Senior Backend Engineer

Join us in changing how pet care is provided worldwide.

FirstVet is the first truly digital veterinary clinic. We let pet owners meet licensed veterinarians via their mobile, tablet or laptop. Our solution contributes to a more balanced and better functioning care process for all parties. By providing a first point of contact for all pet owners FirstVet makes pet care more available, more efficient and more qualitative. 

The role:

At FirstVet you will work in a small, agile team with a lot of responsibility and great opportunities to influence technical solutions, strategies and processes. As a member of the tech team you will work closely with other software engineers and the product team, and you are jointly responsible for taking FirstVet’s services to a global audience. Currently our platform is using a tech stack that includes AWSPHPMySQL and frameworks like Laravel, Vue, NativeScript and Angular.

To be successful in this role you need to be able to work independently and drive technical solutions from start to completion. You love to solve problems, write robust, well-tested and documented code of high quality and gets excited about scaling applications to users across the world.


  • Continuously be looking for improvements in performance, availability, stability, scalability and efficiency of the FirstVet platforms
  • Architect, develop, and operate services deployed to our users
  • Implement and improve software engineering best practices (testing, code reviews, continuous integration etc) and procedures that will ensure the security and sustainability of the platforms
  • Planning long-term how FirstVet's software should evolve
  • Operate our systems and services on Amazon AWS

Who are we:

We are a young and fast growing start-up working passionately to build a high quality service and an expansive global company. We value personal qualities at least as much as background and experiences. We believe that having fun together in a professional environment will build a long lasting company culture where everyone give 100%.

The person we are looking for has:

6+ years of relevant systems engineering experience, preferably in the role of technical architect, backend developer or system administrator

  • Experience working with object-oriented programming, preferably PHP and relational databases (MySQL)
  • Experience with cloud platforms, preferably Amazon AWS
  • Hands-on experience of Linux environments and networking
  • Knowledge in Linux commands/shell scripting
  • Experience of test-driven development
  • Experience of Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery
  • Interest and an open mind to learn new programming languages and tools
  • Good communication skills
  • An interest in animals is always nice, since we have the pleasure of having plenty office dogs

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!


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114 56 Stockholm Directions 010 - 206 70 66 View page

Workplace and Culture

FirstVet’s team players come from a wide range of backgrounds, including veterinarians, marketing gurus, investment professionals, pet care experts and growth hacking ninjas, resulting in a dynamic and collaborative workplace. We believe in achieving goals together by including everyone's point of view, and while doing this, have loads of fun. For us, personal qualities are just as important as background and experience.

So, if you like cuddling with dogs, having sea view coffee breaks (at least in the Stockholm office) and want to take part in changing the veterinary industry for the better – FirstVet might be the right place for you!


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