Product Development & DevOps

IT at PAYBACK – there’s more to it than you might think

Collecting and redeeming points sounds very simple at first. But there are very advanced and complex IT requirements behind it. With 30 million customers in Germany alone and more than 650 partners involved at system level with offers that are available at any time offline, online and mobile, it comes as no surprise that over half the employees at PAYBACK are involved in IT-related work to a greater or lesser extent.

How do we work and what do we contribute to the success of the company? 

We take an agile approach and have used SCRUM for many years. Through agile processes and state-of-the-art JEE development, PAYBACK implements a global platform based on a future-oriented architecture and cutting-edge applications. Efficient and high-performance solutions are essential to our business. Several million transactions and redemptions are processed every day in PAYBACK data centres on three continents. Some 55 billion coupons are distributed every year in Germany alone. Our developments are based on a modern technology stack including Oracle Weblogic, Apache Tomcat, Logstash, Kibana and Swift. We ensure CI and CD by means of Jenkins, Maven and Ansible.

What makes IT so exciting at PAYBACK

The strong connection between marketing and IT makes us particularly special as a modern IT company. We see ourselves as an innovator of new solutions and products. We take an agile approach and follow SCRUM and Kanban methodologies. Every employee takes an active role in structuring his or her activities and area of responsibility. Our international and cross-functional teams offer an exciting, varied and dynamic working environment. We cooperate on an international level in our work on different topic areas relating to mobile technology, the Web, big data and system integration. We develop our solutions in-house and cover all fields of IT.

From operational IT management to the development of applications – the entire PAYBACK IT team deals with exciting and complex issues on a daily basis and solves them for the benefit of our customers.

Would you like to work on interesting tasks and projects in IT, product development, DevOps or operations?

Our IT department needs reinforcement! Besides software and app development, business intelligence and big data, you will find many more exciting options. Our current vacancies for IT specialists can be found here. Why not take a look right now – your dream job could be just a click away!

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Wie arbeiten wir und was tragen wir zum Unternehmenserfolg bei? 

Wir leben agiles Vorgehen und haben langjährige Erfahrung mit SCRUM. Durch agile Prozesse und state-of-the-art JEE Entwicklung realisiert PAYBACK basierend auf einer zukunftsorientierten Architektur und modernen Applikationen eine globale Plattform. Effiziente und performante Lösungen sind für uns unerlässlich. In den PAYBACK Rechenzentren in drei Kontinenten werden mehrere Millionen Transaktionen und Einlösungen am Tag verarbeitet. Alleine in Deutschland werden pro Jahr 76 Milliarden Coupons ausgespielt. Unsere Entwicklungen stützen sich auf einen modernen Technologie Stack wie z.B. Oracle Weblogic, Apache Tomcat, Logstash, Kibana und Swift. Mittels Jenkins, Maven und Ansible stellen wir CI/ CD sicher.

Was IT bei PAYBACK so spannend macht

Die starke Vernetzung zwischen Marketing und IT macht uns als modernes IT-Unternehmen besonders. Wir verstehen uns als Innovator für neue Lösungen und Produkte. Wir arbeiten agil nach SCRUM/Kanban und jeder Mitarbeiter gestaltet seine Aufgaben und seinen Verantwortungsbereich aktiv mit. Unsere internationalen und cross-funktionalen Teams bieten ein spannendes, abwechslungsreiches und dynamisches Arbeitsumfeld. In internationaler Kooperation arbeiten wir an verschiedenen Themenfeldern in den Bereichen Mobile, Web, Big Data und Systemintegration. Wir entwickeln unsere Lösungen inhouse und decken daher alle Bereiche der IT ab.

Ob im operativen IT-Management oder in der Entwicklung von Applikationen - für die gesamte PAYBACK IT gilt, dass wir täglich mit spannenden und komplexen Fragestellungen beschäftigt sind und diese im besten Kundensinne lösen.

PAYBACK has been awarded as "Top Employer" in 2019 for the 13th time in a row.

PAYBACK has been awarded with the Fair Company seal. Students and Young professionals find a responsible and transparent corporate culture at PAYBACK. More

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