Software Engineer

Python • JavaScript • Go

Lund / Full Time / Lund, Sweden

About Backtick

At Backtick, we’re a mix of software engineers, data engineers and data scientists. We started out as a two-person-project which grew to what we are today. We're a small consultancy company helping our customers to go from data to production ready machine learning systems. Backtick is a leading company in MLOps and open sourced Cowait in early 2020. We embrace creative working environments, diverse ideas and an open culture, all while making sure Backtick remains the best place possible to call your job.


We’re seeking a software engineer who is ready to work with new technologies and architectures in a forward-thinking organization that’s always pushing boundaries to deliver the best possible solutions for our customers. In your role, you will work with engineers across the company starting new or further enhancing existing projects for a variety of customers. Our ideal candidate enjoys a collaborative environment involving different stakeholders and subject matter experts with an open mind and eagerness to acquire new skills.


We truly believe in the importance of personal development and actively work to ensure our coworkers get the tools they need to reach their goals. It’s not essential that you know everything, we’ll do our best to help you on your way! In addition to this, we’d like to see that you have a background in computer science or a similar field, valuing simplicity and performance. In addition, you have:

  • Empathy and a humble attitude
  • Desire to work on projects aiding our planet and society through clever use of technology
  • A preference for writing maintainable code and pipelines
  • Acceptance for occasional hacky one-off solutions
  • Ability to face customer needs from a business perspective

What you will do

It’s not expected that any single candidate would have expertise across all listed areas. What matters to us is your readiness and ability to develop skills within at least some of the areas with help of other Backtick employees.

You might work with the following technologies:

  • API frameworks such as Express, Apollo, Flask, Django or similar
  • A few different database types such as SQL, MongoDB, Redis or similar
  • Testing frameworks such as Mocha, Jest, Chai, PyTest or similar
  • CI/CD tools such as GH actions, Concourse, CircleCI or similar
  • At least one cloud provider (AWS, GCP, Azure), and some of the (relevant) managed solutions they offer
  • Linux, shell scripting, git
  • Docker, registries and build systems
  • Infrastructure as code frameworks, such as Terraform, CDK or similar
  • Message queues such as RabbitMQ, MQTT or similar
  • UI frameworks such as React, Vue or similar

Working at Backtick

Backtick is currently made up of a small dedicated team. We are a group of people with diverse experiences and backgrounds who love to exchange fun stories over computer screens or head out on the town after work to grade different burgers. As with many things, working here is hard to summarize but we’ll give it a go and say: it’s fun to come to work every day.

Our primary focus at Backtick is providing value to our customers while making sure our employees have the best possible workplace. We spend significant resources on R&D and product development with a vision of becoming a product company, encouraging employees to explore new areas. We believe in the development of our coworkers - and in order for Backtick to succeed, we need our employees to succeed. Every year, we organize an autumn adventure trip, a spring get-away and the ever more popular hackathon Codecation, which in 2021 took place at Silverfield Villa.


  • Competitive salary
  • Flexible work hours and vacation
  • A generous budget for hardware, education and tools
  • Lots of fun gear to play around with (3d-printer, bare metal office cluster)
  • Possibility to purchase shares in the company
  • Fika 🍪
  • Lots of fun at work!


If you are interested in this position, please reach out with a brief introduction and your resume to:

Michal Stypa,

Photos by:
Josefin Widell Hultgren