Senior Backend Engineer - Identity & Privacy
At Storytel, we believe that powerful stories add an extra dimension to life.
Storytel is one of the world’s leading audiobook and ebook streaming services, and we offer unlimited listening to consumers in 27+ markets. Our vision is to make the world more empathetic, with great stories to be shared and enjoyed by anyone, anywhere, anytime.
About the Team
The team's goal is to ensure that our customers can access our service simply and securely. We focus on providing solutions for customer authentication and account management. Our daily challenges involve simplifying and securing the authentication flows and customer data. As a fully backend team, we provide APIs and services used by the teams building customer-facing features at Storytel.
We are currently working on adapting an identity solution in combination with a more refined microservice architecture to reach truly scalable performance and handle upcoming challenges.
As a backend developer in our team, you will play an active role in refining new features, planning architecture, and investigating system behaviors. We are a small team of four people that work very closely together - we discuss solutions, draw flows, and architecture together, which we value and expect from all team members.
About the Role
Take the next step in your career as a Senior Backend Developer at Storytel! You will work with cutting-edge technologies alongside experienced colleagues. Our team builds and maintains the authentication and privacy services that ensure our customers can access so many great stories on our platform and that their personal data is protected while doing so.
At Storytel, engineers are viewed as leaders within the Individual Contributor roles, aiming to create impact and drive initiatives to bring our audio entertainment service to millions of users.
We host our services in Kubernetes on Google Cloud Platform using a variety of languages, including Java and Kotlin.
To be successful in this role, we believe that you have
- At least 6 years of experience coding HTTP services in a typed language - Like Java or Kotlin.
- Experience working with cloud services and are familiar with their concepts - Google Cloud Platform, Azure, AWS or similar
- Excellent at writing and speaking English
- Enjoy working collaboratively and believe in team excellence
And for some bonus points:
- Experience working with authentication and security
- Experience writing appropriate and useful Unit/integration/E2E Tests
- Ability to write understandable, secure, and maintainable code
What we offer
At Storytel we trust our employees and believe in their autonomy. We offer flexible working hours, remote working possibilities when possible, and flexible public holidays for people to celebrate what they truly believe in.
Storytel’s culture encourages self-leadership, innovation, and collaboration – and our employees share a common passion for high-quality content and stories. There is a strong emphasis on continuous development, learning through experimentation, and actively sharing feedback to improve performance constantly.
Storytel offers a friendly, entrepreneurial, and fast-moving work environment where new ideas and creativity are welcomed. We like doing things in new ways and questioning old methods. The Storytel culture - characterized by being welcoming and helpful - is important to us. We don’t believe in hierarchy and micromanagement; we believe in giving responsibility and having people grow alongside it. And, of course - you get unlimited listening to audio and ebooks from our service!
Does this sound like you? If you feel like Storytel is a place where you could thrive, please submit your application in English, and we will contact you as soon as possible.
The Storytel culture in 3 words?
Trusting, Collaborative, Innovative.
Number of orange headphones?
Times we celebrate?
Whenever we have something to celebrate. It could be the launch of a Storytel Original, a great cross functional collaboration or a housewarming party. We like to celebrate - preferably with cake.
Storytel is one of the world’s leading audiobook and ebook streaming services and offers unlimited listening to consumers in 25+ markets. Storytel is a digital platform provider as well as a comprehensive publishing group. The streaming business area offers subscriptions for audiobooks and e-books under the Storytel and Mofibo brands. Storytel’s publishing business area is carried out through the publishing houses Norstedts, Massolit, StorySide, Printz Publishing, People’s Press, Rabén & Sjögren, B.Wahlströms, Gummerus, Lind & CO and more. Storytel operates in 25+ markets around the globe and is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden.
Senior Backend Engineer - Identity & Privacy
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