Anyone can bang the drums, but not all can become drummers. Anyone can create sounds with a guitar, but not all can become guitarists. And even if you make it to the point of calling yourself a drummer or a guitarist, very few people can reach the level of legends like John Bonham and Jimmy Page (not familiar with Bonham and Page? Go look up Led Zeppelin immediately). Bonham and Page had a special kind of relationship when it came to creative work. They were kind of building their own unique sound and style of playing from each other, and it is safe to say that none of them would have become as great as they were, without the other and without the others excellence.
Where are we going with the analogy? Well we are currently in the need of 2 backend developers, one banging the drums (Java) and one strumming the guitar (C#) and we want both of you to be the Bonham/Page duo of Skymill.
To be a part of this duo you should:
Have your own unique approach to software development
Be able to use other professions and professionals in order to bring your own work to a higher level
Have spent most of your career working with software development and engineering
If the description above sounds somewhat like you, we urge you to send in your application.
What you will be doing
Playing for Skymill as a backend developer basically means that you have full responsibility and freedom when working with our clients. This means creating your own or reading up on our clients’ technical requirements. You also need to have the ability to turn these requirements into beautiful implementations, mainly using Java or C#. These implementations and your creations have to be an excellent representation of the clients' thoughts, wants and needs in their project. You also have to walk and support the client through the entire development cycle. The job includes both working at the Skymill HQ in Malmö and working at the clients location, when that is requested. The Skymill philosophy is that creativity has no geographical boundaries, and we are open to remote work. With that being said playing in a band, specially as the C#/Java duo, requires some physical interaction.
Most of all you have to let the passion you have for producing quality software shine through in your everyday work. You will be working alongside some of the most brilliant developers on the scene at the moment, so you have to be able to let them shine as brightly as you do.
When reading the ad, one might think that you actually have to be able to play either guitar or drums in order to apply for the position. Well you don’t, we already have 2 drummers and at least 3 guitarists in the Skymill band, so let's focus on the technical aspects:
Must have skills:
Deep knowledge and experience from software development using Java and/or C#
Web backend development using RESTful or GraphQL API’s
Experience with RDBMS and/or NoSQL databases
Experience from working with agile methodologies
Nice to have skills:
Experience and/or knowledge about what it takes to work as a consultant
Knowledge and experience working with Golang and/or Node.js
Software architecture skills
Experience in developing mobile apps
Knowledge of CI/CD and monitoring
Experience in Cloud infrastructure
Our offer to you
We love our band and we truly understand that without its members, the band is nothing. So in order to show our appreciation, we will put together a pretty sweet deal for you. Apart from working with one of the fastest growing, most flexible companies in the region, you will get a competitive salary and pension package, as well as 30 days paid vacation. You will be working alongside lots of smart and talented developers and project managers with extensive experience from the industry, each being a master of their own instrument. To our mid level engineers we offer work based mentorship from one of our more senior consultants, who will actively support you for as long as you feel the need for it. For our senior engineers we offer personal and professional development through the same mentorship program.
We realize that life in general isn't all about work, which is why we arrange regular AWs and other exciting team building events. So if you are really up for the challenge of working differently in fun projects for truly interesting clients (we will be more specific later on in the recruitment process, promise), then come jam with us.