Backend Engineer



Software Engineering
Posted on Tuesday, September 12, 2023
Engineering · Stockholm · Hybrid

Backend Engineer

If you have a “win as a team” mentality, are passionate and like to have fun, then Fishbrain is the place for you!

We usually respond within two weeks

Did you know that fishing is the world’s most popular hobby? We do! And here at Fishbrain, we have created the world’s largest social network dedicated to people who love fishing as well as a suite of tools to help users catch more and bigger fishes. We have over 15 million users all over the world who have logged over 15 million catches in our app.

We are currently looking for a Backend Engineer. Some of us fish, some of us love the outdoors, all of us are united in building the best fishing experience. Would you like to be a part of taking the world’s no. 1 fishing app to the next level?

Please submit applications in ENGLISH, those that are not will not be reviewed.

What you will be working on

    • Collaborating as a member of a data-focused team to process and prepare core product data to be delivered for consumption by the web and mobile apps, as well as partners.
    • Work together to identify and address technical debt, code inefficiencies and performance bottlenecks to continuously improve our application, with the user’s experience and user business value in mind.
    • Collaborate with platform engineers to deploy, monitor and maintain production environments, ensuring high availability and reliability of our applications.
    • Participate in code reviews, providing constructive feedback to peers and fostering a culture of continuous improvement and learning.
    • Act as a technical advocate in production discussion to represent our engineering capabilities and contribute to our overall technical strategy.
    • Drive the architectural design and implementation of efficient, reusable backend systems and APIs that power our web and mobile applications.

    What we are fishing for:

    • You have strong software engineering fundamentals, including data structures, design patterns, and complexity analysis.
    • You have 5+ years of experience developing applications in Ruby and/or Python, networking and running distributed software in a cloud environment.
    • You have extensive professional experience working with PostgreSQL or mySQL databases at a large scale.
    • You have experience with working with geographic data in PostGIS
    • You're smart, get stuff done, have great energy, and thrive in a fast-paced startup environment.
    • Extra nice to have:
      • Experience with designing GraphQL APIs
      • Experience with infrastructure such as ElasticSearch (especially Ruby plugin SearchKick), AWS, Docker or Terraform.
      • Experience with designing for performance in systems at scale and under heavy load.
      • Experience with data visualizations

    The Harbor (Fishbrain's HQ)

    Our office is based in Stockholm (Södermalm) and we have a hybrid-remote work arrangement. We prioritize in-person collaboration, which means we operate from our offices at least two days per week.

    Our Bait

    We’re a product-focused startup, and every individual is important. That means you get to contribute to the direction of the company and the impact we have on millions of anglers. We at Fishbrain work with the latest tech and challenge ourselves every day. We have a work culture that encourages innovation, passion and teamwork. And most importantly, we want you to enjoy coming to work every single day.

    In addition, Fishbrain also offers:

    🌴 30 days annual vacation
    Each year you’ll get 30 days vacation to use however, whenever

    🤸‍♀️ Wellness bonus
    5000 sek annual allowance to put towards anything in the realm of health and fitness

    💻📱 Technology of your choice
    Windows or Mac, you decide

    🎣 Fishing rods in the offices
    Grab one and go fishing during lunch. We have fishing guides and experts working among us that can help you catch your dream fis

    🐕 Dog friendly
    Feel free to bring your furry friend to the office

    🌎 Commitment to sustainability
    We believe in catch & release and the sustainable harvest of fish species, because when it comes to the outdoors, tomorrow matters too. Our global data set is one of the largest in the world, and we freely share it with scientific research partners in both North America and Europe to better understand our fisheries

    🥳 Social activities
    Quizzes, virtual escape rooms, parties, regular fikas, fishing tournaments and much more!

    🥪 Breakfast

    Every Wednesday we start the day with a breakfast together

    🍭 Candy, sodas, fruits & snacks

    ☕️ Coffee & tea

    🎮 Gaming corner

    🏓 Ping pong

    Feeling hooked? Throw us a line!

    Backend Engineer
    Remote status


    Our culture

    Some of us fish, some of us love the outdoors, but all of us are united in building the best fishing experience. We have 100+ employees, boasting almost 40 different nationalities. At Fishbrain, we love diversity, we embrace and welcome new ideas, we move fast and live by the dare to fail mentality. Working at Fishbrain you will be seen as the expert within your field, at the same time we help each other and believe in winning as a team.

    The People & Culture Team's Mission:

    “Making Fishbrain the best catch inside and out.”

    About Fishbrain

    Fishbrain is a tech startup with a global user base of over 15 million anglers. Fishing is not only the world’s no. 1 hobby - it's a passion for people worldwide. Even if you don't personally love fishing, you definitely know someone who does. But Fishbrain thinks there’s a way for technology to improve this age-old tradition. Fishbrain works with the latest tech, from AR to machine learning. And Fishbrain is backed by the investors behind some of the most successful social networks and apps.

    Founded in 2012
    Co-workers 70+
    Engineering · Stockholm · Hybrid

    Backend Engineer

    If you have a “win as a team” mentality, are passionate and like to have fun, then Fishbrain is the place for you!

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