Sr. Back End Engineer - Europe

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What Betterup is looking for in applicants

Let’s face it, a company whose mission is human transformation better have some fresh thinking about the employer/employee relationship. 

We do. We can’t cram it all in here, but you’ll start noticing it from the first interview. 

Even our candidate experience is different. And when you get an offer from us (and accept it), you get way more than a paycheck. You get a personal BetterUp Coach, a development plan, a trained and coached manager, the most amazing team you’ve ever met (yes, each with their own personal BetterUp Coach), and most importantly, work that matters. 

This makes for a remarkably focused and fulfilling work experience. Frankly, it’s not for everyone. But for people with fire in their belly, it’s a game-changing, career-defining, soul-lifting move.

Join us and we promise you the most intense and fulfilling years of your career, doing life-changing work in a fun, inventive, soulful culture. 

If that sounds exciting—and the job description below feels like a fit—we really should start talking.

We’re looking for a driven backend/platform software engineer who cares deeply about their craft, and who wants to use their skills to bring about positive change in the world. We are working in a high performing organization in the hyper-growth phase, using modern software development approaches. We would like to welcome someone who is comfortable in the rapidly changing nature of a startup environment but also adept at moving relentlessly forward: doing what needs to be done to unblock projects that truly deliver value to our users. We are past the initial startup phase and we care about the balance between new product(s) development, handling technical debt and architecture.


  • Product Engineer: Build and own a set of components that our organization will use to optimize for rapid growth. You do this in collaboration with your team members and internal stakeholders. At the same time you keep the technical debt under control. 
  • Lean and Agile Thinker: Collaborate with cross functional teams (the stakeholders of your team) to distill and synthesize requirements into discreet and meaningful iterations. Work in short feedback loops and learn via data and metrics. Master the use of Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment infrastructure to rapidly prototype and validate ideas.
  • End-to-end Owner: Own your components during the entire lifecycle, from planning, development, (cloud) deployment and maintenance phase. Build scalable and tolerant systems using container technologies (Docker) and cloud infrastructure as code (Heroku, AWS, Terraform…) as well as internal tooling to accelerate product development cycles.
  • Data-driven decision maker:  Influence the roadmap by collecting, using and presenting data. Support data-driven decisions, spot opportunities for improvements and optimizations of our systems. Fit the technical components of your team into the business context of BetterUp.

If you have some or all of the following please apply: 

  • 5+ years relevant experience, at least part of which in a startup environment.
  • Alignment with BetterUp mission of enabling self-driven behavior change.
  • You like to collaborate with colleagues outside your team and understand the complete technical landscape.
  • Succeeded in a remote work environment.
  • Maintainer of your components in production (volume, support, debugging).
  • Strong software engineering practices (e.g. coding, unit testing, code reviews, design documentation, RFC)
  • Experience with Ruby on Rails, Gitflow, Docker.
  • Expert in current web technologies (HTTP, REST, Web Sockets, etc).
  • Experienced in Agile product development processes (SCRUM, Kanban, Lean Startup, etc).
  • Strong verbal and written communication.
  • Experience with distributed systems, databases and data streaming technologies.


At BetterUp, we are committed to living out our mission every day and that starts with providing benefits that allow our employees to care for themselves, support their families, and give back to their community. 

  • Access to BetterUp coaching; one for you and one for a friend or family member 
  • A competitive compensation plan with opportunity for advancement
  • Flexible paid time off
  • Per year: 
    • All federal/statutory holidays observed
    • 4 BetterUp Inner Workdays (
    • 5 Volunteer Days to give back
    • Learning and Development stipend
    • Company wide Summer & Winter breaks
  • Year-round charitable contribution of your choice on behalf of BetterUp

We are dedicated to building diverse teams that fuel an authentic workplace and sense of belonging for each and every employee. We know applying for a job can be intimidating, please don’t hesitate to reach out — we encourage everyone interested in joining us to apply.

BetterUp Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, genetics, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status. In addition to federal law requirements, BetterUp Inc. complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.



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