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Senior Backend Developer

  • Kahoot!
  • Remote (Danmark)
  • 23/05/2022


Are you a skillful backend developer with experience building scalable, high-performance backend services? Are you looking for an adventure that is meaningful and unique? If so, Kahoot! has got the job for you!


As a backend developer at Kahoot!, you will be part of the team that builds and maintains all server-side systems for our learning platform. We are eleven developers enabling the playing of kahoots, the creation and discovery of games, and supporting communities of teachers and trainers in making learning awesome!

You will be reporting to the Engineering Manager - Backend located in Norway. The company’s HQ is in Oslo, but this can be a fully remote position from one of the following countries: Norway, Denmark, Spain, Finland, Poland.


  • Work with the rest of the backend team to design, build and maintain a robust, secure, and flexible global platform
  • Work with the product teams to help deliver new features and innovations
  • Work with the platform team to help enhance our server technologies and deployment processes
  • Building reusable code and libraries for future use
  • Take care of the development process from idea to production deployment and monitoring of our platform


  • 4+ years experience as a Backend developer
  • Experience with building scalable, high-performance backend services
  • BSc Degree in Computer Science or related technical field
  • Ability to lead a server-side project through the entire software lifecycle
  • A commitment to high automated test coverage and clean code
  • Experience with Java
  • Experience with Docker and Kubernetes
  • Experience with cloud service providers (eg. Google Cloud Platform or Amazon Web Services)

Nice to have

  • Other backend languages (Golang, Python, Scala, Node)
  • Experience with SQL (eg. PostreSQL) and NoSQL databases (eg. Couchbase)
  • Elasticsearch
  • Microservice Frameworks (Quarkus, Spring Boot)
  • Apache Kafka and Event Sourcing
  • Linux and shell scripting
  • Git, Git flow, and code reviews
  • Front-end development with React


These are some of the benefits we offer to our staff (some local rules apply):

  • A competitive compensation package
  • Share options
  • Insurance and pension contribution
  • Home broadband allowance and mobile subscription
  • A fast growing environment
  • Remote work set up
  • Buddy program
  • Social and company events (virtual and in-person)

On top of that, you will be able to see how the work you do puts a smile on the face of kids, teachers, and learners all around the world. It doesn’t get better than that! :)

About Kahoot!

Kahoot! is on a mission to make learning awesome! We want to empower everyone, including children, students, and employees to unlock their full learning potential. Our learning platform makes it easy to create, share, and play learning games that drive compelling engagement. In the last 12 months, Kahoot! games have been played more than 250 million times and we’ve had more than 1.5 billion participating players in 200 countries.

Kahoot! is a global company with headquarters in Norway and offices in the US, the UK, France, Finland, Estonia, Denmark, and Spain. Together with Drganobox, Poio, Actimo, Drops, Whiteboard.fi, Motimate, and Clever we are part of the Kahoot! Group that has more than 500 employees of 45 different nationalities.

Our core values are: we are playful, curious and inclusive! We celebrate our wins, tackle challenges with original ideas, and champion a positive culture of collaborative learning and innovation.

We look forward to hearing from you!