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Cloud-native Backend Engineer

Location Qualifications 

Ghent (Hybrid) 

Position Overview


As a Backend Engineer, your primary responsibilities will encompass the development and shipping of innovative, new features, and the expansion and enhancement of our existing codebase.  You will have complete ownership of your work, ensuring that every aspect is executed to a high standard. This includes developing high quality code that effectively meets product requirements, implementing comprehensive test automation, optimizing scalability within our cloud infrastructure, and establishing proper monitoring practices.

Your role will involve working with the latest cloud native services and solutions, actively contributing to the ongoing evolution of our platform. You will strive to maximize its value for our customers by working on one of the core functionalities of our platform, using different technologies to achieve our goals. Embracing the dynamic nature of the role, you will always be presented with new challenges, making your work both engaging and intellectually stimulating.

About the team


Our team is dedicated to developing content management capabilities and building an app platform for extending the potential of Showpad beyond our standard offering. The current codebase is written mainly in PHP and Kotlin, but we are currently in the process of transitioning to an AWS cloud-native, serverless environment, using Typescript (Node.js). Our updated technology stack heavily relies on AWS services such as API Gateway, Aurora, CDK, Lambda, S3, Dynamo, Step Functions, and more. We make use of the appropriate service for each specific task to ensure optimal functionality. 


In our workplace, we foster an environment that embraces failure as an opportunity for growth. We continuously seek opportunities to learn and improve, encouraging one another to reach our fullest potential. Above all, we believe in having fun while pursuing our goals.

Required Skills for a Backend Engineer at Showpad

  • 3+ years of experience as a backend engineer developing scalable, production-ready solutions
  • Experience designing and implementing APIs for, and collaborating with, internal and/or public data consumers
  • Experience with Docker or Kubernetes
  • Understands the importance of strong software testing at every stage and can advocate for test-driven development
  • Continuous integration and delivery mindset

Bonus Points

  • Experience working in a tenant database environment is a plus
  • Experience with event driven architecture design and implementation
  • Experience with AWS, PHP and/or Kotlin


Company Highlights


Founded in , Showpad is the world’s leading Enablement Operating System (eOS™). We align Sales and Marketing teams around impactful content and measurable engagement, enabling sellers to build unique buying experiences and continuously improve conversion rates. Sellers close more deals – faster – with Showpad.


With dual-headquarters in Ghent and Chicago, regional offices in London, Munich and Wroclaw, and remote hubs across the US and EMEA, Showpad is powered by a diverse global workforce of more than people. Our employee value proposition centers around impact, purpose and belonging. Our culture is based on flexibility, trust and setting people up for success. At Showpad, we foster inclusion, innovate for impact and never stop to raise the bar. We take serious care of our people but never take ourselves too seriously.


What you can expect from Showpad

We welcome every voice and are committed to building a truly inclusive environment where your differences are not just welcomed, they are celebrated. We’re building a best-in-class experience for our employees and are always identifying opportunities to encourage our team to be their authentic selves. Whether it’s additional company-wide days off, paid time off to volunteer at non-profit organisations, personal development opportunities or professional stretch assignments, you can expect Showpad to support you. 

We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive organisation and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, pregnancy, disability, age, veteran status, or other dimensions of identity.

Cloud-native Backend Engineer

Contract type: 
Permanent, Full-time
Back-End Developer
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