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Senior Backend Engineer


We 💛 small business

We founded Holvi in 2011, in Helsinki. As self-employed people wading through oceans of paperwork, we noticed something funny going on – traditional banks were giving us the cold shoulder. Why not help ourselves? We asked. And so, with time and effort (and lots of coffee), we mastered small business finance – and Holvi was born.

Our vision is simple: Eliminate the distractions of financial admin and simplify work life, because running a business is hard enough. Small businesses shouldn’t have to worry about spreadsheets and lost receipts.

Since our inception as a pioneering fintech, we've experienced our fair share of challenges and growth. We explored different paths, and from those experiences, we've evolved. Today, we stand as a team-owned and profitable company, proud of our journey.

Right now, we’re looking for a Senior Backend Engineer to join our team. If you want to help us make running a business a little easier, Holvi is for you.

Build a better future for small businesses

As Senior Backend Engineer, you’ll join one of Holvi’s focus teams. We’re a nimble company that’s unafraid to shift our organisational structure to tackle changing priorities. At the moment, our product development team is split into three focus teams:

  • Customer Lifecycle Management – Continually improving the Holvi experience through ongoing feature development and close work with our Support Team

  • Payments – Bringing SWIFT transfers and currency conversion to Holvi

  • Connected Account – Connecting Holvi to accounting softwares and simplifying work life through seamless accounting

Each focus team has its own developers, designers and product owner. As part of our interview process, we’ll explain each team in more detail and chat about which one might fit you best.

A typical day could see you:

  • Doing software development, from reviews and technical fixes to implementing major new features

  • Working with the team in dailies, refinements, planning and retrospective meets

  • Refining the designs and requirements together with the team

  • Doing technical planning for upcoming features


This is for you if you:

  • Have solid experience as software engineer, working on APIs and integrations

  • Like to write readable, maintainable code and design reliable, performant solutions in Python

  • Are looking forward to working with a tech stack consisting of Python, Django, PostgreSQL as the main technologies

  • Can refine requirements in an iterative and collaborative manner

  • Are fluent in English, both spoken and written

It's a plus if you:

  • Have experience working in a large codebase

  • Have experience from banking, accounting or other fintech areas

  • Are familiar with cloud (AWS) and containerisation technologies (Docker), test automation tools and CI/CD pipelines

  • Have a good understanding of relational databases or data modeling in general

Think you're a good fit?

We’d love to hear from you! Don’t wait too long, as we’ll fill this role as soon as we find the right person. If you want to learn more about the position or our recruitment process, reach out to Anssi Kääriäinen ([email protected]).


You'll get:

  • Employee stock options – Opportunity for equity in Holvi

  • Flexible working – Flexible working hours and possibilities for remote working

  • Comprehensive occupational healthcare

  • Work nice balance – Weekly exercise hour, bi-weekly breakfasts, bi-annual team weeks and more

  • Learning opportunities – Weekly tech-focused Fridays and monthly professional learning days to improve your skills and knowledge

  • A thriving work environment – Our latest backend tech eNPS score is 83 (truly exceptional)

  • The chance to shape this role around what's good for you and Holvi


  • This is a full-time position located at our Helsinki office

  • We offer flexible working hours, with core office hours between 10:00 and 15:00 – the rest is up to you

  • Ideally, you’ll come to the office at least 2 days a week. However, if you’re located outside the capital area, we’re also willing to consider a fully remote position

Equal Opportunity Statement

At Holvi, we embrace diversity in all of its forms and foster an inclusive environment for all people to live their best work life. This is central to our mission of promoting a healthy balance in all things we do.

We're an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, family or parental status, national origin, veteran, neurodiversity status or disability status.