Java Back-end Developer

IT Team

ForwardKeys has an impressive and growing portfolio of travel analytics tools that help hotels, tourism boards and duty-free operators to predict and optimise their business. Our mission is to develop the right data solutions for these industries to answer their strategic business needs.

We are now looking for a Java Back-end Developer to support us in our product development.

Do you have at least five years of relevant experience? Are you seeking a new challenge? If so, you could be just what we’re looking for.

Your day to day will involve working with microservices, Dockers, big data, AWS and more. As we work in agile teams, your closest cooperation will be with front-end developers as well as our data scientists.

Personal skills and experience

  • Java 11+, microservices, Dockers, OpenAPI 3, Json, Advanced SQL knowledge.
  • Exposure to test-driven development (TDD), jUnit, Clean Code.
  • At least five years in a similar Java back-end development position.
  • Proven ability to successfully interface with internal customers. A sense of customer service.
  • Intellectual curiosity, a self-starting personality, a passion for continuous improvement and a desire to drive change.
  • Ability to interface competently with other technical team members and stakeholders.
  • Attention to detail and quality in high-pressure situations.
  • A good team ethic, adaptability and the capacity to learn quickly.

Nice to have

  • Agile (Scrum), CI/CD: Jenkins, Jira, BitBucket, Git.
  • Linux administration knowledge.
  • Python, Parquet, Kubernetes, Postman, Salesforce API.
  • AWS, EC2, S3, Cloud Formation, etc.
  • OAUTH, Light4j, Spring Boot.
  • Front-end: Angular, JavaScript, CSS, HTML, etc.
  • International experience.
  • A sense of humour goes a long way…

ForwardKeys is an innovative travel analytics company. The company was established in 2010 when the founders realised that the air reservation data used by airlines could serve every industry with an interest in global travellers. Since then, we have built an online platform on which our clients monitor and qualify traveller flows, map global demand, and forecast travel trends. We are now 60 people strong and growing: always looking for new datasets to develop and new products to help our clients understand the travel landscape.

Working at ForwardKeys is international, challenging, and flexible. International because our employees come (and work) from all around the world, just like our clients. Challenging is making the step from a start-up to a bigger company and everything that includes product development to selling them. Flexible means we understand that doing your job well is more important than being in the office from 9 to 5. To ensure alignment within the company we have biannual company weeks during which we make sure to have fun.

You will be able to work from home, but your job will require several trips to our Headquarters in Valencia (Spain).

Do you believe you fit our company culture and have what it takes to join ForwardKeys?
Please send an email to (mentioning the job you apply for in the subject line) or apply by filling the form.

  • A full-time position with a contract for an indefinite period.
  • The opportunity to grow with the company.
  • Flexible working hours because we understand that it’s more important you do your job well than that you are in the office every day from 9 to 5.

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