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Experienced Backend/API Developer at WriteReader
Copenhagen, DK

About us

We are a Copenhagen-based tech start-up with an award-winning book-creation Web App for young elementary students. The Danish version, “Skriv og læs,” is reaching 50% of the Danish public schools – with documented results of enhancing children’s learning. For over 200 years schools have used basically the same methods to teach children to write and read. Still, every fifth child today is functionally illiterate. We have a mission to change that by globally offering motivating learning tools built on proven pedagogical principles. This makes us very busy. We see user growth in the US and have recently launched branded versions in several European countries through partnerships. Last year, we secured 10,5 Million DKK in project funding from Innovation Fund Denmark together with DTU and DPU to develop new features using new technologies, like AI/Machine learning.

Currently, we are 3 developers in the company – a backend dev, a frontend dev and a tech lead/senior frontend dev. We would love to welcome you on the team!

About you

You are a skilled backend developer and a passionate coder that wants to have fun while taking part in changing the way our next generation learns. We imagine you can see yourself in many of these traits:

  • 5+ year experience as a Backend Developer.
  • You make good decisions that support maintenance of a codebase.
  • You write good, well-documented code.
  • You utilize relevant programming principles and patterns to ensure code quality (e.g. Programming Principles).
  • You have the ability and drive to learn new tech/tools when needed.
  • Experience with SQL.
  • Experience with (or knowledge of):
    • Development of RESTful services.
    • Continuous Integration.
    • Building products on a cloud platform.

Personal:

  • You are positive and engage in finding good solutions with your colleagues.
  • You are focused on making the best experience for our end-users.
  • You are motivated by working on a product that aims to let kids succeed in life.
  • Proficient in written and spoken English.

Tech

The WriteReader Web App is 100% API-driven, meaning the frontend app and backend/API is completely separated and deployed/maintained separately. The following are important elements in our backend stack, but you do not necessarily need deep experience with every specific framework/service. The important thing is that you are bringing experience that enables you to become skilled in this environment.

  • C# + .NET
  • ASP.NET Web API
  • Swagger (documenting APIs)
  • .NET Entity Framework
  • Amazon Web Services: Elastic Beanstalk, RDS, CloudFront, Lambda and more.
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • AppVeyor (Continuous Integration + deployment)

The backend role

  • Work closely together with the rest of the dev team.
  • Develop APIs for new features on our platform.
  • Integrate with DB and external services (login providers, image search, speech synthesis, etc.)
  • Maintain the backend part of our build/deploy setup.
  • Ensure scalability: optimizing code + DB, configure load-balancing, etc.

We offer

  • Office located in central Copenhagen.
  • Friendly and competent colleagues.
  • Relaxed and flexible work environment.
  • Small and agile team.
  • The chance to put your mark on something special.