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Backend Engineer (Node.js)



Software Engineering
Madrid, Spain
Posted on Thursday, May 23, 2024

Backend Engineer (Node.js with Typescript)

Remote based in Spain/South Africa/The UK on CET/CAT or similar.

TROOP is a group meeting planning and travel management platform that helps companies bring teams together for in-person meetings. The experience starts with TROOP’s award-winning Intelligent Destination Recommendations, which use advanced algorithms to help meeting planners pinpoint the perfect meeting destination, considering travel time, climate impact, budget, lodging availability and safety factors for all attendees.

Using TROOP, companies have saved millions in travel costs, employee time, and carbon emissions, making it possible for people to meet and build stronger relationships with their colleagues, clients, and partners, even in times of tightening budgets and travel restrictions.


TROOP believes in the power of shared experiences and the unifying impact of in-person meetings. We are on a mission to bring people together by transforming the meeting planning process.

At TROOP, we have ambitious goals to be the leading provider of end-to-end meeting planning tools. We started by inventing a completely new way for people to decide where to meet, but for us, the destination is just the beginning. We’re developing more innovative solutions that make it easier than ever to organize and host successful group meeting experiences.

TROOP's Culture?

TROOP is an international, remote-first company. Our colleagues are spread across the globe, with entities in Spain, South Africa, the UK, and the United States. Our culture is rooted in an African philosophy called "Ubuntu," which means "I am because we are." It refers to an environment of interdependence through trust. We call ourselves TROOPers, and we are people who seek adventure, challenge the status quo, enjoy innovating, and want to be part of something special. We are doers who roll up our sleeves and get into the details; we own the problem and only stop once it is solved.

The Role:

As a Backend Engineer, you will play a pivotal role in constructing and upholding the fundamental infrastructure that empowers our applications. You'll be responsible for managing server-side logic, database systems, and API development, guaranteeing seamless data flow and optimal functionality. Your dedication to security, performance, and scalability will be crucial in crafting sturdy and efficient systems. Through collaborative efforts with diverse teams, your contributions will ensure exceptional user experiences and propel TROOP's technological advancement.

What you'll be doing:

  • Develop and maintain the server-side logic of applications, handling data processing, authentication, and business logic.
  • Design, create, and manage databases, including schema design, data modeling, and optimization for efficient data storage and retrieval.
  • Build and maintain APIs for communication between the front-end and backend, ensuring data exchange and functionality.
  • Profile and optimize code and database queries to enhance application speed, scalability, and resource efficiency.
  • Implement security measures such as authentication, authorization, and data encryption to protect sensitive information and prevent unauthorized access.