Staff Backend Software Engineer (Expert)

Remote EMEA
TypeScript Node.js PHP Elasticsearch MongoDB Docker Git API Symfony Redis MySQL AWS
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Who are we

Founded in 2017, Lokalise is a cloud-based translation management system that helps businesses streamline their localization processes. It provides a platform for managing translations of software, websites, mobile apps, and other digital content. Overall, Lokalise helps businesses improve their time-to-market, increase translation quality, and reduce costs associated with localization.


Even though our company operates exclusively on a remote basis, you are required to reside in and have legal work eligibility within one of the specified countries.: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania,  Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Ukraine, United Kingdom.


We are seeking a talented and experienced Staff Backend Software Engineer to join our Expert team. Working collaboratively with Product, Design, Data, and our engineering personnel you will drive the success of our products, delivering clean and scalable code.


You will

  • Design, develop, and maintain APIs and web applications that are high-quality, tested, reliable, scalable and performant, that can handle the demands of growing customer and data volumes, adhering to established best practices and methodologies
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including product and design, to establish effective software architecture and roll out new features
  • Engage in research to drive innovation and inform the technical roadmap of future company initiatives
  • Engage in cross-team high-impact technical decision-making and direction as part of the Architecture Forum
  • Play a pivotal role in recruiting and onboarding to attract, select, and set for success top engineering talent
  • Mentor fellow backend engineers, drive engineering initiatives, and foster a strong, collaborative engineering culture that emphasizes continuous learning
  • Engage in code reviews, offering constructive feedback to peers
  • Champion best practices in software development through active mentorship, coaching, and leading by example
  • Gain in-depth product knowledge and become familiar with the software localization process over the globe
You must have
  • 7+ years of backend development experience, with proficiency in PHP and Symfony (or similar) framework and knowledge of at least one other language 
  • Experience designing, architecting, and building large-scale and resilient distributed systems
  • Experience working with a service-driven or microservice architecture
  • Experience working with message queues (such as RabbitMQ, ActiveMQ or SQS)
  • Experience with different data storages and search engines such as Redis, ElasticSearch, MySQL, PostgresSQL, MongoDB
  • Experience writing and maintaining a suite of automated tests such as unit tests, integration tests, performance, and end-to-end (e2e) tests to ensure the reliability and performance of back-end systems
  • Experience with AWS and its services
  • Experience working with Docker
  • Experience in using Observability tools like Bugsnag, New Relic, or similar
  • Good knowledge of Git
  • Experience in evaluation of performance and memory-consumption of code
  • Working knowledge of English
It will be considered a significant advantage if you bring
  • Experience working with TypeScript and Node.js
  • Experience working in an open-source community as maintainer or a contributor
  • Experience working with Fastify or Prisma
  • Experience with localization domain


Our Benefits

  • Competitive salary and employee stock options plan
  • Fully remote and flexible working hours
  • Co-working budget
  • Unlimited vacation policy
  • Top-notch tech equipment for your work
  • Learning & Development program
  • Health insurance
  • Wellness benefits
  • Mental health support - every employee has access to a dedicated mental health platform
  • Great startup atmosphere, team spirit, and team events


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We are committed to a culture of inclusion and equal opportunities. Therefore, we welcome applications from people of all gender identities, sexual orientations, personal expressions, relationship, marital, or civil partnership statuses, racial identities, national or ethnic origins, religious beliefs, ages, and disability statuses. 

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