Backend developer - Golang

As we continue to expand, the complexity of Instabox grows in parallel. With that in mind, we are now looking for a Backend Developer to help us govern our journey ahead.
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Who we are
Instabox is making online shipping smooth and sustainable. We have a network of smart, fully automated lockers, so our users can collect their parcels wherever and whenever they like, with a click of a button. Over the past five years we’ve grown to a business with over 1700 employees, millions of happy users and thousands of lockers across the Nordics - and now the Netherlands!

What you’ll do
As a back-end developer, you’ll work in an agile team with a clear domain. Our tech teams have full ownership of their data, architecture and processes, and you’ll get to have a real impact on how we build and develop our services – and our tech stack. All of our teams are highly collaborative and we’re looking for people who enjoy learning, sharing and working with other developers to solve new and interesting problems.You would be joining a small team that values communication and work-life balance.

Here are a few of the teams you could join…

The capacity team
Responsible for calculating parcel arrival times as well as optimising locker fill rate. Arrival times are calculated based on models that try to predict people's parcel pick-up behavior as well as predicting future parcel orders from different merchants. The estimated arrival times are shown at merchants’ web checkout and directly impact conversion rates while fill rates impact how efficiently we utilise our lockers.

The geospatial team
A small, new team specialising in providing fast and precise geospatial data - an important area as we bring our smart lockers to new cities and countries. The team’s microservices provide data for a range of internal uses – from driver route optimisation to locker placement - and we are responsible for developing algorithms to determine which lockers we offer customers at our merchants’ web checkouts. We believe in exploring and experimenting, and we work closely with data to get to see the real impact of what we do.

Who you are
At Instabox we value individuals who are keen to learn, and your eagerness to develop your own skill set will probably be your strongest asset when joining us. Beyond that we imagine that you have the following:

  • Ability to think creatively to solve problems
  • Good facilitation skills
  • Proficient in English
  • Comfortable making decisions around technical system design and architecture 
  • Collaborative approach to getting things done
  • Experience with automated testing and code reviews
  • Experience with Go
  • Experience with postgres, redis or mongo (or equivalent database technologies)


  • Experience with event-driven architecture
  • Experience with terraform, Kubernetes or GCP

If this is you, then we can’t wait to meet you!

We offer you... the chance to be part of something truly amazing. We can promise you that you will be challenged, pushed to develop your skill set and have the opportunity to work with fun and smart colleagues. The journey ahead is what excites all of us working here today and we are just getting started. Other benefits include:

  • Attractive compensation package
  • Engaged manager
  • Health and fitness allowance
  • Centrally located office
  • Flexible working conditions
  • Fun social events, both virtual and in-person


Additional information

  • Remote status

    Flexible remote

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!


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