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Scala Department Manager

Levi9 Technology

Levi9 Technology

Posted on Friday, September 8, 2023


At Levi9, we are passionate about what we do. We love our work and together in a team, we are smarter and stronger. We work in a dynamic and challenging environment with talented and forward-thinking people who are part of creative and innovative teams. We are looking for skilled team players who make change happen. Are you one of these players? Join the magic number at levi9.com.


The role is a blend of software engineering and managing your peers in the same technical department - around 10 Scala engineers with various seniorities.

As a software engineer, which is what you will do for most of the day, you will be responsible for writing, debugging, reviewing and maintaining good quality code. You will be one of the most senior members of your department and, as such, you will be offering guidance and coaching to your peers.

As the manager for your department, which is what you will be doing for no more than a quarter of your time, you will be ensuring the continuous growth of your team, in line with company strategy and objectives. You will be responsible for your department’s growth, motivation, coaching, evaluation and salary. You will be proactively involved in team set-up, in order to ensure a balance between client's requirements, project characteristics and team member's profile (technical and soft skills).


  • Designing, building, and maintaining efficient, reusable, and reliable code using the Scala programming language

  • Helping maintain code quality, promoting good practices and transferring technical knowledge in the team

  • Analyzing and translating requirements into tasks

  • Creating estimates, assumptions, identifying development risks, proposing solutions

  • Promoting functional programming principles in and outside of Levi9

  • Hiring, reviewing performance and salaries, organizing 1:1 meetings and other general processes related to the members of the department

  • Establishing and leading towards department-level goals, like developing certain skill sets among department members

  • Responsibility for department members’ success in Levi9


  • 3+ years of software development experience in the Scala ecosystem or 7+ in the Java ecosystem

  • Good knowledge of functional programming

  • Good knowledge of the Scala programming language and the JVM

  • Good knowledge of Unit & Integration Testing

  • Good understanding of Akka

  • Engineer mentality - looking to solve problems and willing to learn modern technologies

  • Strategic vision of department growth & composition in order to achieve company targets

  • Good planning, organizing and time management skills

  • Ability to evaluate, motivate, coach and mentor team members, act as a role model

  • Good verbal and written communication skills in English


  • University degree in Computer Science/ Telecommunication/ Engineering or other IT related university

  • Previous involvement in company events (internal or external; technical or non-technical)

  • Ability to quickly ramp up on multiple technology areas

  • Experience with the Agile methodology

  • Knowledge of CI/CD Tools

  • Good understanding of Zio, Cats, Monix

  • Knowledge & experience working with AWS, Azure or GCP


  • Great colleagues, tech and fun-oriented place to work

  • Personal and technical development through courses, training, conferences, and certifications under the Levi9 Academy umbrella

  • Udemy for business

  • A good book with Bookster

  • Parenting sessions if that’s the case

  • Team buildings (with the company, your project, or your department)

  • Fun activities with colleagues sharing your passion (Ex: CSR campaigns, Movie Nights, Football etc.)

  • 21 annual vacation days + 1 extra day every two years

  • Floating holidays

  • Meal tickets

  • Medical insurance

  • Vacation bonus

  • Hybrid way of working

  • Unlimited access to our Levi9 gym