Backend Developer

Temporary, Full or part-time · Amsterdam

About Metabolic
Metabolic Software develops software products to accelerate the sustainability transition. Our tools provide the most accurate and insightful sustainability intelligence to decision-makers around the world, democratizing access to this expertise in the process.
Metabolic Software is part of the larger Metabolic family of organizations, which engages in applied research, consulting, and venture building. These entities work together to identify, scale, and implement innovative solutions to global problems. Read more about Metabolic’s impact in our latest impact report.
Our passionate team focuses on digital solutions, while putting the planet, and people, over profit. We have front-end and back-end developers, project managers and a UX designer. We are supported by visual designers and sustainability experts from Metabolic. But we are growing rapidly and are looking for new colleagues in several areas.
For more information see: Metabolic Software.

About the Role
Our software team is growing rapidly, and we are looking for a backend developer with strong technical skills. You’ll be part of a team of backend developers (currently 3 with the ambition to grow quickly), building infrastructure and cloud resources for Metabolic Software’s products. You will have the following key responsibilities.
  • Build awesome sustainability-related products using Metabolic Software’s tech stack
  • Help implement and guard backend-related processes
  • Contribute to architectural and design decision taken for future products
  • Help selecting technologies and creating technical designs for products
  • Guide and mentor less experienced backend developers as the team grows
Your profile
You have a solid background in building high traffic SaaS products and are passionate about sustainability and circularity. You like working proactively, helping the team to select the right technologies and approaches to solve development challenges. You are willing to learn and rapidly adapt to new technologies as our tech stack evolves

Requirements for this role:

  • Relevant experience in backend development
  • Professional work experience with building high traffic web applications
  • Familiarity with agile development process and test-driven development
  • Experience with python and SQL (this is required for this role)

Bonus if you fulfill any of the following:

  • Relevant experience in sustainability-focused products
  • Experience with any of the other technologies we are using
  • DevOps experience, especially understanding of how to operate a Kubernetes cluster and CI/CD pipelines

The following is some of the tech we use:

  • Python
  • Node.js
  • Go
  • Vue 3, Vite, Tailwind
  • PostgreSQL
  • GraphQL and RESTful APIs
  • Linux
  • Google Cloud Platform
  • Gitlab CI/CD
  • Kubernetes & Docker
  • Sentry
It’s not expected that you are an expert in all of the above. We hire candidates based on fit, talent and willingness and potential to learn, even if they don’t have a strict overlap with our tech stack
About us
Metabolic’s mission is to transition the global economy to a fundamentally sustainable state. We advise governments, businesses, and NGOs on how to adapt to a fast-changing global context. Combining systems thinking and data science, we map and understand local and global systems to assess where to intervene and develop solutions that can dramatically shift how the economy functions. 
We are looking forward to hearing from you!
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