Backend Engineer

Salary Competitive

At Planday, our vision is to power the global workforce marketplace by connecting people to relevant and meaningful work, and to help businesses build an engaged, high performing and flexible workforce through our shift-scheduling platform. We’re all about meaningful work for customers, users and employees.

We're growing fast and looking for a new colleague to join as a Backend Engineer.

Every day our engineers design, develop, test, release, operate and measure the Planday product under the Agile philosophy, and in so doing, redefine the interaction between businesses and employees around the world. In this global picture, Planday's Engineering team ensures that our products and services do what we expect, and perform well 24/7.

In this role, you will join an international, highly motivated, cross-functional, and self-driven team that includes developers, designers, and product managers. We trust that you understand how your technical solutions help to implement the company vision and that you have a passion for interacting with many different people to achieve a goal.

We are looking for an engineer who enjoys innovation, challenging the status quo, and taking great pride in building products used by thousands of people all over the world.

You can expect to work with the following:

  • Have a natural curiosity towards learning new things, and the desire to innovate and grow your own abilities
  • Collaborate with (and learn from) colleagues who have a profound understanding of other disciplines like design, project-management and Front end development; in highly agile teams
  • Take complex business problems and convert them into simple clean code solutions across multiple platforms
  • Design and develop various components of Planday, including webhooks, data transformation services, import and export services, Open APIs, and .netcore (C#)


If you see yourself in some of the points below, great - we’re excited to learn more about you!

Our ideal Backend Engineer is accustomed to a distributed team structure and the ability to build business logic and tests. You are capable of switching contexts effectively and reach pragmatic solutions through quick decision making.

  • Knowledge of .Net Core and MVC technologies and common patterns
  • Analytical and critical thinking skills and the ability to clearly communicate your ideas
  • An understanding of API design and documentation principles
  • Understanding of software development practices, patterns, and technologies (SOLID, DI/IoC)
  • Knowledge of relational database concepts
  • Experience with the agile software development methodology
  • A few years of engineering fundamentals and experience in independently writing code used by real users

It would be beneficial if you have knowledge/experience with the following – but we want to hear from you even if you don’t.

  • Specific experience with Swagger (OpenAPI Specification)
  • Specific experience with MS SQL Server


At Planday, we offer you:

  • Benefits like pension, health insurance, inclusive support for new parents and generous vacation
  • Growth and progression opportunities – we want you to grow with us
  • Flexible remote work
  • Strong social culture with lots of team and company activities
  • Meaningful work – everyone at Planday contributes to improving the lives of shift workers around the globe
  • Healthy work-life balance and autonomous approach to work. We trust in you and your abilities.
  • The opportunity to join Planday in an exciting time of growth and development

Finally, our offices are not just workplaces (although they are pretty nice and well-located, we have to say!). Plandayers are open and welcoming and at Planday, everyone has the freedom and support to show their true self at work.

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.

Free office snacks
Free office snacks

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

Pension plan
Pension plan

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

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Working at

Planday makes a real impact on the lives of shift-workers and business owners by simplifying administrative processes and communication, freeing up time for what really matters. Central to this is a product-driven mindset and great customer service. As an organisation, we are proud to be ambitious and collaborative and emphasise employee experience. We're all on different journeys - professionally and personally - and we aim for Plandayers to experience their time here as full of support and self-growth.

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