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Backend Engineer

  • Application Deadline: Sept. 2, 2019
  • Stockholm
  • Application Deadline: Sept. 2, 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

Emma
Full-stack Developer
"All the way from south of south of Stockholm, Emma would prefer to spend all her days in the movie theater. If you stop by the office, Emma will be the one wearing a black cape."
Chassa
Sales Manager Nordics & US
"World champion runner up in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu - BAM, BOM, SMACK! His name means Persian King, and as every loved king he has a kind heart, that is our Chassa!"
Ragnar
Office Mascot
"The youngest member of the team! Ragnar is full of energy and makes sure we exercise by chasing him around the office. "
Emma
Content Marketing Manager
"Emma is from the small town Ware (where?) in the UK. A true lover of travels, she's been traveling from Moscow to Beijing with the Trans-Siberian railway. Emma the Explorer!"
Sam
Data Analytics Director
"The true global Citizen Sam. She wanted to be a philosopher or psychologist but chose her other big love in life: mathematical science. Now the person in Mentimeter making sure we are data driven."
Victor
UI Developer
"Passionate about Motocross, Metro safaris and great user experience. Don't be surprised if you see his name on the big stage in the future talking about how to build rapid tech driven design."

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.

Core values in bullet format:

  • Inclusiveness - transparency, equality and diversity
  • Work smart - good enough, but know when to excel
  • Professionalism - "the consultant mindset"
  • Be humble to other people’s work
  • Have fun

Great Place to Work

  • Competitive salary

  • Expat Relocation Package

  • A diverse, modern and inclusive work environment

  • Pension scheme at ITP level

  • Fast growing startup

  • Personal development opportunities

  • Attractive insurance package

  • Work tools such as cell phone and computer

  • Conference attendance to keep professional edge

  • 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!


2018-01-02Mentimeter has found its recipe for success - the company moves to Lisbon in 2018: http://bit.ly/2CviVxE

2017-01-15The entire Mentimeter team moves temporarily to Barcelona for one month to get inspiration: http://bit.ly/2Cx1MDB

2016-08-15Point Nine Capital lists Mentimeter as one of the most interesting SaaS companies in the Nordics: http://bit.ly/2CwKNRX

2016-01-27Mentimeter temporarily moves to San Francisco to join Dave McClure's 500startups: http://bit.ly/2CzSoPV

2015-08-11Mentimeter has unique collaboration with Way Out West in Gothenburg: http://bit.ly/2Cz6ocG

2015-07-13Won Best User Interface in Microsoft Office App Store: http://bit.ly/2CxaHVE Runner up was a company based in San Francisco with $500M in investment

2015-02-23Mentimeter in Dagens Nyheter: http://bit.ly/2CwQ0Ju

2014-11-14Mentimeter Crew goes to Slush in Helsinki and Johnny is speaker: http://bit.ly/2CyBDEn

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

Aida Berbic | Hiring Manager

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