Backend Engineer

We’re looking for experienced Rails/PHP/Python/Django developers motivated to learn new technology.
Backend Engineer
Zagreb, Varaždin, Ljubljana, Podgorica, Remote

Who are we

We are a team of 20-ish Backend engineers. Our primary technology is Ruby on Rails, but we also work with Elixir and Go. Our database of choice is PostgreSQL. Regardless of the exact tech stack, our projects are written in the DDD methodology and we are proud of our excellent test coverage across projects.

We mostly build APIs, admin dashboards, and integrations with 3rd party services. Without us, there would be no APIs for the JS and mobile teams to consume! We don’t like to write a lot of documentation manually, so we generate our API documentation from tests. We regularly share knowledge through weekly presentations and discussions and often collaborate with the JS team, the mobile teams, and DevOps. We like quality software, automating boring stuff, BBQs at Jarun or Mrežnica, and aren’t fans of leaky abstractions, flaky tests, missing and/or bad documentation.

Who are we looking for?

& Experience
  • we are currently working with Ruby, Elixir and Go, however, we are perfectly fine if you have at least 2+ year of experience working on the Web with Python or PHP and have the will to learn a new stack
  • background in Software Development and/or Computer Science
  • developers that have a web app or two under their belt
  • experience with JavaScript front end frameworks is a bonus but not necessary
  • that you’ve developed something that’s alive and is being used today
  • you like to keep up with general Software Development news
  • deep understanding of object-oriented programming and design patterns
  • experience with writing tests 
  • experience in working with both local and international clients
  • excellent English knowledge
  • a drive to make your code better every day
  • planing, development, deployment, and maintenance of various software solutions
  • defining tasks and giving time estimates
  • to write clean, maintainable code and test it
  • to roll out new features, and analyze (and react) to the results you learn about from our QA Engineers and user feedback
  • to collaborate with clients and both project and technical teams
  • being able to present your solutions in front of clients and/or a group of colleagues
  • proactively communicating with other team members and project stakeholders
  • use agile methodologies in development (if you don’t know them yet, we will teach you)
  • participate in code reviews, pairing, and other forms of knowledge sharing
  • to continually improve your skills and push others to go forward with their knowledge
  • working in a cross-functional team

Tools we use

Semaphore CI
We use SemaphoreCI for running our tests and deploying our applications.
We rely on bugsnag for capturing errors on our applications. When a problem occurs in our code, Bugsnag automatically creates an event and notifies the whole development team.
A Ruby static code analyzer and formatter, created by the community to make clean code, by following the best practices used by Ruby developers.
Tests are an important part of our projects, and we use Rspec testing framework for Ruby and as well for Rails. It is the most frequently used testing library for Ruby in production applications.
Our in house developed Rails gem for automatically generating API documentation from Rspec tests.
All of our work is on Github. Everything goes through pull requests and code reviews with your future team members.
Whether remote or in the office slack enables us to exchange information, discuss code, make decisions quickly and stay on top of things.
Through the years we’ve built a vast repository of knowledge related to ruby, rails and backend in general. It also serves as our guide and shows how we make our applications.

What can you
expect from us?

We offer a number of benefits, high-quality tools,
bad jokes, and a stimulating work environment.

Professional development
Learning & development
We believe that honest two-way feedback is the foundation of growth. In our bi-weekly one-on-one talks and quarterly 360 reviews, we discuss what’s good and what could be better.
Versatile projects
Our teams get to work on very interesting projects for renowned brands and clients from a range of industries, some of which we can’t namedrop due to NDAs.
Educational budget
If you’re eager to learn, we’re eager to help. Every employee receives an educational budget to buy books, attend courses or visit conferences.
Contributing to open source
Sharing is caring doesn’t only apply to chocolate. Our way of giving back to the community is publishing open-source libraries and resources.
Paid language courses
Paid language courses help our employees master the English language, in addition to being fluent in their programming languages.
Doing a career switch
We don’t have a sorting hat to tell you where you belong, but we will support your career switch from one job position to another. More info here.
Traveling on business
Having clients all over the world means our employees sometimes have to travel to and work from beautiful locations. Gotta do what you gotta do.
Health &
Family life
Subsidized recreation
Stay in shape with a sponsored fitness membership of your choice. You never know when the elevator is going to go out of order.
Sponsored health checks
You know the old saying – the greatest wealth is health. Regular health checks are on us, getting your five-a-day in is on you.
Flexible working hours
Hate waking up very early or fancy going for a run at the lunch break? Tailor your working hours to fit your schedule.
Paid vacation for everyone
Students or non-students, everybody deserves a carefree time-out to recharge their batteries. Bon voyage!
the office
Free power-ups
Snack on fruit, cookies, and nuts to keep your energy levels up, then pour a cup of strong tea or coffee over it for a good measure.
Car and bike parking
Whether your ride comes on two wheels or four, don’t let it get caught in the rain. We offer free parking for bicycles and subsidize car parking.  
Working remotely
We like people who go the extra mile, so we don’t let miles and kilometers limit us. Office location? Anywhere. It’s all about flexibility.
Fun and games budget
Every team gets a monthly budget to hang out and do fun stuff. While foodie teams love restaurant hopping, adrenaline seekers prefer to get locked up in escape rooms.
Bring your dog to work
If your four-legged friend doesn’t eat MacBooks, let him tag along. Your colleagues will appreciate the stress relief.

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