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 Author Store team. Could this be you?
As our new Backend 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
Drive new features from inception to production.
Design backend software, assist with technology selection, actively remove obstacles, and write code.
Implement and improve processes.
Close cooperation with the specialists and IT colleagues.
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:
Experience with both Node.js and Front-end 5+ years.
Knowledge of JS and its internals (including current and future ES specs).
Experience using TypeScript in production environments.
Working experience with building tools such as Webpack, Babel, and other tools in a modern web toolchain.
BS or MS in Computer Science, or equivalent engineering experience.
Must have an excellent understanding of how the web works.
Extensive knowledge of AWS tools and services.
Extensive knowledge of OOP, Design Patterns, and SOLID Principles.
Familiar with modern engineering practices: coding standards, code reviews, continuous deployment, automated testing.
Knowledge of algorithms and data structures.
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
We are in the middle of the process of hiring a Product Manager for Author Store. He/she will be your closest leader. Fortunately, we have two real Druusers who have been working with the closed pilot for a while, and they are Aiman and Lene. Lene has been responsible for Author Store, but has worked very closely with Aiman who is Customer Success Manager for Author Store. Furthermore, you will work closely with Lasse, who is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) and one of the two founders.
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