Backend/Algorithm developer (Golang)

Helsinki, Finland Full-time

We are now looking for a new Backend/Algorithm developer to join our family of extraordinary people.

Here at RELEX we work in small teams where everyone’s input is valued. People can move between teams based on required skill set and personal interest. You get as much freedom and responsibilities as you feel comfortable with. We believe in transparency and using common sense; you are free to choose the tools you need to reach our common goals. Here we are serious about what we do, but don’t take ourselves too seriously. We get excited when facing new challenges where we can put our skills to the test, but make sure to have fun doing it. Now - if you accept the challenge - we give you the opportunity to experience all this and more.  

What you’ll be doing:

You will be developing features for the RELEX WFO (Workforce Optimization). You would be focusing on the optimization algorithms and related functionalities of the product. Our optimizations are the best in the industry in terms of speed and optimality, and we want you to join the team to develop them further! Algorithms are written in Golang and run as serverless functions. Writing the optimization algorithms require also writing tests for them, doing some research and planning, and writing clean maintainable code as we want the code to be as easy to understand as possible, given the algorithms themselves can be complicated. The algorithms you’d be writing will have an impact on the work-shifts of thousands of employees across the globe.

What you’ll bring to the table:

You have extensive experience on writing maintainable code, as part of a development team. You have a background in and/or interest towards mathematics, algorithms or optimization. Experience on Golang is a plus but not necessary. As the optimizations are part of a web application, experience and/or interest on web technologies is also considered a plus. In order to succeed in this position you should be able to split up complex problems into smaller subproblems, and have a systematic approach in developing and testing new features. 

Tags: Optimization; Algorithms; Golang; Backend; Serverless

What we offer:

The ability to choose your own tools (most of us are using MacBook Pros or Linux laptops, editors vary), smartphone and broadband connection benefits and lots of sporting options, and of course a brewing club! We keep our tech stack up to date and interesting, and aim for clean and maintainable code. We take the development experience and your growth and learning seriously!

When hiring, we prefer people who are willing to relocate to the Engineering site in Helsinki. We promote part-time remote work, but like to have office days within the week.


The team:

We (RELEX WFO) are a small international team of software developers, working closely together with the business and customers. We used to be an independent startup and were acquired by RELEX, and now we are scaling up the team within the new company. We are organising the RELEX WFO cross-functional teams around domains, and the teams are located in the same space and do close collaboration. We have an outstanding team spirit and aim to shine as a team, without politics or bureaucracy. This is a great time to join us: you get to have a big impact on how we grow and how we do things. To get to know our team you can check out the RELEX careers blog.

RELEX WFO is bringing the workforce management into a new era by creating optimal shifts automatically based on forecasts, all while keeping the employees happy!

Apply today (we’ve made it fast and easy)!

Apply by sending us your resume and short cover letter via included form. For questions contact our Talent Acquisition Team by email (