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Senior Backend Developer, Pangea Digital

Open until best-qualified candidate is selected.

Please quote vacancy number: TEC1928-2101

Job Summary:

Reporting to the Lead and working on Backend Development. Senior Backend Developer is a hands-on developer, responsible for maintaining and enhancing current web applications while also developing longer-term projects.


  • Works under the guidance of the Lead, works on Backend Development, defines and documents the architecture of backend software components. Works on improving existing backend software solutions.
  • Makes high-level backend software design recommendations and non-functional requirements (quality criteria) for new software projects. Maintains sets of software development best practices and standards.
  • Takes responsibility for ensuring technical excellence of backend software projects.
  • Works with Project Managers and Pangea Operations on defining task priorities, technical specifications, time estimates, and delivery plans.
  • Coordinates the work of backend Pangea Digital developers and contractors, according to defined priorities, and monitors their performance.
  • Reacts to emergency situations to fix urgent issues.
  • Introduces modern software development practices to improve the backend development process.
  • Applies advanced refactoring techniques to ensure stability and maintainability of current projects.
  • Provides a leadership role in continuous integration and delivery efforts. Researches and recommends new technologies to backend developers.
  • Mentor, pair, participate in code reviews and delegate work to encourage the professional and technical growth of those around you.

Minimum Qualifications

Work Experience:

  • Relevant industry experience with responsibility for backend software/systems analysis, design, architecture, development, and maintenance. 3-5 years (Mandatory)


  • Proven experience leading successful software development projects.
  • Strong knowledge of SOLID Principles and design patterns.
  • Leadership, work management and planning skills.
  • Ability to design and develop new features and components within the given software, writing code in any relevant language required (currently C#, .NET, SQL) and ability to identify improvements in the given software or application.
  • Practice of modern software engineering, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and releasing.
  • Analytical Skills - Ability to use a methodical step-by-step approach to break down complex problems or processes into their constituent parts, to identify cause and effect patterns and analyze problems to achieve an appropriate solution.
  • Ability to quickly anticipate, troubleshoot and resolve problems.
  • Adaptability and flexibility to understand and appreciate various perspectives on an issue, adapting as the requirements of a situation change, and easily accepting changes in the organization or job requirements.
  • Ability to work with team members - be a team player, who can interact and operate effectively with peers and other associates within a collegial, and yet demanding work environment.


  • English language (Proficient)
  • Czech language (Working Knowledge Oral + Written) (Desirable)

Nice to have:

  • Degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering or related fields
  • Knowledge of Azure Cloud, Docker, MS SQL or any relational DB

This is a locally recruited full-time position on a one-year assignment initially, with the possibility of extension for an open-ended contract after one year. The opportunity is open preferably to applicants with the legal right to work in the Czech Republic, who are expected to work in RFE/RL Prague’s office in a hybrid working model of a blend of in-office and remote work in the Czech Republic. 


Should you be interested in this position please apply by submitting your CV and a cover letter in English.

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