Back-end Developer

Who are we?

We’re a small team (ca. 20 ppl) of experienced tech, data and insurance people, based in Paris, London and Berlin, at the early stage of our adventure! We’re well funded too 😉 We believe in open, transparent teams, filled with quality people sharing a common mission. 

The serious business bit…

We’re an insurance company like no other. We bring the often complicated, stuffy world of insurance into the 21st century with our cutting edge technology; using APIs to disrupt the way traditional financial services are distributed to today’s SMEs. 

1 in 4 SME bankruptcies are caused by cash flow problems. On the one hand, SMEs struggle to get access to credit from traditional providers and financial services. On the other hand, SMEs fail to get paid on time - more than one invoice out of two is paid late in Europe today. 

Almost none of these SMEs know this risk can be insured, and their business saved. Commercial insurance and financing products are out of reach from the companies who would benefit the most from them. We want to solve this, help businesses stay alive and grow. This is a massive untapped market and we have found a scalable way to address it 🚀🚀

Who are you?

I’ll let you take a moment to think more philosophically about this, but for us… We are looking for all varieties of talented engineers, who are driven to grow and make a difference! 

As a backend engineer at Hokodo, you will carry our value of creating seamless integrations right through the customer journey. This is key to delivering on our promise to enable the success of SMEs, allowing them to protect themselves from bad debtors and insolvencies, in the most painless, straightforward and transparent way – we care.

You are quick to learn new technologies, while understanding that the latest new thing isn’t necessarily the best tool. Understanding the value of strong testing and attention to detail while staying open minded and willing to learn new technologies. 

We know what it’s like to be so involved in a project you get lost in your own bubble, but we’d expect you to be pragmatic and find the right compromise for the sake of overall company goals in delivering our product out to consumers. Whilst we understand you might want your own space, we’re also big on our culture, so you should be open to teamwork and collaboration. 

The techy bit…

Ideally you will be a Python veteran, with a good understanding of modern web applications, HTTP and REST APIs. Bonus points if you’re familiar with django REST framework.

Current tech stack

  • Python + django REST framework in the back-end
  • React.js + Redux in the front-end
  • PostgreSQL

What’s in it for you…

Salary, benefits and equity can be discussed but aside from the assumed, we’re offering the chance to really make a difference on a product that makes sense and that changes the lives of millions of SMEs. 

We’ve just found our product market fit and enjoy substantial runway. Yet, we’re still at the early stages of our journey so you’ll be working side by side with the founders in a very flat structure. The combination of tangible impact and personal growth is what makes this opportunity unique. The platform is yours to bring your technical experience to the table and create something special. 

Your opinion and feedback will be heard and valued and you’ll feel a part of a very special family. 

How do I apply?

No need for long formalities. Send me your CV ( or a portfolio and I will be in touch to schedule a video or phone interview. 

Sami – CTO