Senior Software Engineer at Hotjar

Please do not apply for this role if you are not physically located in Europe, Africa or the Middle East (UTC-1 to UTC+3). While this is a remote position, we can not consider candidates that are not based in these regions. You can find a detailed explanation in our Recruitment FAQs.

At Hotjar, we’re building Behavior Analytics software for businesses selling online. We make it easy for them to go beyond traditional web analytics and understand what users are really doing on their site. As part of our Engineering team, you'll work on the exciting challenges that come with large-scale web traffic and analytics.

We work in an agile and highly collaborative environment, 100% remotely, and challenge the norms of traditional business leadership. Our focus is on true transparency and respect.

Reporting to our Engineering Experience Lead, we're looking for enthusiastic and resourceful Senior Software Engineer who is passionate about finding opportunities to measure and improve our engineers productivity, in order to increase our engineering velocity and bring value to our customers more efficiently.

A strong background in programming is required for this role, and a solid understanding of CI/CD pipelines. Experience working in a SaaS/Product company and a background in building software for other engineers is highly desirable.

You Will:

  • Build the systems that Hotjar engineers use daily to deliver their code to production.
  • Dive into large code bases, mostly written in Python, maintaining testing and observability standards high.
  • Keep a tight feedback loop with product and internal teams to understand and resolve productivity bottlenecks.
  • Develop software packages and components that allow us to break our code base into multiple services, such as a monitoring library or an inter-service communication system.
  • Spend a small amount of your time dealing with internal change requests coming from product teams. This is not a service-desk position, the vast majority of your time will be spent on projects, not firefighting.


  • 5+ years development experience, preferably for a product company handling high levels of traffic
  • Strong working knowledge of Kubernetes, CI/CD pipelines, DevOps principles and techniques.
  • Experience with infrastructure cloud providers, with a strong preference for AWS.
  • Desire to work in a respectful, transparent, and collaborative work environment, following Hotjar's company values, culture and ways of working.
  • Must submit to a background check confidentially processed by our third-party.

Compensation Range

The compensation range for this role is €75,000 to €100,000 annually. This was established after performing market research and is aligned with our approach to compensation. We encourage all candidates to read our Recruitment FAQs to further understand our approach to compensation and how we structure our contracts.

We provide all team members with an assortment of unique and popular perks. Our perks are chosen with an aim to reflect our values and ideals, be it encouraging constant learning with our Personal Development Budget, a great work/life balance with the annual leave and Holiday Budget, or a happy, healthy team with our Wellbeing Budget.

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