Backend Engineer @ Qargo in Gent, Belgium


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Qargo Introduction
Come join Qargo on our mission to revolutionise the logistics industry! We are a dynamic and innovative tech start-up with teams based out of London and Ghent and we are building the most user-friendly and intuitive Transport Management System (TMS) on the market, automating administrative processes and optimising planning. To help us achieve our ambitious growth plans, we’re seeking an experienced backend software engineer to join our expanding engineering team. Come be a part of our exciting journey and help us transform the transport industry!
What you’ll be doing
✅ You analyse the product and business challenges to determine and implement the most appropriate solution.
✅ You take the lead in technical decisions and the design of technical solutions, within our cloud-native stack which includes Python, Django, GraphQL, Kubernetes, and more.
✅ You can identify and communicate the technical trade-offs to both the engineering and product team and work collaboratively with the product team to ensure that we achieve the best possible solution.
✅ You take ownership of delivering these solutions, demonstrating strong implementation skills yourself, and guiding team members as necessary.
✅ You identify and manage technical debt and risks associated with it in a pragmatic manner.
✅ You are part of a dynamic, iterative software development process that places great emphasis on customer-centricity and effective communication.
Your Profile
✅ A degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or relevant industry experience.
✅ A proven professional track record designing, architecting, and implementing cloud-native systems.
✅ Experience within our technology stack is preferred; if not, a demonstrated understanding of modern backend technologies (cloud services, web frameworks, etc.), languages (Python, Go, TypeScript, etc.), and a willingness to learn new technologies is essential.
✅ Demonstrated understanding of SQL and/or NoSQL database operations.
✅ Experience using git in a professional environment and working knowledge of current DevOps practices.
✅ A team-oriented approach to problem-solving with strong communication skills to clearly structure and communicate technical solutions to both engineering and product audiences.
✅ A passion for software engineering and product development, which you share with our team. You foster continuous learning and growth.
We Offer
✅ An exciting opportunity to work with challenging and varied technologies.
✅ A flexible work environment that accommodates your needs.
✅ A green office with a great atmosphere.
✅ A role with a lot of responsibility, ownership, and impact.
✅ The chance to grow with us and achieve your career aspirations.
About us

Want to be trusted to take ownership of your work, with freedom to experiment? Excited about solving big problems and changing an industry? Keen to see your work have an impact – fast?

At Qargo, we’re technologists and industry experts who’ve come together to help the trillion-dollar logistics sector become more sustainable and profitable.

An astounding 4 out of every 10 trucking miles are empty, costing the industry $100 billion a year – and producing more carbon emissions than every international flight combined. Transport firms currently waste time with inefficient processes and paperwork, missing opportunities for better communication and collaboration.

We built Qargo because the industry deserves better. Our solution eliminates tedious manual processes, helps carriers use their resources more effectively, and embeds digital collaboration in their day-to-day workflows.

With Qargo, the industry can optimise loads, lower costs and cut emissions.

If you’d like to build a better way forward, and be a driving force in an inspired team – come and join us at Qargo.