Who we are
At Shortcut, we build apps for life. Our goal is to build apps that improve the lives of people every day, in ways large and small. Our passion for technology is fueled by helping our clients bring great apps to their end-users.
About the role
We're looking for someone with extensive, broad experience of both back-end and front-end web development, with general knowledge of many common frameworks and languages, and particular expertise in a few of them. Most of our current projects are built with Go, Python, and/or Node.js on the back-end, and React on the front-end. Of course, different projects will have different requirements, and we evaluate each project on its own to decide what set of technologies to use. We expect that even if you don't have a lot of experience with each specific technology, you have enough general knowledge and skill as a developer that you feel comfortable learning new technologies as the need arises.
What you’ll do
This is a role that will often include some consulting, which will require you to step up a bit, beyond "just coding". We don't intend to simply put you at a desk and hand you a list of tasks to deliver. We expect that you will happily engage with clients to understand their needs, and to present ideas and alternatives for the future development. You have strong technical abilities, not only in performing development tasks, but also in mentoring others (both at clients and at Shortcut). You probably have some strong technical preferences about architectures, languages, and platforms, based on your experience; At the same time, you are always willing to explore other options, and are able to work with a team to find the best way forward in any situation.
You'll be part of a growing team, and one key aspect of this role is the important process of helping us build and grow a team of developers in the future. You’ll have the opportunity to grow into this role with us, collaborating with and mentoring new team members, and continuously helping us refine the ways that front-end and back-end development are done at Shortcut Sweden.
We are looking for someone who has:
- 10+ years of development experience with a variety of web development technologies
- Expert knowledge in at least one of the technologies we use most: Go, Python, or Node.js
- Comfortable working according to agile methodologies, and following software engineering best practices
- Practical knowledge of deploying to cloud services such as GCP, AWS, and/or Azure
- Solid skills in building REST (and maybe GraphQL) APIs
- Good knowledge of database technologies
- Excellent communication skills, written and spoken, in both English and Swedish
- EU citizen, or already permitted to live and work in Sweden in some other way
- Team leadership skills
- Experience in building back-end solutions supporting mobile apps
Some of the benefits we offer at Shortcut:
♥ Free breakfast every morning
♥ A very central office - perfect for commuters
♥ Health benefit of 5000 SEK
♥ Social Activities
♥ MacBook and phone
In this role, you’ll work in a team of talented engineers and designers, and together figure out the best way forward for each client. Your clients will vary over time, and you’ll always have a say in what type of work you want to do next. We’re very flexible about where you work and what tools you use to get your job done.
At Shortcut we don't have strict hierarchies, but we do expect that the more experienced team members go out of their way to help those with less experience. The person who takes on this role can look forward to helping us grow our developer team in the future, as well as helping this team reach new heights and create engaging, empowering mobile experiences.