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Backend Engineer

Salary Competitive

The Org is the world’s biggest network of public org charts. We empower start-up leaders to show off their team, attract more talent, and build a better organization. Our mission is to make organizations more transparent because we believe that transparency will lead to a more connected and equitable professional community. You can learn more about The Org here

Backend Engineer

We're looking for Backend Engineer with a passion for functional programming to join our team of product engineers and designers. This position could be in our office in Copenhagen, DK or in New York City, USA. 

What you will do:

  • You'll be designing and building out our state-of-the-art Scala solution, currently supplying upward of a hundred million monthly requests from our serverless React web app.

  • You'll be working with a great team who love to share ideas, learn, and use new technologies.

  • You'll be influencing the product by continuously providing feedback on the design, workflow process, and testing.

  • You'll be contributing to technical and architectural discussions with the whole Engineering team both on a running basis and at our quarterly engineering off-site.

  • Your code will help achieve transparency into important personnel related movements using web crawling and machine learning. You'll also help our users attract and align talent by enabling multiplayer org chart building and by supplying community building tools.

  • You'll get at great insight the array of technologies in AWS that we use to continuously deploy and host our services. These are built and deployed using CodePipeline and they communicate via SQS. Our main processes are running Scala services, using Akka/Sangria/Cats, Postgres, Redis and ElasticSearch and are deployed using the Elastic Beanstalk. For periodically running jobs we use ECS.

  • You will be a part of a highly collaborative and agile team that values open-source, functional programming and Domain Driven Design and Clean Architecture.

Who you are:

  • You are curious, like to experiment with new ideas and enjoy solving problems. You are open-minded and a good listener when it comes to other peoples' ideas and voice your own ideas with confidence.

  • You have professional experience working with J Scala. You feel right at home designing and implementing backend features and services.

  • You are supportive and encouraging by nature, strive to be the best version of yourself and lift those around you up.

  • Working in a team comes naturally to you, you are easy to work with and value others' input.

  • You are ambitious and want to make a difference where you work. You are eager to contribute to a positive and productive work environment.

What we offer:


  • Competitive salary and equity package
  • 5 weeks of paid vacation
  • Professional development budget, wellbeing subsidy, mental health services
  • Penthouse office in central Copenhagen
  • Lunches and a fully stocked kitchen with drinks and snacks
  • International travel opportunities
  • Read more about our benefits here

New York City: 

  • Competitive salary and equity package
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Unlimited paid vacation
  • Generous paid parental leave
  • Professional development budget, wellbeing subsidy, commuter benefits
  • Penthouse office in Soho, Manhattan with an outdoor terrace
  • Lunches and a fully stocked kitchen with drinks and snacks
  • International travel opportunities
  • Read more about our benefits here

Our Values

Do the dishes: We value people that put the team first and do whatever is necessary regardless of your seniority or what your job description says. Sometimes that might mean you literally need to do the dishes.

Go for it!: We value people that take initiative and execute on their ideas. We take ownership and passionately seize opportunities to create, to learn, and to grow. We run towards a problem, rather than away from it, and fail fast and learn from our mistakes.

Be a contrarian: We dare to go against popular beliefs and seek out principle-first solutions over incremental progress. We aim to find the best solution, not the obvious one or the one that’s been found by others before.

Hygge: A Danish word meaning “cozy”, “belonging” or “togetherness”, representing the way we treat our office community. We value diversity and seek out people who want to join the “hygge”.

Learn out loud: We work transparently, dare to be vulnerable, and own our imperfections. Learning from each other builds a strong common ground from which everyone can grow together.

Learn more

  • Curious to see who you will be working with? Meet the team right here: https://bit.ly/3ygWVTo
  • Check out our public employee handbook to learn more about The Org: https://bit.ly/3yjhIWl
  • This role is expected to be an L2 or L3 technical position, in either New York or Copenhagen. Please see our salary ranges here: https://bit.ly/3CyJhgF
  • If you have any questions about the role or the company, please feel free to reach out to the hiring manager at andreas@theorg.com

The Org is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The company supports diversity and inclusion in its core values and does not discriminate against qualified employees or applicants because of race, color, religion, gender identity, sex, sexual preference, sexual identity, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, military status, or any other characteristic protected by federal or state law or local ordinance. When necessary, the company will reasonably accommodate employees and applicants with disabilities if the person is otherwise qualified to safely perform all of the essential functions of the position. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

For more information or questions please contact us at andreas@theorg.com

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.

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.

Free friday beers
Free friday beers

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

New tech gear
New tech gear

Are you a true Tech Savvy? Macbook, trackpad, you name it, we get you covered.

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Working at
The Org

The Org is the world’s biggest network of public org charts. We’re on a mission to make organizations more transparent to improve internal and external collaboration. The Org is doing for the public org chart what LinkedIn did for the public resume. As a job seeker, why is it so hard to get an idea about who you'll be working with? As an employee, why is there no single place to get to know your colleagues and learn how every team works? As a team leader, why can't you study how similar companies operate and apply their processes and learnings on your own team? We lead by example, and operate honestly and transparently, to show the world the value of transparency in business. We’re backed by some of the world’s leading investors including Founders Fund, Sequoia, Balderton and Tiger Global.

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