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Dutch Founders Fund
Dutch Founders Fund

Backend Engineer (m/f/d)



Software Engineering
Berlin, Germany
Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2024
About Us

METYCLE - where innovation meets sustainability

We are building the B2B online platform to accelerate the global circular flow of secondary metals. By connecting buyers and sellers of scrap metal globally, we are enabling efficient trade of secondary metals and are driving the seamless flow of recycling material, essential for reducing CO2 emissions by up to 95% compared to primary metal production.

Join us at the early stage in bringing the $610 billion scrap metal trading industry into the 21st century and in shaping the future of metal recycling and green energy solutions.


If you are passionate about coding and thrive in building robust backend systems, join our team as a Backend Developer! Be part of our international team and play a pivotal role in shaping innovative solutions for trading scrap metal and building a greener future.

Your mission

  • Develop and maintain server-side logic using Python and Django
  • Manage and optimize PostgreSQL databases for performance and scalability
  • Design and implement robust, scalable APIs
  • Utilize AWS services for deploying and scaling web applications
  • Optimize backend components for maximum speed and efficiency
  • Ensure the security and data protection of applications
  • Collaborate closely with frontend developers and other team members to integrate backend services with frontend logic
  • Write and maintain unit and integration tests
  • Ensure code quality, organization, and automatization

Your profile

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related field
  • 5+ years of experience in backend development, particularly with Python and Django
  • Sound experience with Python, Django, PostgreSQL, AWS, and other backend technologies
  • Experience in developing and managing RESTful APIs
  • Proficiency in database technologies, particularly PostgreSQL
  • Experience with containerization and orchestration technologies (e.g., Docker, Kubernetes) is a plus
  • Initial experience with version control, such as Git
  • Strong problem-solving skills paired with a pragmatic approach and the ability to think algorithmically
  • Excellent communication skills for effective teamwork and collaboration
  • Work / residence permit for Germany (or the EU)

Why join us?

  • You will have the opportunity to challenge the status quo and work on an innovative venture with a significant impact
  • You will be able to take ownership and shape the future of metal recycling and green energy solutions at an early stage
  • We offer a competitive salary including virtual company shares
  • We offer an environment with flat hierarchies and a steep learning curve with exciting growth opportunities
  • You will benefit from flexible working hours and the opportunity to work remotely or from a shared office location
  • We promote an inclusive, diverse and supportive work environment


Discover More About METYCLE

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We look forward to receiving your application. Irene Prinz is happy to answer any questions you may have: +49 152 34 62 72 85.