Developers ahoy! Smarp is looking for talented, senior-level Back-end Developers to our growing team in Helsinki where our whole tech team is located. We’re looking for a person who has an endless thirst to learn and build our back-end for Smarp – the ultimate knowledge sharing platform.

Currently we are developing our Smarp's back-end with Go-lang, but it can be learned quite fast with different kind of technical backgrounds so no need to stress if it's not yet your biggest strength. We are currently working on a monolithical back-end but are moving towards microservices model. This means that in the future there might be more flexibility regarding the technical stack in our tech team.

If chosen, you would together with the team:

  • Continuously build a clean, testable, scalable (microservices) back-end used by Smarp app by utilizing CQRS and event sourcing (Kafka)
  • Spin-off Smarp backend frequently used modules to open source
  • Optimize all (Postgre)SQL queries using `EXPLAIN`
  • Maintain API gateway (GraphQL)
  • Minimize back-end to database roundtrips
  • Work with third party APIs
  • Keep track of changes from third party APIs
  • Perform debugging, quality control testing and response to user complaints
  • Stay up-to-date on new technology, development tools and emerging standards
  • Maintain documentation of RESTful endpoints and APIs to be used by (web) front-end and mobile apps
  • Have the chance to show your potential for team lead position in future (if interested)

Which skills and knowledge will help you to perform well:

  • Senior-level back-end development experience using, for instance, Go-lang, Java, Python etc.
  • You are familiar with NoSQL databases as well
  • You are interested in Unit testing and preferably have previous experience
  • An attitude to become more of a full-stack developer (if you aren't one already)
  • Buzzwords with at least one you are familiar and have experience with (preferably with more/all): TDD (test driven development), Kafka/event sourcing, microservices

We believe that without our people, Smarp would only be a bunch of laptops - and that’s why it’s super important to find talented professionals who fit our culture. We like spending time together; laughter and chatting can be heard every day at the office and we want to keep it that way. Our six values lead our way of working, we live by them every day, and we want to see those same values in the new Smarpers as well.

  1. Take initiative and ownership - get shit done, be accountable #GSD

  2. Be ambitious and create your own opportunities - Fear of Missing Out #FOMO

  3. Work smart, work hard - high impact, short time #BESMARP

  4. Be a team player, collaborate, have fun #COLLABORATE

  5. Get out of your comfort zone - magic happens there #NOPAINNOGAIN

  6. Be part of the solution - positive attitude #SOLVER

What’s in it for you:

  • According to our current employees, the best things about Smarp are the lovely colleagues: you will get to be a part of a highly international (over 20 nationalities), ambitious bunch of Smarpers with whom you can challenge yourself and have a good time doing it

  • We are actually interested into which direction you want to develop yourself and will provide support for that

  • No micromanaging: you will have the full ownership of your own work - with great power comes great responsibility

  • Key position in the company with high impact on the quality of our SaaS

  • Technically up-to date working equipment: within our tech team we rely on Apple

  • Company provided benefits that hopefully supports your working days as well as free time activities

  • Refreshments at the office up for grabs + a pool table & Play Station

You will be a team member in an ambitious, fast-growing, international start-up with an amazing spirit >> check us on Instagram and Facebook. You can also have a look of some behind the scenes material from us>>


Apply now and you are one step closer to be a Smarper!

We promise to be in contact with you within a maximum of two weeks after you sent your application. For the communication we use emails so remember to check them regularly. If you have any questions, please contact our Talent Acquisition Lead, Poola via poola.isomaki(a) or +358 40 749 6937.

What is Smarp?

Smarp is a leading knowledge sharing SaaS provider with operations in Helsinki, Stockholm, London and New York with more than 50 full-time team members. At Smarp, we're creating the world's best Knowledge Sharing platform, ensuring knowledge is not locked away in silos, and making it simple and rewarding to share. Made for employees, and scalable to any organization, Smarp is the easiest way to create a well-informed and influential workforce. The Smarp employee app brings company news and content to the fingertips of employees, keeping your people up-to-date, engaging them to communicate and helping them to share their knowledge with their own social networks.

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