Backend Developer


What you will be working on

As a Backend Developer, you will work on our Node-based GraphQL API as well as related services (e.g. database/search) and infrastructure based on AWS. Together with the Full Stack Developers in our team, you will work on our core SaaS product, but your focus will not be the implementation of new features, but rather the improvement of our backend services. Example tasks could include refactoring the code structure, switching to a more modern ORM, splitting the backend into multiple services, providing new external-facing APIs, improving our logging infrastructure, and so on.

About our tech stack: We have a frontend based on React and a backend written in Node.js. They interface with each other using GraphQL and Apollo. We utilize TypeScript for the entire codebase to improve code quality and reliability. We use relational databases as well as Elasticsearch. We write comprehensive end-to-end tests using Cypress in addition to unit tests. Our infrastructure is based on AWS and Kubernetes. We have a well-functioning CI/CD pipeline and deploy to production multiple times a day.

Qualities we look for

  • At least 3 years of hands-on software engineering experience

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Substantial experience working with Node.js

  • Profound experience with JavaScript and TypeScript

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Generalist mindset; eagerness to learn about new technologies and tackle unfamiliar


  • Experience in agile product teams as a contributor

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Startup mindset and pragmatic, hands-on attitude

  • Fluency in English and good communication skills

What we offer

  • Opportunity to shape a valuable, impactful product in a meaningful way

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Full ownership over your responsibilities and tasks

  • Office centrally located in Berlin Mitte, near Rosenthaler Platz (but currently most of

us work remotely)

  • Casual startup environment with no bureaucracy and no complex processes

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Competitive compensation

  • Flexible working hours and working from home policy

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Hardware of your choice (e.g. Macbook Pro)