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Backend Developer to Aiven Oy

Quick facts

Full time
Type of work:
Job Category:
Web Developer, back-end
Start date:
According to agreement

Do you possess good skills in Python and Linux? In this position, it is your skills and attitude that matter – not your educational background or work experience! We are now looking for Junior Backend Developer to Aiven Oy which was chosen as one of the most promising Finnish startups in 2018 by Talouselämä magazine! Go ahead and apply already today!

About the role

Academic Work is looking for a Backend Developer to our client company Aiven Oy.

You will be recruited to our client company. Academic Work will take care of the recruitment process, therefore candidates are kindly asked to aim all questions to Academic Work at

Job duties

We are looking for an enthusiastic Backend Developer to join Aiven’s committed and talented team! You have a keen interest in software development and good understanding of Linux. If you are in the end of your studies, it is also possible to work part-time initially.

Aiven’s philosophy is to automate everything in order to avoid repetitive manual work. Backend systems are mostly written in Python as well as some Go, C, and Java. Aiven currently offers seven different open-source database services, including PostgreSQL, Apache Kafka, Elasticsearch, Apache Cassandra and Redis. The company has functional but light development processes with the focus on thorough pull request reviews.

You will be working with highly-skilled and experienced team of just over 20 people so you’ll have excellent possibilities to develop and learn more! Aiven also offers very good benefits to its’ employees.

We are looking for

In this position, your background doesn’t play a strong role – what matters is your skills! We expect you to have good skills in Python and Linux. You might have gained your skills through your own projects, studies or work experience. We value good coding practices and people who are capable of receiving and giving feedback. In addition, you communicate fluently in English. Please send your application along with a link to your Github profile.

Apply for this position if you have:

  • Good development skills in Python
  • Good Linux skills
  • Fluent verbal and written English skills

It is seen as an advantage if you have experience with SQL and/or NoSQL databases and/or good understanding of IT security. Studies in IT field are also seen as a plus.

Start: According to agreement

Working hours: Full-time (or part-time in the beginning)

Employment period: Permanent

Location: Helsinki

Salary: According to agreement

Published: 05.03.2019


To apply for the job click on “Apply here” below. Remember to attach your CV into your application! We only handle applications through our website but if you have questions about the position you can reach us via email in Please write the advert ID in the subject and paste the advert link in the mail. We are continuously screening and contacting candidates so make sure to send your application as soon as possible. Please notice that the advert can be removed before eventual last dates on our external advertising pages. When the advert is being removed it’s either due to that the processes is finished or because we have many qualified applications and are continuing in the selection/interview phase.

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When employed at Academic Work you will have your own dedicated Consultant Manager, whose role is to answer your questions, support your career development and ensure you enjoy your place of work.

Client information

Aiven hosts and manages open-source database and messaging systems for business clients around the world on all major cloud platforms. Aiven’s mission is to allow developers to focus on building awesome applications without worrying about data infrastructure management. They accomplish this by providing services that are usable, reliable, relevant and secure at competitive price points.

Aiven is fast-paced and growth focused company with an exceedingly high ambition level. They are striving to break through as the world’s leading open-source DBaaS vendor. People at Aiven are self-motivated, highly competent and talented. They are building a team in which all of your colleagues are extraordinary at what they do and exemplify the Aiven values and culture. Speaking of culture, Aiven’s culture is no-bullshit, professional and determined, with an aim of keeping the customers happy. Processes are kept light and to-the-point, focusing on things that are truly important like security and quality. At Aiven, people take work seriously but that doesn’t rule out fun. Bad jokes are heard everywhere and they have company celebrations and informal board game evenings.

Iina Salminen consultant manager

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