What is Dagens doing?
67% of all farmers in Europe are small-scale, yet there is no channel for those to easily sell their produce to professional customers. Dagens is building a marketplace to help farmers and food producers all over Europe take a step up in the food value chain. After 2 years we now have 150 restaurants, canteens and hotels sourcing local, short travelled food in Oslo, from about 50 producers and farmers. With our next round of funding we are taking things up one notch - and building an A-team to build a new local food system! To do this, we are looking for a Backend Developer to join our team.
Be the person who, together with CTO, builds the entire product until we scale the team Solve complex problems Together with the the CTO, be “on call” 24/7 once a month as the team does rotations on technical support. Potentially be willing and able to lead a team of backend / full stack developers in the future.
A critical mind who understands and asks why before building stuff. You have the creativity and guts to find and bring clever, but unorthodox and unconventional ideas to life. A highly technical background. Mathematics, physics, algorithm, logic, +++ were your favorites from childhood, to graduation and eventually work life. You hold a masters degree in computer science, applied mathematics or equivalent. Willing to compromise some of your old coding habits, if doing so will help the team move forward as one unit of clean and working code. And equally important - let the team know when others are being rigid and hard in their views. Some experience with keeping production systems up and running (dev ops). Some experience with Node.js, Express, React.js, Kubernetes and Google Cloud Platform is desirable. Fluent in English, and ideally Norwegian as well Furthermore, we want candidates to: Be curious, relentlessly curious. We are looking to redefine our current food system : that means we need to ask a lot of questions, turn every stone and constantly look into why and how things are done today - and how we can improve it.
Be passionate and dedicated. We want to bring farmers and food producers higher up in the value chain - that requires a serious bit of dedication to drive the change.
Have a "Get Shit Done - Work Shit Out" mentality. We are looking for people who take charge of their role, and takes decisions based on data, facts, experience and gut-feeling. We would rather have you take 10 decisions fast where 9 are correct and 1 is wrong - than 10 correct decisions where all have been slowly analysed and ensured nothing is done wrong.
Always look for the next improvement. We believe continuous improvement on all parts of Dagens is key for success. We want people who can find quick fixes for issues they face, as well as identify the root-cause and deal with the real issue.
Grit. Today's food system consists of old and conservative players with strong beliefs and culture - to find a way in and change it - we need to always look for a way forward and push through, no matter how hard it is. Be a foodie. There is no doubt that it is an extra bonus if you are slightly interested in food. Not a requirement - however, do not be surprised if you find the team discussing what to have for lunch tomorrow, while eating lunch today.
What we offer:
Do something that matters - changing the food system is one of the key challenges our society stands against the coming decades, and we are on a mission to create a more resilient and transparent food value chain. A strategic role within the company - be part of building a new food system Join a dynamic and experienced team. Flexible working hours - run your own days
Offices in the center of Oslo
Access to amazing food (we place monthly orders for our office)
How to apply:
Send us your CV, a short cover letter explaining your motivation to join Dagens to firstname.lastname@example.org - all ideally in English Deadline : the sooner the better - it is an ongoing process.
Dagens er et lite oppstartsselskap med 5 ansatte. Vårt oppdrag er å gjøre mangfoldig og uavhengig matproduksjon økonomisk levedyktig. Produktet vårt er en digital markedsplass der kokker kan handle direkte fra bønder. Vi har i dag 50 restauranter, kantiner og hoteller som handler direkte fra kokker i hele landet.
Stian Lind Petlund