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.
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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.
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:
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
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