Senior Backend Developer - NodeJS/Typescript, EU (Remote)

Would you like to join the EdTech revolution done by VR product? Labster is an award-winning company with customers like Harvard, MIT, Stanford, Exeter University and ETH Zurich.
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Job Summary: 

We are putting together a new team for a project that aims to speed up the development of exciting features for the students and teachers using Labster. 

We are looking for an experienced Node.js backend developer to help us deliver a fast and error-free experience. This is your chance to join an early stage project within a successful startup and shape the project's future. 

We're using a modern microservice architecture with a Node.js (TypeScript, Nest.js) / Vue.js / MongoDB stack.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Implement and maintain solutions to integrate with the learning management systems of major universities across the globe reaching millions of students and teachers with a team of passionate professionals
  • Work with domain experts and other software engineers to develop products of high-quality that are tailored to the teachers’ and students’ needs, fully compliant with industry standards (e.g. LTI)
  • Collaborate with other developers to improve the quality of our backend solutions, review other developers’ code and contribute to the active developer community at Labster. 


  • Profound experience in backend development, especially with Node.js
  • Big plus is experience with TypeScript and MongoDB
  • Passionate about good code quality and software design
  • Experience working with vue.js, or similar frameworks
  • Experience with LTI, Google Classroom, or other learning management protocols is a big plus
  • BSc in Computer Science or equivalent education
  • Can-do attitude with a strong focus on delivering value through amazing user experience development
  • Lifelong learner, keen to learn new technologies and skills
  • You are an analytical thinker, with an eye for simple yet powerful solutions
  • Fully proficient in English

Additional information

  • Remote status

    Fully remote

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Workplace & Culture

With 20+ nationalities placed in offices in Bali, Zürich, Copenhagen, and Boston, you will find yourself in a truly international environment. We value and protect engagement and empowerment as we believe that the best results are created by engaged and inspired team members. 

Labster is a Holacracy company where authority and decision-making are distributed throughout self-organizing teams. Don't misunderstand though - Labster offers great and healthy leadership; just with far less top-down management.

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