Senior backend engineer

Salary Competitive
Equity To be negotiated
Be the backend star at Blidz a VC funded mobile commerce startup! Would you want a new challenge working with a mobile commerce product? Do you want to make your mark? Great, since we are looking for a full time team member to join our Helsinki-based startup! We are already financed by venture capital and have some of the Nordics top-angels on board (e.g. David Helgason - founder of Unity)!

You will be working with a senior team of engineers and analytical thinkers. We despise hierarchies so we don't waste time on activities such as reporting or admin. Instead we focus on solving problems together and individually.

What we require from you:

 - Good written and spoken communication in English

 - Can-do attitude and proactivity

 - Experience in Linux system administration

 - Experience in DevOps tools and methodologies

 - 2+ years of relevant experience

 - Ability to manage your own tasks, without someone constantly telling you what to do

We have a backend system written in Python utilising both Django and Tornado for different parts. Continuous integration and deployment setup is also partially done already, utilizing Salt Stack, Jenkins, Google Compute Engine and various other tools.

The communication with clients happens mostly over a RESTful API, except for the real-time updates the server-side application pushes via WebSocket.

Technologies the backend and server systems currently use:

 - Python

 - Django

 - Tornado

 - MongoDB

 - Comet

 - CentOS

 - Salt Stack

 - Jenkins

 - Vagrant

 - Mercurial

 - Elasticsearch

 - Celery


Other experience that we'd find useful:

 - Scalable system design

 - Automated testing of applications and RESTful APIs

 - Security and hardening

 - Startups

 - Integrations to third party systems

What we offer:

 - Competitive salary

 - Freedom to choose your own working hours (flexitime)

 - Ability to work remotely whenever you feel the need to (telecommuting)

 - Office in the heart of Helsinki (Töölö)

 - No need to deal with legacy systems etc., everything is fresh and we're open for new ideas

 - Chance to work with modern technologies in a very flexible team

 - An opportunity to take a big role and make a big difference

 - A work laptop you're comfortable working with (pretty much whatever works for you)

Apply via the Hub latest by 2018-09-14

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.

Near public transit
Near public transit

Easy access and treehugger friendly workplace.

Social gatherings
Social gatherings

Social gatherings and games; hang out with your colleagues.

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.

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Working at

Blidz is making shopping exciting by pairing gamified features with AI. We are a small Finnish company based out of Helsinki, but taking on Amazon and Wish in the US. The secret sauce is the combination of fun mobile game mechanics, easy-to-use shopping features, and user-centric AI. Think: Amazon meets Candy Crush Saga!Blidz is funded by venture capital and some of Europe's top angels (e.g. David Helgason - founder of Unity!)

Read more about Blidz

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