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Backend Developer

No Isolation is seeking a Backend Developer who is passionate about inclusion and innovation to join the Oslo team.

Full-time · Oslo

Loneliness is one of the most pressing challenges of the 21st century. No Isolation creates groundbreaking solutions to this problem for some of the most vulnerable in society.

About No Isolation 

We are No Isolation, a company dedicated to reducing loneliness and social isolation, run by 50 passionate changemakers, entrepreneurs, and technologists. Our journey started in 2015 in Oslo, Norway, where our headquarters are located. We work across Europe, with offices in Munich and London, and have exciting expansion plans.

We are guided by strong values of equality and inclusion, as well as the belief that business can be a force for good. We design and sell “warm technology” products that create genuine feelings of human connection and belonging for those who cannot physically be together due to illness, age, or distance.

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.

We are looking for a Backend Developer to join our Product Development team. You will build and maintain services for both the AV1 robot and the Komp device. You will also maintain and enhance our internal services, infrastructure, monitoring, security, scalability and general system architecture.

About the role 

You will create, code, and improve the server-side applications, and databases that, when combined with our front-end services, help create a functional, seamless experience for our end-users. You will be working with an exciting, modern tech stack while building solutions that make a difference in a challenging domain. You will also collaborate with other departments such as sales and support to get insight into user issues and feature requests.

Core responsibilities include:

  • Collaborating with the front-end developers and other team members to establish objectives and design functional services to enhance the user experience
  • Developing ideas for new programs, products, or features by monitoring industry developments and trends
  • Recording data and reporting it to proper parties, such as key customers or management
  • Participating in continuing education and training to remain current on best practices, learn new technologies, and better assist other team members
  • Taking lead on projects, as needed
  • Assist our Customer Success agents in providing accurate information to our customers and users regarding software updates, fixes and new features

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for someone with experience building and maintaining distributed systems. That includes architecture, inter-service communication, scaling, redundancy, monitoring etc. Knowledge with or willingness to learn Go or Node.js is a must (most of our services are written in these two languages).

In addition, the ideal candidate has:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in computer programming, computer science, or a related field or can document equivalent work experience in backend development
  • Strong problem solving and verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience building and maintaining distributed systems
          • That includes architecture, inter-service communication, scaling, redundancy, monitoring etc.
  • Experience working with Kubernetes, Docker, AWS (or other cloud providers), MySQL, MongoDB, gRPC
  • General knowledge about information security and privacy requirements
  • Experience working in a cross-functional team in a fast-paced environment

As we greatly value ambition and willingness to learn, we would like to hear from you even if you do not meet all the criteria listed above.

Our employees share some common traits; they are kind, self-propelled, hardworking, great team players, responsible, and enjoy a good laugh.

Inclusion and diversity

At No Isolation, we are committed to equality of opportunity for all. As a company working to eradicate loneliness we feel it is important that our team reflects a wide range of perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds so that we can better achieve our mission. We welcome all applicants regardless of race, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, social background or any other protected class. Should you require any specific adjustments at the interview stage, please let us know via email:

We can offer

  • Opportunity to join an innovative and growing company
  • Salary is competitive, and depends on experience and education (defined through a transparent salary scheme)
  • 25 days holiday (+ bank holidays + 2 "PJ Days")
  • Company-wide gatherings with our 3 offices (UK, Norway, and Germany) twice a year
  • Access to digital mental health support service
  • Share acquisition program and sales commission 
  • Flexible working hours (core hours 10:00-15:00)

How to apply

Please tell us why you are passionate about joining our mission, and why you are the best person for the job, in 300 words or a 2-minute video.

Please also share your LinkedIn, or CV (as PDF). Links to other projects you have worked on, open source participation, Github/Gitlab profiles or the like are also appreciated. We encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible. Applications will be reviewed and the recruitment process will begin in early January 2022.