Senior Software Engineer - Backend (Python)

Too Good To Go

Too Good To Go

Software Engineering
Copenhagen, Denmark
Posted on Monday, October 30, 2023

At Too Good To Go, we have an ambitious goal: to inspire and empower everyone to fight food waste together.

40% of all food produced in the world is wasted. And that has a huge impact on the health of our planet, with 10% of greenhouse gas emissions coming from food waste.

We’re more than an app: we are a certified B Corporation with a mission to empower everyone to take action against food waste, so alongside our marketplace app, we create educational tools, explore new business solutions - such as our Retail Technologies offering, and influence legislation to help reduce food waste.

We’re growing fast: Our community of 81 million registered users and 204,000 active partners across 17 countries, have together already prevented 270+ million meals from going to waste - avoiding over 675,000 tonnes of CO2e!

The Role

We are looking for a Senior Software Developer - Backend Python, to be a part of our Product Team that defines, builds, and delivers our product features. These would be features such as automation of our lead generation pipeline and building and integrating sales channels. As a Team Member in a product team, you will work towards specific outcomes with the freedom and responsibility to figure out the best way to achieve them together with the other Engineers and other Product Team members.

Your role encompasses refining, architecting, executing, and sustaining a variety of serverless applications, actively contributing to the continuous evolution of our team's capabilities.

Joining a freshly established team, your role will be crucial in shaping the technological landscape of the team, drawing on your extensive experience in software development. A background in streamlining pipelines and integrating machine learning models into production environments would be advantageous. Furthermore, a “can-do” attitude and a penchant for simplicity, coupled with the ability to thrive in a fast-paced setting, are precisely the qualities we are seeking.

The Tech Stack

The team system thrives on a serverless architecture seamlessly orchestrated via AWS, with primary operations conducted in AWS through EventBridge, and Python Lambda functions using a Serverless Application Model.


  • Innovate and bring to life new features that resonate with our team's objectives.
  • Engage wholeheartedly in our team’s agile methodologies, nurturing a culture of perpetual enhancement.
  • Commit to delivering premier, scalable products, emphasising quality, maintainability, and robustness.
  • Venture into new responsibilities, expanding your professional boundaries, fortified by the relentless support of your team members.

The Ideal Candidate

  • A wealth of experience in Backend development within the Python ecosystem.
  • Owns their production-level expertise with Python and GIT, familiar with aspects of data handling, automation, and integrating machine learning models into process pipelines.
  • Expertise with AWS services (SQS, Eventbridge, Lambda, S3, SAM…),
  • Demonstrates a history with building scalable solutions from the ground up, thriving in start-from-zero scenarios.
  • Relishes active engagement in a cross-functional team, contributing to and learning from varied perspectives.

Our values

  • We Win Together
  • We Raise the Bar
  • We Keep It Simple
  • We Build A Legacy
  • We Care

What We Have To Offer

  • An opportunity to work in a global social-impact company and certified B Corporation! where you can see a real and tangible impact in your role.
  • To be an integral member of our defined product teams. We are eager for you to make an impact and contribute to the product scope and development; Your insights are valuable, and we are here to listen.
  • Work-life balance is important to us! Focus on the job to be done, not the hours spent, there is no need for overtime. On-call duty is not part of the job, but can be additionally agreed upon should you and your manager both wish it. We believe happy environments create happy employees.
  • We trust in our employees and encourage an autonomous environment that provides several opportunities for employees to contribute, develop and take ownership of their work in a way that works for them.
  • To be part of an international company, with over 1,200+ colleagues across 17 countries that are on the same important mission.
  • An informal environment, working alongside a tech team of over 90 passionate people, we celebrate our differences and our successes and have a strong values-driven team culture.

Job Ref: #LI-TC1

A Movement for Everyone
We want to inspire and empower everyone to fight food waste together. With that mission, it’s only natural that we want to build a diverse and inclusive team of highly capable individuals who are passionate about doing things in a better way. We strongly believe we all excel and are more creative when we’re allowed to be ourselves, and we’re committed to a culture where all of us belong.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need. If you need reasonable accommodation at any point in the application or interview process, please let us know.