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Senior Backend Engineer



Software Engineering
Paris, France · Montpellier, France
Posted on Thursday, May 23, 2024
Engineering · Paris · Hybrid Remote

Senior Backend Engineer

Want to use your energy and talent to tip the balance on climate change? Sweep is hiring an ESG Project Manager to spearhead our delivery of ESG projects.

Sweep is hiring a Senior Backend Engineer to work on our sustainability data management platform.

Our market-leading, AI-powered software helps organizations understand all extra-financial data across their business and value chain to manage increasing disclosure requirements and take action to meet sustainable business goals.

Ok, sounds promising. What will I be doing?

As a backend engineer, you'll contribute to the development of our cutting-edge ESG platform, leveraging LLM technologies to enhance its capabilities and drive positive impact.

More specifically, your mission will involve:

  • Collaborate with the team to develop and maintain features by implementing backend APIs, business logic and tests
  • Participate in feature design discussions, contributing ideas and insights
  • Identify technical challenges and propose software updates and fixes
  • Contribute to quality assurance processes
  • Leverage LLMs to bring AI features on specific needs like generating content, assisting user actions or manipulating data
  • Design and Develop APIs: Create and maintain GraphQL endpoints
  • Design database schemas, write migrations, and optimize queries using ActiveRecord or other ORM (Object-Relational Mapping) libraries
  • Write unit tests, integration tests using RSpec and other testing frameworks
  • Identify and optimize performance bottlenecks in the application code, database queries, or server configuration

That sounds just right for me. What do I need to bring?

Glad you asked. This is who we’re looking for:

Qualifications 🏆

  • Engineer degree in Computer Science or a related field
  • 5+ years of experience in backend development, with a focus on LLM technologies
  • Proficiency in a programming language: Ruby, Python and to a lesser extent Typescript
  • Ability to use LLMs and its techniques (RAG, prompt engineering)
  • Experience with agile development methodologies
  • Strong problem-solving skills and a passion for creating solutions using LLM principles

Qualities 🧠

  • Passionate about problem-solving, solution creation, and product development
  • Strong dedication to quality software and clean code
  • Proficient in remote collaboration and excellent communication skills
  • Committed to our mission of building a better future for all

Copy that. And what’s in it for me?

By joining Sweep, you'll be part of an exciting startup with a vision to change the world. We're ready to hit the ground running, and joining us at this early stage allows you the unique opportunity to help shape our journey.

Our flexible work model allows you to balance personal and professional commitments while staying connected with your global colleagues. Even though our hubs are in Paris, London, and Montpellier, we're committed to fostering a connected and engaged remote work culture.

As a B Corporation, we're dedicated to creating successful businesses that benefit everyone, including society and the planet.

Ready for the most exciting chapter of your career? Come join us on this extraordinary ride!

Back-end Engineer
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Sweep is a sustainability data management platform. Though our primary focus is on environmental action, Sweep supports clients with all ESG goals, including waste reduction, water usage, biodiversity impacts, social equity and transparency in governance.

We’re building a business that’s good for everyone, including society and the planet. That’s why we have B-Corp status and are an entreprise à mission, with our own committee that helps us keep to our manifesto.

We’re committed to building an inclusive company, with a diverse group of talented people who all feel valued, feel like themselves, and thrive.

Founded in 2020
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Engineering · Paris · Hybrid Remote

Senior Backend Engineer

Want to use your energy and talent to tip the balance on climate change? Sweep is hiring an ESG Project Manager to spearhead our delivery of ESG projects.

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