Backend developer for augmented reality

Are you an experienced backend developer and have a soft spot for developing future technologies in a global environment? If so, read on!
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Arilyn is a continually growing startup/scaleup, developing augmented reality services and technologies. Our mission is to fill the world with engaging AR experiences and provide the technologies and tools needed for global brands and creative professionals.

Arilyn has offices in Helsinki and New York. This is a permanent and full-time position based in our Helsinki HQ. 


We have a small team consisting of 5 highly skilled developers building the supporting technology for our SaaS platform, and bespoke AR campaigns for our clients.

We have a very low workplace hierarchy. Our developers are trusted to individually implement suitable solutions with the knowledge they possess.

Our team works mainly in our Helsinki HQ, but it's entirely possible to work remotely and during odd hours when you need to focus.


You will be working on Arilyn's back-end systems, designed to support all of our in-house and client applications. The main task includes development, maintenance and testing of the Arilyn API, providing our AR content, user-management and subscription information. Also, our client-facing Dashboard that includes analytics information for customers, as well as management features, purchase options, and the like.

You will be part of a two-person team, responsible for both maintaining and bringing improvements to the Arilyn platform.

Some time will also be spent implementing basic UI for client-facing features. We generally use server-generated pages, with JavaScript used only for enhancement.


You should have the desire to learn new things and be open-minded to new approaches to solving existing problems.

You should be responsible and hard-working - but also know that we highly value your free time! We trust you.

You can work both independently and as part of a team.

You have proficient written and spoken English skills. Finnish is not a requirement, but some knowledge may prove helpful.

This is a senior position. You are someone with significant experience in developing and maintaining production-ready APIs.

Things you should have good knowledge of:

  • Python
  • SQL (more specifically, Postgres)
  • Server management and deployment
  • Common software-testing practices
  • Cloud services (Docker, AWS, etc.)

Things that would be a bonus:

  • Experience with Django and Django REST Framework.
  • Enough JavaScript knowledge to implement basic UI enhancements on top of our server-generated pages.
  • Experience specifically with AWS Lambda (and deploying Python to it via Zappa).

What We Offer:

  • A quiet work location in the centre of Helsinki
  • Friendly, relaxed working environment
  • Open company culture that values individuals
  • Tools of your choice
  • Possibility for remote working
  • HSL travel vouchers
  • Smartum Sports & Culture vouchers
  • Terveystalo Health benefits
  • Team office lunch, once a week

If you have a set of skills that looks broadly similar to what we've listed, then we want to hear from you. Don't worry if you don't exactly match up with the languages/frameworks listed - as long as you have similar skills in another relevant language or framework, there'll be time for you to learn and adapt.

Usually responds within three days

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!

Arilyn HQ

Kalevankatu 14 C 10
00100 Helsinki Directions +358 50 441 8241 View page

Why work with Arilyn?

  • Co-workers

    At Arilyn we love you as you are. We are all individuals and expect nothing less from you. As a family, we will support you on your chosen path. We also like to party, if that's your thing.

  • Location

    Our Helsinki office is centrally located with great connections and a lot of good restaurants right around the corner. We also have a terrace! If you like to work from home, that's fine for us as well.

  • The usual

    Competitive salary, private health service, sports & culture and public transit-tickets. Family lunch on Fridays and as much great coffee as you can drink!


We are all artists – whether doing code, business or productions. We embrace creativity, and make sure environment allows you to be the best version of yourself, whoever you are.

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