Back-end Engineer | Bookis
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Do you wish to use your skills to contribute to a more sustainable world? And at the same time be involved in writing the next chapter in a Norwegian start-up adventure?
At Bookis you will meet a group of inclusive and fearless people with a common goal: To make it playfully easy to share knowledge and stories. We spend our time wanting to make a difference, and together with over 330,000 users we run an online bookstore where you can buy and sell both new and used books.
We are growing extremely fast and are looking for a Back-end Engineer for our Core Services team. Could this be you?
As our new Back-end Engineer, you will be able to join a startup with a renown culture and highly dedicated & ambitious people working on making the world a better place one book at a time
You will have these primary responsibilities:
Be part of a highly Agile team in a dynamic environment.
Collaborate with team members to assist in the definition of project scope, deliverables, timelines.
Back-end platform design.
Mentor other developers, provide guidance, set coding best practices, and be accountable for major design and production architecture decisions.
Manage Bookis back-end services life cycle and being involved in architecture, refinement, and testing services.
Develop standards and processes to support and facilitate the back-end services projects and initiatives.
Create API documentation.
Maintain existing codebase, follow high unit-tests coverage
Who are we?
Bookis is a new Norwegian start-up adventure. At our office in Nydalen in Oslo you meet both product developers and brand builders. We can offer an everyday life that is both challenging and fun, characterized by a good work- life balance!
With us, you will get good opportunities for both career-oriented and personal development in a young company that is quickly expanding, and will grow a lot in the coming years.
Where are we heading?
We are already established in Norway and Sweden, and are now working on selecting the next market to enter. Our journey has just begun and we work every day to improve the service and the company as a whole. We have ambitions to become a major international player, working closely with the most important value creators in the book market, namely the customer and the author. With strategic and strong owners, we are well equipped for the road ahead.
Skills & Requirements
You are the right one if you:
Have hands-on implicated in the design and implementation of NestJS REST APIs.
Can work with DevOps engineers to scale and optimize NestJS microservices.
Have an excellent understanding of how the web works.
Have extensive knowledge of OOP, Design Patterns, and SOLID Principles.
Are familiar with modern engineering practices: coding standards, code reviews, continuous deployment, automated testing.
Know algorithms and data structures.
Have strong interpersonal and communication skills.
Excellent communication skills in English, both written and verbal.
We are looking for these abilities:
We are a company that is very concerned about being transparent. This applies to everything we do, including hiring. In this application process want to facilitate that everyone's strengths are surfaced. Therefore, we share the characteristics we are looking for to this position below, as well as how we define these:
- Adapts to big and sudden changes quickly. Always engaged in learning, both for herself and the team. Consider failure as an opportunity to learn and shares this with the team.
- Collaborates well with others, empowers and supports others to achieve the team's goals.
Structured and systematic
- Is self-sufficient, establishes efficient routines and carries out routine tasks conscientiously. Is systematic in her approach, makes reasonable priorities, and allocates resources efficiently.
- Makes rational decisions, enjoys complex issues and works analytically.
I'm your leader
My name is Anton and I am the CTO in Bookis. I work from our Ukraine office in Dnipro, where we are a total of 7 developers working for Bookis. Most of us have worked in Bookis since 2017, including myself. My speciality is backend and enterprise systems.
More about our culture and leadership philosophy
- Schibsted Future Report
- Finansavisen (Norwegian)
- She community
- SHIFTER podcast (Norwegian)
- E24! Bookis sin ledelsesfilosofi (Norwegian)
- OKR webinar på SHIFTER (Norwegian)
You will get a key role in a fast growing company, with great responsibility as well as the opportunity to shape your day-to-day working life. You will be part of a passionate team that continuously challenges and improves both the book industry, our products and the way we work. We are passionate about creating a more sustainable circular economy, and you will take part in a company that takes climate change seriously. At Bookis, we always put people first and we are passionate about building our culture and making decisions for the long-term. Well-being is essential for achieving success as a team, and with us you will always be taken care of. If you like to exercise, feel free to do so during office hours. We offer a competitive salary and benefit packages.
We look forward to hearing from you!
About the company
About Bookis as a company
Bookis was founded in August 2016 and launched in December 2017
Bookis has more than 240.000 users in Norway og 95.000 users i Sweden
Launched Author Royalties on used book purchases as a world's first in November 2020
In 2020, Schibsted came in as an investor
In 2021, the New York-based VC-fund Lugard Road Capital came in as an investor, as well as We Are Human (the Kahoot! founders) and the Swedish serial entrepreneur and investor Alexander Hars
The gender distribution of employees is 50% women and men