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Barkmall is an e-commerce marketplace startup for consumers and sellers which is focused on pet-related products, including pet food, pet accessories, and care services. It facilitates transactions between consumers and a wide range of sellers such as retailers, wholesalers, veterinary clinics, and other professional sellers or care providers. Operating in Asia, Barkmall is first launched in Hong Kong and endeavours to expand its reach to China, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, APAC, and the world.

As a team of passionate individuals working together to solve meaningful problems, there is so much more for you to discover in a career with Barkmall. Our culture is made up of hiring, developing, and promoting people who embody our values of solving problems for our users; having a mission-first mindset; being relentlessly resourceful; caring deeply; and staying humble to constantly improve. Together as an organisation, we make magic happen and pet parents smile.

About The Role

We are looking for a strong hands on engineer and technical leader passionate about building products users love backed by scalable systems and effective architecture. As a Principal Software Engineer you will be the technical leader for our Paying Users and Verticals domains. The Paying User team helps users like merchants and power sellers achieve additional success in our Marketplace with visibility products, as well as marketing, merchandising and operations tools. The Verticals team creates deep, delightful buyer and seller experiences from product to services.


  • Build and lead large, complex, cross-team technical projects
  • Think deeply about technology and architecture choices in your domains, communicate trade-offs, and often take the decisions
  • Contribute directly to high and low level design and write code. Serve as a role model and inspiration to other engineers for how to build software
  • Work closely with product managers, designers and engineers across multiple platforms and domains
  • Collaborate with other principal and senior engineers in the organization on org wide platform, process and technology choices. Initiate and lead technical projects and changes to existing processes, that will improve the quality of our codebase and systems, reduce technical debt and improve our developer productivity.
  • Mentor engineers in the organization, imparting technical knowledge, industry best practices and leadership skills.
  • Build deep product and business domain knowledge in paying users and vertical domains, and use it to build innovative features for our users.


  • 10+ years experience in software development, and 3+ years of experience working in product development as a Lead Engineer or equivalent technical leadership role (less would may be considered for more junior positions or roles if available).
  • University degree or above in Computer Science, Information Technology or a related disciplines
  • Experience as a technical lead across multiple engineering teams
  • Track record of building scalable systems. Experience with microservices and exposure to highly available web scale systems is a must
  • Strong CS foundation and practical experience with software development, architecture and design. Excellent knowledge of distributed system concepts, problems and solution patterns
  • Knowledge of modern tech stacks. Strong, hands on programming skills: Go, Python, or Java
  • Full-stack knowledge and experience in react native, vue.js, node.js, express, redux, JavaScript, Jquery, PHP, HTML, CSS, AJAX is an advantage
  • Deep knowledge of open source and cloud native software
  • Strong knowledge of storage technologies, including databases(Postgres), key value stores (Cassandra etc), caching systems (Redis) and search engines (Elasticsearch)
  • User obsession and empathy
  • Focus on impact and results. You work on the right things and get them done
  • Drive and resourcefulness to persevere and overcome obstacles achieving challenging goals
  • High integrity and ability to positively collaborate with others
  • Strong communication and written skills.
  • Good command of both spoken and written English (Chinese is a plus
  • Fresh Graduates and candidates with less experience may also be considered for more junior roles.

Please apply with full resume, current and expected salary and contact number.

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Introduction is the only online shopping mall that is 100% dedicated to everything pets.

At Barkmall, we view pets (and pet parents) as family, and we are obsessed with meeting and exceeding their needs through every interaction. Pet parents want a trusted destination where they can purchase a wide selection of goods or services with ease and at the most competitive prices. We reimagined the pet commerce experience with the goal of meeting and exceeding pet parents’ and sellers’ every need and desire, with our commitment to customer service, which is at the core of our offering. Barkmall is powered by dynamic end-to-end e-commerce, logistics, and technology backbone and culture of exceeding customers’ needs. Our technology transforms the way pet commerce work from providing a personalized shopping experience, last-mile delivery to reimagining how pet parents search and discover on a truly pet-centric platform. All of this enables us to break those conventional customer trade-offs, and give our customers more choice, faster service, and lower costs. It offers Bark First which is an annual membership program with free shipping and other perks and an auto-ship service which is a subscription-based recurring order. For sellers, Barkmall offers fulfilled-by-bark services which is a full-service logistics solution for them.

Being a Barkmaller, You too can join and enjoy a competitive salary with attractive Talent Benefits, including:

  • A five-day week with flexible working hours before 10:00 am for selected functions in Kwai Chung office
  • 10,000 square feet headquarter, well equipped with relaxing collaboration and gaming area
  • Free round-trip shuttle bus service to and from nearest MTR stations to the office every 15-30 minutes
  • Talent discount off group products and services
  • Attractive annual leave, marriage, maternity, paternity, exams, birthday leave*, 2-day family care leave*, generous sick leave, and compassionate leave
  • Medical insurance coverage
  • Professional training and career advancement opportunities

*for Talents with over 1-year employment at Barkmall We hope to see all high calibre talents joining our unmatched and only 100% dedicated pet e-commerce marketplace very soon.

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