Urbantz is searching for a Backend JavaScript Engineer to join our Enginnering team and help us grow. What are you searching for? A young and vibrant company turning heads with a mission you can get behind? One that’s attracting investors and scaling fast – but still fresh enough for you to make a lasting mark?

We’re here to do great things in the name of sustainability in the last mile. And we want to work with the bright and the bold. Using our platform, the biggest brands and logistics companies enjoy unprecedented clarity and control over their last mile deliveries. We help them lower emissions, cut costs and drive on-brand delivery experiences for their customers. Can you help us?

The Challenge

We're looking for skilled BackEnd JavaScript engineers to help us tackle the wonderful challenge that lies in last-mile delivery orchestration & optimisation. The product and engineering team is the heart of the company. It's where we turn the challenges our customers are facing into solutions. Product managers will try to understand these challenges as good as possible at which point we, as a team, try to come up with the best possible solution together.

The Day-to-Day

  • You will help build a modern, highly complex, multi-service application that leads to the delivery of millions of packages per year to clients like you.
  • As a software engineer you'll be part of one of the stream-aligned teams where you'll help the product manager come up with the best solution to the challenges our customers are facing.
  • Once agreed upon, you'll of course start implementing the solution.
  • We use NodeJS for the backend and AngularJS on the front-end. Our unit-tests use Jest, and our end-to-end tests use Protractor. We store data using MongoDB. Our code is stored in GitLab, and we make use of its CI/CD capabilities to deploy easily to AWS and Azure. Our containerization & orchestration uses Docker + Kubernetes.
  • We work with short agile development cycles, each consisting of 3 weeks of roadmap work and 1 week of cool-down in which the team can focus on technical challenges, get rid of some technical debt or explore new ideas.

The Must Haves

  • You have at least a few years relevant experience, preferably in a product company and in a stack similar to ours
  • You have a positive mindset and like to find ways to constantly improve in what you do.
  • You can work alone but really shine when you work together. Pair programming, mob programming, brainstorming... you have no issue expressing your ideas, thoughts, comments...
  • Your English is fluent
  • You value quality of work. You know that any shortcut you take today will be a debt to pay in the future.
  • You consider testing part of the job, not an afterthought.
  • You know how to build a scalable, maintainable application.
  • You stay abreast of developments and best practices within the technologies we use
  • You live in a timezone lies in the CET timezone or has a high overlap with it

The Great to Haves

  • You have affinity with logistic sector. No, ordering things online doesn't count

The Perks

  • Location of role and flexible working policy, e.g. Work when and where you choose: our fancy offices in the center of Brussels, your spare bedroom, a cabin in the woods… you decide]
  • Autonomy to define and navigate your own path to success at a hungry Deloitte Technology Fast 50 (2020) company that’s ready to scale big
  • Work when and where you choose: our fancy offices in the center of Brussels, your spare bedroom, a cabin in the woods… you decide
  • Competitive salary, equipment and a raft of employee benefits (dependent on location)
  • An incredibly diverse team of internationals and a corporate culture that encourages freedom, creativity and collaboration
  • Opportunities to grow your expertise through training, workshops and conferences
  • Team meetups in Brussels when it’s safe to do so, an annual offsite somewhere sunny

The Bit About Urbantz

At Urbantz, we help the world’s largest retail, grocery, ecommerce and logistics companies love their last mile with a smarter, greener approach to delivery management. Our SaaS platform was built specifically for enterprises to help them cut through the complexity of multi-fleet operations and drive greater sustainability in the final mile at any scale.

More than 100 brands enjoy the clarity and control to cut their CO2 emissions, allocate smartly across carriers, build unique workflows and ensure on-brand delivery experiences for recipients with Urbantz. Our happy customers include Carrefour, Auchan, ASDA, PostNord, CityLogin, Monoprix, Majid Al Futtaim and Conforama.

Since our inception in 2015, we’ve enjoyed phenomenal growth across Europe, the Middle East and beyond. In 2020, Deloitte ranked us third in its annual Technology Fast 50 list. We’ve received €12 million in Series A funding to date from shareholders Korys and ETF Partners, allowing us to grow our workforce to over 70 people and take a big step towards becoming Europe’s number one last mile delivery management platform.

The Interview Process

At Urbantz, our intention is that every applicant can take something positive from our interview process, whether or not they end up joining our team.

Once you apply for an open role, we’ll assess your CV. If you seem like a good fit for the role, we’ll set up a phone conversation with our talent acquisition team. If not, we’ll let you know. On the call, we’ll be able to answer any initial questions you have and lay out the next steps in the process, which will vary depending on the nature of the role.

We’ll endeavour to ensure transparency at all times and provide feedback at every stage. We’re always striving to improve our recruitment programs. If you have any feedback on the process, please don’t hesitate to share.