core application to our external partners. You will work with cutting-edge concepts and technologies like Event Sourcing, CQRS, and GraphQL.

Our Purpose:
We empower thousands of people to improve their financial future.


  • +7 years of Java software development experience, including JavaEE and Spring.
  • +5 years of experience with Service Integration, Event Sourcing, CQRS, API Development and ETL.
  • +2 years of experience with designing, building, and deploying cloud-based applications.
  • Solid understanding of programming language paradigms, design principles, and design patterns.
  • Experience in technical leadership and setting technical direction.
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to interact with technical and non-technical team members.
  • Self-Motivated and capable of working independently as part of a distributed team.

Nice to have

  • Experience with GraphQL and Event Source databases.
  • Experience in the area of Service Integration and ETL.
  • Experience with interacting and communicating with AWS services.
  • Experience with working in a global and multicultural team.
  • Analytical mindset and good problem-solving skills.
  • Passion for taking responsibility and driving growth in a product company.

At a glance Job overview

Freiburg or Remote
Work experience
5 - 7 years
Software Engineering
Reports to
Matthias Keil
Team size

Your first week

The first week is about context: our organization's why what, and how. The first week is always exciting and challenging, and we want you to know the team and gain confidence that we will always have your back. You will

  • meet with the team and have One-on-One conversations with everyone,
  • become introduced to our business and upcoming challenges, and
  • discuss the current objectives with our leadership team.

Your first month

The first month is for orientation. You will get to know the codebase, understand the reasons behind past design decisions, and understand our organization's context. In detail, you will

  • work out all the particular areas of the codebase and functionality,
  • elaborate on how all the pieces fit together, and
  • explore how it relates to the product and value we provide our customers.

Your first quarter

In the first quarter, you will become fully integrated into your team and be able to work with everybody on our ongoing projects. In line with this, you will also incorporate yourself into your chapter. You will

  • start bringing value to our customers,
  • moving our projects forward, step by step,
  • working towards your own goals raising the bar, and
  • participating in engineering team meetings, defining our principles, goals, and how we want to work.

Work environment

An exciting, challenging and varied job in a pleasent working environment with many opportunities for professional and personal development.

  • We are a remote-first company. Our engineering team is spread worldwide but works in similar time zones.
  • This role focuses on relationships. Some colleagues prefer to work a few days a week in our office in Freiburg, Germany. Being able to come in once in a while is a strong plus.
  • This position is a permanent, full-time (40h/wk) role.
  • Thirty days of paid vacation.

Interested in having a chat?

Please send us your CV together with your earliest starting date and salary expectations to Your contact person is Matthias Keil.

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