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Backend Tech Lead

  • Kahoot!
  • Remote (Danmark)
  • 19/06/2022


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! Join Actimo and help connect the disconnected!

Actimo is the employee app for the modern non-desk workforce, combining communication, training, and leadership tools into one cohesive platform. We’re part of the Kahoot! Group and together, we work to create innovative solutions for employee engagement that redefine corporate learning across the globe. We offer secure, personal, tailored and integrated services and more than 200 leading brands have trusted us to engage their 1M+ of employees in 80+ countries.


As a Backend Tech Lead at Actimo, you will be leading the team that develops the platform which supports the companies in engaging their employees. The work at the company is organized in cross-functional product teams and together with your teammates, you will be responsible for a part of the product/platform. This approach allows us to focus on achieving team autonomy, enabling people to grow, and fostering productivity. On top of that, implementing new features and expanding our products to support new use cases is of great importance to us and our goal is to make the customers happy.


  • Ensuring that projects are built to meet performance, security, and functional requirements
  • Assisting with testing, debugging, documentation, and overall quality assurance of projects
  • Mentoring junior developers in the team and planning their skill development
  • Acting as a technical leader for the assigned product team
  • Helping in setting up best practices for coding and conducting regular code reviews
  • Providing an estimated time to complete programming tasks/objectives and being committed to meeting them
  • Setting up processes while working in collaboration with other teams (internal or external) to efficiently meet the technical needs of the assigned project
  • Crafting new features as part of a multi-disciplined product team
  • Designing and overseeing the backend development in terms of service security
  • Release flow management
  • Helping manage the Backend guild tasks and moving forward with more advanced tasks, including researching new technologies/approaches
  • Assisting in resolving technical issues reported by customer support


  • A deep understanding of backend design patterns, development process, security/vulnerability management, and common infrastructure setup
  • Experience in working with Docker, Redis, and MySQL
  • BSc Degree in Computer Science or related technical field
  • Proficiency in NodeJS / Javascript / Typescript (ideally with at least 5 years of commercial experience)
  • Experience in working on a backend project with a large NodeJS / Javascript / Typescript codebase
  • The ability to reliably estimate units of work at project, feature, and task levels
  • Having an understanding of the concepts of how the backend works


  • A fast-growing, international environment with an informal and fun but driven culture
  • Medical insurance
  • Home broadband
  • A modern co-working space
  • Stock option program

About Kahoot!

Kahoot! is on a mission to make learning & work awesome! We want to empower everyone, including children, students, and employees to unlock their full learning potential. Our learning & communication 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, Drops, Whiteboard.fi, Motimate, and Clever, Kahoot! and Actimo 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!