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Backend Developer at Storytel Umeå!

Summer is here! The ad will stay so please apply! You might not hear from us until after vacation!  

Storytel is Northern Europe's largest audiobook service. We offer thousands of audiobooks and ebooks in12 countries and expect to enter several new markets within the coming year. Right now we have more than 500 000 subscribers to our service coming from all markets. We see ourselves as the market leader for streamed audiobooks and our focus is to provide a great experience for our customers and have fun doing it!

We are now looking to expand our ever growing teams of developers and hopefully have you join us at Storytel at our new office in Umeå.

As a developer at Storytel you will work with experienced developers across a wide field of technologies. Our teams work with mobile apps development, backend development, Web development, DevOps and more. Our teams are currently working on moving new and existing services to our new cloud platform as well as building new services when needed. Our backend developers are focused on creating new services that are being run on Google Cloud Platform using Docker and Kubernetes. We use a variety of languages including Java, C#, Go, F# and more, and we feel that it gives us a clear advantage to be able to use the right tool for the job. We are looking for developers that are interested in learning and have an interest in sharing their knowledge. We have a strong sharing culture at Storytel and try to nurture creativity.

Required skills:

  • Experience of coding in either Java or C#
  • Experience in writing unit tests
  • Experience in writing clear, safe and maintainable code
  • SQL databases - MySQL, MsSQL or similar

These are some of the fantastic areas that we work with and it's a plus if you have experience in some of them. If you don't we're happy to help you develop within them.

  • Git
  • Shell scripting
  • Experience of coding API’s - REST.
  • Experience of writing integration tests between systems
  • Docker
  • Kubernetes
  • Coding microservices
  • Messaging frameworks - Pubsub, Kafka or similar
  • No-SQL databases - Google Datastore, MongoDB or similar
  • IoC frameworks - Spring, Nancy or Similar
  • Unix/Linux - Mac OS, Ubuntu or similar
  • IT-Architecture
  • Cloud experience - Google Cloud Platform, Azure, AWS or similar
  • Continuous Integration

What we offer you:

  • To work with experienced developers in an open and nice environment
  • Your own yearly budget for knowledge increasing activities
  • A knowledge and creativity boosting environment
  • Limitless audio and ebooks from our own service
  • To be part of an international team of developers
  • To work with some of the newest technologies
  • An environment to geek out about books, games, board-games and more
  • And many, many more.

The people working in the teams are also going to be part of the interview process, so don't hesitate to reach out to us and ask questions. If you feel like Storytel is the place where you could thrive let us know and we will contact you as soon as possible. If you have some code or contributions attached to your GitHub account, please link to that in your application.

Thanks in advance / The developers at Storytel

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The Storytellers in 4 words?
Friendly, Welcoming, Helpful, Innovative.

Amount of coffee and tea cups per day?
Impossible to know, we like our hot beverages.

Number of orange headphones?

Times we celebrate?
Whenever we have something to celebrate. Which is quite often, we like to celebrate - preferably with cake. 

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