Backend Engineer


Full-time/Prague, Czechia

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Backend Engineer (Node.js)

Prague, Czechia


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Who We Are

First, a bit about us. STRV is a software design and engineering team that delivers next-level products. Here since 2004, we’ve delivered solutions for partners ranging from startups to enterprises, including Barry’s, Microsoft, MedMen, Barnes & Noble, The Athletic, Autodesk and more.

We focus on mobile applications, websites, backend infrastructure, IoT, blockchain and data science/ML/AI. We have a footprint in specialized domains like dating, crypto and mobile gaming. On top of that, we’ve also got some successful internal spin-off projects (like Surge and Zoe), with more in the works — including a space western multiplayer NFT game. Feel free to ask us all about them.

The culture is very open and friendly, with everyone on the team self-driven in delivering the highest possible value for clients — because we all care about building partnerships and creating products that make us proud. But you’ve probably scrolled our web and read about all that already.

How You Fit In

As an engineer, you know your stuff. It’s been a long time since you’ve felt lost and confused, and you’re now looking for a place where you can develop yourself and move to the next level — among people who are there to do the same. You may see room for improvement in your skills here and there, and that’s exactly why you also need friendly senior colleagues around, always happy to help. If all of this describes you, then you’re sure to fit right in. 

At STRV, Your Role Will Be to:

As a Mid-Level Engineer

  • Join our backend team and expect to work on only one project at a time

  • Handle the entire backend lifecycle of project development, from designing the architecture, APIs and cloud infrastructure to implementation and deployment

  • Cooperate with other departments, such as Design, Frontend, Mobile, QA and Product Management to deliver top-notch results

As a Senior Engineer
  • All of the above, plus:

  • Advise other engineers on best practices and guide them when needed

  • Help define the future evolution of backend at STRV

We Expect You to Have:

  • Experience with backend development, preferably with a background in Node.js (or other technologies/languages)

  • Experience with development of RESTful or GraphQL services

  • Experience with at least 1 relational and/or 1 no-SQL database

  • Solid English — this is a requirement, as you will be speaking directly with our US-based clients

Nice to Have:

  • Experience with Docker and at least one of the major cloud providers (AWS, GCP, Azure)

  • Experience in other backend languages is a plus but not necessary, especially: C# .NET, Golang, Python

Core Tech Stack

  • Languages: JavaScript/Typescript (Node.js)
  • Framework: Nest, Koa, Express
  • Cloud: AWS, GCP
  • Databases: Postgres, MongoDB
  • Containers: Docker
  • Continuous Integration: Github Actions

Learning & Other Opportunities

With over 100 engineers, platform experts, team leads and mentors, there’s always someone to consult, have a code review with and learn from. We also host regular meetups and workshops, and our engineers have a generous conference budget. The occasional trip to conferences worldwide is absolutely on the table. 

And, in line with our knowledge-sharing mindset, we have Open Source Libraries that you can check out, have a very active Speakers Program, encourage you in writing articles (with which we’re ready to help) and throw lots of events.

Perks & Benefits

We want you to feel at home. Our benefits help make sure that you remain productive, have all the tools you need, and stay in great shape both mentally and physically. Here’s what we offer:

  • MacBook
  • External display, extra charger and accessories
  • iPhone or Android phone based on your preference
  • Phone plan for work and personal use with 50GB of data
  • Fully equipped gym in our Prague office
  • Play areas with PS5, Xbox, foosball, pool table, ping-pong
  • Multisport card to access other sports facilities for a small fee
  • Daily snacks and fruits
  • Award-winning office, rooftop bar, event space, relaxing zones, BBQ grill
  • Conferences, meetups, seminars to support personal growth
  • Themed events, team buildings, parties to cultivate the spirit of STRV

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