Platform Backend Developer

Hemnet has 3,1 million unique users every week. Our development teams deploy multiple releases per day. As a Platform Backend Developer you will be challenged to develop an application platform that delivers a state of the art user experience both to our users and developers. 

Your mission

You will be part of our Platform team. Our mission is to enable the product development teams to release and maintain their products by providing a powerful, approachable and stable application platform. 

The platform team consists of five developers working closely together with our Technical Director and Product Manager to develop and evolve our platform. The team is part of Hemnet's development department - divided into six development teams where the platform team is one of them. 

Some of the main responsibilities:

  • Develop and evolve our core API:s and components - making sure they fit current and future demands.
  • Tools for CI/CD, release pipeline and monitoring.
  • System security, performance, stability and data integrity.
  • External integrations to broker and payment systems.

What you'll do at Hemnet

  • Together with your team lead our mission to ensure our platform meets business needs and growth.
  • Together with your team make decisions about technology choices, priority and direction.
  • Be part of an agile team where continuous improvement and delivery are part of the everyday work life.
  • Work in a friendly and caring company culture where transparency, work-life balance and well-being are high up on the company's agenda.

We hope that you

  • Are a seasoned backend developer having practical experience and a genuine interest in test-driven development, dynamically typed languages (like Ruby, Python, JavaScript, etc.), API design, and/or modern statically-typed languages (like Rust, Go, Scala, etc.).
  • Have interest in software quality, best practices and clean code.
  • Believe in the value of automated testing and frequent releases.
  • Have experience of creating libraries and APIs for other developers to use.
  • Are a team player with a pragmatic and service oriented mindset.
  • Thrive in an open development culture where code reviews, pair programming and design discussions is a natural way to get feedback, learn and share knowledge.

A peek at our tech stack

  • Ruby, Python, Rust 
  • JavaScript, TypeScript
  • PostgreSQL
  • Elasticsearch
  • GraphQL
  • Terraform, Docker, AWS
  • DataDog

We look forward receiving your application!

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!


Klarabergsgatan 60
11121 Stockholm Directions

What we get at Hemnet

  • Hackathons

    We regularly have full days dedicated to experimenting with new product ideas, technology or other initiatives.

  • Flexible working hours

    At Hemnet we have the possibility to have an impact on our working hours to have a flexible work-life balance.

  • Professional development

    Knowledge sharing, education, competence days and conferences are important elements for us working at Hemnet.

  • Healthcare

    We know that we have more fun at work and do a better job if we feel good. Therefore all get health care allowance of 5000 SEK annually. We also offer some kind of wellbeing classes several times a week.

  • Team activities

    We do a lot of social activities together. As part of our own, smaller team but also the whole Hemnet team together.

  • And of course...

    ...we all get pension, extra vacation days, extra parental pay, breakfasts, fresh fruits among other things.

The Hemnet culture

As a market leader, we need to be in constant learning, where we continuously test, explore and take on new challenges. All to maintain our position but also to be at the forefront. We believe in self-leadership and we work in small agile teams where we actively work to exchange experiences and knowledge, come up with new ideas, questioning and, of course, make sure to have fun along the way!

Already working at Hemnet?

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