Mentimeter’s vision is to transform presentations and meetings into fun and interactive experiences by making it easy to listen and to be heard. To achieve this vision, we must meet the demands of our current 150 million user base and scale to meet the future. This creates an ongoing need for our technical architecture to scale with our growing user base, as well as with our increasing number of different use cases, such as all online company meetings, online game shows, etc. As a Senior Systems Architect at Mentimeter, you should have experience and knowledge of how to build large-scale, business-critical systems with modern technologies. Your responsibilities will include research, design, and implementation of features and services that can scale efficiently and reliably together with other engineers in our Platform Team. Your job will be to create technological and infrastructure capabilities that will enable both your own and other cross-functional value streams to quickly build scalable, secure, and reliable technical solutions.
Mentimeter is a high transaction system built in React, Redux, Ruby, Node.JS, and Go with a PostgreSQL database for persistence, Redis for caching and queuing, AWS Redshift for Business Intelligence, CloudFlare, and WebSockets to enable a fast and interactive polling experience. Hosting is done on Heroku and AWS with Continuous Integration using Cypress.io, Concourse, and other tools. 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 to ensure continued performance, scalability, security, and maintainability of the platform and our business. You will be part of leading the work that will enable us to take the correct long-term and strategic decisions on what architecture and technologies are best suited for our future challenges. These challenges include opening up a public API to enable the possibility of an ecosystem of innovations based on Mentimeter technology and integrations with various online meeting tools and learning systems.
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. You will work together with your fellow engineers and our CTO to achieve the company’s goals and targets.
Responsibilities you will have:
Help shape future tech vision and long term architecture
Collaborate with the Product Manager to find the best solution for each challenge
Implement features while ensuring long term stability of our system and quality of the code
Influence which tools, programming languages, and technologies you work with
Balancing discovery phases with implementation work
Implement features, housekeeping, and care for the quality of the code
Creating strong morale, foster open dialogue as well as sharing wins and recognition
Skills & Requirements
Several years of relevant working experience
Been part of project building modern high performing web-services
Experience in some of the techniques we use (see below)
Preferably an academic background
Experience in database modeling and performance optimization
Passion for software development, scalable architecture, knowledge sharing, and product building
A strong interest in 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:
You don’t have to know Swedish (we are an English-first organization, everyday work is in English and the Mentimeter team currently boasts over 20 different nationalities!)
Not sure you meet 100% of our qualifications? Please apply, anyway!
With your application, please include a thoughtful cover letter explaining why you would enjoy working in this role and why you’d like to work at Mentimeter and an up-to-date CV.
More about Mentimeter
Mentimeter is a product-first, 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. Six years later, we are listed as the fastest-growing Swedish startup, have 150 million users and customers from over 150 countries; the journey has just begun.
Our core principles and basis for our culture:
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
We at Mentimeter believe in giving everyone a voice - regardless of who you are. So we build a platform that does just that. Our platform is not only our product but also our organization. Mentimeter is a platform where people feel safe and where differences are embraced, a place where you can have fun. We strongly encourage applicants who are people of color, LGBTQ, women, people with disabilities, and/or formerly incarcerated people, and a college degree is not strictly required. To give everyone a voice, we need to be as diverse as our users.
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
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 100 million users and customers in 150 countries. On our way to making the world a better place, one presentation at a time.