Software Engineer, Backend

Salary Competitive

The opportunity ✨

Waitwhile works to eliminate the 1 trillion hours that people spend waiting in lines every year. Our platform is trusted by over 10,000 companies worldwide and has helped more than 150 million people enjoy a radically better waiting experience.

We are looking for a Backend and Full-Stack Engineer to join our mission to eliminate waiting. Joining a small-but-growing team, you'll play a large role and have an impact on how we build an even more amazing product. You'll work collaboratively with our CTO and other members of the Waitwhile team to build innovative tech.


As a Software Engineer you would design and implement new features such as: 

  • Payments to help people save time while waiting

  • Machine learning models to improve wait estimation and analytics

  • Improve scalability and performance lowering tail latencies in our API

  • Automation to help business streamline their customer journeys

We build our app using Typescript/Javascript, NodeJS, Firebase, Firestore and Linux on Google Cloud Platform. It would be a plus to have experience in these, but other common web languages (Python, go, Java, C#, etc ) and database experience is helpful too. 


Still interested? Here's more info: 


What you’ll be doing 🚀

  • Brainstorm with the CTO, Product Managers, Designers, Backend, and Frontend Engineers on your team to conceptualize and build new features for our growing user base

  • Produce high-quality results by contributing heavily to team projects that have a significant impact on the business

  • Actively own team features or systems and define their long-term health, while also improving the health of surrounding systems

  • Assist our support team and operations team in triaging and resolving production issues

  • Improve engineering standards, tooling, and processes


What skills you need 📖

  • 3+ years experience building web applications

  • Experience with functional/imperative programming languages such as Javascript/Typescript, Python, Go, C#, or Java

  • Confidence in contributing to technical architecture discussions and driving technical decisions

  • Writing understandable, testable code with an eye towards maintainability

  • Communication - comfortably explaining complex technical concepts to designers, support, and other engineers

  • Strong computer science fundamentals

  • A bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related field  (equivalent training, fellowship, or work experience works too)


Bonus skills & attributes 🙌

  • You're experienced with Google Cloud Platform

  • You've worked at a Startup or built a SaaS platform


A great place to work ❤️

We want Waitwhile to be an incredible place to work. We offer great benefits and perks, flexible working hours and lots of interesting challenges. We believe in making work fun and rewarding and care about your development and are committed to your success. 


Waitwhile has a positive, diverse, and supportive culture—we look for people who are curious, inventive, and work to be a little better every single day. We aim to be smart, humble, hardworking and, above all, collaborative. If this sounds like a good fit for you, why not say hello?

For more information or questions please contact us at jonas@waitwhile.com

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.

Free office snacks
Free office snacks

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

Social gatherings
Social gatherings

Social gatherings and games; hang out with your colleagues.

Pension plan
Pension plan

We take care of you, even when you are old and wrinkly.

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Working at
Waitwhile

Waitwhile is a digital queue management platform that helps businesses deliver better waiting experiences for their customers through automated, personalized and smartphone-based queue experiences. Waitwhile lets customers wait from anywhere and track their wait time status in real-time online - and helps the businesses automate their customer flows and reduce their wait times with machine-learning optimization. Waitwhile has improved the wait experience for over 80 million guests and collectively given people back over 2 million days they would have otherwise wasted waiting in line. Our customers include IKEA, Lululemon, Louis Vuitton, ADP, US Department of Veterans Affairs, Facebook and thousands of other businesses looking to improve their waiting experiences. The company was founded in 2017 in San Francisco by brothers Christoffer Klemming and Jonas Klemming, with the mission to eliminate the 1 Trillion hours that humans waste standing in line every year. Waitwhile has secured $12 million in funding from investors including CRV and has offices in the US and Sweden.

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