Senior Backend Engineer (with Python skills) @HelloProf


Your responsibilities

As hands-on backend engineer you will further develop the existing platforms to support thousands of students and tutors in their learning experience.

You’ll be collaborating with a team of freelancers and our product manager. The main goal is to improve student & tutor portals, integrate additional services and implement smart automations so HelloProf’s impact can be maximised.

Your job will be to review code, develop new features and ensure future scalability.

Your profile

We’re looking for an ambitious backend engineer with 4+ years of solid Python back-end development experience and an eye for performance and scalability.

  • You’ve got a Msc. in Engineering
  • Django holds little to no secrets for you
  • You’re open to reviewing work of junior engineers
  • You can make time estimates for backend work in collaboration with the Product Manager
  • You can differentiate tasks that can be done solo by a junior/frontend vs. backend engineer
  • You have an understanding of modern DevOps tooling & deployment processes
  • You have a great eye for spotting potential problems that can occur during deployment and you’re able to address them accordingly ensuring uptime during office hours

What we offer

  • A fast growing company in an even faster evolving market where you can have a real impact on thousands of students & tutors
  • A fulltime position with flexible hours & the possibility to work from home
  • Market competitive salary & benefits + share option pool
  • 18 great colleagues looking forward to you joining our team
  • Teambuilding! Lunch with boardgames, brain fuel (fruit & soup), spikeball, yoga, monthly drinks, …
  • The possibility to become a key person in accelerating our growth and impact – both on a technical and commercial level

What’s next?

We work with an efficient 4 step interview process. To prevent wasting time, the process can be stopped after any step with clear feedback. The steps are:

  1. Send your resume, motivation letter and portfolio/Github (if available) to
  2. Personal interview with management of the company. Can be held online.
  3. Technical interview. We want to hear about your proudest technical achievements and discuss some hypothetical problems. Can be held online.
  4. Offer & team introduction at Ghent office. We want you to know who you’ll be working with 🙂

If you’ve reached the end of the list, the only thing left to do is cracking a bottle 🍾 and feeling welcome at HelloProf!