Software Engineer

We are always looking for bright minds to join us, regardless of their experience or tech stack they use. We operate in Bratislava, Košice, Prague, Brno, and Budapest. Working remotely is an option too.

Engineering is hard

Computer programs are the most complex things that humans make. We believe that these three essential skills are the foundation of good engineering.

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Strong analytical thinking

A sound engineer can reason about the code without executing it. Writing a quality code equals the ability to prove its correctness and effectiveness beforehand.

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Strong intuition

Requirements, APIs, and whole ecosystems change without a warning. Decisions need to be made with incomplete information. Best engineers are able to navigate the uncertain world of engineering with their well trained ‘hunches’.

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Simplicity mindset

Sometimes the best abstraction is no abstraction, the best library is the one you don’t use and the best test one you don’t need to write. Great engineers know that and spend more time using their brains than using their fingers.

Typical career path

Software engineer salary range at Vacuumlabs: 1,600 – 6,400 €.
See the typical career path to learn what you can expect:

Intern X

With limited programming experience, you require close supervision. You are eager to learn and don’t give up easily.

JuniorX

You are comfortable working with standard toolchain, research information independently, and start developing a basic taste for a good code. You develop simple features under the guidance of your more experienced colleagues.

1,400 EUR–2,000 EUR
+ 15% EQUITY (AFTER 1 YEAR)

MidX

You can develop most of the features independently, coach less experienced colleagues, and lead small projects occasionally.

2,250 EUR–2,800 EUR
+ 15% EQUITY (AFTER 1 YEAR)

SeniorX

You require no supervision implementing even the hard parts of the software. You routinely lead junior colleagues and actively participate in design & code reviews. You always look at the code through the optics of its business impacts and can communicate them to the customer. You proactively research new trends and prepare talks for your colleagues and the general audience. We trust you to lead teams of 3–4 people.

3,100 EUR–3,800 EUR
OR OPT FOR CONVERTING 5% CASH FOR 15% EQUITY

Team LeadX

You are capable of leading the biggest of projects. You think of costs, benefits, and risks of any decision, even a bad one. You discuss, design and write documentation before writing a single line of code. If a proper software architecture doesn’t pull its weight, you advocate for a ‘quick and simple’ solution.

4,200 EUR–7,000 EUR (through growth within the company)
OR OPT FOR CONVERTING 5% CASH FOR 15% EQUITY

Typical career path

Software engineer salary range at Vacuumlabs: 1,600 – 6,400 €.
See the typical career path to learn what you can expect:

  • Intern
    With limited programming experience, you require close supervision. You are eager to learn and don’t give up easily. 
  • Junior (1600-2000 EUR):
    + 15% equity (after 1 year)
    You are comfortable working with standard toolchain, research information independently, and start developing a basic taste for a good code. You develop simple features under the guidance of your more experienced colleagues.
  • Mid (2250-2800 EUR)
    + 15% equity (after 1 year)
    You can develop most of the features independently, coach less experienced colleagues, and lead small projects occasionally.
  • Senior (3100-3800 EUR)
    or opt for converting 5% cash for 15% equity
    You require no supervision implementing even the hard parts of the software. You routinely lead junior colleagues and actively participate in design & code reviews. You always look at the code through the optics of its business impacts and can communicate them to the customer. You proactively research new trends and prepare talks for your colleagues and the general audience. We trust you to lead teams of 3–4 people.
  • Team Lead (4200-6400 EUR)
    or opt for converting 5% cash for 15% equity
    You are capable of leading the biggest of projects. You think of costs, benefits, and risks of any decision, even a bad one. You discuss, design and write documentation before writing a single line of code. If a proper software architecture doesn’t pull its weight, you advocate for a ‘quick and simple’.

As software engineer you will:

  • Work on either backend or frontend (or both) depending on your preference.
  • Use technologies from tech stacks we use to develop various parts of the software independently or under supervision (depending on your experience).
  • Peer review your colleagues’ code to sustain high quality.
  • Lead your junior colleagues if you are on more experienced position.
  • Optionally, you can have space to prepare and present talks.

Our application process

Get into the spotlight!

Do you want to join Vacuumlabs, but our recruiters keep missing the signals?

Complete the Initial challenge in 90 minutes, and they’ll notice you!

Use any tech stack you want to complete the challenge.

Or send us an email at jobs@vacuumlabs.com

  • 0. Initial Challenge
    If you pass this challenge we will contact you and we can progress to a Home assignment.
  • 1. Home assignment
    The first round of assessment consists of a home assignment. You have two hours and a programming language of your choice to beat it.
  • 2. Live problem solving
    You will solve and discuss coding problems with one of our engineers. In this round, we want to learn more about your thought process and see your coding and communication skills.
  • 3. Live challenge with our Senior SW Engineer/Tech Lead
    You can choose if you want to solve an algorithmic challenge or code a simple app to show off your skills. If you’re aspiring for a senior role, be ready to discuss software design problems too.
  • Choose your location:
    Bratislava, Košice, Prague, Brno, Budapest, Remote

FAQ

No, not at all. Your age doesn’t matter. Whether you’re finishing high school or university studies, or have decades of experience behind you. What matters is your talent and passion.

You can participate and complete the entire process remotely, so there’s absolutely nothing holding you back.

It doesn’t matter that you haven’t worked with our tech stack before. We’re looking for people eager to learn new things. What’s important is your talent, sense of responsibility, and your general coding skills.

You might find yourself designing solution architecture, mentor and lead less experienced colleagues, improve the development process, learn new technologies and share your insights with the team. You could also talk at meetups and conferences all over the world.

Yes. We have specific requirements for software engineers and the years of experience aren’t the main criterion.

Yes, we’re looking for both senior and junior software engineers. Above all, we’re looking for talent, and bright minds eager to grow.

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ABOVE THE SALARY

A few perks we call benefits

In Vacuumlabs we value and respect each other. We’re trying to create the best possible environment for all of us. It’s not only about material benefits, but also about helping each other grow and learn new things.

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Life at Vacuumlabs

We value and respect each other while trying to create the best possible environment for all of us. It’s not only about material benefits, but also about helping you grow and learn new things. We call it the Vacuumlabs way.