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Lead Backend Developer

We are seeking an enthusiastic and highly skilled Lead Backend Developer to join our fast-paced and innovative digital marketing agency. As a key member of our team, you will be responsible for developing and maintaining scalable back-end systems, and integrating various types of APIs to meet our project requirements.


Estamos en busca de un líder de desarrollo backend para unirse a nuestra innovadora agencia de marketing digital. Como miembro clave de nuestro equipo de desarrollo, serás responsable de desarrollar y mantener sistemas escalables de backend e integrar varios tipos de APIs para cumplir con nuestros requisitos de proyecto.

El candidato ideal debería tener un sólido entendimiento de lenguajes de servidor como PHP, Node, sentirse cómodo trabajando con Vue.js/Nuxt o Next.js/React.js, y estar familiarizado con sistemas de bases de datos. Estamos buscando a alguien que disfrute colaborando con un equipo de desarrolladores frontend y backend, que tenga ganas de ensuciarse las manos con algo de código y al mismo tiempo, diseñar sitios geniales e innovadores.

*This position requires you to work in accordance with our Bilbao, Spain’s office hours (10:00 - 18:00 CEST).

Who You Are

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in backend development or a similar role.
  • Proficient in the latest marketing website technology stack, encompassing traditional CMS platforms like WordPress or Drupal, and headless solutions such as Contentful, Prismic, or Sanity. The ideal candidate possesses a deep understanding of these systems and can implement them for optimal performance.
  • Proficient in diverse programming languages, including PHP and JavaScript, along with prominent JavaScript frameworks like React.js, Vue, and Astro.
  • Proficient in both SQL and NoSQL database systems, with practical experience in managing and processing large datasets.
  • Experienced in designing and implementing REST APIs, demonstrating the capacity to develop robust and scalable backend solutions.
  • Knowledgeable software development principles, including version control using tools such as Git, and a proven track record of successfully applying agile methodologies in project development.
  • Capable problem-solver, adept at analyzing and resolving intricate technical issues efficiently.
  • Detail-oriented with a commitment to delivering high-quality, maintainable, and efficient code.
  • Deeply collaborative, with outstanding communication skills, enabling effective participation in cross-functional teams to achieve project goals.

What You'll Do

  • Collaborate closely with the Director of Technology to address technical challenges across diverse projects, spanning analysis, timeline management, execution, and deployment of various technologies.
  • Develop and maintain scalable back-end systems to support our digital marketing and creative projects.
  • Work closely with our team of strategists, designers, and developers to integrate front-end and back-end components.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to design and implement REST APIs.
  • Improve processes to make the department work better and more efficiently..
  • Optimize and manage large datasets to ensure optimal performance and reliability.
  • Continuously improve code quality through testing, code reviews, and optimization techniques.
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest trends and advancements in back-end development and incorporate them into our projects.
  • Participate in agile development processes, including sprint planning, daily stand-ups, and retrospective meetings.

Perks and Benefits

  • 15 observed holidays + 23 PTO days per year
  • Indefinite contract following a trial period of 6 months
  • Permanent remote work + work from home stipend
  • Dedicated budget for professional development
  • Compensated onsite retreats at our Bilbao HQ
  • The opportunity to join a dynamic, close-knit team that loves going to work with and for each other every day

Ready for an adventure?

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Who You’ll Work With

Meet your new team members.

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Andrés Clúa

Director of Technology


Nat Kelner

Director of Digital


María Dieste

Technology & Operations Manager


Amaia Del Olmo

Frontend Lead


Gonzalo Alcina

Frontend Developer


Alex Candela

Frontend Developer


Mercedes Lorenzo

Creative Director


Olaia Azpiroz

UX/UI Design Lead


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