Oura is hiring a

Backend Engineer, Core Squad

Helsinki, Finland

Our mission at Oura is to empower every person to own their inner potential. Oura’s award-winning products help our global community gain a deeper knowledge of their readiness, activity, and sleep quality by using their Oura Ring and its connected app. By providing daily insights and practical steps to inspire healthy lifestyles, we've helped hundreds of thousands of people understand and improve their health.

For us, empowering the world starts with living our values and empowering our team. As a company focused on helping people live healthier and happier lives, we work to promote work-life balance and ensure that our team members have what they need to do their best work — both in and out of the office.

Job description

We are looking for a Backend Engineer to join the Core squad in our Software Engineering organization in Finland or the EU. The Core squad is a cross-functional team that owns the core Oura iOS and Android app experience. You will work closely together with the squad’s product manager, mobile app developers and developers in other squads to design and build the backend for many features that Oura users know and love.

While being located in Finland is a plus—Oura has offices in Helsinki, Tampere, and Oulu—it is not a requirement.

Your responsibilities include:

  • Participate in the design and implementation of APIs for the mobile apps.
  • Take end-to-end responsibility for the backend side of features. Once released, ensure that everything is working as expected and performance is good.
  • Debug and fix issues that pop up.
  • Together with the rest of the squad, take ownership of and help plan the squad’s roadmap.
  • With support from our platform squads, set up any required infrastructure on AWS for the features that you build.
  • Collaborate with people from other squads when working on cross-squad initiatives.

Some buzzwords related to our current stack:

  • Python + Tornado + SQLAlchemy
  • AWS + CDK
  • Kotlin
  • Swift
  • Node.js + TypeScript
  • Rust
  • REST


We would love to have you on our team if you have:

  • A proactive attitude and take end-to-end ownership: taking a rough idea and working with others to turn it into a concrete feature or product.
  • Love to learn.
  • Have 2+ years of practical backend development work experience, especially with Python.
  • Enjoy writing code that is maintainable, testable, and easy to reason about.
  • Are pragmatic and have a delivery-focused mindset; you can handle tradeoffs between short-term goals and long-term debt.
  • Excellent communication skills are highly valued at Oura. English is the de-facto language; no Finnish is required.

Oura is a company where you can:

  • Be productive and do your best work.
  • Be part of a top-notch engineering team.
  • Help build much-loved products that improve the lives of over a million people across the globe.
  • Be happy and have a great work-life balance; we work effectively, removing fluff and pointless meetings so that work continues to inspire and motivate you.
  • Grow on your chosen career path, be it technical, managerial, or any mix of them.


At Oura, we care about you and your wellbeing. Everyone here at Oura has a ring of their own and are continually looking to improve their health and add to our benefits!

What we offer:

  • A competitive salary and equity
  • Lunch and wellness benefits
  • Collaborative, smart teammates
  • An Oura ring of your own
  • Personal learning & development program
  • Wellness Time Off
  • Latest equipment of your choice

If this sounds like the next step for you, please send us your application and CV as soon as possible, but by Feb 26th the latest.

Oura is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Individuals seeking employment at Oura are considered without regards to age, ancestry, color, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, mental or physical disability, national origin, socioeconomic status, protected family care or medical leave status, race, religion (including beliefs and practices or the absence thereof), sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. We will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.

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