Backend Web Dev



Spark Universe is hiring an Infrastructure Developer to assist us with ongoing projects as well as allowing us to take on more exciting opportunities.

This is not a full time position at this point in time, but can likely be extended to full-time in the future. We can also offer a full time position right away if you can take on the responsibilities of the open DevOps Engineer & System Adminstrator position as well (Please mention in your application if you do).

What you’ll do

  • Planning and building RESTful Microservices written in Java
  • Designing database schemas
  • Timeseries metrics for monitoring via Grafana
  • Communicate with our team in voice and in-writing

Your background

  • Fluent in English (speaking and writing)
  • Solid understanding of Java 8, Java 17, Git, Maven, Microservices and RESTful APIs
  • Experience with databases such as: MySQL/PostgreSQL, MongoDB, Redis and Cassandra
  • Experience with message distribution systems such as: Nats
  • Experience with timeseries databases and monitoring tools such as: Prometheus and Grafana
  • Collaborating with other programmers using Git
  • Experience with CI/CD pipelines from GitLab
  • Good communication and time management skills

Desired traits

  • Experience with Docker and Kubernetes
  • Experience with Desktop Web Applications
  • Experience with frontend facing applications built using TypeScript and React
  • Knowledge of the Minecraft: Java Edition protocol (Netty, Packets, and NMS)

What we offer

Spark Universe is a well-established experience design company in Minecraft. You’ll work with some of the best talent in the industry, in a friendly and flexible work environment, and a culture that empowers great work.

  • Flexible hours
  • Remote work
  • High standards and encouragement to grow
  • Online team-bonding activities
  • As a contractor: $25 to $35 USD per hour
  • As an employee: Negotiable (Possible in Germany, Austria, The Netherlands, Sweden, Finland, Canada, Australia, Slovenia and the UK)

How to apply

Please send your applications via email to, and (CC), and make sure to include the following details:

  • Your full legal name
  • Your country and time zone
  • Your age
  • Link(s) or download(s) to your portfolio (GitHub, resume, etc.)
  • Tell us a little bit about yourself, your path so far, and what you wish to accomplish
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