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Senior Backend Engineer - Europe

Storyblok

Storyblok

Software Engineering
Europe · Remote
Posted on Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Established in 2017, Storyblok has rapidly ascended to the forefront of the global headless CMS landscape. Our vision is to “pioneer the future of content management, removing barriers between developer and marketing teams by offering an intuitive, scalable, and intelligent platform to deliver digital experiences from idea to success”.

Our team is made up of smart, passionate individuals who excel in their work. People who are comfortable taking on big ideas and figuring out the details along the way. With a dynamic team of over 220+ passionate individuals spanning 45+ countries, we're not just breaking boundaries; we're redefining them!

Our $47m Series B funding round in May 2022 represented a significant milestone for us, propelling our journey into a period of extraordinary growth into the US market, while also advancing our presence and progress in EMEA.

We're proud recipients of numerous awards, including recognition in G2's 2024 Best Software Awards. As a remote-first company, we have been officially recognized as one of the top 100 most flexible places to work, ranking #3 in the scale-up category as per Flexa Careers.

WHAT IS IN IT FOR YOU

You will be joining a growing company where you can contribute to many “firsts”. Plus these benefits:

  • Monthly remote work stipend (home internet costs, electricity). Home office equipment package right at the start (laptop, keyboard, monitor…)
  • Home office equipment upgrade (furniture, ear plugs …) or membership to a local co-working space after your onboarding
  • Sick leave benefit, parental leave and 25 days of annual leave plus your local national holidays
  • Personal development fund for courses, books, conferences, and material
  • VSOP (Virtual Stock Option Plan)
  • The annual international team-building trip, quarterly and monthly online get-togethers
  • As a fully remote company, with work-life balance at its core, you’ll enjoy flexible schedules
  • An international team that loves to have fun at work and works hard together to accomplish shared goals

JOB SUMMARY

We are seeking a talented and passionate 'Senior Backend Engineer' to join our growing Product Engineering team at Storyblok. In this role, you will be instrumental in designing, developing, and maintaining our flagship CMS platform, enabling businesses to create and deliver seamless digital content experiences. You will work closely with product owners, designers, and fellow developers to implement scalable server-side solutions, ensuring high performance and reliability. If you have a strong background in backend development, expertise in Ruby on Rails, and a passion for solving complex technical challenges, we’d love to hear from you.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Drive the next generation of Storyblok’s customer-facing products and features by building scalable and reliable backend systems with Ruby on Rails
  • Contribute to improved performance of our APIs and optimize queries with Postgres
  • Implement automated testing integrated into our development and maintenance workflows
  • Test, optimize and update our application for security, performance and reliability on a continuous basis
  • Develop a thorough knowledge of our code base and domain, proactively share knowledge with colleagues and contribute to documentation
  • Help rapidly fix bugs and solve problems for our customers
  • Work closely with our leadership as well as with product owners, designers and other business stakeholders to understand business requirements and translate them into technical solutions
  • Actively participate in code reviews and help with mentoring of more junior engineers in an open, respectful and emphatic manner
  • Act as a strong team player, helping teammates overcome obstacles, resolve blockers and complete work tasks

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Minimum of 7+ years of relevant experience as a Backend Engineer
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science or a related field
  • Comprehensive knowledge developing APIs with Ruby on Rails
  • Working knowledge of PostgreSQL
  • Comprehensive knowledge of testing tools based on behavior-driven development such as RSpec
  • Comprehensive knowledge of design patterns and development best practices
  • Comprehensive knowledge of object-oriented design, data structures, algorithms and problem solving
  • Thorough knowledge of tools such as Redis, Memcached, Sidekiq
  • Thorough knowledge of RESTful services and microservices
  • Thorough knowledge of Git and other contemporary development technologies
  • Experience with database design and management
  • Experience with cloud-based infrastructure (specifically AWS; GCP and Azure a plus)
  • Experience working with a software management system (JIRA is preferred)
  • Ability to write efficient, secure, well-documented and clean code
  • Strong problem-solving and critical-thinking abilities
  • Excellent communication skills that facilitate interaction with multiple stakeholders
  • You are confident, detail-oriented, and highly motivated to contribute to Storyblok’s growth as part of a high-performing team

MENTAL, PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS

Remote (home) work opportunity or funded by Storyblok co-working space

GENERAL TERMS

Storyblok has a commitment to diversity and inclusion. We strive to create a hiring environment in which all people feel they are equally respected and valued, irrespective of gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, ethnicity, age, religion, citizenship or any other characteristic. You can find more information about our privacy policy here.

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