Backend Developer


Do you have experience developing backend software and are enthusiastic about sustainability and circularity? Metabolic Software, a sustainability-focused software company based in Amsterdam, is looking for a full-time Backend Developer to join our growing team.

About Metabolic Software

Metabolic Software develops software products to accelerate the sustainability transition. Our tools provide the most accurate and insightful sustainability intelligence to decision-makers around the world, democratizing access to this expertise in the process.

Metabolic Software is part of the larger Metabolic family of organizations, which engages in applied research, consulting, and venture building. These entities work together to identify, scale, and implement innovative solutions to global problems. Read more about Metabolic’s impact in our latest impact report.

Our passionate team focuses on digital solutions, while putting the planet, and people, over profit. We have front-end and back-end developers, project managers and a UX designer. We are supported by visual designers and sustainability experts from Metabolic. But we are growing rapidly and are looking for new colleagues in several areas.

For more information see: Metabolic Software.

Our Needs

Our software team is growing rapidly, and we are looking for a backend developer with strong technical skills. You’ll be part of a team of backend developers (currently 3 with the ambition to grow quickly), building infrastructure and cloud resources for Metabolic Software’s products. You will have the following key responsibilities.

  • Build awesome sustainability-related products using Metabolic Software’s tech stack
  • Help implement and guard backend-related processes
  • Contribute to architectural and design decision taken for future products
  • Help selecting technologies and creating technical designs for products
  • Guide and mentor less experienced backend developers as the team grows

Your profile

You have a solid background in building high traffic SaaS products and are passionate about sustainability and circularity. You like working proactively, helping the team to select the right technologies and approaches to solve development challenges. You are willing to learn and rapidly adapt to new technologies as our tech stack evolves

Requirements for this role:

  • Relevant experience in backend development
  • Professional work experience with building high traffic web applications
  • Familiarity with agile development process and test-driven development
  • Experience with python and SQL (this is required for this role)

Bonus if you fulfill any of the following:

  • Relevant experience in sustainability-focused products
  • Experience with any of the other technologies we are using
  • DevOps experience, especially understanding of how to operate a Kubernetes cluster and CI/CD pipelines

The following is some of the tech we use:

  • Python
  • Node.js
  • Go
  • Vue 3, Vite, Tailwind
  • PostgreSQL
  • GraphQL and RESTful APIs
  • Linux
  • Google Cloud Platform
  • Gitlab CI/CD
  • Kubernetes & Docker
  • Sentry

It’s not expected that you are an expert in all of the above. We hire candidates based on fit, talent and willingness and potential to learn, even if they don’t have a strict overlap with our tech stack

Our offer:

An ambitious, multicultural team that is excited about sustainability and technology. We are growing fast and are very passionate about changing the world together. Additionally, you will have access to world-class experts in the fields of sustainability and circularity from our sister companies in the wider ecosystem.

This opportunity will put you into a space where we value people with their own ideas and initiatives. We believe in flat hierarchies, shared decision-making and impact over profit. You will be able to participate in an evolving decentralized governance system and be part of a close-knit community of people with shared interests and a strong company culture. And you will be invited to lots of small and big social events, including two retreats a year with your colleagues!

When you work for Metabolic, you will have time and space to experiment with new things and have dedicated time set aside for training and personal development. And while we expect people to want to be in Amsterdam to feel part of our culture, we are flexible in your day-to-day working location, as we prioritize outcomes over physical presence.

We offer a competitive salary and a company laptop. The start date for this role is flexible, but you could begin immediately.

If this sounds like something for you, click here to apply. We are looking forward to hearing from you!n