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Software Engineer



Software Engineering
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Posted on Friday, January 19, 2024

About Harver

Harver is the industry leading hiring solution helping organizations optimize their talent decisions. Rooted in over 35 years of rich data insights, the company’s portfolio of solutions enables organizations to make the best talent decisions across the entire employee lifecycle. Having processed over 100 million candidates, Harver provides trusted, flexible, and adaptable offerings making hiring better, faster, and fundamentally more fair. More than 1,300 customers trust Harver to help put purpose to work.

At Harver, we:

  • Seek to Connect - Connections hold us together and make us stronger.
  • Embrace the Present - Candor is crucial. Everyone has a clear view of what we're doing and why it matters.
  • See it Through - Actions drive outcomes. We each have our role to play and we trust each other to get it done.
  • Envision What's Beyond - We push ourselves to think past the obvious. Because what got us here, won't get us there.

Job Overview:

As a Software Engineer, you'll be an integral part of a focused team of 3-5 software engineers together with QA, Devops and UX specialists. Software teams at Harver independently own domain services within our product-suite and are responsible for their development, maintenance, releases and integration.

In this role you get to:

  • Deliver software aligned with the technical architecture and product roadmap, as part of a team.

  • Contribute to evolving the software architecture for your area of the platform.

  • Work to weekly and daily schedules, in collaboration with your team.

  • Share knowledge and areas of expertise with fellow team members and throughout the technology organization.

  • Maintain awareness of how your area of the platform operates in production.

  • Raise awareness of potential concerns and take the initiative to lead improvements.

You'll work with our engineering principles:

  • Simple Design. Build up system complexity through frequent simple steps. Simplicity before generality.

  • Behavior Driven Development. The process of developing software collaboratively driven by specification.

  • Continuous Delivery. Creating a momentum of delivery through incremental feedback cycles and updates.

  • Non-solo programming. Working collaboratively and as a true team.

  • Understanding Production. Understanding how your software works in the real-world in terms of both technical operation and user experience.

These five principles are derived from Extreme Programming; we also eschew Scrum in favor of more Kanban and Lean styles of working. These are all concepts should you have some experience of but also desire a deeper understanding.

We’re looking for people who have:

  • 3-5 years of work experience as a software developer

  • Familiarity with our technical stack. You should consider yourself a "full stack" engineer, but bias toward frontend or backend is ok.

  • BS/MS in computer science or equivalent work experience

  • Experience within software development (BDD & TDD, CI/CD, pair programming), preferably in a SaaS environment

  • Excellent communication skills (written & verbal)

  • While familiarity with our core technology stack (NodeJS, React, Typescript, Postgres, Mongo, RabbitMQ, AWS) is a bonus, we’re looking for not just great coders, but great software engineers who are focused on delivering great products and inspiring those around them to do so too.

  • The points in this post about responsibilities, engineering practices and culture should resonate with you and excite you.

  • The desire to work in a collaborative and productive environment, are a continual learner and stay up to date with technology

  • Been disillusioned by sprints and story points and are seeking liberation; another way!

Pssst ... you don’t have to check all the boxes to apply!

We will offer you:

  • A competitive base salary and an incentive program;

  • Harver Pension program;

  • Quarterly wellness days off;

  • Hybrid work schedules with lots of flexibility;

  • Summer Fridays - Take half day off on Fridays to rest and recharge;

  • Monthly connectivity and wellness allowance;

  • Remote work allowance;

  • The chance to be a part of a high-performing, highly collaborative environment full of people who love what they do and who are dedicated to success;

  • A culture focused on achieving results and transparent communication;

  • A solid, experienced management team invested in your development;

  • An executive team dedicated to the safety and well-being of all team members.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Harver is the industry leading hiring solution helping organizations optimize their talent decisions. Rooted in over 35 years of rich data insights backed by I/O psychology and cognitive science, Harver delivers a suite of automated solutions that enables organizations to engage, hire, and develop the right talent in a fast and fundamentally less biased way. Having processed over 100 million candidates, Harver provides trusted, data-driven, and adaptable offerings, including assessments, video interviews, scheduling, and reference checking. Harver has helped more than 1,300 customers, including, Peloton and Valvoline take the smart path to the right talent.