Senior Backend Engineer

| Berlin, DEU
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THE COMPANY

Solsten is advancing the human experience by empowering companies to build deeply resonating and healthier human-centered digital experiences and products.

At the intersection of play, psychology, and AI, our suite of products (Traits, Navigator, and Wavelength) give brands the ability to understand and meet their audiences’ experiential expectations at every step of their journey—ushering in a new era of technology that is better for people, and brilliant for businesses.

THE ROLE

Our engineering team is responsible for creating the platform that empowers this next generation of digital resonance. As a part of this team, you will work within a world-class team of engineers as well as with data scientists and UX designers to build the Solsten platform and products. As a Senior Backend Engineer, you will bring your own technical expertise, help design new services as well as improve current ones, and carry projects from initial requirements, implementation, up to production.

WHAT YOU WILL DO

  • Design software architecture based on business requirements, strategy, and priorities
  • Design and implementation of Microservices in Go
  • Write reusable, testable, and efficient code
  • Write highly scalable, high volume services
  • Create optimized database schemas
  • Advise and implement best practices in multiple technical domains
  • Proactively seek and realize new value-add opportunities for customers

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR

  • BS/MS degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related subject
  • 7+ years of practical backend development
  • Demonstrated experience with building Microservices in Go as well as high load production systems based on microservice architecture
  • Very knowledgeable about distributed systems and technologies (gRPC, Kafka, NoSQL, SQL, Redis, ...)
  • Hands-on experience with leading commercial Cloud platforms, preferably GCP
  • Sound understanding of Software Development Life Cycle
  • Experience working in Agile/Scrum environments
  • Pay attention to detail and strive for excellence in all aspects of your work
  • Manage complex situations with a structured and organized approach
  • Strong communicator that expresses ideas and information clearly and concisely
  • Detail-oriented, with excellent analytical, technical and problem-solving skills
  • A portfolio of activities / a side project that showcases your intellectual curiosity

WHAT MAKES YOU STAND OUT

  • Hands-on experience with Kubernetes
  • gRPC / Protobuf experience
  • DevOps and application deployment skills
  • Python is a plus
  • Experience with message brokers
  • Good ability to derive and design technical specifications from general product requirements
  • Familiarity with and interest in psychometric data

YOUR SOLSTEN EXPERIENCE

At the heart of Solsten is our people. We pride ourselves with the incredible team that makes up the company and are deeply humbled by each one of our employees. We have grown beyond measure and have amassed an incredible team of talented, passionate, and amazing individuals. It is our biggest priority to give all members of Solsten the space and motivation to WANT to journey on this career path with us and continue to be a part of our success. Here are some of the things our current employees appreciate:

  • Competitive, location-based salary
  • Flexible paid time off (unlimited with a minimum requirement of 25 days off)
  • 3 weeks of remote work per year
  • Annual Wellness & Experience bonus
  • Work equipment: laptop and necessary peripherals
  • A people-first culture with a major emphasis on experience
  • A company that is invested in you, your ideas, and your growth
  • An opportunity to join a quickly scaling startup

WHERE YOU WILL WORK

Our team is spread out across the world, with hubs in Berlin, and Minneapolis. We believe that having our team close to one another fosters better communication and productivity. This role requires you to be based in Berlin, Germany where you will have an exciting working environment. 

OUR COMMITMENT

Solsten is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, genetics, disability, or age.

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12traits operates in the Other industry. 12traits was founded in 2018. It has 14 total employees. To see all 5 open jobs at 12traits, click here.
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