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Senior Software Engineer - Java, Backend

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At Too Good To Go, we dream of a planet with no food waste.

We can all do our part in fighting food waste and do our bit to tackle climate change by reducing the amount of food wasted.  Did you know, more than one-third of all food produced gets thrown away? This unnecessary food waste equates to 10% of greenhouse gas emissions!

Too Good To Go is a food waste-fighting app and a certified B Corporation. We connect stores that have unsold, surplus food with consumers who buy and enjoy it. We save two meals every second, all thanks to our 2+ million daily users. We have over 68 million registered app users in 17 locations across Europe, the US and North America. Together, we have saved more than 183 million meals from going to waste. We are super proud of this, but there is still lots more that we want to achieve.

The Role

We are looking for a Senior Software Developer - Backend, to be a part of our Product Teams that define, build and deliver our product features. As a Team Member in a product team, you will work towards specific outcomes with the freedom and responsibility to figure out the best way to achieve them together with the other Engineers and other Product Team members.

Your mission will be to help refine, design, implement, deliver and maintain various product features. 

As a Senior you will actively support your engineering lead in delivering a quality, maintainable and international top-class product, whilst being a role model for less-senior team members, by taking responsibility for problems and using your expertise to identify the right solutions.

The Tech Stack

We have created a scalable Spring Boot Application running on Java 17 in Kubernetes deployed in a multi-region setup in AWS. Developers are able to run a full development environment locally, with all dependencies.


  • Build and evolve our backend services and infrastructure to stay ahead of our growth curve.

  • Develop exciting new features for our customers and businesses who partner with us.

  • Participate in mentoring, coaching whilst actively giving and encouraging regular feedback with those around you.

  • Be an inspirational member of the team, ensuring those around you follow and trust in your actions towards building the best long-term product

  • Be responsible by acting as an owner for problems which may arise, unless agreed upon by others, we will count on you to look at the bigger picture, even if this may fall outside of your usual day to day.

  •  Think big, we want you to push your limits, and think outside of the box, addressing ways in which we can add scalability to our work:

  • Simplify things, break down what looks hard into smaller digestible pieces.

    • Spread your expertise

    • Distribute work 

    • Automate

  • Deliver on commitments and be accountable. This is your chance to #buildalegacy.

  • Actively participate in your teams’ agile development processes, with a continuous improvement mindset

The Ideal Candidate

  • A wealth of experience in Backend development with the Java ecosystem.
  • Proven production experience with Java, Spring, MySQL, Message System & GIT.
  • Has worked with Domain Driven Design, and Clean, or Hexagonal- Architecture.
  • Deep knowledge of AWS services (SQS, SNS, S3, …), ElasticSearch, Redis, Docker and Kubernetes.
  • Experience with building scalable solutions.
  • Enjoys actively participating in a cross-functional product team. \
  • Takes pride in writing quality code.

What we offer

  • An opportunity to be a part of one of the Nordics’ most promising scale-ups, with HQ in Copenhagen.

  • An autonomous environment, with several opportunities to contribute, build on experience and take ownership of your work in a way that works for you. 

  • A team of international co-workers, all on a global mission to reduce food waste.

  • Opportunity to influence our product, design and ways of working, every day.

  • Informal atmosphere.

  • Develop and maintain our Internal and Partner Web Apps which is used every day, to help save surplus food from restaurants and stores working towards our Vision of a Planet with no Food Waste.

  • Robust Developer Tooling and CI/CD support


Now that we have caught your attention, it is time for you to catch ours. Please make sure to include your English resume and a simple 1-page cover letter telling us why you are the right fit for us. All applications are continuously evaluated.

Our values

# We fight together: food waste is a big beast to fight. We can do it if we fight together as Waste Warriors with no ego. We believe in a #oneteam.

# We raise the bar: we always push for more. We work smart, smash barriers, and elevate one another.

# We keep it simple: our ambitions are bold but our solutions are simple

# We build a legacy: we’re proud of the change we’re driving.

# We care: we always look out for each other. Caring is also about the way we do business. We do the right thing.

How To Apply

We take recruitment very seriously, so please carefully read everything we have written above. Please also check our website and international media in order to get a good overview of Too Good To Go.

Submit your CV and Cover letter in English.

Please note that we only accept applications coming through our platform. No CV or Cover Letter will be accepted by email or LinkedIn direct messaging.

Job Ref: #LI-RS1