Senior Backend Developer

Salary Competitive

Petli is on a mission to help improve dogs’ lives everywhere by delivering an exceptional, science-backed education that focuses on positive reinforcement and building a caring community where dog parents of all levels of experience can find guidance.

We are uniting a dedicated, talented and diverse team to achieve our mission. We believe a fusion of great expertise and diverse minds is necessary to create an exceptional product. Join us and help Petli enrich the lives of dogs and their fellow human parents.


🔭 What we're looking for

We are looking for a Senior Backend Developer to join our team of passionate engineers who share the goal of shaping the technical foundation of Petli and developing a high quality service that will improve the lives of humans and their dogs.

You will be working with the development, deployment, monitoring and scaling of our backend system that enables a feature rich API for our application. You will be a key part of building the future of Petli and helping the team reach their goals.

💪 Responsibilities

  • Designing and developing new features for our backend services and refining existing functionality

  • Overseeing, supporting and taking lead on technical projects and mentoring other developers in the team

  • Monitoring performance, capacity and security issues to ensure optimal performance for our backend services

  • Staying up to date with best practices, conducting research and implementing new technology as they become available

  • Developing and supporting our backend infrastructure including databases, servers and CI/CD pipelines

  • Troubleshooting and resolving bugs and issues for our users

  • Being proactive and identifying risks and vulnerabilities in our systems

  • Working closely with frontend developers to align on functionality and ensure compatibility


🧶 Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s degree in computer programming, computer science, or a related field

  • 5+ years of hands-on backend development experience

  • Experience with Go programming language and PostgreSQL

  • Experience with deploying and orchestrating microservices in Kubernetes

  • Strong problem solving and verbal and written communication skills

  • Follows agile, test- and data-driven development

  • Has a proactive attitude and can work well both collaboratively and independently



  • Experience with mobile and web application development process

  • Knowledge with GraphQL

  • Experience with building a content management system (CMS)

  • Experience developing scalable backend services with high request loads

Not sure you meet 100% of our qualifications? Apply anyway! Please note, we are only accepting candidates that are within +1 / -1 hour to CET (Central European Timezone).


🤑 Benefits

  • Work with a passionate and fun team 🤝

  • A friendly, supportive and humble working culture ❤️

  • A chance to join an early startup and input on important company direction and strategy 🚀

  • Flexible working hours and work from wherever you want ⏳

  • An office you can visit in central Stockholm 🏢

  • Laptop and other necessary work equipments 💻

  • 30 days of paid vacation 🌴

  • 5000SEK health and wellness allowance (friskvårdsbidrag) 🪁

  • Employee stock options 💰

🐶 About Us

Our product

Our main product today is a mobile app with dog courses and training for all ages and a budding community where Petli members can share stories of their dogs. All our educational materials are validated based on science and vetted by some of Sweden's foremost dog experts.

Within each course, dog owners receive constructive feedback from Petli's professional dog trainers and earn medals to track their progress. And within our community, people can post their experiences with their dogs and follow each other's progress.

Our team

We are a team of eight multi-national animal lovers, all dedicated to improving the lives of dogs everywhere. We come from different backgrounds, with colleagues from Sweden, the UK, Canada and Russia. Our varied experiences are the key for us to finding creative solutions and building the best product.

With a diverse team comes diverse hobbies and interests. Some have a dog, some have a cat, some like to climb, some like to travel, and some play video games. But we all believe in having fun together and creating a healthy and productive company culture where everyone matters.


📨 How to Apply

Please apply with your CV in English.

Feel free to attach your Github or any other personal projects that you have been working on

Your hiring manager will be Shahin Baharan, who is the Co-founder and CEO at Petli.

We’re committed to hiring diversely. Having employees from diverse backgrounds brings a wealth of perspectives and experience to our team. We encourage members of underrepresented groups to apply for this role.

We anonymise candidate information during the initial CV review, and assess candidates based on their work samples and unique talents. Everyone is rated against the same criteria.


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.

Equity package
Equity package

Want to be a partner? Look no further.

Pension plan
Pension plan

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

Remote work allowed
Remote work allowed

You know how you perform best. Work from your couch, your favorite cafe or abroad when you feel like it.

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Working at

For 20-40 thousand years, dog has been humans best friend... and now it’s time for us to become theirs. Our mission at Petli is to help people understand and communicate with their dog on a deeper level. The Petli app will help people become responsible dog parents from day one, in a fun and mobile format. By utilizing gamification and personalization, we teach people ethology as well as how to train their dogs using positive reinforcement. Training programs created by some of Sweden's best dog trainers help the user better understand and train their four legged family member. We even offer personal feedback and guidance from our in house dog trainers, to help the user succeed. As a user you can also take exams and earn medals to share on social media to show off your dogs progress. We are on a mission to help people become their dog's best friend.

Read more about Petli

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