Senior Back-End Engineer

Salary Competitive

Who are we? 

Penneo is a fast-growing RegTech (Regulatory Technology) SaaS company headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark. We effectively assist customers in industries like accounting, legal, and finance, enabling them to organize and automate their business-critical processes in a compliant, secure, and effortless way.

Following a successful IPO in 2020 and the listing on Nasdaq Copenhagen Main Market in April 2022 we are now more than ever, in a position to execute our strategy for European expansion. We are not only looking for new employees, we are looking to form new long-term relationships with people who resonate with our culture and values.

We now have the opportunity to look for a Senior Backend Engineer to join our awesome and growing team. We're on a mission to scale our operations and maximize value to our existing and future customers. 

Who are we looking for?

As a Senior Backend Engineer at Penneo, you will collaborate with a multicultural team of highly skilled and open-minded Engineers. You will work on our customer-facing platform and APIs with a focus on providing data to our frontends, internal tools, and external integrations. 

We’re looking for a colleague that is open to exploring other parts of our stack and does not shy away from adding small things to our frontends or tweaking a CI pipeline

We are looking for someone who understands how products work, beyond “just” software. We mainly work with the following technologies: Docker, Kotlin, Java, MySQL, PHP, and Typescript and we would love it if you have expertise in more than one language/framework. You can see more of our stack here:

The position is full-time, based in our HQ in Copenhagen.  You will report to our VP of Engineering and have our awesome Engineering & Product Team as your closest collaborators.

What would be your responsibilities?

We foresee the following responsibilities, but you’ll have the opportunity and freedom to influence and define them with us.

  • Developing features and improvements to the Penneo product in a secure, tested, and performant way;

  • Consistently shipping features and improvements with guidance and support from other team members;

  • Collaborating with a team to find the right solutions to our customers' problems;

  • Delivering solutions to our customers to serve their needs.

What makes you a great match?

We believe that the following traits and experiences are important for becoming successful in this role, and it is the basis upon which we assess candidates. However, we acknowledge that talent takes many forms and we would still like to hear from you, even if you don't think you match all the points below.

We expect you to:

  • Hold  5+ years of experience developing software products, preferably in product teams;

  • Be haunted by a deep-rooted craving to code for customer value;

  • Be able to balance individual contributions with team efforts meetings and closing;

  • Be ready to go new ways to solve technical problems;

  • Be comfortable reducing legacy code;

  • Are familiar with developing/improving service-oriented architecture;

  • Enjoy taking time to mentor other team members and share knowledge with your colleagues;

How will this role progress?

It is important to us to be as transparent as even possible and to give you the opportunity to level expectations for the role. Therefore, we share our impact description in advance and would love your thoughts about it in your cover letter.

During the 1st month, you will:

  • Meet your new colleagues and understand who is doing what;

  • Get comfortable with the day-to-day operations of the Product Development Team;

  • Understand the problems Penneo solves for customers;

  • Understand the core platform and use most features of the product;

  • Understand our deployment process and make your first product contribution;

  • Fix some easy bugs that only affect a single service;

  • Begin to deploy changes.

Within 3 months you will:

  • Contribute individually to a second service;

  • Familiarize yourself with all of our services;

  • Engage in our 3rd level support rotation;

  • Identify ways to improve the development process.

Within 6 months you will: 

  • Feel comfortable working on most of our services;

  • Engage in helping others understand the product better;

  • Understand how to manage risk when deploying changes;

  • Understand our production environment.

Within 12 months you will: 

  • Have contributed individually to at least 3 services across multiple languages and stacks;

  • Engage in improving our core practices.

Our Engineering roles are instrumental to our ambitious growth aspirations, and we’re eager to learn on the journey with you. It all depends on your capabilities for continuous learning and equally important - your dreams for the future.

By now we hope you’re sitting with a smile on your face, ready to apply and contribute to the Penneo adventure.

About our interview process:

We want you to know what to expect. All of our interviews can be conducted remotely, scheduled via email, and Google Meet for audio/video calls if you prefer.

  • Call with one of our Talent Acquisition Specialists (~30m): introduction to the company, mutual initial expectation leveling;

  • Call with our VP of Engineering, Jesús (~45m): Get to know each other, assess for mutual fit, introduction to the impact and goals for the position;

  • Tech round (~1h):  Get to know 2 engineers that you will be working with, and have in-depth conversations about building software, working with a team, and decision making. We expect you to go through a small technical assessment test that can be:

    • A case to work on your own and present during the interview;

    • A case to work on with us, in a pair programming setting;

    • A case to discuss in an interview setting.

  • The practicalities (~45m): Closing talk with our VP of Engineering, Jesús for agreeing on compensation, starting date, and all other practical details. 


Best of success with your application!

Please note that we are screening and interviewing on an ongoing basis. If you are interested in any of our roles, please do not hesitate to submit your application.

 Penneo is an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment, hiring, and promotion are based on merit and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or expression.

Please be aware that if hired, as part of our Background check, we require a copy of your criminal record. We do that to ensure that we remain a trusted service provider and partner as well as to comply with relevant compliance requirements such as ISO27001.

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 friday beers
Free friday beers

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

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Working at

At Penneo we are constantly breaking barriers and expanding our horizon. Founded back in 2014, we have quickly evolved from a digital signature platform to a set of solutions that automate workflows related to client onboarding (KYC), digital signing, and document management. We are now 100+ passionate people, from all over the world, with a clear mission: to make it easy and beneficial for companies to be compliant in a world where being accountable for the way you do business is a matter of course. We believe in the power of authenticity. At Penneo you can be yourself, with your culture, perspective, and way of thinking. It is when different points of view are shared together, that miracles happen. At Penneo, we believe that work should be fun. In our office, we have jokes and music. You can truly sense a humorous and informal atmosphere around. We aim to work hard, but have fun doing it.

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