Lead Backend Developer

Permanent employee, Full-time · Berlin, Remote

We are rouvia, a fast-growing tech startup that transforms the way logistic teams move goods across borders. With our transport planning and procurement software, we consolidate road, rail, and shipping networks in one integrated system to remove planning silos, create end-to-end transparency and unlock economic as well as environmental opportunities. 
We are a team of diverse doers and go-getters that pursue one thing above all: Purposeful Growth. It is rooted in our products, embedded in our culture, and it empowers us to take a critical view of the status quo. Because sustainable transports should be effortless. And growth should be for everyone. We stand for a bold, but fun and rewarding environment that offers endless development opportunities.
The Highlights
As our Lead Backend Developer, you will play a crucial role in shaping the future of our fast-growing startup. You will work closely with our founders and various business stakeholders in a cross functional environment to architect and develop our scalable backend systems. Your expertise will be instrumental in planning the product and feature roadmap, fostering a strong engineering culture, and mentoring and growing our development team.
More about the position
  • Design, develop, and maintain our backend infrastructure using Python and FastAPI

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to understand customer needs and translate them into robust technical solutions

  • Implement best practices in software development, including clean code, testing, documentation, and continuous integration/delivery

  • Optimise system performance, scalability, and reliability

  • Mentor and guide junior developers, promoting a culture of learning and growth

  • Contribute to the hiring process and help build a world-class development team

What You Bring to the Table
  • 4+ years of experience as a backend developer, with a proven track record of delivering high-quality software

  • Strong proficiency in Python and experience with FastAPI or similar web frameworks

  • Expertise in database design and management using PostgreSQL and Cassandra

  • Familiarity with AWS and infrastructure-as-code tools like Terraform

  • Knowledge of Domain-Driven Design principles and their application in complex systems

  • Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to tackle unfamiliar challenges in an agile environment

  • Passion for writing clean, maintainable, and well-tested code

  • Fluency in English

Your Benefits with Rouvia
  • Ownership from day one, with the freedom to shape our growth path and bring your creative ideas to life

  • The opportunity to create a meaningful impact in the logistics industry and contribute to a sustainable future

  • Competitive compensation package, including share options

  • Flexible working hours, a hybrid office model and 30+ vacation days

  • Yearly education budget and sports club membership 

  • A diverse, inclusive, and fun culture that values personal and professional growth

If you are excited about joining a pioneering mission, working with cutting-edge technologies, and driving the sustainable future of logistics, we want to hear from you! Apply now and become part of the rouvia crew.

About us

rouvia is a young Berlin-based startup with a vision to make tomorrow's logistics industry greener and more efficient.

We are revolutionizing the way companies think about surface transport. While 95% of all companies currently still rely on the traditional truck, we believe in a future with drastically lower CO2 emissions. That's why we are developing the first eForwarding platform that makes the benefits of sustainable transport solutions transparent and allows environmentally friendly alternatives to trucks to be shown and booked. Through our platform, it is possible for the first time to plan and book intermodal/combined transports (i.e. a combination of truck, train, and ship). Our platform helps customers not only to contribute to sustainability but also to save costs directly.

Through intelligent data processing and a rapidly growing network, we are able to leverage more transport efficiencies and provide up to 90% lower emission transports in the future.

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We appreciate your interest in rouvia!  
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