Software Engineer - Backend

Stockholm, SverigeBackendSearch
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Hej, Truecaller is calling you from Stockholm, Sweden! Ready to pick up?

Truecaller transformed how we communicate when we launched in 2009 in Stockholm, Sweden.

Our mission is to build trust everywhere by making tomorrow’s communication smarter, safer and more efficient. We focus on bringing smart services with big social impacts, like protecting people from fraud, harassment, and scam calls or messages. We identify new numbers from anywhere in the world and build a space for trustworthy conversations, for those that matter. Truecaller is loved by over 300 million people around the world and is growing very rapidly across regions. 

Who we are:

  • The world’s #1 caller ID and spam blocking service for Android and iOS.
  • A team of +300 people from ~35 different nationalities, spread across our headquarters in Stockholm and offices in Bangalore, Mumbai, Gurgaon, Tel Aviv and Nairobi.
  • Backed by some of the most prominent investors in the world such as Sequoia Capital, Atomico, and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.

We at the Search team, focus on enhancing our users’ communication experience by providing them with the most relevant identity information and state-of-the-art spam protection. Our mission is to identify the person/ company calling before the user picks up the call, identify spammers, block unwanted calls, and provide more information about the number that is calling.

As a Backend Engineer, you will take lots of responsibilities in Truecaller’s architecture, back-end development, and maintenance which serves more than 300 million daily active users. You will work on providing smooth and efficient activation and account handling for Truecaller users, allowing only authorized access to our platform and that only legitimate users are granted access to our services.

What do we expect from you 

  • Hands-on experience in development and maintenance of high-load services
  • 2-4 years of Java experience or Scala.
  • Good understanding of key JVM concepts
  • Being a team player and having a positive attitude towards collective code ownership, code reviews, retros, etc.
  • Good communication skills


What will you work on 

  • Backend feature development with a high degree of ownership, including implementation design, corresponding unit test and metrics coverage
  • Active participation in other parts of the development lifecycle, such as feature grooming, code reviews, backend service maintenance (deployments, troubleshooting)


It would be great if you also have

  • Scala or any other functional programming languages (Haskell, Erlang, Clojure, etc.)
  • NoSQL databases (Cassandra, Mongo, etc)
  • Event-driven systems, stream processing
  • Akka
  • Pure functional programming and libraries such as Cats, Scalaz
  • Kubernetes, Continuous Delivery


Life at Truecaller - Behind the code:

Sounds like your dream job?

We will fill the position as soon as we find the right candidate, so please send your application as soon as possible. We are excited to hear from you, don’t hesitate to apply! As part of the recruitment process, we will conduct a background check.

This position is based in Stockholm, Sweden. 

We only accept applications in English

What we offer: 

  • A smart, talented and agile team: An international team where  ~35 nationalities are working together in several locations and time zones with a learning, sharing and fun environment. 
  • A great compensation package: Competitive salary, 30 days of paid vacation, flexible working hours, private health insurance and pension contribution, Udemy membership to keep learning and improving, gym membership. 
  • Great tech tools: Pick the computer and phone that you fancy the most within our budget ranges. 
  • Do it your way: For the days you're working from home, we provide you with an attractive budget for creating your cozy office at home. 
  • Office life: Enjoy your days with a wide range of yummy snacks and beverages, and have fun at our playroom! As well, exciting company parties and team activities such as Lab days, Running team, Geek lunch!


Come as you are: 

Truecaller is diverse, equal and inclusive. We need a wide variety of backgrounds, perspectives, beliefs and experiences in order to keep building our great products. No matter where you are based, which language you speak, your accent, race, religion, color, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, etc. All those things make you who you are, and that’s why we would love to meet you.


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Job info

Stockholm, Sverige
about 2 months ago

Recruitment process

Step 1
Recruiter interview
Once your application is received, our recruiter will reach out if there is a good match. You may receive the interview invitation from us within 2 weeks after applying.
Step 2
After the recruiter interview, you will receive an assignment from us. You may have 4-5 days to finish this and the assignment usually takes 2-4 hours to complete.
Step 3
Team Interview
After the assignment stage, you will have a video/onsite interview with our team.
Step 4
Hiring Manager Interview
After the team interviews, the final step includes interviews with 2 hiring managers via either a video or onsite interview.