Backend Engineer

Spain, Germany, United Kingdom, United Kingdom, and Portugal
🌎 About Localyze

Welcome to Localyze, where we're reimagining how people move for work. Our mission is to tear down the barriers that limit talent and opportunity. We bring together seamless technology, transparency, and unrivalled service to make this happen. Founded in 2018 by three visionary women who believe in unlocking human potential without borders, Localyze has built a centralised platform that decentralises the world. We empower companies to hire from anywhere and enable individuals to choose where they live and work.
Global working is in our DNA. Our vibrant team, comprised of almost 80 Localitos from 15+ nationalities across 3 continents, fuels our creativity and innovation. With our recent $35m Series B fundraise, we're expanding both our product and our reach! 

If you're passionate about redefining global mobility, pushing boundaries, and making a real impact, Localyze is the place for you. Join our community, shape the future, and rewrite the rules of the global workforce.

πŸ€– About The Role

Are you a Backend Engineer with a knack for turning complex ideas into streamlined, efficient solutions? We're on the lookout for someone like you to join our dynamic team to support us on our mission to build a borderless world. In this role, you'll be at the forefront of driving our product roadmap, collaborating with cross-functional teams, and contributing to the continuous improvement of our development process. If you're passionate about creating exceptional user experiences and thrive in a collaborative, remote work environment, we want to hear from you!

Join a close-knit team of frontend and backend engineers, engineering managers, product managers, designers, and UX researchers. Our remote collaboration spans multiple time zones, facilitated by tools like Slack, Notion, Linear, GitHub, and the Google suite. We value transparency, respect, and a shared dedication to simplifying our customers' lives, whether they're HR managers, case managers, or employees undergoing life-changing relocations.

We serve our customers through a web app built with React, TypeScript, Webpack, NextJS, and other technologies, which communicates with a REST API built with Ruby on Rails, Postgres, and Redis. We are currently evaluating building parts of our applications using the latest Ruby on Rails frontend technologies such as Hotwire, Turbo and Stimulus. We use GitHub for version control and code reviews, Semaphore and Github Actions for CI/CD, Rollbar for production error tracking, and rely on Heroku for infrastructure management.

🎯 What You’ll Do
  • Design, develop, and implement backend solutions that drive our product roadmap.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including front-end engineers, product managers, and designers, to create exceptional user experiences.
  • Identify and prioritise product enhancements that align with the company's strategic goals and objectives, ultimately driving business value.
  • Write clean, efficient, and well-documented code that follows industry best practices.
  • Participate in code reviews to ensure top-notch quality and provide constructive feedback to your peers.
  • Continuously contribute to improving our development process.
  • Troubleshoot and debug application code.
  • Contribute to architectural decisions to scale our application.
🌟 What We’re Looking For
You’ll thrive in this role if you:
  • Have 3+ years of coding experience, with 2-3 years of Ruby on Rails experience; SQL knowledge is a plus!
  • Demonstrate proficiency in backend/server-side programming.
  • Boast a track record of building JSON APIs and backends that interact with relational databases for performing CRUD operations (Postgres experience is a bonus).
  • Are familiar with ORM libraries, particularly ActiveRecord.
  • Have experience in designing, developing, and documenting REST APIs.
  • Have familiarity with Automated Testing, especially unit tests.
  • Appreciate the value of Test-Driven Development, even if you haven't used it recently (we use RSpec).
  • Have experience in application debugging.
  • Are familiar with monitoring tools such as New Relic and Rollbar.
  • Have exposure to CI/CD practices.
  • Possess strong English communication skills.
πŸ¦™ What We Offer
At Localyze, we offer:
  • No Office, No Borders: Embrace the freedom to work from anywhere within our entities in Germany, Ireland, Portugal, Spain, the UK, or the US. Plus, make the most of Workations across Europe! 
  • Craft Your Workspace: Create your ideal workspace with our annual LocaBoost allowance, you can kit out your home office or opt for a local coworking space – the choice is yours.
  • Equity for All: We believe in shared success. Join us, and not only become part of the Localyze team, but also an integral stakeholder in our growth with an attractive equity plan.
  • Grow With Purpose: Fuel your growth mindset with an annual learning & development budget. We're invested in your career journey.
  • Wellness Boost: Balancing work and life is an art, and we're here to support you. Enjoy a monthly wellness stipend via Juno, plus access to Nilo Health for 1:1 coaching sessions, unlimited courses, digital resources, and roundtable discussions.
  • Out of the β€˜Virtual’ Office: Enjoy 28 days of paid time off, inclusive of local public holidays, and here's a little extra – an additional celebratory day off just for you!
  • Family First: Welcoming a new family member? Take the time you need with parental leave to bond and cherish those precious moments.
  • Globetrotter Gatherings: Keep the team spirit high with not one but two team meetups per year. And wait for it – an annual international company-wide retreat. Picture this: Portugal in 2022, Italy in 2023 – and who knows where next?
πŸ’™ Diversity & Inclusion @ Localyze

As an equal opportunity employer and advocates of Diversity and Inclusion, we proudly welcome applications from people of all races, ethnicities, disability statuses, ages, religions, gender identities, and sexual orientations. We encourage you to apply even if you don't think you meet all of the criteria above but are still interested in the role and mission. Nobody checks every box, and we're looking for team members who are genuinely excited to join Localyze!