Senior Apache Kafka Engineer

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Job description, responsibilities and duties

Do you want to grow your career and be part of a team solving critical challenges that have an impact? Or work in an agile environment with short product release cycles and immediate value generation? Do you like working in an international, multicultural end employee-friendly environment downtown Bratislava.

We are looking for a

Senior Apache Kafka Engineer

to strengthen our real-time event streaming capabilities and know-how and launch on an exciting journey together.

Data streaming will be established as a dedicated agile product team in RPC, responsible for innovations and operations of the RPC platforms for event streaming. These platforms are essential data ecosystem component in the data driven vision of our organization and RBI Group. ​

What you can expect:
• Setup and operations of Kafka Cluster managed on-premise and/or in cloud-based environments (AWS, Confluent Cloud)
• Definition of topics and use-cases using Kafka Streams & kSQL
• Implementation of custom Kafka consumers
• Configuration of topics, producers, consumers
• Implement stream processing
• Maintaining Kafka security and encryption
• Assure automated deployment of new Kafka versions / changes
• Define / participate on overall solution monitoring
• Cooperation with customers (including RBI group) in Kafka integration into their e2e services
• Define and drive the implementation of methodologies and new processes in accordance with the "big picture" of the RPC data model and Group architecture principles
• Support prioritization of product backlog
• Shape the future setup of a dedicated product team
• Participate and contribute in the international community of practice

Wage (gross)

2 800 EUR/monthminimum 2800 € + fix allowances twice a year + bonus (based on legal we put a min. salary, but please, don´t hesitate to share your expectations, we are open to negotiate :) final salary depends on candidates level of experiences and skills)

Employee perks, benefits

We are leading many exciting projects, which we deliver to our clients within Raiffeisen Bank International Group - develop your career and upgrade your potential within the company.

What we offer you:
- interesting work in international environment
- possibility to grow
- place for your ideas
- friendly atmosphere
- attractive benefit package, such as Supplementary pension plan contribution, Multisport card, Cafeteria, home office, vacation plus and even more :)

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Requirements for the employee

Candidates with education suit the position

University education (Bachelor's degree)
University education (Master's degree)

Educational Specialization


Language skills

English - Upper intermediate (B2)

Other knowledge

SQL - advanced
Java - advanced
DevOps - advanced
Apache Kafka - advanced
Amazon Web Services (AWS) - advanced

Number of years of experience


Personality requirements and skills

What you bring to the table:
• Team player, intercultural skills, service orientation, high level of commitment and motivation
• Strong problem-solving skills
• Fluent knowledge of English
• Result-oriented and structured way of working
• Strong analytical skills, able to analyze and design complex data flows and business processes
• Strong Understanding of Kafka messaging and workflow and the consumption of Kafka topics

Qualification to cover the above-mentioned responsibilities:
• 3+ years of experience in the Kafka operated environments (topic management, Kafka streams, kSQL)
• experience in builds and deployment
• experience with Ansible
• knowledge in CI/CD DevOps best practices and tools, knowledge on DevOps tools like Git, Jenkins and Docker
• Experience working in an agile environment (especially Scrum) is an advantage

Other experiences are very welcomed as a strong advantage:
• Experience with SQL and NoSQL database systems, knowledge on NoSQL databases like Cassandra, HBase and MongoDB
• development experience with Java, REST APIs, microservices, message bus technologies
• Kafka Configuration Authorization and Authentication Patterns (Zuul) Unit testing (JUnit) and Logging (Lombok)
• Experience in Spring Framework/SpringCloud Kafka topics
• Experience in Microservice development
• Experience with Kubernetes and Docker


Brief description of the company

RPC is dynamic regional IT service provider operating in the banking payment industry.

Growing double-digit in processing volumes and bringing fresh, innovative payment technologies across the European region guarantees our employees are part of many exciting projects with Raiffeisen banks in multiple CEE countries. Often delivering unique pioneer solutions resulting in ''1st in the market'' awards means our work is recognized and appreciated throughout the whole region. We are setting the bar for innovation and you can be part of it!

RPC, as a centre of competence for card issuing, acquiring and digital payments is securely processing all transactions originated by the cards of our group banks or banks payment devices. We aim to provide the best reliable solutions for both, debit and credit card national-specific markets, and to be flexible when finding the ways to fulfil customer changing business needs.

Besides Tatra banka in Slovakia, we are proud to have among our clients Raiffeisen Banks from Austria, Albania, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Croatia, Romania, Serbia and Kosovo having a continuous customer base growth.

RPC was established in 2000 as a division of Tatra banka, and with more than 18 years of success stories we provide services in the area of issuance and acceptance of payment cards to member banks of the Raiffeisen bank International Group. The separate company was established in 2008 as a Shared Service Centre to centralize the group's card payment operations and to achieve high efficiency and price competitiveness.

Number of employees

200-249 employees

Company address

Regional Card Processing Centre, s.r.o
Námestie Mateja Korvína 7842/1
811 01 Bratislava


Kontaktná osoba: Lucia Juračková
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Počet videní: 2
Ponúkaná mzda: 2800 EUR
Zverejnené dňa:2021-07-30 (6 dní)
Zverejnené pre lokality:Slovensko Bratislavský kraj Bratislava
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