Software Engineer to Alva Labs
People with a foreign background have a 60% less likelihood of getting callbacks to interviews, compared to natives. Regardless of professional background. Women need to apply for 30% more jobs than men in order to get employment. There is something seriously wrong with hiring today, but it can be fixed. Alva Labs is driving a shift in the hiring market and changing how organizations value their people with the help of software built on psychology, data science, a lot of statistics, and great engineering craftsmanship.
We are now looking for full-stack engineers to join a great team to help us take our system and product to the next level. Come and help us shape the companies of tomorrow.
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 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 a team of 50 people with a wide variety of professional backgrounds. Alva is growing 2-3x per year, serving 200+ customers and 150 000+ candidates.
Why is this role important to us
Our product is the heart and soul of Alva. Now as we focus more and more on Product Lead Growth it will be the driving factor in our growth and expansion. We are also in discovery to start building the next big bet of our service. We need a strong team of engineers and designers that can make all our big plans become reality.
What will you do
You will work in our international team of designers and engineers, consisting of, among others, Abuzhan 🇰🇿, Erdem 🇹🇷 , Vega 🇮🇳, Rafael 🇧🇷, Andreas 🇸🇪, and Abraham 🇪🇹. Together you will create a platform that is already disrupting the way of hiring.
At Alva, we strongly believe that experimentation is the best way of learning and making decisions about product and technology. Therefore we try our best to keep the feedback loops short to iteratively improve our product and our system. For this to be possible, we need a modern system that is fun and easy to work with.
We are using continuous deployment with automated deployment pipelines using TravisCI and infrastructure as code with Terraform.
Being an event-driven system, it is extensively using Google Cloud Pub/Sub and Protocol Buffers for event-delivery and encoding. Examples of other GCP services we are using are:
- Cloud Firestore
- Cloud SQL for PostgreSQL
- Cloud Tasks
- Google Bigquery
Working as a full-stack engineer at Alva, you will work and interact with many parts of the system on a regular basis. All in all, we think that our system is a fun and rewarding system to work with. Combined with a team of humble and high-performing engineers, we believe that Alva is a good environment to improve and develop one's skills in building well-structured, distributed, and event-driven systems.
Who are you
- A prestigeless team player
- A master of turning complex problems into solutions that breathe simplicity
- A quick learner who is curious to work in a growing and changing environment
What have you done before
Honestly, background isn’t what we value the most. As long as you are a great person, with some background within software engineering, we believe you will learn the rest while working at Alva. But sure, if you have previous experience working with the technologies mentioned above or similar, that would be beneficial.
Our internal language is English, Swedish is not a requirement for this position.
Why you should join Alva
- We are solving big hairy problems that impact our end-users, the candidate’s, professional (and often personal) life
- You will join a great team, but it is still early days, you will come to an organization where you can make a difference and will have great opportunities to grow
- Flexible work-life, you decide where you work from (but most of us are based in Stockholm)
- 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
- You will join a value-driven company, check out our values here
There is a shift in the hiring market and in how companies value their people. Alva is part of 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!