Dear enthusiastic backend developer,
Would you want a new challenge working with an exciting cross-platform gamified eCommerce product? Do you want to make your mark? Great, since we are looking for a Backend Lead to join Blidz Helsinki and Shanghai-based team.
Blidz gamifies shopping. We combine game mechanics with easy-to-use shopping features enabling our users to get the best deals with their friends. Think: Amazon meets Candy Crush Saga!
We just raised more than 1 MEUR from some of Nordics top-tier venture capital investors and angels (for example David Helgason - founder of Unity). This allows us to offer solid compensation packages including competitive salary & shares in the company.
Now, we are hiring a Lead Backend Developer to join Blidz leadership ranks. You will be working with a senior team of engineers and analytical thinkers and manage a small team of developers. We despise hierarchies so we don't waste time on activities such as reporting or admin. Instead, we focus on solving problems together and individually.
What we expect from you:
Good written and spoken communication in English
Can-do attitude and proactivity
Experience in Python and MongoDB
Interest in DevOps
5+ years of relevant experience
Ability to manage your own tasks, without someone constantly telling you what to do
We have a backend system written in Python utilising both Django and Tornado for different parts. Continuous integration and deployment setup is done already, utilizing Salt Stack, Jenkins, Google Compute Engine and various other tools. The communication with clients happens mostly over a RESTful API, except for the real-time updates the server-side application pushes via WebSocket.
Selected technologies the backend and server systems currently use:
Other experience that we'd find useful:
Scalable system design
Automated testing of applications and RESTful APIs
Security and hardening
Integrations to third party systems
Software development management
What we offer:
Freedom to choose your own working hours (flexitime)
Ability to work remotely whenever you feel the need to (telecommuting)
Office in the heart of Helsinki (Kamppi)
No need to deal with legacy systems etc., everything is fresh and we're open for new ideas
Chance to work with modern technologies in a flexible senior team
A work laptop you're comfortable working with (pretty much whatever works for you)
An opportunity to take a big role and make a big difference
This job comes with several perks and benefits
Time is precious. Make it count. Morning person or night owl, this job is for you.
Get your caffeine fix to get you started and keep you going.
Easy access and treehugger friendly workplace.
Social gatherings and games; hang out with your colleagues.
Want to be a partner? Look no further.
Friday is something special, let's enjoy a beer together.