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Backend Developer



Software Engineering
Ghent, Belgium · United States
Posted on Saturday, July 6, 2024
As a rapidly scaling global SaaS unicorn, Deliverect stands at the forefront of revolutionising technological solutions for the dynamic hospitality and Q-commerce sectors. Our mission is clear: to empower ambitious individuals with the skills and knowledge to make a positive impact on business. Developing in their professional careers, all the while being a part of something larger than themselves.
Omnichannel Innovation
Our omnichannel solution serves as the driving force behind order management for fast-paced operations, providing seamless experiences for businesses and their customers. With real-time insights and analytics, our versatile and adaptable solution caters to businesses of all sizes in the hospitality and Q-commerce industry, spanning restaurants, delivery services, grocery stores, and more. With Deliverect, businesses don't just survive; they thrive in an ever-changing global landscape.
Unlocking Benefits
Our meticulously crafted solutions provide a multitude of benefits:
Growing Sales: Acting as a catalyst, we propel businesses to expand their customer base, accelerating order processing and improving order delivery times.
Optimised Operations: As specialists in fine-tuning business operations, we elevate overall efficiency while concurrently reducing operational costs.
Elevated Customer Satisfaction: Deliverect supports businesses in offering customers faster delivery times and a seamless ordering experience, ensuring unparalleled customer satisfaction.
Dynamic Team and Values
Embarking on our global expansion journey across strategic hubs in Europe, North America, South America, Oceania, Asia, and the Middle East, Deliverect is fuelled by ambition and mutual respect. Our tight-knit team thrives on continuous enhancements and personal growth.
Guided by unwavering values of ownership, collaboration, and learning, we provide individuals with an environment to conquer challenges and build determination. Our culture is deeply rooted in our growth story, originating from our Belgian startup roots. From our humble beginnings, we defied all odds in unity, transforming into a global force in the tech industry. We leave a positive impact on our customers and the individuals we serve, creating a lasting legacy in our collective journey.
Department Focus
Welcome to the epicentre of the digital ordering revolution—Deliverect. Within our Product Department, we stand unwavering in our dedication to consistently and efficiently deliver groundbreaking solutions to the global marketplace. Our mission is more than a goal; it's a commitment to bridging the gap between customers and the businesses they hold dear.
Whether streamlining digital ordering for delivery or on-premise service, we are the architects of tools that empower businesses to flourish in our swiftly evolving digital landscape. Behind the scenes, our engineers, designers, and product managers are fueled by boundless passion and innovation, perpetually pushing the boundaries of what's possible. In our world, the word "impossible" finds no home.
We're not just thinkers; we're doers on a grand scale, acting on ideas that create fresh and improved ways to serve our customers. Our products, relied upon by businesses across the globe, represent our integral role in their success—a role we take immense pride in.
Our commitment goes beyond crafting products; it's about creating experiences. User-friendly, dependable, and scalable, we design and build technology that empowers without overwhelming, always keeping simplicity and user-friendliness at the forefront. Join us in the Product Department, where innovation is not just a buzzword—it's our way of life.
Your Impact
As a Backend Developer at Deliverect, you will be a vital contributor to our technology-driven mission of transforming the food service industry. You will design, develop, and maintain backend services that streamline operations for restaurants, enabling them to manage orders from multiple channels efficiently.
Your expertise will ensure our platform remains scalable, reliable, and capable of handling high volumes of concurrent requests and data processing.
Join us in driving innovation and delivering seamless solutions that empower restaurants to thrive in the digital age.

A Typical Day

  • Design, develop, and maintain backend services focused on order management, restaurant integrations, and data processing functionalities.
  • Implement robust testing strategies, including unit tests and integration tests, to ensure the quality and stability of backend services.
  • Participate in code reviews, identify potential issues, and suggest improvements to maintain code quality and adherence to best practices.
  • Collaborate with API developers and front-end developers to ensure seamless integration and communication between different parts of the Deliverect ecosystem.
  • Design, develop, and document RESTful APIs for efficient communication between the Deliverect platform and various clients (mobile app, restaurant systems, third-party services).
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams, including Sales Engineers, Product Management, Support, Finance, and Legal, to orchestrate end-to-end sales processes and tailor product presentations and workshops to meet each customer's needs.
  • Bring new ideas about improving how we do things - that includes our architecture, our coding practices, or our processes.
  • Engage in daily stand-ups, sprint planning, and retrospective meetings to ensure alignment and continuous improvement.
  • Optimise backend code for efficiency and scalability to handle high volumes of concurrent requests and data processing.
  • Adhere to secure coding practices and understanding of security vulnerabilities to safeguard sensitive restaurant and customer data within the backend systems.

Your Expertise:

  • 3+ years experience within a Backend Developer position
  • Proficiency in a primary backend programming language - we work mostly with Python - with experience in working with APIs and web services.
  • Strong understanding of relational databases (e.g., MySQL, PostgreSQL) and NoSQL databases (e.g., MongoDB) for data storage and retrieval.
  • Expertise in designing, developing, and documenting RESTful APIs.
  • Experience with popular web frameworks (e.g., Django, Flask, Express.js).
  • Expertise in using Git for code management and collaboration.
  • Solid understanding and application of software design principles (e.g., SOLID principles).
  • Experience with writing unit tests and integration tests.
  • Understanding of microservices architecture principles for building modular, scalable, and independently deployable backend services.
  • Familiarity with event-driven architecture concepts for asynchronous communication.
  • Experience with cloud platforms like AWS, Azure, or GCP for deploying and managing backend services.
  • Understanding of CI/CD pipelines for automating the build, test, and deployment processes.
  • Familiarity with data warehousing concepts and tools for storing and analysing restaurant order data.
  • Knowledge of containerisation technologies like Docker and Kubernetes.
  • Adherence to secure coding practices and understanding of security vulnerabilities.
  • Emphasis on optimising backend code for efficiency and scalability.
  • Experience with API documentation tools like Swagger or OpenAPI.

Additional Information:

  • This is a full-time, hybrid role with a flexible work schedule, offering 3 days in our Ghent office location and 2 days of remote work. Fluency in English is required, with strong written and verbal communication skills being essential.
  • In addition to the specific requirements outlined, candidates should thrive in a fast-paced, competitive environment, demonstrate high motivation, independence, and teamwork, and be committed to achieving common goals within the organisation.
Join Deliverect: Where You Shape Tomorrow's Success
At Deliverect, we're not just seeking team members; we're on the lookout for dynamic individuals who thrive in a fast-paced SaaS environment. We are fuelled by perceptive, ambitious, and determined professionals who embrace challenges and turn them into opportunities for innovation.
What We Bring to the Table:
Unicorn Status: Join a fast-growing SaaS unicorn at the forefront of the order management industry.
Learning Opportunities: We invest in your growth with a dedicated learning budget and clear learning pathways.
Inclusive Policies: Our paternity/maternity policies, enhanced vacation entitlement, and working arrangements reflect our commitment to your success.
Diverse Team: Become part of an international team that values diversity, fostering a culture of transparency and visibility.
A Peek into Life at Deliverect:
Performance-Driven Freedom: Your contributions speak louder than the clock. Achieve flexibility by focusing on what matters—delivering impactful results. Your autonomy in choosing how you achieve success is recognised and celebrated.
Innovation Hub: Immerse yourself in a culture of constant innovation, where weekly releases and new features keep our products at the forefront.
Big Challenges, Bigger Solutions: Be part of a mission to solve some of the global tech industry's most significant challenges.
Equal Opportunities at Deliverect:
We're committed to creating an inclusive and diverse workplace. We actively encourage applications from underrepresented individuals, fostering a workplace where everyone is treated with respect and provided equal opportunities to thrive.
Rights to Work:
While we welcome diverse backgrounds, it's crucial to note that applicants must have the legal right to work in the country of the role. Though we value contributions from various backgrounds, we currently can't offer financial support for relocation or travel assistance.
Supporting Your Journey:
If you need assistance or support during our recruitment process or require accommodations due to a disability, reach out to us at talent@deliverect.com. Join Deliverect, a workplace where culture meets career advancement.