Backend Lead

Salary Competitive
Equity To be negotiated
Blidz is a social shopping app. We have launched Pinduoduo’s social eCommerce model combining game mechanics and easy to use shopping features. Think: Amazon meets Candy Crush Saga! Haven't heard about Pinduoduo? In just four years, Pinduoduo has become China’s #2 shopping app valued at $100 billion on Nasdaq by cracking the new code in eCommerce. Blidz is out in the US on all platforms with great KPIs and backed by top-tier venture capital investors and David Helgason, the founder of Unity.

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:

  • Python

  • MongoDB

  • RESTful API

  • Django

  • Tornado

  • CentOS

  • Salt Stack

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

  • Delegation skills

What we offer:

  • Competitive salary

  • Share package

  • 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

For more information or questions please contact us at lasse@blidz.com or phone number 0406497215

Perks and benefits

This job comes with several perks and benefits

Flexible working hours
Flexible working hours

Time is precious. Make it count. Morning person or night owl, this job is for you.

Free coffee / tea
Free coffee / tea

Get your caffeine fix to get you started and keep you going.

Near public transit
Near public transit

Easy access and treehugger friendly workplace.

Social gatherings
Social gatherings

Social gatherings and games; hang out with your colleagues.

Equity package
Equity package

Want to be a partner? Look no further.

Free friday beers
Free friday beers

Friday is something special, let's enjoy a beer together.

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Working at
Blidz

Blidz is a social shopping app combining game mechanics and easy to use shopping features. Think: Amazon meets Candy Crush Saga! Our role-model is Pinduoduo. Haven't heard about Pinduoduo? In just four years, Pinduoduo has become China’s #2 shopping app valued at $100 billion on Nasdaq by cracking the new code in eCommerce. Blidz has pioneered Pinduoduo’s social eCommerce model by adapting it to Western consumer needs. The result; Blidz is out in the US on all major platforms with great KPIs and backed by top-tier venture capital investors and David Helgason, the founder of Unity.

Read more about Blidz

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