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Senior Backend Developer (Typescript)

The Upright Project

The Upright Project

Software Engineering
Helsinki, Finland
Posted on Tuesday, April 23, 2024
Wanted: We are looking for multiple experienced backend developers to join Upright's platform and data teams:
Upright's platform team is responsible for developing Upright's data analytics platform (https://uprightplatform.com), including both its customer-facing side and internal tools. The platform is currently used by 200+ institutional investment organizations and corporations, mainly in Europe and North America.
Upright's data teams are responsible for producing Upright's impact data, along with supporting datasets. Upright's data teams plan, develop and maintain the data pipelines and algorithms that produce Upright's net impact data. Software developers working in Upright's data teams work tightly together with data scientists who also write code, but who focus more on complex algorithms.
Your exact role in will be tailored during the recruiting process based on your background, experience, skill level, and interests. In general, software development tasks range from the usual bug fixes and implementation of new features, to developing novel algorithms for our net impact model, improving technical infrastructure, or setting up Python microservices to take machine learning solutions to production, amongst others.

SIGNS FOR BEING A GREAT MATCH WITH THIS ROLE INCLUDE:

  • Solid track record of internal passion for excellence: you have gotten things done clearly better than what was required/expected from you, as you enjoy doing things well
  • Sense of urgency and drive to get the job done with tight deadlines
  • At least 5 years experience in professional software development, and at least 1 year of professional software development in Typescript
  • Experience with other relevant technologies, such Node, PostgreSQL, Docker, and React (You don't need to have experience in the exact Upright stack, but you should have enough relevant experience to be able to learn any missing parts quickly.)
  • Attention to detail
  • Understanding of the whole software lifecycle including design, development, deployment and operations
  • Ability to think analytically, structure your work, and solve problems proactively
  • Ability to work both autonomously and as part of a team that includes technical and non-technical stakeholders
  • Ability to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing

ADDITIONALLY, WE VALUE THE FOLLOWING QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Deep experience of developing distributed, data-intensive software products
  • Experience working with machine learning technologies
  • Experience with Docker, Elasticsearch, AWS Cloudfront, AWS S3
  • Experience programming in Python (including the usual numerical libraries)

WHAT WE OFFER:

  • A chance to join a quickly growing and highly ambitious impact SaaS company with a mission that matters
  • A fun and kind team with exceptional people who care about what they do
  • Exciting professional growth opportunities
  • Competitive compensation, including stock options and a comprehensive healthcare package
MISSION THAT MATTERS
Upright is on a mission to incentivize companies to optimize their net impact by enabling science-based decision-making for investors, customers, employees, and public sector agents. To do that, Upright develops a proprietary data model based on an open-access database of 200M+ scientific articles and artificial intelligence to quantify the net impact of companies on people, planet, society, and knowledge creation. In addition to net impact, Upright produces data on UN SDG alignment, EU taxonomy, and EU SFDR PAI indicators. Currently, our impact data platform is used by 200+ institutional investors and companies, such as Nasdaq, Nordea, EQT and Nokia.
DEADLINE AND WHO TO CONTACT
Candidates are reviewed on a continuous basis and the role will be filled when the right person is found. If the post is still online, it means we haven't yet found our perfect match :)