594 day(s) ago

Software Engineer, Backend (EMEA) vacancy at Hotjar

60,000 - 80,000 € per Year

Remote worker location: Russia, Eastern Europe, Western Europe, Middle East, Africa
English: Advanced, Upper Intermediate, Native Speaker
Experience: 5+ years
Employment: Full-time


To give teams of all sizes the insights they need to create experiences their users love
Hotjar is the behavioural analytics tool that makes it easy to go beyond traditional web analytics and understand what users are really doing on their site. Our vision is to give teams of all sizes the insights they need to create experiences their users love.

Our team work on the compelling challenges that come with large-scale web traffic and analytics, on a product that has a real impact on the thousands of users we support around the world. We work in an agile environment, 100% remotely, and actively encourage both personal and professional growth.

Headquartered on the beautiful island of Malta and spread throughout Europe, the Americas, and Africa, our team casts a wide net across a multitude of locations, lifestyles, and backgrounds. It’s our differences that make us interesting, and our shared belief in Hotjar’s Core Values that bind us together.

Hotjar's culture is guided by respect, transparency, collaboration, and direct feedback. Hotjar pledges to be a harassment-free and discrimination-free company.
We believe people from different backgrounds, with different identities and experiences, make our product better – just as our users come from everywhere, a diverse team helps ensure we create a product that is accessible to a wide range of people.
We're obsessed with communicating with our users as well as within the team. We hate bureaucracy and slow-moving organizations – but we're suckers for well-defined processes. We love lean, iterative improvements, and success is measured by the value we create for our users.

Find out more about our product on our company site (www.hotjar.com) and product roadmap (docs.hotjar.com/v1.0/page/roadmap).

Learn more about our company culture and what it's like to work at Hotjar on our careers site (careers.hotjar.com) and company blog (www.hotjar.com/blog).


You'll work as part of an agile, cross functional team with other frontend engineers, backend engineers, and product designers.
You will create production grade Python code and will implement solutions designed to handle incredibly high levels of traffic.
Participate in building and owning new microservices that power our product.
Build and take full ownership of components of the Hotjar Platform, in addition to building and maintaining dashboards monitoring essential application and business metrics.
Mentor 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, whilst having involvement in technical decision making.


5+ years background in benchmarking, optimizing, scaling, and taking care of high levels of traffic.
Experience using Python and PostgreSQL.
Experience using HTML, CSS, Java, AngularJS, jQuery, Redis, Lua, Linux, Nginx, Elasticsearch, and Amazon Web Services a plus.
Familiarity with automated testing frameworks such as Selenium.
Familiarity with distributed revision control systems such as Mercurial or Git.
Fluent in English with excellent interpersonal skills.
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.

Perks & Benefits

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. (Holiday Budget, Wellbeing Allowance, Working Together Budget, 16 weeks paid parental leave, and much more).

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