Senior Backend Engineer

Published on August 19, 2023

We’re a young startup with big ambitions. There’s plenty of potential to help shape the company, all while owning and growing your own role. We work remotely, distributed across the world. But also have some optional co-working spaces in places with multiple Sweepers. We work hard, and enjoy ourselves while doing so. We believe in creating a calm environment that knows life isn’t just work, and we’ll all do better work because of that. Why Sweep? Sweep is the modern way to manage your company's carbon emissions and create impactful climate action at scale. Our data-driven software platform makes it easy to understand, manage and reduce your carbon footprint. Powerful collaboration features and user-focused design empower your staff and even your value chain to make a cleaner business a reality. Our integrated marketplace enables companies to directly purchase the best negative carbon, securing what will soon become a scarce resource. And with all your data in one place, our analytics offers unparalleled insights into your progress, and automatic reporting to your stakeholder. Are you ready to come clean? Use your energy and skills to help solve the biggest issue humanity is facing right now. We have big plans. Help build this company from the ground up. Be part of a driven and relaxed pan-European team. We have B-Corp startup status and aim to build a business that is good for profit, people and the planet You don't find a job suiting your profile? Apply to our open requisition indicating what you are looking for.

Sweep is hiring a Senior Backend Engineer for our pioneering carbon management software.  
Climate change is the defining challenge of our era, and technology is at the center of the fight. Sweep is arming companies with tools to manage their climate impact, thereby contributing to a better future for everyone. 
Ok, sounds promising. What will I be doing?
As a key player in our Engineering team, you'll construct the server-side logic of our groundbreaking SaaS tool. This platform empowers companies to measure, track, and reduce their greenhouse gas emissions while contributing to advanced climate solutions.
More specifically, your mission will involve:
  • Developing and owning features of the core product, from data models to the GraphQL API
  • Actively participating in team meetings and contributing to significant feature designs
  • Building and setting up new services, such as background jobs and lambda functions
  • Automating deployments via our CI/CD systems and integrating these services into the existing environment
  • Identifying technical problems and developing software updates and fixes
  • Pursuing quality through incremental, well-tested changes and improving QA processes
That sounds just right for me. What do I need to bring?
Glad you asked. This is who we’re looking for:
Qualifications 🏆
  • Engineer degree in Computer Science or a related field
  • 5+ years of experience in backend development
  • Proficiency in at least one programming language such as Ruby, Python, or JavaScript
  • Experience with agile development methodologies
  • Ability to deliver on multiple competing priorities with minimal supervision
Qualities 🧠
  • A passion for problem-solving, creating solutions, and building products
  • Enthusiastic, self-motivated, and autonomous
  • A strong team player who values quality software and clean code
  • Excellent communication skills and a collaborator at heart
  • Committed to our mission of creating a better future for all of us
Copy that. And what’s in it for me?
By joining Sweep, you'll be part of an exciting startup with a vision to change the world. We're ready to hit the ground running, and joining us at this early stage allows you the unique opportunity to help shape our journey.
Our flexible work model allows you to balance personal and professional commitments while staying connected with your global colleagues. Even though our hubs are in Paris, London, and Montpellier, we're committed to fostering a connected and engaged remote work culture.
As a B Corporation, we're dedicated to creating successful businesses that benefit everyone, including society and the planet.
Ready for the most exciting chapter of your career? Come join us on this extraordinary ride!