Backend software engineer interested in contech (3+ years experience)

Salary Competitive

We need you to build the next generation of engineering software!

Hello. We are Shapemaker and we are on a mission to reinvent civil engineering for a sustainable future. We were founded in 2021 and have put together a small team working on a microservice-based SaaS-offering for optimizing and automating structural engineering, and we are starting off with telecom towers.

Building and upgrading infrastructure for 5G is a complex and time-consuming task and there is a global shortage of expertise in this area. Our software reduces the skill barrier in performing structural analysis of the towers and reduces the lead times for the customer from weeks to minutes. We are enabling fast roll-outs of new infrastructure and minimize the raw material needed for building the structures.

To achieve this we are leveraging deep competence in structural engineering, parametric modeling/computational design, geotechnologies together with a scalable cloud infrastructure and artificial intelligence. Now we are looking for skilled and motivated software engineers to join the team!

We are pioneers, and what we do has never been done before. We push the industry, ourselves and each other to always reinvent. We are therefore looking for learners that are open-minded and can adapt while maintaining a responsible approach.

What we offer:

  • Deep (tech) water. We promise you that you will be challenged and you will get the opportunity to go broad, but also deep.

  • An opportunity to build a complex product, combining several technologies and competencies. We are a young company with a modern tech-stack.

  • Endless opportunities. Joining us as an early employee will give you the opportunity to define your own career path whether it is within tech, product, strategy or sales.

  • A highway from theory to practice. What we learn will be applied ASAP.

  • A chance to work on a clear sustainability and impact case

  • An international team serving an international market

  • Flexibility to work remotely, but also at inspiring office locations at Aker tech hub at Fornebu incl. gym, sauna, etc.

  • Competitive salary & benefits


This is a very collaborative role in the cross section between structural/civil engineering and software engineering. Your primary tasks will be to develop code for performing various structural analysis tasks together with experienced civil engineers. The role involves development, refactoring, testing and teaching good coding practices to the team.

The team consists of both civil engineers and software engineers in tight collaboration and your experience within software engineering and interest in learning about structural engineering will be vital to successfully bringing our product to the market. The role can be adapted to fit your desired career path.

Tasks and responsibilities:

  • Developing our structural engineering calculations in Python together with experienced civil engineers

  • Helping to improve the quality and performance of our calculations by testing, error management and software architecture

  • Assuring a robust data flow through our application to leverage the calculation results

  • Develop your skills and grow with the challenge of working with a true startup

  • Help resolve bugs and issues as they arise

  • Contribute to becoming a fantastic team and place to work

Required skills:

  • 3+ years of professional coding experience (in languages such as Python, Java, C#, C++, etc.)

  • Experience with software testing

  • General skills or interest in fields like civil, mechanical or electrical engineering

  • Strong team player

Also desirable:

  • B.Sc. or M.Sc. in computer science or any engineering-related field

  • Experience of working in interdisciplinary teams

  • Any teaching experience

  • Skills in writing LaTeX

  • Ability to be productive in a fast paced and changing environment

  • Desire to keep learning, experimenting, evaluating

#contech #joinastartup #shapemaker


We encourage you to apply as soon as possible, but the deadline is EOB Sunday 9th of October 2022.

Contact person: Ingrid Sofie Øvrum Sem, Chief Commercial Officer & Co-founder

For more information or questions please contact us at or phone number 004799537116

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.

Equity package
Equity package

Want to be a partner? Look no further.

Maternity / paternity leave
Maternity / paternity leave

Kids are the future, go spend time with them.

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Working at

We are on the mission to reinvent civil engineering for a sustainable future. We are building a one-stop shop for the design and engineering of structural assets. We are leveraging AI, cloud technologies, parametric modelling, geotechnologies, structural engineering, remote sensing (wind and terrain data) and big data to reduce the cost and time of structural design and analysis. We strive to optimize engineering structures to reduce carbon footprint and have identified strong reduction potentials. Our ambition is to build a B2B SaaS product house for structural engineering within several industries such as telecom, wind, solar and power. Our founding team possesses world-leading expertise within the telecommunication industry, therefore we are starting off by targeting this field. We believe that we have identified a niche with a truly global potential. We have launched the first version of our software that we have sold and delivered to customers represented by Europe’s largest telecommunication provider (Vantage Towers) as well as completed an integration with one of the largest asset management platforms (Atrebo). We have attracted international VC investors, established a strong advisory board, and are now looking for team members! Check out:

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