doola

"Business-in-a-Box" for online creators

(Senior) Software Engineer, Backend (Hamburg, Germany)

Location
Hamburg, Germany
Job Type
Full-time
Experience
1+ years
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Arjun Mahadevan
Arjun Mahadevan
Founder

About the role

What we're looking for

Do you remember the thrill and further delight that you got from solving your first problems by programming a solution to them? The feeling you got when you saw it was working? We want to deliver that to our users when they start their business, but in a very streamlined and straightforward interface. We want to create the infrastructure that allows business owners to launch their company seamlessly. And also operate it hassle-free while keeping it compliant. Today, the infrastructure and services are at our hands to build these software layers, but we need a great engineer to help us deliver on this promise.

You'll build and maintain our backend apps: our Admin Panel, our API, and several other services that form part of our automation, that creates companies, connects with banking APIs, and the IRS (Internal Revenue Service), using technologies like NodeJS, DynamoDB, and Puppeteer.

What you will do

  • You'll work with others to build new product features from start to finish: through conception, research, implementation, and maintenance. For example, you might create an internal micro-service to recognize specific legal documents coming back to us from a particular state (e.g., Wyoming).
  • You'll help improve performance and reliability or polish existing features. For example, you might make it easier to select different add-ons on the user sign-up flow that picks their final order.
  • You'll build internal tools to support simplicity and productivity for the whole team. Internal tools might include writing a microservice to help our customer experience team to be able to remove or add extra services to a company's account.

Who you are

  • Thoughtful problem-solving: For you, problem-solving starts with a clear and accurate understanding of the context. You can decompose tricky problems and work towards a clean solution, by yourself or with teammates. You're comfortable asking for help when you get stuck.
  • Familiarity with our backend: You understand how parts of a system fit together—from the user interface to the data model. Experienced candidates should be familiar with relational and document-oriented database systems like DynamoDB and MongoDB. If you've experienced the technical challenges of rapid growth, that's a plus.
  • Pragmatic and business-oriented: You care about the business impact of what you're building, and you prioritize projects accordingly. You're not just going after cool stuff—you understand the balance between craft, speed, and the bottom line.
  • Put users first: You think critically about the implications of what you're building and how it shapes real people's lives. You understand that reach comes with responsibility for our impact—good and bad.
  • Not ideological about technology: To you, technologies and programming languages are about tradeoffs. You may be opinionated, but you're not ideological and can learn new technologies as you go.
  • Empathetic communication: You communicate nuanced ideas clearly, whether you're explaining technical decisions in writing or brainstorming in real-time. In disagreements, you engage thoughtfully with other perspectives and compromise when needed.
  • Team player: You understand when work is better, together. You enjoy collaborating cross-functionally to accomplish shared goals, and you care about learning, growing, and helping others to do the same.

Bonus points

  • You're proficient with any part of our technology stack: Node.js, Puppeteer, DynamoDB, Serverless.
  • You've heard of computing pioneers like Ada Lovelace, Douglas Engelbart, Alan Kay, Martin Fowler, and others—and understand why we love their foundational work.
  • You have interests outside of technology, such as in art, history, or social sciences.

About doola

doola is building the OS for the next generation of online businesses. Formation. Legal Docs. EIN. US Address. Bank Account. Payments. Taxes. Website. US Phone Number. $1000s in Software Perks. And More. We handle the operational details. You grow your business. From start to six figures+ in revenue, we're with our companies for the long term.

Our mission is to unlock the potential of human entrepreneurship and democratize access to wealth creation by empowering anyone in the world to turn their dream idea into their dream US business.

We're seeing some exciting growth right now. Our product resonates strongly with customers worldwide, and we have worked with entrepreneurs on every continent (except Antarctica, yet!). We're backed by some of the top investors in the world, including Nexus Venture Partners, Harvard Management Company, Y Combinator, and HustleFund, and you'll be an early member of our rapidly growing company. We know we're only scratching the surface of what's possible in terms of the value we know we can provide.

Our customers come from all walks of life, and so do we. We hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it's the right thing to do, but because it makes our company stronger. If you share our values and enthusiasm for small businesses, you will find a home at doola.

doola is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate in hiring or any employment decision based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. doola considers qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable federal, state, and local law. doola is also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for talented individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or accommodation made due to a disability, please let your recruiter know.

Why you should join doola

Help build the OS for the next generation of creators

doola is building the OS for the next generation of online creators. Formation. Legal Docs. EIN. US Address. Bank Account. Payments. Taxes. Website. US Phone Number. $1000s in Software Perks. And More. We handle the operational details. You grow your business. From start to six figures+ in revenue, we're with our companies for the long term. Welcome to your business's OS.

Our mission is to unlock the power and potential of human entrepreneurship and democratize access to wealth creation by empowering anyone in the world to turn their dream idea into their dream US business.

doola
Founded:2020
Team Size:9
Location:New York
Founders
Arjun Mahadevan
Arjun Mahadevan
Founder
JP Pincheira
JP Pincheira
Founder