Software Engineer for leading Danish PropTech scaleup

Salary Competitive
Equity To be negotiated

Software is what drives our company. And we are looking for a software engineer to be part of this journey. It has been our strategy from the beginning to hire for experience and to build a proper foundation, so you will join a team of experienced engineers.

About the job

We rely entirely on a serverless infrastructure on AWS. Most of our micro-services are written in Java, based on Clean Architecture and are event-based, using AWS Lambda, SQS, SNS, S3, and DynamoDB.

Our frontend is a React app based on Next.js, styled-components and our own component library built with Storybook – yes, everything is written in TypeScript.

We build our product through a process inspired by experiments. First, we test ideas, job stories and product market fit with a pretotype which is a quick experiment with little software. Once we have an understanding of the jobs-to-be-done and the market we either move on to a prototyping stage with a little more software, or straight to the “real” implementation. We learn a lot during these initial phases while using only limited resources. And we find that this process allows us to move fast and stay agile while giving us a high degree of confidence in the product we deliver. It’s usually not possible in other industries, but in property management everything is handled manually so we are just as good as status quo.

The Product team uses Scrum. You will not be limited to a certain technology or area, but get responsibility across the product, and it is expected that you contribute to the team and use your skills broadly within the product team.

Needless to say, as we process the rent for thousands of homes and offices we are serious about security and privacy.

About you

As a person you thrive in a position where you have a lot of responsibility, work in a small team and also challenge the existing processes, the team, the product and yourself.

Ideally you have:

  • 3-5 years of software development experience in Java and/or Typescript

  • Experience consuming and creating APIs

  • Experience with React and Next.js

  • Experience with (and contributing to) a component library

  • Experience with different testing strategies (unit testing and manual testing)

  • Worked with distributed systems and event based architecture

  • Ability to communicate well about your own code and others code

  • Some experience with AWS Lambda, SQS, SNS, and DynamoDB is welcomed.

Moreover, you are a team player. We want to build a winning organisation that achieves great results together and we have no room for sharp elbows, politics or egos at Proper. We expect that you have a “get stuff done” attitude.

It is important that you thrive in a very fast-paced environment
 and that you are passionate about what you do and strive to become better at what you do. 

We have made a strategic decision not to have a remote office, so you must be able to work full-time at our office in Copenhagen. Of course, during the current COVID-19 pandemic, you can work from home.

What we do

We like to think of it this way; we help landlords and tenants become best friends by freeing up time for the landlord, so they can focus on what is good for both business and tenants. It is a better renting experience. And landlords want that, but the problem is that they have their hands full of redundant, time-consuming tasks. We automate those tasks, removing human errors and bureaucracy in the process, and putting that human connection back into the equation.

Proper is more than efficient property management. Proper is a seal of quality, safety and reliability. Our service is a lean and automated process for landlords and tenants – providing transparency and trust in the rental market. We scaled more than 30% MOM for 18 months and received our Seed round early 2020. Now we’re preparing for our Series A to reach multiple countries and +100K tenancies!

What we offer

You’ll join one of the fastest growing startups in Denmark, with an experienced team and backing from the three biggest VCs in Denmark.

In addition, we offer:

  • A slice of the company through our warrant program

  • Office by the beautiful lakes in the center of Copenhagen

  • Lunch in our café

  • Private health insurance

We’re looking for people, not bullet points. Not sure if you fit the description perfectly? Don’t let that hold you back. Let your skills and passion stand out, especially if your career has taken some interesting twists and turns. We thrive on diverse viewpoints, and people who think rigorously, not afraid to challenge assumptions.

Please note that we do not consider candidates that can only work remote. 

We will conduct interviews on an ongoing basis.

For more information or questions please contact us at

Perks and benefits

This job comes with several perks and benefits

Free lunch
Free lunch

Enjoy a free catered lunch with your colleagues, every day.

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.

Free office snacks
Free office snacks

Peckish after lunch? We got your back with soft drinks, treats and fruit.

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Working at

Proper is a software company as a property manager. We live by automating everything that can be built by software - robots for one of the oldest industries, property management. We have experienced 30% monthly growth since December 2018. We now manage thousands of homes and offices - maybe even yours? By automating and digitising, we remove almost all the hassles, freeing up time for what’s important for property owners and delivers a much better experience for the tenants. We’re already present throughout Denmark, and you will help us expand to more countries. We have received investment from Preseed Ventures, SEED Capital, Bjarke Ingels, Prehype and NREP amongst others.

Read more about Proper

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