Humly is a digital marketplace revolutionising how teachers and nurses work within schools and nurseries. We're the market leader in Sweden and have scaled up to become the same for the UK market, where we have a first-mover advantage.
To support this growth we are creating a brand new development team in our Gothenburg HQ. The team will focus on backend, API, data and DevOps, and supercharge our app developers to deliver value. Together with a Data Engineer and a Senior Backend developer, you will help create a system that’s: performant, secure, observable, measurable, automated and that allows incremental daily deployments with feature flagging.
As an early member, you'll be essential in establishing a high-performing team and will have a big influence on the work process, tooling, and tech stack, plus hiring and growing the team.
About the Role
We want to treat data as a product, a purposely developed feature which can be used to grow and build valuable applications. You will enable a data-informed culture, and ensure our data is of high quality and can be packaged and delivered to different departments in a consistent, efficient and coherent way. Much of our software engineering work boils down to shuffling data from A to B — to and from our apps, our analytics dashboards, and a bunch of external 3rd party services and APIs. As part of our product development team, and the first role of its kind at Humly, you will get the opportunity to take ownership, and we will rely heavily on your expertise.
You probably have
Experience with data modelling, data standardisation and data denormalization
Good understanding of data pipelines (extract, transform, load)
Experience with data integrity checks and data migrations
Worked with queues, streaming and batch processing
Made and consumed a lot of APIs and data connectors
Solid understanding of data modelling, SQL, caching, migrations in PostgreSQL
Worked a lot with python
It would be even better if you have
Experience with different hosted database infrastructures
Experience working with data warehouses, like Redshift, BigQuery, or Snowflake
Interest and experience in exploratory data analysis and visualisation
Knowledge of ML/stat models
Some experience of BI tools
And amazing if you have experience with these technologies
Ruby on Rails (our legacy API backend)
MongoDB (our legacy database)
R & Shiny and/or Jupyter Notebooks
What we offer
Lots of influence as an early member in small team
Be part of an entrepreneurial and playful journey. We grow by researching, testing and learning Your ideas matter
Interesting work with data as a product
Opportunity to define your role within the company
Hybrid office model - flexibility with responsibility. Sometimes it's great to sit together; sometimes you want to focus at home
Salary range starting at 50 000 SEK/month
Collective agreement with pension scheme
International environment with locations in Sweden and UK (English is the company language)
A Viking Venture community of 20+ other companies to learn and share knowledge with
Contribute to a globally important and exciting solution that creates immense value for our users and all the children and students they meet every day
How we hire
We recruit continuously, so don’t wait – send us your application now!
Initial screening - An initial, casual 30-minute conversation with our CTO about Humly’s short and long-term goals. And how they relate to yours.This is a good time to chat through any concerns or deal breakers you may have.
Assignment or reference case - We don’t want the technical interview phase to start from scratch, and we don’t believe in white board coding. This step ensures a more collaborative and engaging discussion in the next phase.
The tech chat- A one-hour deep-dive into the craft of software development with a couple of our team members. With the assignment or reference case as a backdrop, we let you describe how you engage with problem-solving. You'll share your opinions about technical debt, project management, and your favourite tech stacks. This is a golden opportunity for you to learn more about Humly, and why our team enjoys working here. So ask us questions. And please, don't be afraid to ask the hard ones – be very afraid. Kidding.
The experience chat - A 1-hour talk with our CTO and one of our founders about your previous experiences and learnings. Share your successes – and failures – and all the permutations in between. Our goal is to understand how what you’ve done before has shaped your perspective about the who/what/when/where/ and why of what you want to do next.
Humly is a digital marketplace connecting supply teachers and schools. 70 million teachers are needed globally to reach the 2030 UN sustainable development goals, and our mission is to solve a big piece of that puzzle.
Humly has financially strong and active owners in Viking Ventures, and have raised €10M. We're in a scale-up phase in the UK with high ambitions. The UK market alone is worth $2 billion, and Humly has a first mover advantage.
We have 60 employees working at our offices in Gothenburg, Sweden and Fareham, Milton Keynes, Manchester and Birmingham in the UK. And over 3,000 registered teachers plus agreements with over 4,000 schools in Sweden and the UK.
The Humly platform consists of multiple web clients written in React.js and mobile apps for iOS and Android written in React Native. All connect via GraphQL and REST to a Ruby on Rails API. Data is stored in a MongoDB database and temporarily cached in Redis. The infrastructure is run on Amazon Web Services with Infrastructure As Code approach.
- Humly Opportunities
- Product & Development
- Monthly salary
We are on a mission to empower every eligible educator with total control in their hands.
Humly is a company made for teachers, by teachers. And that’s where our story begins.
In 2015 our founders, Kristoffer Persson and Gustav Bild-Tofftin, were university students supplementing their incomes as supply educators. Along the way, they realised the business of supply education was backward. It didn't value the most important part of it – educators.
And so they built a better way. They built a revolutionary digital marketplace that empowers educators with full-career control while also simplifying and improving how schools and nurseries connect with the best educators.
Today, Humly is the market leader in Sweden and a dynamic, growing force within the UK.
Tomorrow? Who knows.
We're still just getting started.
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