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Senior Backend Engineer for startup changing the podcasting industry

Salary NOK 800,000 - NOK 950,000

Great stories deserve great sound. Nomono solves fundamental problems with thoughtful design and intelligent signal processing, providing exceptional audio quality in a seamless user experience. We create tools for great storytelling that inspire collaboration, new ideas, and immersive content. We make audio production straightforward, motivating, and exciting to let you focus on what really matters — telling great stories.

We have created a portable recording studio that offers high quality audio recording and processing, consisting of a compact and easy to use recording kit (microphones, recording unit, charging station) controlled with a mobile app. In addition, we have a web app we call our Cloud solution supplying the ecosystem for processing and editing the recordings (offered as a SaaS solution). Recordings automatically sync to the Cloud, and through machine learning users can clean out the sounds, remove background noise, etc.

We are growing fast, and are now on the look to grow our backend skills, which is why we are looking for a Backend Engineer to join our efforts.


Being a Senior Backend Engineer at Nomono

As a Senior Backend Engineer at Nomono you will be joining Team Cloud working with 5 other colleagues and reporting to our CPO Sylvia. The team consists of two designers (UX and UI), two front-end engineers, a back-end/cloud engineer, and a Product Manager who is starting in August. We are now adding a Senior Cloud Engineer and a Senior Backend Engineer (this role) to the team.

You will be working mainly on our web app and play a critical role in helping us build a robust, scalable, and high-performing cloud service that provides great audio processing and editing for content creators. You will join a growing team of experienced software developers, designers, hardware engineers, and audio researchers.

We work with an agile work model, all teams are autonomous, but we make sure we are aligned overall and are looking to implement OKRs. We promote cross-functionality with overlapping roles and responsibilities. All our work is in English, so no Norwegian is needed.

We build our platform using modern tooling and frameworks. As a member of the team, you will contribute actively to software quality through thorough testing and code reviews. You will share knowledge of tools and technologies and recommend best practices. Instead of struggling with technical debt and outdated legacy code, your work should actively shape our products now and in the future.

You will contribute strongly to all aspects of our service: Backend design and architecture, working closely with our Cloud Engineer on cloud infrastructure, CI/CD pipelines, monitoring, and incident handling. Not a small responsibility, but you will have dedicated colleagues to share it with.

We believe in a small, dynamic, and lean organization. This puts a lot of pressure on only getting the top talents in every position. This position offers a unique opportunity for you to take part in our vision.


Overall goals of the role

  • Contribute to a robust and trustworthy end-user experience for our SaaS customers

    • Architect, develop, and operate our SaaS offering

    • Establish and develop tools and practices to ensure a stable, resilient, and secure backend

  • Ensure our code and setup is state-of-the-art for easy maintenance and optimal performance for all stakeholders

    • Produce clean, readable code and participate in code reviews

    • Keep yourself updated on tools and solutions and share knowledge with your colleagues


Our current tech stack

  • Python

  • Django

  • Fast API

  • OpenFGA

  • Datadog for monitoring

  • Docker

  • Kubernetes & cdk8s


  • Dapr


What is needed to succeed in this role?

We are looking for an experienced and highly motivated backend engineer who wants to be responsible for the backend of our product. We imagine you have an education in Computer Science or similar, followed by at least 3 years of experience working as a backend developer with strong knowledge of Python. You are excellent at communicating in English, and keen to work on-site at our office in either Trondheim or Oslo.

As a person, you are accurate and organized, with an entrepreneurial character making you self-driven and proactive. Ideally, you have startup experience, and know the importance of prioritizing your tasks, when there is a lot to do and few hands to carry the load. You are also curious and motivated to learn new technologies and tools when needed, happy to be hands-on and solution oriented, and driven by building great products!

Most of us work out of our office in Trondheim, as we believe the best culture and work emerge from real-world connections and interactions between people. However, your physical location is secondary to your passion for sound and delivering exceptional work. If we believe you’re a great fit with our team and culture, we’ll go far to get you onboard.


More specifically we imagine you fit the following:

  • 3+ years of Backend developer experience (6+ years if you don't have a university degree)

  • Strong knowledge of Python and Django

  • Familiarity with Fast API and OpenFGA

  • Experience with monitoring tools such as Datadog, Prometheus or Opentracing

  • Familiarity with agile/scrum development and Git

  • Excellent communication skills in English


And if you can also check off some of the following, we think you will fit right in at Nomono:

  • BSc/MSc Degree in Computer Science or related technical field

  • Experience with one of the major 3 cloud providers (bonus points if this is AWS)

  • Familiarity with microservices/distributed systems design

  • Experience with Docker, Kubernetes, cdk8s, and AWS CDK

  • Have a track record of pursuing self-directed or open-source side projects

  • Dedication to secure, scalable, and resilient systems

  • Are familiar with Atlassian tools for documentation and project management

  • Have an interest in audio products and sound

  • Startup experience


Why should you join Nomono?

One of our greatest offerings is our Nomono culture and the passion of the team. Our team is very dedicated to making Nomono the best it can be, and we care about our company and each other.

We believe in great flexibility and context driven leadership. We don't have a vacation policy, since in today's world most people are connected wherever they go. So if you work better from home or from your summer house in Spain or have a long weekend, this is all accepted, as long as you clarify it with your team, deliver what you should, and don't put your team members in a bad position.

We work in a very trust-based way, where you decide how you work best, and you know best what this means for you. Everyone wants to do what is best for Nomono, so we care about the output of your work, and not how many hours you put in.


We offer

  • An opportunity to take part in an exciting startup journey

  • A chance of great responsibility and opportunity to influence our future product

  • A competitive salary and stock options program to take part in our future success (Final salary will be agreed depending on qualifications according to Tekna guidelines)

  • A great and very competent team, to lean on and support - a work family with passionate co-workers

  • A key role in building a strong global brand

  • Access to great offices in Trondheim and Oslo

  • Our goal is to pay people well and create the best place in the world to work


The Hiring Process

If it sounds like Nomono might be the place for you, hit the apply button and send us your LinkedIn, and Github as well as answer a few questions. We review applications and call for interviews on an ongoing basis.

  1. Initial call with Head of Software Sigurd

  2. Technical interview with members of Team Cloud

  3. Final interview with our COO Kristine / CPO Sylvia

We look forward to hearing from you, and onboarding a great new colleague to our team at Nomono.

For more information or questions please contact us at sigurd.saue@nomono.co or phone number +47 930 04 948

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.

Social gatherings
Social gatherings

Social gatherings and games; hang out with your colleagues.

Near public transit
Near public transit

Easy access and treehugger friendly workplace.

Equity package
Equity package

Want to be a partner? Look no further.

Skill development
Skill development

We want to take you from good to great.

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Working at

Nomono is about to change podcasting as we know it with disruptive hardware and software. We’re a Norwegian tech-startup and lucky to be building a global brand where customer satisfaction is a key ingredient. Many challenges exist between recording and publishing. Getting ready and setting up equipment can feel like a time drain. Cables, microphones, and obtrusive stands get in the way of natural conversations. Laborious editing and audio cleanup distract you from being creative with the content. Faced with heaps of hurdles and complexities, even the most experienced creators sacrifice quality when crafting a story. We have created a portable recording studio that offers high quality audio recording and processing, consisting of a compact and easy to use recording kit (microphones, recording unit, charging station) controlled with a mobile app, as well as a web app supplying the ecosystem for processing it (offered as a SaaS solution). Recordings automatically sync to the cloud, and through machine learning you can clean out the sounds, remove background noise etc. A lot of great feedback from users, backing by large investors, and recently receiving the Innovation award in the audio category at SXSW 2023 is a great proof point that we are on the right track! Our main customers are broadcasting houses, agencies, journalists and independent podcasters, and our products are currently mainly shipped to customers in the US. We are a team of 37 (and growing) with expertise across signal processing, acoustics, consumer electronics and media production. Our headquarters is based in Trondheim, and we have a satellite office in Oslo and New York. We build hardware and software that is intuitive, collaborative and easy to use while delivering exceptional audio quality. Our vision is to make voices heard. We imagine a new way of audio production that is intuitive, creative, and collaborative from start to finish. We remove barriers between people and technology, producers and engineers, as well as hosts and guests — connecting the dots between stories and listeners. At Nomono, we are committed to transparency, to all voices being heard and to having fun at work. We try to live our values, and have created different squads to promote this: - Sustainability squad - Privacy squad & compliance board - Diversity & Inclusion squad We believe that boring stuff should be automated, that things can always improve and that a human touch is fundamental to a great customer experience. We’d love for you to join us and help them out, wherever they are and on whatever channel they want to connect. We plan to be the best in class and hope that you share our ambition..

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