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Senior Systems Architect

  • Application Deadline: Feb. 22, 2021
  • Stockholm
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 22, 2021
  • Stockholm

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

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

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:

  • React

  • Redux

  • Node.JS

  • PostgreSQL

  • Go

  • WebSocket

  • Redis

  • AWS Redshift

  • Ruby

  • Fela (CSS-in-js)

  • Heroku

  • Next.JS

Not required:

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!)

Applying:

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

  • Have fun

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.

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 100 million users and customers in 150 countries. On our way to making the world a better place, one presentation at a time.


Ellie Engström | Hiring Manager

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