Backend Developer (Python)

  • Development
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands

Backend Developer (Python)

Job description

Come join Brenger as a backend developer to build the transportation platform that solves the surprisingly unsolved problem of shipping bulky goods economically, optimizes the utilization of vans on the road, and reduces CO2 emissions along the way!

We can be a match for you if you enjoy building robust, performant, and well-tested server-side applications that interface with the world primarily through REST, message queues and third-party services through their web APIs. We are a well-funded 4-year-old scale-up with a steady growth curve comprised of 25 enthusiastic people. The dev team consists of 6 and is expected to double during the next year (currently 1 senior backend developer and 1 backend developer). The rest of the people are doing growth, operations, accounts, and customer care.

What we offer

  • Good salary, possibility for stock options

  • Fully remote work now, going back to 50% when this is safe and allowed again

  • 25 paid vacation days

  • Sane working hours

  • Visa sponsorship, if required of course

  • Highly-skilled, international dev team, most are humans

  • Lots of opportunities to learn

  • Team events which are actually enjoyable: no awkwardness

  • Friday drinks, if that’s your thing

The parts of the tech stack you would be working with

We have a core api (PHP 7.4) with supporting microservices (all Python 3.8) and React based frontends. We are now looking for someone who can work on the Python microservices predominantly. It is a plus if you can work on other parts of the stack.

  • The supporting microservices are built with Python 3.8 and deployed on AWS Lambda
  • The core backend service based on API Platform (which is in turn based on Symfony 4)

  • Redis for caching

  • PostgreSQL 12 db, hosted on RDS, accessed through SQLAlchemy

  • GitLab CI (along with most of GitLab’s other parts)

  • Amazon API Gateway

The results of your work are going to be primarily consumed by React app applications, internal and 3rd party services (e.g. ETL, business intelligence, along with the expected 3rd party payments, operations, support, and other stuff). We have also opened up our API to external partners and the first integrations are up and running.

There are some things we do not do, like unproductive merge/pull request discussions regarding coding standards and style which we avoid by enforcing them in CI. Instead, we always welcome improvements regarding architecture, programming, and operations practices: anything that strengthens our workflows.


  • You are welcome to participate in other projects if you know PHP 7.4 and/or React or are willing to learn.

Our process for hiring:

  1. Introductory call to get to know each other as humans

  2. Coding challenge to get to know you as a dev. Nothing too time-consuming. We expect you to be able to have a life too.

  3. In-depth technical interview, team fit + meet the founders meeting

  4. Offer 🎉


We are looking for someone who:

  • Is familiar with the modern Python (3.6+) ecosystem.

  • Has 2+ years of relevant experience

  • Has a preference for our tech stack

  • Has good English skills, both written and spoken

  • Is competent using git and issue trackers in team workflows