Back-End & DevOps

Versatile operational developer

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Job description

We are looking for someone who can be our main back-end developer for Ivy Engine, a platform for mobile content experiences. Ivy is a very flexible product. Our main clients are publishers, newspapers and big corporations in need of an internal app for communicating with employees. Read more about Ivy on

Our server application is written in Ruby, and therefore experience with Ruby is required. You will develop, administer and manage our services on Heroku and AWS, build performant solutions, process lots of data, integrate towards 3rd party APIs and communicate directly with our clients. However, we are not hiring you to become a one-man show. You will be a part of a great team consisting of experienced developers working hard to create a product we can be truly proud of.

Tasks involving mobile development for other applications may be a part of the picture – it may come at handy to be familiar with other languages and platforms. Open sourcing your code will also be encouraged if our projects benefit from it.

Working at Agens

You can expect to get every single piece of equipment that you need to do your job. You will get paid to learn new things, and you will be offered a stake in the company.

You will be working in our beautiful, newly renovated headquarters in Oslo. We expect you to be fluent in English. Whilst our main working language is Norwegian, a growing number of our projects are with international clients that require communication in English.

As an employee at Agens you will have the opportunity to work with both client projects and our own ventures. And when you get an idea for a cool new product, you will be able to get the resources to try it out. We encourage you to open-source your code when this can benefit our projects.

What we are looking for

  • Experience with Ruby
  • Experience with Heroku, Compose, AWS, Fastly and/or similar services
  • Experience with service operations
  • You are structured and love to write code that can be maintained and read by others
  • You are self-driven and enthusiastic
  • You love people and collaboration

If you have expertise in other areas that you think would be relevant, we would still love to hear from you.


At Agens, we all own the company, so we want it to be the best imaginable workplace for us all. Come join us and let's make it even better.

Perks and benefits

  • Flexible working hours.
  • One week each year we move the office to an exotic location.
  • Your choice of computer, phone, tablet, smartwatch and other equipment you need to do your job.
  • We got you covered: phone, broadband, travel insurance, health insurance, sponsored gym membership.
  • 24/7 access to our workshop with 3D printer and CNC, a sound studio, VR Room, DJI Mavic 2 drone, and other facilities and tools for you to play around with.
  • We cover the cost of conferences and courses when you need inspiration or new input.
  • 40 hours every year to make you better at what you do, the way you want to.
  • Every third month or so we set aside all our projects for company-wide Innovation Days.
  • Equal and competitive salary for all employees
  • All employees are offered ownership in the company.
  • Sharing and open source is encouraged if our projects benefit from it.

Apply here – or send us an email if you have any questions or just want to get in touch

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