Senior Backend Developer

Salary Competitive

Shape is an award-winning app-focused digital product studio based in Copenhagen, Denmark. We’re dedicated to making outstanding apps for prominent clients such as OK, PureGym, Nordisk Film, Bolius, TV2 Regions, Solar, Magasin, RedBull, Mofibo, and Aarstiderne. We are proud that our work is touched, tapped, swiped, and pinched by millions of people every day.

We are known for building high-quality mobile apps that tackle real problems and push businesses forward. Our apps have an average user rating of 4.4 out of 300.000+ reviews.

During summer 2023, we joined forces with Swedish’ leading app agency Bontouch as well as Waterland Private Equity with the goal to create the leading digital product agency worldwide. Our joint mission is clear: To deliver unmatched business value for our partners by crafting superior digital products with unparalleled customer experiences.

Today the group consists of more than 400 employees across offices in Copenhagen, Stockholm, Zurich, New York, London, Åre, Östersund, and Kalmar. The group will continue to grow organically while pursuing international expansion through acquisitions of digital product agencies that have achieved a leading position in their respective markets by delivering best-in-class mobile apps.


  • Experience with modern web frameworks such as Spring, Ktor, Rails or similar.
  • Motivation to become a part of and learn from a team of experienced and passionate developers for backend, web, iOS and Android.
  • Experience with Kotlin or Java.
  • An interest in system architecture, caching techniques, REST API design and data modeling.
  • Experience working with relational databases such as Postgres.
  • Experience with Docker and at least one public cloud (AWS, Azure, GCP). Having worked with techniques and technologies such as Infrastructure as Code, Load Balancing, Redis, and managed services such as S3 is a plus.
  • Experience with running and monitoring applications in production.
  • It’s always good to also know frontend technologies such as React or Vue.


  • Become a key member of team consisting of 2 - 10 developers specialized in backend, Android, and iOS development who are responsible for building and maintaining 1 - 3 existing or new projects.
  • Be part of a company that prioritize work-life balance and recognize that employees perform at their best when their personal life is supported and stable.
  • Participate in creating scalable, maintainable, and tested software that we can work with over the next several years.
  • Work in close collaboration with our design, quality assurance, and strategic teams to build delightful products that make a difference in people’s lives.
  • Deploy and monitor the developed solutions to ensure high availability and low error rates. We typically use containerized environments on AWS or Azure.
  • Get the opportunity to share your knowledge with your fellow colleagues as well as learn from them during day-to-day work and our scheduled knowledge-sharing sessions.
  • Operate in an open, inspiring, and highly trust-based environment, where your opinion matters a lot and will highly define the direction of our codebases as well as the experience we deliver to our users.
  • Be assigned a mentor, regardless of your experience level, for the first weeks at work, just so you can get familiar with the Shape ways of working (and coding).


⏱ Full-time, 37.5 hours a week.

📍 This is a Copenhagen-based, on-site position with flexible remote work possibilities.

💬 English proficiency is a must. Danish language skills are not expected.

💎 Read more about our benefits and why to choose Shape on our career page.


    📝 Application via the company career site

    🕵🏻 CV screening by a Talent Acquisition representative

    📋 Additional questions sent to the candidate

    👥 1st meeting with a Talent Acquisition representative

    🧑‍💻 Take-home assignment - a small application to work on from scratch

    💁 2nd meeting - technical interview with a panel of senior developers

    👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 3rd meeting - Team and cultural fit [helpful for both candidate and team to get acquainted before deciding "it's a match"!]

    🎯 Offer


    🏙 Central office

    Our office is located in a central area of Copenhagen, Denmark. Easy to access by bike or public transport (metro station: Islands Brygge).

    🍝☕️ Food and drinks

    Enjoy a catered lunch, great snacks, and drinks with your colleagues, every day. These include plenty of vegetarian, halal, gluten, and lactose-free options.

    🧑‍🎓 Skill development

    We support your skill development by offering a budget to attend conferences.

    👯 Social gatherings

    Enjoy social gatherings, activities, Friday bars, and games together with your colleagues.

    ⚖️ Work-life balance

    Work is not everything. Carve out time for your family, friends, and fun hobbies.

    🐥 Family friendly

    We cherish families and understand that daily life can be full of unexpected events. We also open our doors to your little ones for Christmas Hygge or LEGO nights.

    🏡 Remote work allowed

    We are open to remote work as long as it fits in with your team. Working from your home country is also possible when visiting your family and friends.


    ⭐️ A competitive salary in accordance with experience and capabilities.

    ⭐️ We are organized with a very flat hierarchy without unnecessary project managers, but with team leads who also have technical backgrounds.

    ⭐️ Our office is located in Islands Brygge close to public transportation and the harbor, where both summertime and wintertime swimming is enjoyed.

    ⭐️ The headquarters offers a modern aesthetic, a comfy lounge area, and plenty of fun activities such as PlayStation tournaments, board game nights, family LEGO days, robot wars, and much more.

    ⭐️ But also social events, keynotes, morning runs (and swims) and Friday bars - not to forget an unhealthy amount of snacks, beverages, cake.

    ⭐️ Our team is very international and so far includes people from over 30 different countries. Our company language is English.

    ⭐️ A couple of times each year we press pause on our daily projects and retrieve to a remote location. We get together for socialising and hacking on side projects - we call this Shape Weekend. It is a lot of fun.

    ⭐️ Read more about our benefits and why to choose Shape on our career page.

    Perks and benefits

    This job comes with several perks and benefits

    Paid holiday
    Paid holiday

    Free office snacks
    Free office snacks

    Work life balance
    Work life balance

    Pet friendly
    Pet friendly

    Flexible working hours
    Flexible working hours

    Social gatherings
    Social gatherings

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    Working at
    Shape Aps

    Shape is a mobile development studio, dedicated to making outstanding apps, and we are proud that our work is touched, tapped, swiped and pinched by millions of people every day. Maybe you haven’t noticed it (yet), but you could very well be one of our many daily users yourself. We’re characterized by our belief in prioritizing quality over quantity and always going the extra mile to do things right. We’re striving for perfection. Our clients increasingly perceive apps as technology investments and accordingly expect them to translate into business results. Besides orchestrating our delivery to ensure business results, we help clients separate digital opportunity from hype and build strong strategies opinionated by our technical experience and start-up acumen. If you're interested in the mobile area in general, you are also more than welcome to sign up to our monthly digest: The digest will serve you as a shortcut to the most important news on the mobile area.

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