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Backend Engineer

  • Application Deadline: Nov. 30, 2019
  • Stockholm
  • Application Deadline: Nov. 30, 2019
  • Stockholm

As a Backend Engineer you should be curious about how to build large-scale, business-critical systems with modern technologies and your responsibilities will include research, design, and implement features and services that can scale in an efficient and reliable manner.

Mentimeter is a high transaction system built in React, Redux, Ruby, Node.JS with a PostgreSQL database for persistence, Redis for caching and queuing, AWS Redshift for Business Intelligence, CloudFront as a CDN (with Lambda@Edge), and WebSockets to enable a fast and interactive polling experience. Hosting is done on Heroku and AWS with Continuous Integration using Github and Circle CI. We also utilize GatsbyJS for our static content sites to be able to deliver a blazing fast experience for our end users.

We are in an exciting phase where the platform must evolve in order to ensure continued performance, scalability, security and maintainability of the platform and our business. You will be part of taking the decision on what architecture and technologies are best suited for our future challenges. We are, for example, looking to build our own WebSocket infrastructure for better control and reliability (perhaps based on Go) and opening up a Public API enabling the possibility of an ecosystem of new innovations based on Mentimeter technology.

We work in small, independent, self-organizing teams. The teams’ product manager and engineering lead work together to organize and plan the teams’ backlog using agile processes focusing on continuously delivering great features to our users.

What you'll do:

  • Creating strong morale, foster open dialogue as well as sharing wins and recognition
  • Take important decisions that will affect future scalability and architecture
  • Implement features, housekeeping, and care for the quality of the code
  • Collaborate with product manager to find the best solution for each challenge
  • Help ensure we have a smooth software pipeline for continuous and fast delivery
  • Implement features while ensuring long term stability of our system and quality of the code
  • As a Backend Engineer be able to take on initiatives and follow others’ requirements
  • Influence which tools, programming languages, and technologies you work with
  • Balancing discovery phases with implementation work
  • Be excellent working both independently and in a team

Work with great people

Soner
Front-end Developer
"Dog videos vs. Cat videos is the ever ongoing fight of Internet. Soner has clearly picked a side: Doggos. The cuter and hairier the better."
Federica
Sales Manager Europe
"All the way from Italian metropolitan via small town of Switzerland to Stockholm to be a part of the Menti-family. It's like it was written in the stars (check the cancer sign)."
Anna
Product Manager
"Anna is a Stockholmer and a part of the Mentimeter KTH alumni crew. When she's not innovating at Mentimeter, she's doing jumping jacks on the handball court or partying in the USA."
Carl
Head of Brand
"As a kid Carl wanted to be a fashion designer, but ended up doing the next best thing - branding and PR. When he's not at Menti he's touring Sweden with his cover band (apparently they're terrible)."
Sylvia
Customer Success Manager
"You might find Sylvia playing with her beloved dog (or any dog for that matter!) or watching Friends, of which she is a true fan. If you're lucky - she might also invite you to some Bulgarian dancing!"
Taylor
Data Visualization Developer
"Taylor moved all the way from US and A to join the Mentimeter team. Part of the MGC (Menti Ginger Club) and a nerd when it comes to visualization."

Skills & Requirements

We believe you have:

  • At least 3 years of relevant working experience
  • Academic background
  • Have been part project building modern high performing web-services
  • Database modeling and performance optimization
  • Experience in some of the techniques we use (see below)
  • Passion for software development, scalable architecture and product building
  • Care about code quality, testing and automation

It is great if you have experience with:

  • Ruby
  • Node.js
  • High transaction systems
  • Building modern high performing web-services
  • Database modelling and performance analysis
  • AWS Lambda
  • Experience in high transactional systems
  • Websocket scaling
  • Continuous Deployment/Continuous Integration systems
  • DevOps
  • Websocket scaling
  • Configuration of Continuous Deployment solutions
  • Flow for static typing
  • Postgres
  • React
  • Redux
  • Webpack
  • Fela (CSS-in-js)

Mentimeter is a product-first, gender-equal, tech-heavy, fast-growing, inclusive and profitable startup built by engineers. Back in 2014, we felt that boring and inefficient meetings had to go, so we decided to build a platform to change this. Four years later, we are listed as the fastest growing Swedish startup, have more than 40 million users and customers from over 120 countries; the journey has just begun.

Mentimeter Culture:

The work environment is inclusive, respectful, non-political, fun and very professional. We make sure to excel when we need to, but never overdo it in order to maintain our work-life balance. With 19 different nationalities currently working at Mentimeter, this is one of many ways we show that we embrace diversity.

To embrace other cultures we also re-locate the entire team one month, once a year.

Great Place to Work

  • Competitive salary

  • Massage at work

  • A diverse, modern and inclusive work environment

  • Pension scheme at ITP level

  • Breakfast on Fridays

  • Personal development opportunities

  • Attractive insurance package

  • Work tools such as cell phone and computer

  • Private chef making lunch 3 times/week

  • Wellness allowance 5000 sek/year

  • Annual 1 month inspiration trip

  • External leadership coach for every team member

About the company

Our vision is to transform presentations and meetings into fun and interactive experiences.

We have created a frictionless software with beautiful visualizations that enable leaders to engage their audience.

With Mentimeter, users become the best presenter they can be. Meetings become more productive, participants learn more and have fun whilst doing it.

Our mission is to turn presenters into superstars.

We have more than 40 million users and customers in 120 countries.. on our way of making the world a better place, one presentation at a time!


2018-12-05Mentimeter wins the Gasell price as the fastest growing tech company in Sweden

2018-01-02Mentimeter has found its recipe for success - the company moves to Lisbon in 2018

2017-01-15The entire Mentimeter team moves temporarily to Barcelona for one month to get inspiration

2016-08-15Point Nine Capital Lists Mentimeter as one of the most interesting SaaS companies in the Nordics

2016-01-27Mentimeter temporarily moves to San Francisco to join Dave McClure's 500startups

2015-07-13Won Best User Interface in Microsoft Office App Store

2014-06-07Angel Investment from Per Appelgren, Meg Charles-Horn, Lars Wiklund and Fredrik Linder

Mentimeter

Stockholm
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