Data/Backend Engineer 🤖

Salary SEK 50,000 - SEK 60,000

Before Humly, Kristoffer (CPO) and Gustav (CEO) were college students and substitute teachers, dealing with the same problems many face with agencies: the last-minute work calls, the calls that don’t come, the lack of power or say in your career, and so much more.

So they built a home where educators are as important as the job itself. They built Humly, so educators globally can have the power to choose when, where, and how much they work – simply and easily, without hassle. With 23k+teachers across 7.5k+ schools/nurseries and growing, it's fair to say that Humly has turned into growth adventure.


About the Role

As Humly has graduated from Startup to Scale-up, the internal definition of "great" for our engineering efforts changed from "ship quickly" to "deliver well tested, clean and maintainable solutions for scale". As a data-focused Backend engineer in the team, your responsibility will be to make sure we live up to this transition. Over the years, we have accrued technical debt throughout our platform, and this is limiting our ability to take on higher traffic load and to build smarter and more efficient solutions. By contributing with strong experience in data modelling, SQL, caching, migrations, API design, API integrations, and service architecture you will ensure that we have a better foundation for the future. The faster you help identify and restructure our legacy code base, the earlier you can shift focus to building interesting and value-creating solutions on top of this improved foundation. This could include anything from ML-driven matching algorithms to efficient data pipelines and analytics services.

 

Responsibilities

  • Take ownership of our matching service

  • Work on improving the data integrity, standardisation and denormalisation of our database

  • Work with and improve our 3rd party integrations, like Hubspot, Google Maps, TravelTime, Staffology and many more

  • Collaborate with our data scientist on our datalake and analytics platform 

  • Ensuring that we have good observability and test setups for the integrations

 

Our tech stack

  • (reasonable) microservice architecture

  • Frontend: React, Typescript, Material-UI, Remix, GraphQL

  • Backend: Nest.js, Ruby on Rails, GraphQL, Postgres

  • Infrastructure: Kubernetes, UpCloud, RabbitMQ, OpenSearch, Prometheus, Jaeger

  • CI/CD based on GitOps operational framework

 

Qualifications

  • BA or MS degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or related field.

  • 5+ years of professional experience in software architecture and development using Node.js, TS and SQL.

  • Confident in most of the concepts listed here:

    • https://roadmap.sh/backend

    • https://roadmap.sh/software-architect

    • https://roadmap.sh/sql

  • Fluent in English.

  • Located in or around Gothenburg (or willing to relocate)

 

Exciting things about Humly's product team

  • No sprints, but shaping and cycles: https://basecamp.com/shapeup

  • Business-focused and data-driven approach to development

  • Lots of influence in a small and flexible team

  • Hybrid office model - flexibility with responsibility, ~3 days at the office

  • International and diverse team

  • Real impact on quality education - a UN Sustainable Development Goal

     

How we hire

We evaluate candidates continuously, don't wait - send us your application today!

  1. Intro call - A first casual 30 minute conversation with our CTO about Humly’s short and long-term goals and how those might be related to your personal career goals. This is a good time to discuss deal breakers and concerns you might have upfront.

  2. Technical interview - A 1-hour deep-dive into the craft of software development with a couple of our engineers. We let you describe how you engage with problem solving and you can share your opinions about technical debt, project management, and favourite tech stacks. This is also an opportunity to learn more about what our team enjoys about working at Humly, and ask the hard questions.

  3. Culture Interview - A 1-hour talk with our CTO and one of our founders into your previous experiences and learnings. Share with us your successes and failures and all the permutations in between. The goal is to get to know how what you’ve done before has shaped your perspective about the who/what/why/where/when of what you want to do next.

 

About Humly

Humly is a digital marketplace matching supply teachers and schools. 70 million teachers are needed globally to reach the 2030 UN sustainable development goals, and Humly is set to solve a piece of that puzzle. Humly has financially strong and active owners in Viking Ventures and Alfvén & Didrikson, and have raised 17 MEUR. We are in a scale-up phase in the UK and have high ambitions. The UK market alone is a 2 billion EUR, and Humly has a first mover advantage. Humly has 80 employees working at our offices in Gothenburg, Sweden and at several sites in the UK. The marketplace yearly helps save more than 1,000,000 hours of education.

For more information or questions please contact us at thomas@thehub.io

Perks and benefits

This job comes with several perks and benefits

Near public transit
Near public transit

Easy access and treehugger friendly workplace.

Pension plan
Pension plan

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

Social gatherings
Social gatherings

Social gatherings and games; hang out with your colleagues.

New tech gear
New tech gear

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

Free coffee / tea
Free coffee / tea

Get your caffeine fix to get you started and keep you going.

Work life balance
Work life balance

Carve out time for your kids, friends and personal cider projects.

Working at
Humly

We're empowering educators with total control in their hands and we’re helping the world to teach. We do this by revolutionising how schools and nurseries find the best educators. We do this by empowering educators with full-career control. And we do this because we must. Because by 2030, up to 69 million classrooms and nurseries won’t have a teacher. But with a push of a button, supply educators can find, choose, and book every job that fits them. With a push of a button, schools and nurseries can instantly and easily find educators. With a push of a button, we simplify, modernise, and improve education for everyone everywhere. And with a push of a button, we can help those 69 million classrooms and nurseries learn another day. In 2015, Kristoffer and Gustav, our Head of Product and CEO co-founded Humly in Gothenburg, Sweden. But before the C-Suite, they were college students and supply teachers, dealing with the same problems many face with agencies: the last-minute work calls, the calls that don’t come, the lack of power or say in your career, and so much more. So they built a home where educators are as important as the job itself. They built Humly, so educators can have the power to choose when, where, and how much they work – simply and easily, without hassle. They built Humly so every eligible educator can find the classroom and nursery that’s right for them.

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