Senior Software Engineer (Remote from Spain)

Appfire is an enterprise collaboration software company that enables teams to plan and deliver their best work. Since launching in 2005 as one of the original Atlassian ecosystem partners, Appfire has built a portfolio of top-selling apps for more than 30,000 customers — including 55% of Fortune 500 companies. As a product-led company, Appfire identifies gaps in industries serving developers and client support teams and then builds solutions that drive productivity and efficiency. 

Appfire continues to grow exponentially, with teams spanning 20+ countries. We are financially strong, continuously meeting or exceeding revenue targets, and we invest heavily in strengthening the foundation of our organization. Being philanthropic is integral to operating our business, so we donate 1% of employee time, product, profit, and equity as part of our Pledge 1% commitment.

Come join our team!

Appfire is a global team of awesome humans working all around the world: US, Poland, India, Spain, Bulgaria, Switzerland, France and Canada.
You’ll work with the BI/Reporting team and focus on maintaining and bringing new features to the server/datacenter version of a top performant app. This app creates powerful reports from Jira data and is focused on large instances with historical data.
Teams within Appfire are small cross-functional teams. We apply a pragmatic approach to Scrum with two weeks sprints in a continuous deployment process with everything integrated and automated: From Jira, Confluence, Bamboo or Bitbucket to Slack, when you push your code, the wheel starts to spin.
The product team works in a Triad: Product manager, product marketing manager and the head of product engineer to coordinate all the moving pieces of the product life cycle

As an experienced, full-stack engineer you’ll take a significant leadership role in architecting and implementing major new areas of product functionality. It would be great if you have at least two years of experience developing significant Atlassian Data Centers or Server apps; preferably for Jira.

Our front-end framework is a combination of Backbone.js, Google Closure (Soy) templates, and jQuery. Our back end is Java, running as an OSGi service under Atlassian Jira, and we work extensively with MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQL Server, and Oracle. We are currently working on creating the cloud version of the app, so in collaboration with the cloud team, you will work on unifying as much as possible the cloud and data center code. 

Who you’ll do it with

  • Iñigo Gonzalez (Principal Software Engineer) – Iñigo has worked the last 8 years building apps for the Atlassian cloud. Ask him about any API from the Atlassian suite and he'll analyze and rant about it. He co-founded RoninPixels, the company behind the app Dashboard Hub, company acquired by Appfire

  • Gorka Puente (Principal Product Manager) – Gorka has spent the last 10 years as product manager in the Atlassian ecosystem, and he was researcher in the University in a previous life. He’s also co-founder of RoninPixels.

  • Steve Kling (Head of Product Engineering) – With more than 25 years of experience, Steve leads the team building the cloud app development framework that is bringing our apps to new limits. We are lucky having him in the team, because he brings tons of knowledge solving challenges when it comes to bring Data Center apps to the Cloud!

  • David Goldstein (Chief Product Architect) – More than 30 years of experience, half of that time in the Atlassian ecosystem and proudly creator of Dataplane for Jira. With his clear vision and product insights, the team will be able to focus on the interesting technical challenges.


  • At least 5 years of experience writing well-designed, well-structured, performant, maintainable code in Java and Javascript;
  • Mastery of a majority of the following technologies: Java, Javascript, jQuery, HTML, CSS, client-side templates (Google Closure or others), Backbone.js, React, Angular or another common framework, Maven, Git
  • Fluency in verbal and written English.
  • Experience in managing the expectations with key stakeholders.
  • Ability to apply analytical and problem-solving skills to solve complex design and coding challenges.
  • Ability to work as a valued team player in a fast-paced environment in small teams.
  • Working knowledge of software build, packaging, release management and installation process.
  • Focus on quality.


  • Experience developing significant Atlassian Data Center or Server apps; preferably for Jira.
  • Development experience with one or more SQL dialects, including schema design, query plan analysis and query optimization
  • Development experience with 2D charting libraries or frameworks
  • Familiarity with Atlassian products such as Jira, Confluence and Bitbucket.
  • Contributor to/or consumer of Open Source Frameworks
  • Experience in ensuring development good practices are followed.
  • Experience in ensuring committed deliverables are being met.
  • Mentoring junior members on all aspects of software development through direct feedback, documentation reviews, & pull requests.
  • Providing feedback on & improve processes, tools, & training for the development team. 


What We Offer:

  • Work with an international team and global customers from our Bilbao development hub.
  • Remote work flexibility, although we expect you to come work in the office on a regular basis (and our office is amazing: @comalatechteam on Instagram).
  • An environment where you can thrive, learn and apply new technologies and techniques.
  • Health insurance.
  • An annual sport allowance to help you keep a great work/life balance.
  • An annual budget for training, and event attendance.
  • Summer schedule for you to fully enjoy the sun!
  • Team building activities.