Showpad is hiring a

Backend Engineer

Ghent, Belgium

About Showpad

At Showpad, we empower others to be at their best. As a business, we provide sales and marketing with the software and support they need to enable their teams, drive more revenue and deliver incredible buying experiences. As an employer, we provide Showpadders with personal development opportunities, motivate them to make a meaningful impact, and always encourage them to bring their authentic selves to work. 

Our culture stems from our values which center on achieving maximum impact and being our authentic selves in all that we do. We make decisions with results in mind, while ensuring we create a workplace environment that fosters global collaboration, diversity and passion. We’re a team of good-natured ass-kickers and have been recognized as a top workplace by Built in Chicago and Inc. Magazine.

Founded in 2011, Showpad is a team of more than 400 people working from our headquarters in Ghent and Chicago or regional offices in London, Munich, San Francisco and Wroclaw.

About the position

As a Backend Engineer, you will help shape the future of the Showpad product by maintaining the core functionalities and APIs of the Showpad platform. You’ll be responsible for helping drive technical and product decisions based on your expertise. You will coach and mentor junior team members. Rather than a monolithic environment, you will help develop an ecosystem of services, as you identify and isolate parts of the system to increase reliability and promote quality. Your decisions will not only have an impact on the way we build our product in a test-driven environment but also on the end-user experience for all our customers.

Open for remote hiring in Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany, France or United Kingdom


Key Responsibilities of a Backend Engineer at Showpad

  • Maintain and improve the Training and Coaching product of the Showpad platform
  • Contribute to improving our development processes and environments
  • Help define, implement, and maintain our growing ecosystem of microservices
  • Work with internal and external API consumers in an API-first environment
  • Work in software teams where code reviews and pair programming are part of our strong engineering culture
  • Take a security-first approach to implementing features and changes
  • Work together with Product Management and other stakeholders (Frontend, UX, etc.) to iterate on new features within the Showpad product
  • Have a strong eye on the bigger picture because everything you do will have an impact on 100,000 users globall.


Skills and Qualifications we are looking for

  • Experience with scalable, production-ready, backend code using JVM-based languages and frameworks
  • Experience with a modern server framework such as Micronaut or Spring Boot
  • Experience working in a cloud environment. Knowledge of AWS core services is a plus
  • Experience containerizing and deploying cloud-native applications and services. Kubernetes experience is a plus
  • Ability to model data and queries around feature requirements.
  • Experience in, or strong desire to learn, Kotlin
  • Understanding the importance of strong software testing at every stage
  • Continuous integration and delivery mindset
  • Experience designing and implementing APIs for, and collaborating with, internal and/or public data consumers
  • Knowledge of enterprise integration patterns and microservices migration is a plus
  • Team player mentality, committed to the whole software development life cycle in an agile team


What you can expect from Showpad

Focus on Impact and Growth

We are building the future in sales and marketing where every salesperson is successful. As an international scale-up, we aim for yearly double digit growth that opens many opportunities. We want people who thrive in a fast-paced, performance-driven company, who are not afraid to stretch themselves in a fun environment, and focus on impact and growth.