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  • Posted: May 17, 2022
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Hotjar is a successful Product Experience Insights company that operates on a fully remote basis, with team members spread throughout Europe, Africa and the Americas. Our team casts a wide net across many locations, lifestyles, and backgrounds. We celebrate the uniqueness and strength found in diversity: it’s our differences that make us interesting, a...
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    Software Engineer, Backend (EMEA)

    Department: Product & Engineering

    Job Description

    • Please do not apply for this role if you are not physically located in Europe, Africa or the Middle East (UTC-1 to UTC+3). While this is a remote position, we can not consider candidates that are not based in these regions. You can find a detailed explanation in our Recruitment FAQs.
    • At Hotjar, we’re creating Product Experience Insights software for digital product teams. We help show how users behave and what they feel strongly about, so product teams can deliver real value, fast.
    • As part of our Engineering team, you'll work on the exciting challenges that come with large-scale web traffic and analytics.
    • We work in an agile and highly collaborative environment, 100% remotely, and challenge the norms of traditional business leadership. Our focus is on true transparency and respect.
    • We're looking for an enthusiastic and resourceful software engineer, passionate about building great products, someone who loves being part of a team, whilst enjoying the autonomous nature of working remotely.

    About the Job

    • You'll work as part of an agile, cross functional team with other engineers, product managers, and product designers.
    • You will create production grade Python code and will implement solutions designed to handle high levels of traffic.
    • Participate in building and owning new services that power our product.
    • Build and maintain dashboards, monitoring essential application and business metrics.
    • Work with other team members through pair programming, code reviews, and ad-hoc assistance.
    • Collaborate with engineers across the department to identify and build on improvements to our processes and systems.


    • 4+ years background in building and maintaining high traffic web backends
    • Demonstrable experience using Python and relational databases.
    • Experience using Redis, Linux, Nginx, Elasticsearch, and Amazon Web Services is a plus.
    • Familiarity with automated testing in Python.
    • Familiarity with distributed revision control systems such as Git.
    • Fluent in English with effective interpersonal skills.
    • Pragmatic engineer who actively avoids over-engineering of solutions and understands how to maintain high-quality code in a delivery-focused environment.
    • Desire to work in a respectful, transparent, and collaborative work environment, following Hotjar’s company values, culture and ways of working.
    • Will submit to a background check, confidentially processed by our third-party.

    What we offer

    • A remote and accomplished diverse and international team.
    • An opportunity to positively impact people’s experience online and make the web a better place.
    • Annual learning and development budget.
    • Several perks designed for your well-being and a healthy work-life balance. (budgets for Holiday, Wellbeing, Working Together, as well as 16 weeks paid parental leave, and much more).

    Compensation Range

    • The compensation range for a team member in this role is €70,000 to €90,000 annually where the typical offer will fall in the range of €75,000 to €80,000.
    • Our ranges are established after performing market research but the specific compensation amount of the offer will be determined based on relative experience, skills, and equity across the team.
    • We encourage all candidates to read our Recruitment FAQs to further understand our approach to compensation and how we structure our contracts.
    • In addition to the monetary compensation, we provide all team members with an assortment of unique and popular perks valued at more than €10,000 a year, plus stock options and 40 days of annual leave.
    • These have been chosen to reflect our values and ideals, be it encouraging constant learning with our Personal Development Budget, a great work/life balance with the Holiday Budget, or a happy, healthy team with our Wellbeing Budget.

    Method of Application

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