Senior Software Engineer

We are looking for a senior full-stack engineer to join our team and that can, within a couple of months, lead a team of engineers at Alva.

Sr Engineer to Alva Labs

Join our fast growing startup to revolutionize the HR industry by making hiring better for everyone!

We are looking for a senior full-stack engineer to join our team and that can, within a couple of months, lead a team of engineers at Alva. 

Alva in a nutshell

Alva Labs’ unique candidate assessment platform helps companies build their organizations with the right people in the right place. By combining state-of-the-art psychometrics, data science, and an obsession with candidate experience, it provides the needed tool for data-driven talent acquisition. The platform is built to enable scale and automation through smooth integrations, automated test feedback, and unprecedented ease of use. Through its large focus on candidate experience, Alva also offers the next generation’s talent-centric assessment solution. 

We are growing 2-3x per year and are in the exciting phase to launch Alva in new markets. Our current client stock consists of everything from start-up to enterprise. Come and help us shape the companies of tomorrow.

Why is this role important to us

In order to grow our engineering team efficiently, experienced engineers that can be part of leading the growth of both the team and our software architecture is very important for us. Currently, we are working as one engineering team but within the next year, we will most likely outgrow that costume and will need to separate into multiple teams. We need someone who, by that point, is ready to take a leading role for one of those teams. 

What will you do

  • Work as a full-stack engineer and be part of our engineering team’s day-to-day work. The system that you will be working with is described in more detail here.
  • Collaborate with engineers and designers on the team to build a reliable product that solves our customers’ problems. You will act as a leader within the engineering team and will help other engineers develop.
  • Drive technical discussions about, and technical discovery of, changes and new improvements to our product.
  • Contribute with your broad technical knowledge to impact both the way we work and our software architecture.
  • As the engineering team grows and is split into multiple teams, you will take on the leadership role of one of the engineering.

Who are you

  • A humble leader.
  • You are ambitious and goal striving.
  • A prestigeless team player.
  • You enjoy sharing your knowledge to help other members of the team improve their engineering skills.
  • Language

    • The working language at Alva is English.
    • Swedish is not a requirement for this position

What have you done before

You are an experienced software engineer and have a broad knowledge of building distributed systems. Not necessarily within the same technologies that we are using, although experience with them will be considered beneficial.

Experience of leading an engineering team is not a requirement. You might have been an informal leader in an engineering team for some time and want to take the next step in your career and become a formal one. 

Why you should join our team

You will get to be part of leading the growth from Alva today’s small engineering team into the bigger team needed to support the growth of the company. 

We are currently a team of 20 people, based in central Stockholm with a collective and extensive experience of building and growing tech companies, Psychology, Psychometrics, Data Science, Engineering and Product Design.

We are a high performing team who loves to accomplish goals, constantly raising the bar, as well as learning from each other in multiple ways. We value flexibility in work, work-life balance, personal and career development and an inspiring working environment. We can guarantee a fast-moving and growing environment, where you will be working with a team of great people and engineers. Oh, and you will have fun. Lots of fun. 

You will get 7 weeks of vacation, an on-market salary, a generous preventive care benefit and a few other neat perks. You can read all about our benefits here.

There is a shift in the hiring market and in how companies value their people. Alva is part in driving that shift. Don’t miss out on this incredible journey, where we have the opportunity to become the Global leading HR tech SaaS!

Welcome to Alva!


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