Senior Backend Engineer

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Senior Backend Engineer

We have an opening for a senior backend engineer that will help us develop warm technology. Do you want to join our team? Keep reading.


About No Isolation

No Isolation is a Norwegian startup, founded in October 2015. Our mission is to reduce involuntary loneliness and social isolation by developing communication tools that help those affected.

Insight, innovation and ideas are highly valued and encouraged within the company. We always focus on the end-user for our products, and user experience design is the foundation of how we organise our work. We identify problems and test our products with users to create optimal solutions.

We have two products on the market today. AV1 is a telepresence robot that acts as the child’s eyes, ears and voice in the classroom, and KOMP is a device that lets digital children and grandchildren share photos, messages and video calls with their analogue grandparents. Both products have received praise from external researchers for increasing the life quality of their users.

Key responsibilities and experience

As a backend engineer at No Isolation you will be part of our product development team, building and maintaining services for both the AV1 robot and the KOMP device. You will also be maintaining and enhancing our internal services, infrastructure, monitoring, security, scalability and general system architecture.

The No Isolation backend consists of a number of distributed services mostly running in kubernetes on AWS. Our services are written in either Go or Node.js and you will need to be willing to use those languages. We run automated tests with continuous deployments and maintenance both of which will be part of your responsibility. We strive for writing clear, consistent, and readable code. We do not always succeed but we are improving, and we would like you to help us.

As a backend engineer at No Isolation you will be part of an inclusive team of skilled engineers. You will be working with an exciting, modern tech stack while building solutions that make a difference in a challenging domain. You will get to collaborate with other departments such as sales and support to get insight into user issues and feature requests.

Most importantly, you will be an integral part of No Isolation and help us end involuntary loneliness and social isolation.

What we are looking for

  • We are looking for someone with experience building and maintaining distributed systems. That includes architecture, inter-service communication, scaling, redundancy, monitoring etc.
  • Proficiency in (or willingness to learn) Go and Node.js is a must.
  • We use Kubernetes as our container orchestration platform and would love it if you have experience with it.

It would also be supernice if you have

  • Experience with securing cloud solutions, penetration testing etc.
  • Experience working with (and possibly scaling) MySQL and MongoDB.
  • Experience with gRPC.

What can we offer?

We are proud to say that we are working on our own hardware. We work in a full end to end in-house system, and at No Isolation, you will get to work in a team that develops and owns all of it.

No Isolation conducts UX driven development and the product team work flexibly in 3-week sprints. We always look for new solutions, and you will automatically be a part of inventing something new.

No Isolation has an exceptional social environment that we make sure we take care of – through weekly company-wide meetings and monthly events. The most important social gathering in Oslo is the monthly beer lottery, invented and designed by us, for all employees. We also eat lunch together every day, either at the office or in one of Grünerløkkas many great lunch spots.

This is a unique opportunity to join a young, creative and innovative tech start-up. If this sounds interesting, please upload a short application describing your interests and why you are a great fit for us, in addition to your resume.

We are open to hiring someone to work from home if you do not reside in Oslo.

To read more about who we are and our products, have a look at