Backend Engineer

Want to work in a dynamic product team and keep developing your backend skills? This could be the job for you!

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Productive was created by industry veterans behind a 350-person agency and launched in 2014 as a bootstrapped, profitable, and proud product business.

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As a Backend Engineer in the Productive team, you will be responsible for developing the server side of Productive. The system is organized in a microservices architecture that includes the main API system, mailer service, exporting service, and a few services and gems you will be contributing to.

Productive’s back end stack consists of modern technologies such as Rails, MySQL, Redis, Websocket services, continuous integration and deployment systems, etc. As the product grows and gets more traction with users, you’ll need to balance your development process between delivering new features, optimizing for performance and security, and maintaining a sustainable code architecture.


Recognize Yourself in Some of the Following?

We use Ruby, Node.js and AWS. But if you have experience with other backend programming languages like Python, PHP, Java, Go or others, and are comfortable learning and working with another tech stack – feel free to apply!

Any other Web-related technology experience is a plus

A background in software engineering and/or computer science

A deep understanding of object-oriented programming and design patterns

Experience with writing tests

Excellent command of English

Experience with JavaScript front end frameworks is a bonus, but not necessary

Experience with microservice architecture is a plus

Experience with continuous integration and deployment will be considered an advantage

Because Productive deals with helping agencies improve their business process, any work experience in agencies and/or knowledge of agency internals is a big plus

You can work out of our Croatian offices in either Zagreb or Rijeka, or remotely.

How To Land This Job

If you think we can live up to your expectations, and you’re willing to share your experience and knowledge, apply using the form below.

Please send us:

A code sample of some of your previous work or your GitHub/Bitbucket profile link

your CV and cover letter (.pdf)

If you have any questions, you can contact us by sending an email to

Here’s a Sneak Peek of What You’ll Be Working On

Curious about the look and feel of Productive? If you made it here, we know you are.

Benefits We Offer

Learning and Development

Honest, two-way feedback is the foundation of our growth. Every six months, we do 360 reviews to discuss what’s good and what could be better.

Working On One Product

We’re on a mission to be the best tool for running an agency – in the world.
Join us in developing one product.

Educational Budget

If you’re eager to learn, we’re eager to help. Each teammate gets an educational budget to buy books, attend courses, or visit conferences.

Paid Language Courses

Our product is in English and our customers are based all over the world. Paid courses help us master foreign languages.

Career Switch

We support career switches from one position to another.

Traveling on Business

Depending on the role, our teammates hop on a plane from time to time to help our clients out with onboarding.

Work Remotely

Each quarter you choose where you want your office to be.

Tailor Your Working Hours

Productive syncs your work every moment, in whichever app you choose.

Sponsored Health Checks

Each year you get a full check-up at a private clinic. It’s on us.

Free Snacks at the Office

Coffee, tea, fresh fruit, sweet and savory snacks galore at the office.

Paid Vacation for All

We wouldn’t have it any other way.

Fun and Games Budget

Each month, your team gets a new budget to hang out and have fun.

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