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Experienced software engineer

Experienced software engineer

Sofia, Hybrid
We're looking for an experienced software engineer who's driven by a challenge, thrives on innovation and has a startup mindset.
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Appolica is a venture studio headquartered in Sofia, Bulgaria, on a mission to turn ambitious tech-driven ventures into market leaders. As a dependable tech partner, we focus on helping early-stage startups validate their ideas, construct MVPs, and scale their businesses effectively. With our comprehensive 360° approach, we stand by startups throughout their entire journey from ideation, validation, and development to scaling.

At Appolica, we are committed to delivering innovative, reliable, and scalable tech solutions that drive business growth. We prioritize iterative testing, refinement, and continuous improvement to ensure the product aligns seamlessly with business objectives and user needs. In addition to technical expertise, we offer business know-how to our clients, helping them manage resources better and respond more accurately to consumer demands.

Since our establishment in 2015, we've been leveraging deep technical expertise, creativity, and business acumen to build scalable, innovative software products for extraordinary businesses aiming to disrupt markets. Working with clients from more than 30 countries, we've crafted success stories for prominent startups like Tide, OnTheMarket, Seatfrog and Proximie.


  • Solution-oriented development: Approach every project with the end goal in mind. We're looking for someone who asks "why?" before "how?" and is focused on solving the real-world problems our partners face.
  • Proactive innovation: Don't wait for directions. We want a self-starter who can identify opportunities for improvement, propose solutions and take initiative.
  • Startup agility: Adapt swiftly to the dynamic needs of startups, helping them pivot when necessary and embrace the fast pace of change inherent to their growth.
  • Innovative problem solving: Tackle unique challenges that come with building scalable platforms from scratch or enhancing existing solutions to meet the exponential growth demands of startups.
  • Technological versatility: Be ready to jump between technologies, frameworks, and programming languages, always choosing the right tool for the job at hand and the growth stage of the startup.
  • Value-driven development: Focus on creating immediate and impactful value for startups by understanding their core needs, market demands, and the competitive landscape. Iterate quickly and efficiently.
  • Mentoring and guiding: Take an active role in mentoring less experienced team members, fostering a collaborative learning environment. Conduct code reviews and provide constructive feedback to support their professional growth.


  • At least 5 years of working experience in software development (need at least two technologies from our tech stack), preferably within or in collaboration with startups.
  • Versatile programming skills, with proficiency in at least one of the languages we use (please specify) and openness to learn as project needs evolve.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and a high level of proactivity.
  • Strong communication skills, with the ability to articulate ideas, propose solutions, and discuss challenges in a clear and constructive manner. Capable of working closely with cross-functional teams and directly with founders or startup leadership when necessary.
  • Comfortable with rapid iteration and feedback loops.
  • Strong problem-solving abilities, resilience, and adaptability in the face of ambiguity.
  • Solid written and verbal English communication skills.

Our tech stack

Programming languages, frameworks and tools: iOS (Swift),SwiftUI, Android (Kotlin), Coroutines, Jetpack Compose, Dart (Flutter), Kotlin with Spring, React, Next.js, Node.js, Nest.js

Other tools: Strapi, Webflow,, FlutterFlow

What we offer

  • Home office policy
  • Flexible working hours
  • Additional healthcare (dental coverage included)
  • Regular performance and salary reviews
  • Annual bonus
  • Co-financed MultiSport card
  • Referral program
  • Personal learning budget
  • Startup ecosystem involvement
  • Access to our Innovation hub
  • Opportunity to use the latest technologies

If you recognize yourself in the description above, send us your CV in English today! Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview. All applications will be treated in strict confidentiality.

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