familiar with AWS through personal projects?
amazed by the improved developer experience of Serverless?
intrigued by APIs, event-driven architectures and streaming?
Got the skills, but lack traditional credentials — like a finished education, years of experience, or both?
Then you are exactly who we're looking for. This is your chance.
*Curious why we prefer people without traditional requirements? Read `We're Against Discrimination` below.
We recommend having personal experience with the following technologies, skills & knowledge.
Must Have: Serverless Stack (SST) • Lambda • Docker • DynamoDB • Cloud Development Kit (CDK) • AWS API Gateway • Cognito
Should Have: AWS CloudBuild • CodePipeline • CloudWatch • Step Functions • Aurora Serverless • OpenAPI
Could Have: Kinesis • Kafka • Grafana • EventBridge • neo4j • Neptune • Redis • AsyncAPI
*Don't worry — even though our AWS commodity tools are pretty much set in stone, we're adopting higher-level tools rapidly. You'll get to learn useful tools on-the-job. We learn about and try out new tools together all the time to improve the developer experience.
Must Have: design cloud architecture • analyse software specifications • automate cloud tasks • develop with cloud services • deploy cloud resources • respond to incidents in cloud • develop software prototype • debug software • do cloud refactoring • interpret technical texts • manage cloud data and storage • provide technical documentation • solve ICT system problems
Should Have: align software with system architectures • implement cloud security and compliance • manage keys for data protection
Could Have: analyse business requirements • design cloud networks • design database in the cloud • design for organisational complexity
Must Have: cloud technologies • ICT system integration • ICT system programming • SaaS (service-oriented modelling) • cloud monitoring and reporting • database development tools
Should Have: cloud security and compliance • systems theory
Could Have: operating systems • systems development life-cycle • cyber security
When companies ask for formal education, and years of experience - they’re really asking a deeper question: Can I trust this candidate to bring value on day one?
We have found that skills verified through work sample tests (i.e. "Challenges") drastically outperform CVs and other traditional requirements in terms of predictive validity for job performance.
So, as a logical result, we hire using challenges.
When we've received enough applicants for this position, we'll send out an industry-relevant challenge designed to test the competencies listed in this job post.
The best way to prepare is to invest in your developer skills. No need to prepare fake answers to interview questions, or find ways to sell yourself better. Focusing on growth within your craft (i.e. Cloud Development) leading up to the challenge will bring you the best results.
We're Against Discrimination
We're a company by Undiscovered Talent, for Undiscovered Talent — those candidates that never get a fair chance because they lack traditional requirements. We were once in your shoes. We firmly believe in giving everyone equal opportunity — and to qualify for the job based on verified skills. We also believe these people will seize the opportunity with more passion, leading to a win-win relationship.
We Respect your Time
We need a way to fairly evaluate job applications. Some companies use this as an opportunity to assign actual work. That's not fair. We will send you a challenge; but one that's designed to take an hour or two (assuming you have the necessary competencies). One that's interesting and relevant, but not directly valuable to us. That way, we can assess your competency, without disrespecting your time.
Got Questions? Reach out at linkedin.com/in/simenfossnes
This job comes with several perks and benefits
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.
We want to take you from good to great.