Senior Fullstack Engineer to Alva Labs
There is something seriously broken with recruitment.
Candidates struggle to show who they are and instead spend time in tedious processes.
Companies miss out on talent due to focusing on old-fashioned success markers.
Studies indicate that more than 40% of all hires are unsuccessful
Do you want to be part of the solution? Our dream team in engineering is growing and we want more talented people onboard, to take part in building a product that reaches thousands of users - candidates and recruiters - daily.
If one should summarize what we as a company are doing, it could be something like this:
Alva Labs is a Stockholm-based SaaS company that offers a solution that is helping global companies grow their team in a scientific way. Alva has created a unique candidate assessment platform that helps companies build their organizations with the right people in the right place. Combining state-of-the-art psychometrics, data science, and an obsession with candidate experience, it provides the needed tool for data-driven talent acquisition. Alva has been growing 2-3x per year (in terms of people, users, and customers) and is in the exciting phase to launch our product in new markets.
Our main focus as of now is to continue our international expansion into new markets and to make the next big product bet that will revolutionize how the world views talent. By broadening our product scope we believe that we will have an even stickier offering for our customers and will be able to add value to even more hiring managers, recruiting for a larger range of roles. We have also recently launched a new monetization model designed to facilitate land and expand motions with customers. It's an exciting time at Alva!
The day-to-day work in Alva’s engineering team is performed in product squads focused on different product surfaces. Currently, we’re divided into three different squads, but by the end of the year, we are looking to be at least five squads. Each team aims to be self-sufficient and consists of a Product Manager, Designer, and three to five engineers.
Within 1 month you:
Have received the support you need in order to get a good start at Alva.
Start to familiarize yourself with the product and the platform.
Start contributing to the team’s work.
Within 3 months you:
Been programming in all parts of the tech stack. All the way from frontend to backend and cloud infrastructure.
Have helped your team build new features quicker than we otherwise would have - the velocity has increased significantly.
Within 6 months you:
Impact the quality of the product, getting to the point where we fix all bugs and are improving performance metrics.
Are a technical role model and informal leader within your team.
Feel proud of the product and the codebase.
Your background isn’t super important to us, as we are more interested in who you are as a person. Ideally, you have several years of experience working with building distributed systems and have led technical discovery work in the past. We don’t care about which programming languages you’ve been using until now, as long as you thrive in learning new ones.
We would also be happy if you;
Love solving complex problems and turning them into solutions that breathe simplicity.
Are ambitious and structured.
Are a prestigeless team player and enjoy supporting your coworkers.
Our day-to-day language is English, so no need to speak Swedish.
Your future colleagues
We are a team of 80+ people, representing a wide selection of professional backgrounds. And all of that is absolutely fantastic, but the true beauty is the trust and warmth you will experience. You will most likely never be in a place where people are as nerdy about what we do, and have so many brilliant minds to learn from and ask for guidance. To quote our CEO during our last company trip, “It feels like hanging out with a bunch of old friends”.
We currently have a hybrid approach with colleagues both in Sweden and other parts of Europe, so working from home or at the office is your choice.If you want to creep out on this (perhaps your future) → team ←, fire away!
What we offer
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 pleasant to work with. The core of our tech stack is;
- Google Cloud Platform
- PostgreSQL, Firestore
- Kubernetes, Cloud Run
- Protocol buffers
- Event-driven microservices
Interested in more details? Continue to read → here ←.
The problem we are solving is not just engaging and interesting (the combination of psychological science and statistics, with a large chunk of candidate experience obsession, what’s not to love?), but it is also something that has a tremendous impact on both people and businesses. You will have the opportunity to work with something that truly makes a difference. We are now entering an exciting phase of our company journey, doubling down on new markets and an international expansion. The company and the team have grown a lot in the last couple of months, and we are just getting started! There will be so many more opportunities to come.
What else? We have flexible work hours in a hybrid setup, where you can decide for yourself what works best for you. You will get seven 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 ← and our company values → here ←.
The hiring process
Given that we claim to be experts in hiring, you probably wonder what we have in store for you.
Objective screening with Alva’s own tests (and your first interaction with the product we build!)
First interview with HR (focusing on who you are)
Tech assessment with DevSkills
Technical interview with Software Engineers
System design interview with an Engineering manager
Background- and ID check (yes, we take security seriously)
Come help us change the world of hiring! Welcome to Alva!