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Senior Backend Engineer (f/m/d) – Catalog

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 Software Engineer (f/m/d) in the new Catalog team in our Istanbul office, you will work to build and maintain systems that enable bespoke offerings for the customers, leverage machine learning to maintain vendor rate information at line item level, the foundation of our accounting and financial flows, as well as develop tools for automated extraction of vendor rate filings. Those systems closely interface with other backend services and involve processing and aggregating large and complex data sets in a reliable way. Forto users are provided with user friendly ways to interact with the data, make changes to configurations, and manage vendor related information. The Catalog team will have an Istanbul based EM and you will form part of an autonomous team, but also work closely with our talented and enthusiastic Berlin based Engineers, particularly those in the rest of the Broker domain.

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 Broker domain
  • Engage in various challenges, such as leading engineering-wide initiatives, collaborating with different teams and stakeholders, and documenting concise Architectural Decision Records (ADRs)
  • Mentor and support fellow engineers in their growth, while also seeking out new challenges for personal and team development

What you bring

  • Proficiency in most of the backend technologies we utilize, including NodeJS, JavaScript, TypeScript, MongoDB, message queuing systems, and Kubernetes
  • 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 advantageous
  • A professional approach to software craftsmanship, with a deep understanding of various testing methodologies and the significance of Test-Driven Development (TDD)
  • Hands-on experience in developing distributed backend applications to address complex challenges such as data consistency, quality, latency, and availability
  • Optional experience in front-end technologies is a plus
  • 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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