About us

Who we are

Xrysi Eukairia is the leading classified ads company in Greece, specializing in the Real Estate, Jobs, Auto-Moto and Business sectors. More than 1.5 million people in Greece browse Xrysi Eukairia every month.

Engineering @ xe.gr

What we do

Helping our customers find what they are looking for easily, quickly and unambiguously is the sole most important factor that influences what we do in Engineering at Xrysi Eukairia. Areas of focus of our engineers are developing high traffic and always-on web applications specialized in classifieds, optimizing code to run faster and adding features that make the journey of our customers easier. We've recently completed the first part of our migration to the cloud and we're continuing strongly to complete our migration journey.

We do not believe that working overtime is more productive. We keep a sustainable, normal working hours schedule. We also don't want our team to be constrained by h/w, so our workstations are typically top notch (powerful i7s, lots of RAM, M.2 disks and dual 24'' monitors).

By far the largest part of our back end stack is Java but lately we added C# to our arsenal. We recently used Rails to redesign our Jobs vertical and our front-facing applications will gradually be redesigned and migrated to use a Rails/React stack. For streaming and processing data we lean on Python and make heavy use of AWS. In our application servers one finds Tomcat and Apache but we also use RabbitMQ, MySql, Redis, Memcached and MongoDB. During our daily life we make heavy use of JetBrains and Atlassian tools. When we push releases to staging or production, we use Jenkins for our CI/CD pipeline. But we may also push serverless applications directly from IntelliJ and Visual Studio.

We've been coding for the last 15 years so bumping on the occasional piece of legacy code is unavoidable - however, we've been working diligently towards making our systems work in a loosely coupled manner and breaking up pieces of functionality to micro services that are easier to understand and maintain. Most of our services are for internal use but some are public and accessible from our customers as you can see in our developers page.

Since the unfortunate outbreak of COVID-19 we've boosted our remote working capabilities. Currently almost everyone in engineering is working remotely in order to enable full social distancing for the next few weeks, with additional company departments also joining this effort.

You can find more about our engineering department at our Stack Overflow page

Perks & Benefits

A selection of what we have to offer

  • Competitive remuneration package
  • Group Medical insurance
  • Pleasant, modern and professional working environment
  • Further professional development

Location

31-33 Athinon avenue, 104 47, Athens, Greece

Xrysi Eukairia HQ

31-33 Athinon avenue, 104 47, Athens, Greece