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Backend Engineer - Estonia Engineering · Tallinn · Hybrid Remote

Bob W.

Bob W.

Software Engineering
Posted on Saturday, June 22, 2024
Engineering · Tallinn · Hybrid Remote

Backend Engineer - Estonia

Re-invent the world’s largest industry as part of a dynamic, venture capital-backed hospitality tech start-up with huge growth ambitions!

About Bob W

Bob W is a fast-growing tech-enabled aparthotel company providing an authentic 5-star experience to every single guest at scale while leading the world’s transition to sustainable hospitality.

Bob’s apartments cater to the 21st-century traveller who wants it all: the consistent quality of a hotel and the authentic flair of a short-stay rental. We combine the best of both worlds in our climate-neutral apartments across Europe in the coolest neighbourhoods. As we expand, fuelled by venture capital and investment from top-tier real estate equity firms, we’re building the technology to give every guest a local, five-star experience at scale.

So, are you ready to join the journey?

About the role

Join our rapidly expanding tech team at a series B-funded startup, where you'll have a unique opportunity to contribute to its continued growth and innovation with an advanced tech stack in place. Specifically, you'll be part of a team dedicated to evolving the post-booking guest journey, improving our guest experience, driving upsell revenue, ensuring 5-star service, and optimizing operational efficiency through automation.

As a Backend Engineer, you will play a key role in building and maintaining the core of our platform. You will work closely with other engineers and product managers to design and implement features, mentor less experienced colleagues, and recruit new joiners. Our team expects you to visit our Tallinn office weekly.

Are you interested to learn why we hire software engineers? We have written an article to explain just that!

In this role, you will:

  • Take responsibility for developing complex software tasks.
  • Detect, analyze, and fix software defects.
  • Conduct automated testing and document the process.
  • Deploy developed software, and monitor for possible errors and performance issues.
  • Perform code reviews and provide quality feedback to peers.
  • Identify bottlenecks, and discuss and plan software design and architecture considering the system as a whole.
  • Lead software design and architecture initiatives.
  • Lead process improvement initiatives, and establish the best practices and methodologies for development across the department.
  • Participate in the hiring process.
  • Mentor less experienced software engineers.
  • Ensure that service monitoring is implemented.
  • Drive product improvement by actively collaborating with Product Managers and other stakeholders.

Our 5-star candidate:

  • Is ready to join a technology startup to disrupt the hospitality industry.
  • Has 5+ years of experience with backend technologies.
  • Has 3+ years of experience with Javascript and NodeJS.
  • Experienced in close collaboration with engineering and product team members.
  • Has previously worked with designing databases.
  • Possesses proficient English language skills.
  • Has a willingness to recruit new joiners and mentor less experienced colleagues.
  • Is able to communicate ideas clearly to the broader team.
  • Has a wide outlook on IT and the world around.
  • Has a proven track record of taking ownership and leading initiatives.
  • Is an avid supporter of continuous learning and being up-to-date with the latest technologies

Nice to have:

  • Bachelor's or Masters degree in STEM fields.
  • Experience working with multiple different tech stacks.
  • Entrepreneurial mindset and previous experience working in startups.
  • Inner drive to make customers happy by providing them with the best experience.

We offer:

  • The opportunity to re-invent the world’s largest industry by shaping a young, dynamic tech company with huge growth ambitions.
  • Stock option plan.
  • Voluntary health insurance and sports compensation.
  • Unlimited holidays.
  • Free nights at any Bob W location.
  • Development and growth opportunities.
  • Oliva mental well-being platform access.
  • Smart and highly motivated team.
  • A multicultural, diverse and highly rewarding work environment.

Job Level:
Learn more about our career development framework here.

Please note that this position will be closed as soon as a sufficient number of qualified candidates are identified. We encourage interested applicants to submit their applications promptly.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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About Bob W

Bob W is a venture capital-backed, tech-enabled hospitality company that merges hotel-like consistency, services and amenities with the authenticity and livability of a home. With our beautifully designed and authentic living spaces, we offer a home away from home for leisure and business travellers alike, no matter if you’re staying for a few nights or a few months.

Founded in 2018
Engineering · Tallinn · Hybrid Remote

Backend Engineer - Estonia

Re-invent the world’s largest industry as part of a dynamic, venture capital-backed hospitality tech start-up with huge growth ambitions!