Senior Backend Engineer – Node.js (m/f/d)

Through our unique no-code editor, we allow our customers to automate decision-making processes. We enable them to digitize their service and instantly publish what they built, making it available to their clients. Our customers have gone from very simple to incredibly complex use-cases, and they are automating more and more processes using BRYTER. In turn, we’ve seen a rising dependence on the correctness and the availability of our system. This is where we need you, to join the team that develops the execution engine at the core of our product.

What you will do

๐Ÿš€ You will help scale one of our most important backend services, enabling us to successfully serve the next order of magnitude increase in load.

๐Ÿ“Š You will work closely with developers and the infrastructure team, to improve the observability of the service and to make sense of incoming error-reports and metrics, using tools such as Datadog.

๐Ÿงจ You will help improve the fault-tolerance of our services. For example by proposing and implementing changes to the APIs and the underlying implementation and introducing topics such as rate-limiting or work queues.

๐Ÿ”’ You will work with other developers, Infosec and external pen testers, on prevention and mitigation strategies to keep our customers’ data safe.

What we’re looking for

๐Ÿค You build trusting relationships, to allow for clear and meaningful communication in a fully remote setting. You are keen to understand different cross-functional perspectives and you know how to make your case.

๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿฝโ€โ™‚๏ธ You have multiple years of experience working on backend services, that are in production and deployed under load multiple times per week. You have a good understanding of load analysis monitoring and performance scaling techniques.

๐Ÿ›  You are proficient in Node.js and TypeScript, yet you see technology as a means to an end and are open to learning new tools as required.

โœ… Writing automated tests is not a chore for you but a key component to building a high-quality product. You know how to write maintainable tests and you have experience with both functional as well as performance tests.

โ™ฅ๏ธ You care about the people you work with and are willing to grow together. You also care about the customer and you want to work on a product that matters.

The icing on the cake

๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿฝ You enjoy doing pair or team programming.

๐Ÿง You have deep experience building fault-tolerant distributed systems with stateful and stateless components. You have also worked with event-based systems in the past.

๐Ÿฐ You have experience in (or always wanted to learn about) some of the other tools and technologies we employ such as: Kubernetes, AWS, GitLab CI, Datadog, Gatling, Vue.js, Jest, Kotlin, Postgres, to only name a few.

๐Ÿ“š You like to read and have enjoyed books such as Accelerate, Continuous Delivery, Release It! and Site Reliability Engineering. You are willing to share what you learned.

Why should you apply? 

  • Direct impact on our product from day one 
  • Colleagues that care about the product and the people who build it
  • We support you in your journey to become the best version of yourself. Not the least by providing challenging work, people around you who you can learn from, as well as a personal conference & training budget
  • BRYTER has a product & business model thatโ€™s tried and tested and weโ€™re in the process of scaling our impact, so your impact can scale with us 
  • Customers love our product which youโ€™ll have a key role in developing

This job is not for you

If you reside outside of CET +/-2h time zones or if you have no experience at all working with Node.js and TypeScript, then this job is not for you.

Who are we?

We enable business experts to build and distribute powerful applications. Our software is intuitive and simple enough for non-IT experts to understand within minutes, yet powerful enough and enterprise-ready for industries with complex reasoning and demanding use cases. We especially cater to experts in law, finance, tax and compliance by helping them automate and standardise decision making.

The BRYTER team at our October 2019 on-site

How to apply? 

Start a conversation by reaching out to us. Say hi, share why youโ€™re interested in working with us and send along your CV.

What does working at BRYTER look like? ย 

We are a remote-first Software-as-a-Service company, with people across Europe. At BRYTER, we believe in the power of self-organising teams and that everyone can be a leader. That’s why we strive for a way of working that reduces unnecessary burden and instead focuses on delivering value. 

๐Ÿ“… Meetings 

There are only two regular, mandatory meetings:

  1. A short 30min company-wide update meeting that happens weekly. This provides a forum for each business area of BRYTER to update the company on their progress towards their quarterly objectives.
  2. Our weekly Product Sync/Planning, where we revisit what weโ€™re currently working on and what we plan to do in the upcoming week(s).

Other than that, we do a company-wide virtual-coffee session every morning. Anyone who is interested and available can join this call. The only rule is, that we donโ€™t talk about work. It is an opportunity to laugh at what our dogs do to our shoes, share our first (or third?) coffee with each other and just try to kick-off the day in a great mood. 

We do daily, written check-ins in Slack to keep everyone in the loop on what weโ€™re working on. 

๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ Quarterly Get-together

We are a remote-first company. At the same time, we value the face-to-face time. That’s why we get together at the same place at the beginning of each quarter. We spend the time strategizing, planning as well as just talking, having fun and getting to know each other better.

To date we have always done this in Frankfurt, Germany, where we have one of our offices. That’s why we sometimes call the time that we get together, on-sites. However, during the COVID-pandemic, these get-togethers have become virtual as well.

๐ŸŽน Processes & Tools 

Our main tool for coordinating our day-to-day work is Gitlab. We not only use it as central git host, but also for our complete CI pipeline, to trigger and execute deployments with it and track our work items (and bugs ๐Ÿ›) with Gitlab boards. 

Developers own the development of their improvements and features and guide them until they are in production. And while some parts of the application are worked on mostly by a smaller subset of the team, we practice shared code ownership.  

We practice a branch-based development workflow and do code reviews via merge requests (Gitlab-speak for pull requests). To enable quick feedback-cycles we aim for short-lived branches and provide automated means to deploy every branch to their own environment.  

We put a strong emphasis on automated testing and having a test coverage that follows the testing pyramid. And as with most things, we aim to get better at these practices, which means weโ€™re not perfect. ๐Ÿ˜‡ 

When it comes to tools, such as an IDE or editor, you are free to use whatever you prefer. We provide JetBrains licenses, in case you like to use their tools. And of course, youโ€™re free to choose your computer hardware and operating system. 

๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿš€ Organisational Model 

At BRYTER we believe in the power of self-organizing teams and that everyone can be a leader. Everyone can participate in shaping the way we work at BRYTER, based on their interests and capabilities.

If you want to hear it straight from the horse’s mouth what this means, how working at BRYTER is like, our CPO and Co-Founder Michael Hรผbl has recorded a webinar, where he shares a bit about our remote-first working culture.

An excerpt from our company handbook

To that end we work hard to make the way we work explicit, to enable us to improve it continuously. Anybody on the team can propose changes and improvements in the form of a proposal, and proposals are by default accepted. Only if by getting feedback on a proposal a serious risk or harm for the organisation is identified, we ask the authors of a proposal to adapt it, usually with the help of the people who identified the risks. 

Advantages of working at BRYTER

๐Ÿ—บ Location/Travel

Being a distributed team, you can work from wherever you want. The whole company gets together every quarter for a 2-day company get together. However, during the COVID-pandemic, these get-togethers have become virtual as well.

๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป Flexible working hours

We know life comes with responsibilities and the occasional, unexpected occurrences, and encourage everyone at BRYTER to spend time on people and the things they care about. That’s why working hours at BRYTER are usually as flexible as you need them to be. 

๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿฝ Professional and Personal Growth

We cover up to 5 days of training or conferences per year, including travel and entrance fee. Additionally, BRYTER covers all costs for books and online courses, based on a fair-use-policy. And all that without lengthy, complicated processes or approvals. We trust you! 

If you’re interested in working with us, donโ€™t hesitate to apply!

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