Women Impact Tech

Backend Engineer

    Copenhagen, DK

Full Time

The Role

We’re looking for Backend Engineer with a passion for functional programming to join our team of product engineers and designers in Copenhagen.

What you'll be doing:

  • 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 our researchers and insights journalists 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.

Projects were working on

  • Introducing event sourcing to provide historical view of organizational charts and tree structures
  • Extending our ML pipeline to predict organizational structure change and compositional tagging
  • Building out robust feeds, notifications, analytics on our site
  • Setting up a more robust data lake using Snowflake and Fivetran
  • Improve our the accuracy and efficiency of our webcrawler including the infrastructure it runs on in AWS (ECS, Redis, Elasticsearch etc…)
  • Building out our client facing graphQL API that currently serves more than 100M requests pr. month.

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 Java or 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 natural 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
  • Awesome benefits: Headspace subscription, mental health services, fitness stipend, professional development budget, generous parental leave plan, commuter benefits, and more!
  • Great office in central Copenhagen with a private outdoor terrace
  • Lunches and a fully stocked kitchen with drinks and snacks
  • International travel opportunities

Our company values:

1. 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

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. “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”.

5. Transparency starts here – We’re on a mission to make organizations more transparent. We lead by example, and operate honestly and transparently, to show the world the value of transparency in business.

This role is expected to be an L1 technical CPH position. Please see our salary ranges here.

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.

Meet 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’re on a mission to solve all of this and more. 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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