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Backend Engineer

Job description
Secfi is trusted by thousands of startup employees for equity planning and financing. We’re the first to provide a proprietary suite of equity planning tools, 1:1 guidance with licensed equity strategists and a set of financing products that enable employees to own a stake in the company they helped build. We also provide company-wide education for startups at all stages to help their team make the best decision for their own situation. Currently, we have worked with employees from more than 80% of all U.S. unicorns.
Working for a startup is like building a plane already flying in the air. It’s messy, it’s exciting, and you are constantly learning. Our core values — customer focus, perseverance, action, ownership, diversity and team — are embedded in everything we do.

About the team

As the Engineering team we own all the technology within Secfi. We organize in chapters based on discipline where all members help each other with personal and professional growth. Each chapter has a lead responsible for 1-1s, career growth planning, hiring and chapter culture. Engineers from different chapters, together with product managers and designers, form squads to work on different areas of our products. 
An engineering first culture enables us, the engineers, to be involved in the product development from the early definition stages and collaborate closely with product managers and designers for building it. Because owning the technology within the company also means working in an ever-evolving space that isn’t limited to building new products or features, we created "communities of practice", where those interested in a specific topic are encouraged to collaborate and work on it.    
As proactive problem-solvers, we love cooperation and open feedback. We create a safe environment to foster growth and encourage actively seeking out help when needed. 

About the role

We are looking for a talented Backend Engineer (preferred Python) to join us in Amsterdam, who can help us build our next generation of products and be involved in the continuous development of our systems. You’ll be responsible for building core services and essential business systems, reusable libraries and contributing to building future proof and scalable applications. 
You’ll be part of a growing team that likes to innovate and constantly improve. We  believe that when choosing the right tool for the job it’s also important to consider who is going to use it, every engineer has a voice and has a say in the decisions that are made.  As a result our stack is evolving from Django w/ Django DRF & Django ORM towards FastAPI w/ SQLAlchemy & pydantic. Our BE systems stack includes, and it is not limited to: GraphQL, AWS, Kubernetes, Postgres, Elastic. 
Last but not least, we are open to engineers from other backgrounds, but strong experience of building web-based applications is a must. 

What you'll do

  • Working closely with product and performing hands-on development
  • Suggesting and participating in code quality initiatives / improvements
  • Suggesting and participating in architectural initiatives / improvements 
  • Suggesting and participating in defining development standards and principles 

What you bring

  • 2 or more years of relevant work experience in Python 
  • Passion for building customer-facing products
  • Experience with build processes and running applications in production environments
  • Experience with Cloud Computing
  • Preferred: experience with Docker, Kubernetes and AWS 
  • Demonstrated passion for building comprehensive, intelligent and elegant solutions
  • Communication & team collaboration skills and willingness to learn
  • Record of professional achievement, work ethic and positive attitude
  • Fun person to work with 
  • Fluent in English

What we offer

  • Competitive salary, retirement benefits 
  • Employee-friendly equity plan
  • A clear leveling framework to facilitate career progression
  • 4 months paid parental leave for primary and secondary caregivers
  • 24 paid holidays
  • Birthday off 
  • Up to two months remote working outside of the Netherlands, hybrid office model
  • Annual training budget (3% of your annual salary)
  • Additional savings contribution (2%)
  • Internal 1-1 coaching
  • Company sponsored lunches, snacks, drinks and team events
  • Customized home workstation stipend
  • And last but not least, a great and fun experience
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Our benefits

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We're serious about equity

  • Generous equity grants, with the option to exercise early
  • Advanced education to understand your equity with full transparency into company financials
  • Access to financing, CPAs and financial planning experts
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