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Backend Engineer

  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Stockholm
  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • 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 Next.JS 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
  • Take on initiatives and follow others’ requirements
  • Influence which tools, programming languages, and technologies you work with
  • Balancing discovery phases with implementation work

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)."

Skills & Requirements

We believe you have:

  • At least a few years of relevant working experience
  • An academic background
  • Been part project building modern high performing web-services
  • Experience in database modeling and performance optimization
  • Experience in some of the techniques we use (see below)
  • Passion for software development, scalable architecture and product building
  • A strong interest for testing and automation, and care about code quality
  • Excellent communication skills and can work both independently and in a team

Technologies you'll be exposed to at Mentimeter:

  • React
  • Redux
  • Node.JS
  • PostgreSQL
  • Redis
  • AWS Redshift
  • Ruby
  • Fela (CSS-in-js)
  • AWS Lambda
  • Heroku
  • Next.JS
  • WebSocket

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 over 20 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.

To learn a bit more about our team and who we are, make sure to visit our team page.

Great Place to Work

  • Access to a personal leadership coach

  • Lunch with private chef 5 days a week

  • Wellness allowance 5000 sek/year

  • Individual budget for professional development

  • Private pension matching ITP-level

  • 1 month (optional) relocation trip in Europe/year

  • Attractive insurance package

  • Breakfast on Fridays

  • A diverse, modern and inclusive work environment

About the company

Our vision is to transform presentations, meetings and lectures by turning passive audiences into engaged contributors. We make this possible through our interactive presentation platform where the traditional presentation monologue becomes an inclusive dialogue. We believe in the power of together and that the most successful leaders listen to be heard.

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

We have more than 90 million users and customers in 150 countries. On our way of making the world a better place, one presentation at a time.


Mentimeter

Stockholm
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