Senior Backend Engineer

At Karma, we set the bar very high, but you get a lot in return. Apply now and find out for yourself what all the fuss is about.
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Karma is looking for a no-nonsense lots-of-nonsense backend engineer that likes to get #$%^ done. With several “Start-up of the Year” awards under our belt and 1 out of 10 Swedes using Karma, the applications that you work on are making a genuine difference.

The mission of your role

As a backend engineer at Karma, you’ll be making a big impact through building innovative applications that solve difficult and meaningful challenges. You’ll be a vital part of a cross-functional team made up of engineers, a product designer, and a product owner, where you’ll build and maintain APIs and backend services at the heart of our consumer facing application, and contribute to and improve our infrastructure and deployment systems.


  • enjoy working in TypeScript codebases
  • are confident in your abilities without being cocky
  • get #$% done
  • are proud of what you build, but know it can and must be improved
  • don’t beat around the bush, but communicate with respect
  • care about your colleagues and customers
  • are a curious and quick learner

Tech at Karma

We’re a small team that wears many hats, and we learn on-the-job by solving challenges in order of urgency and value. We’re flexible in what systems and parts of the product we work on, collaborate across teams, and we’re involved in features from inception to implementation, including polish and maintenance. We value good code and novel solutions, but know that they’re means to an end: done is better than perfect. We choose technologies ourselves and view them agnostically as tools that have pros and cons. At the moment we get things done with TypeScript (Node, React, React Native), GraphQL, PostgreSQL, Kubernetes, Terraform, Google Cloud Platform.

The bottom line

If you’ve worked at a startup, you know. If you haven’t, here’s the rundown: there’s no room for egos, politics, or bull-sh*t. What we build today could be thrown out of the window tomorrow, but we build it with 100% commitment nonetheless. You’ll laugh more than you’ll cry, and look back at the work you do now in 10 years and think “how did we get that done?” And you’ll love every minute of it.

Additional information

  • Remote status

    Hybrid remote

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This is how we roll

  • Numerous mood boosting activites

    What the hell is a zen room? Truthfully, we don't know either. But we use it for yoga and other soft activities. Oh, did we mention we have a ping pong table as well?

  • Early bird or night owl?

    As our team is growing, both early birds and night owls find themselves at Karma. Whichever you choose, there's something for you.
    Perks of coming early: weekly breakfast.
    Perks of staying late: video and board games.

  • Refill, anyone?

    One simply cannot celebrate too often. We are keen champagne drinkers, quiz players and hosts of Karmazing after-works. No reason to celebrate is too small, nor too big.

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