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Note: Although this is a remote position, we are only seeking candidates in European timezones between UTC-2 and UTC+4.

Hotjar is looking for a driven and ambitious Senior Back-end Developer, with a strong focus on scale, to support and expand our cloud-based infrastructure used by thousands of sites around the world. The Hotjar infrastructure currently processes more than 16,500 API requests per second, delivers over a billion pieces of static content every week and hosts databases well into terabyte-size ranges, making this an interesting and challenging opportunity. As Hotjar continues to grow rapidly, we are seeking a developer who has experience dealing with high traffic cloud-based applications and can help Hotjar scale as our traffic multiplies.

This is an excellent career opportunity to join a fast growing remote startup in a key position.

As a Senior Back-end Developer, you will be working with the platform team to design, plan, and create the building blocks used by the other development teams. This involves technical exploration, ideation, architecture, and internal service creation. The ideal candidate should be proficient in monitoring, troubleshooting, and optimizing high traffic cloud-based systems and have 3+ years of professional experience in back-end development using Python.

Compensation Range

The budgeted compensation range for this role is €75,000 to €95,000 annually. Ranges are based on market research and are equitable to other roles within Hotjar. The actual compensation offered to a successful candidate will be based on relative experience and skills. At this time we are only able to provide official employment status to those located in Malta. All other candidates will join our team as full-time consultants and will be responsible for paying any taxes or applicable fees where they reside.

Main requirements

  • Must have 3+ years professional experience in back-end development using Python.
  • Must have exposure to having architected large, high-scale web applications.
  • Experience with systems administration or DevOps is an asset.
  • Good understanding of Linux, data stores and data modelling.
  • Experience in API development.
  • Experience in server management and orchestration.
  • Ability to critically and quickly evaluate new technology.
  • Must submit to a background check confidentially processed by our third party.


  • Remote & flexible
  • Prestigious clients
  • Kindle + Personal development budget
  • Personal Home office budget
  • Make a difference
  • Only the best hardware and software
  • Work with a very talented team

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