Principal Python Backend Engineer (m/f/d)

Founded in 2020, Y42 is a fast-growing company backed by some of the world’s most renowned investors. They all strongly believe in our vision of frictionless business intelligence.

We pride ourselves on having assembled a team of 100+ diverse, talented, and dedicated experts from all over the world. We are ambitious and we hold ourselves to a high standard. Y42 offers a very exciting and fast-paced environment to work in. We like a challenge and learn by doing. Our ambitious mission: making it easy for everyone to use their data productively.

If you are looking for a place where you can have an impact, work with talented people, and make a true difference, you will be really happy here.

For this role you can count on a salary between €101K and €131K gross annual, depending on what you bring. Keep on reading to learn more about the role, what we’re looking for and why you should join us on this amazing journey!

About the role

As a member of the Engineering Team you will be creating a scalable architecture and extending the existing system. You will work directly with testers and product managers to ensure quality development practices are followed to create the best possible products.

You will work with a highly ambitious team that strives to build the world’s leading no-code business intelligence software and become the next European decacorn. Our tech stack:

As our Principal Python Backend Engineer, these are the things you will do:

  • Solve our most challenging engineering problems
  • Have an engineering-wide impact and influence architectural discussions
  • Help define and refine the practices and processes that make us effective
  • Introduce standards and promote engineering best practices in the areas of software architecture, design, development, delivery, and deployment across the entire engineering organization
  • Take the lead on initiatives supporting the development of your team by preparing and running training sessions, supporting the hiring process, and mentoring others

What we’re looking for:

  • Working experience in a technical leadership role (principal/staff engineer, lead engineer, or similar)
  • Understanding of the bigger picture and engage with other teams for the best results
  • Extensive experience in our tech stack, including Python, MySql/Postgres, Kubernetes, and Terraform, in production projects building products and services
  • An in-depth understanding of the entire web development process (design, development, and deployment)
  • The ability to be hands on when needed but also have the experience to lead on technical architecture/product architecture decisions
  • The ability to switch and prioritize tasks using your own initiative
  • Excellent problem-solving, analytical, and technical troubleshooting skills
  • A master’s/bachelor’s degree, preferably in an information technology field

What will get our attention even more:

  • Knowledge of modern data architectures and related tools such as DBT, Airflow, or the Singer framework

Everyone carries a unique set of valuable skills and experiences. If you think you could have an impact even though you don’t match all items in this list, we strongly encourage you to apply. We will also consider full remote candidates.

Reasons to join

Joining Y42 means joining our mission and contributing to our growth. That’s why we strongly believe in co-ownership. In return for your dedication and hard work we offer a salary between €101K and €131K gross annual with a generous VSOP package to participate in the company’s success.

You can also count on:

  • A learning and development budget
  • Free mentoring and mental health coaching sessions
  • Public transport pass or Swapfiets e-bike subscription
  • State-of-the-art work equipment, incl. MacBook Pro, Bose headphones and monitor
  • An office with amazing views in the heart of Berlin (Rocket Tower, Charlottenstraße 4)
  • The flexibility to work from home
  • A no-elbow environment where collaboration and inclusivity are fostered
  • A team of talented and inspiring colleagues who are experts in their field
  • The opportunity to bring a SaaS startup to unicorn status and way beyond

We won’t try to convince you with our weekly team lunches, free fruits, delicious snacks and a fridge full of beverages. We’re not even going to mention our ping pong table.

Y42 is a proud equal opportunity employer. We strive to create an inclusive environment where everyone feels safe and comfortable being their authentic selves, no matter how they look, dress, speak or identify, or whom they love, believe in or admire.

Practical info

Curious about our office? We get it! We’re on the 12th and 13th floor of the Rocket Tower in the center of Berlin, Charlottenstraße 4. You can enjoy the views on days you’re not working remotely.

The typical hiring process for this role at Y42:

1. Application review
2. Screening call
3. Coding challenge and/or technical interview
4. Interview with hiring manager
5. Cultural fit interview
6. Reference check
7. Offer

We aim to finish the entire process within 28 days.

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