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Senior Backend Engineer (f/m/d) – Booking Team

What if… your work empowered change in an industry that essentially impacts the prosperity of the entire world? Forto is in business to exactly do that – disrupt logistics! Simplifying global trade has been our mission from day one. Our exponentially growing team of technology and logistics experts forge ahead each day with the goal to deliver a highly transparent, frictionless and sustainable digital supply chain while chasing towards our moonshot goal of achieving climate neutral operations by 2025.


Your role


As a Senior Backend Engineer (f/m/d) in the Booking team at Forto's first Tech Hub in vibrant Istanbul, you will be in close collaboration with a highly competent team in Berlin. Your main responsibility will be to develop and maintain Forto's booking system, which processes customer requests for various transport services. Following this, the goal of the Booking team is to streamline and scale the booking processes through the development of automations that enable efficient creation and management of bookings.


You will


  • Play an instrumental role in the foundation of the Tech Hub, in close collaboration with our Berlin teams, while driving the cultivation of a robust engineering culture in Istanbul.
  • Drive automation efforts to eliminate the need for faxes, emails, and phone calls in logistics, enabling Forto employees to focus on meaningful tasks instead of manual work.
  • Take an active role in a collaborative team environment, taking ownership of the entire software development cycle. This includes designing, building, and maintaining highly scalable and robust solutions. You will also continuously enhance existing systems, including critical component refactoring.
  • Explore and implement cutting-edge software design patterns to tackle the complex challenges we encounter within the ever-evolving domain of logistics.
  • Engage in various challenges, such as leading engineering-wide initiatives, collaborating with different teams and stakeholders, and documenting concise RFCs (Request for Comments) and ADRs (Architectural Decision Records).
  • Mentor and support fellow engineers in their growth, while also seeking out new challenges for personal and team development.


What you bring


  • Problem-solving and analytical thinking skills.
  • Proficiency in backend technologies. Our tech stack at Forto includes NodeJS, JavaScript, TypeScript, MongoDB, message queuing systems, and Kubernetes. However, if you are experienced with similar other technologies but eager to learn and adapt to our tech stack, you are also encouraged to apply.
  • Experience with multiple databases, both relational and non-relational, and the ability to choose and apply the appropriate database paradigm based on specific use cases.
  • Familiarity with any cloud provider is a plus.
  • Hands-on experience in developing distributed backend applications to address complex challenges such as data consistency, quality, latency, and availability.
  • Proficiency in using industry best practices in software development, including testing, code reviews, maintaining documentation, and following coding guidelines to enhance the quality and maintainability of software.
  • Experience in Agile development practices and ability to adapt quickly to changing requirements.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English.

Forto is an internationally growing company

  • Company language: English
  • 17+ offices across Europe & Asia
  • 800+ employees
  • 30+ nationalities represented
  • 2500+ customers

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  • At our core, we are in love with progress and cannot cope with the standstill.
  • We are constantly striving for ways to be even better tomorrow. We are facilitators, we are explorers, we are visionaries.
  • Forto provides a sense of belonging, where everyone has equal access to opportunities, career advancement and recognition. It stands for a workplace where people from all walks of life, with diverse perspectives and experiences can do their best work, while being their authentic selves. That’s why we encourage people of all backgrounds, genders, ages, races, religions, and abilities to apply for our opportunities!


Work Life:

  • Experience a company culture where we work on eye level and knowledge sharing, as well as mentoring is on our daily agenda.
  • We love our work and tackling business challenges but also believe in the importance of having a healthy balance with our personal life. That's why we appreciate a flexible work setup that fits around family, friends, and physical health.
  • We have the freedom to work in a hybrid setup.


Company Offering:


  • Sustainability Team
  • Emission Offsetting
  • Green Energy
  • Organic Food
  • Paperless Office

Work Setup

  • Inspiring Office Spaces
  • Flexible Working Hours
  • Team & Company Events
  • Hybrid Work 

Learning & Development

  • Peer Learning Program
  • Mentorship Program
  • Leadership Training
  • L&D Budget


  • Best Onboarding Program
  • Visa & Relocation Support
  • Remote Onboarding
  • Buddy Program
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