(Senior) Backend Software Engineer

Published date Posted on Indeed on Oct 05, 2021 (20 d ago)
Ready to lead, disrupt and reinvent the sleep industry?
We are Emma – The Sleep Company. One of Europe's fastest-growing startups, we are now the world's leading D2C sleep brand. In 2020 our revenue grew from €150 to €405 million. We're pushing the boundaries of technology to transform the world of sleep. And we want your help to pull it off.
But Emma isn't for everyone. We're a highly ambitious, hard-working team that pushes you to produce your best work yet. We don't want average, we want high-performers who chase growth and set ambitious goals. Want your ideas to have impact and your career to grow? Then Emma is the right place for you.

What you'll do

    • You will architect, design and implement Emma’s technology platform, supporting our growth from E-commerce into SleepTech.
    • You will implement product features that will help improve people’s sleep and support Emma’s core business.
    • You will implement backend services in a services-oriented architecture (APIfirst) in a cloud-native environment
    • You will fully own, i.e. develop, maintain and operate your team’s tech stack.
    • You will be a team player as part of an agile, empowered team and contribute to the development of fellow engineers.
    • You will contribute to the improvement of our CI&CD and DevOps & SRE practices.
    • You will take part in recruitment processes to grow our tech team.

Who we're looking for

    • Experience designing and delivering APIs and backend services meeting highest software quality standards
    • Extensive knowledge of computer science fundamentals, incl. data structures, object-oriented programming and software design patterns (GoF and cloud-native)
    • Several years of proven experience in software development and operation practices covering the full software development lifecycle, ideally in an E-commerce business
    • Deep understanding of one or more out of: Javascript, golang, Kotlin/Java, Python or PHP as your primary backend programming language
    • Experience with multiple databases (RDMBS, NoSQL, Redis, ...) and messaging services (Kafka, RabbitMQ, SQS ...), ideally run in a cloud (e.g. AWS)
    • Understanding of the importance of well-organized codebase and documentation
    • Capability of implementing unit, integration, end-to-end and load tests
    • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer or Electrical Engineering, Business Informatics or equivalency in relevant work experience
    • You are highly self-organized and interested in taking over ownership and bringing the team to the best solution
    • Experience in legacy E-commerce stacks (I.e. Magento and PHP) is considered a plus
    • You have strong analytical skills and are an open-minded and creative team player

What we offer

    • A combination of personal and company growth to accelerate your career and help you reach your goals.
    • The chance to work on exciting and challenging projects either independently or as part of a dedicated, international team.
    • Responsibility and decision-making authority from day one—you'll create an impact with new, innovative ideas and help shape our company DNA.
    • To work and learn from experts in diverse fields and get to know your team members at exciting company events.
Become an Emmie
At Emma, you'll be joining a highly ambitious company on a global mission to lead, disrupt and reinvent the sleep industry. Ready to work hard and help us get there? Directly apply through our application portal and become part of our exceptional team.
Emma proudly celebrates diversity. We are an equal-opportunity employer committed to promoting inclusion in our workplace. We consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, ethnic origin, religion or belief, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age.

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