Senior Backend Engineer (f/m/d)

  • Engineering
  • Berlin, Germany

Senior Backend Engineer (f/m/d)

Job description


This is a full-time position based in Berlin, Germany. We are a remote-first company but will still have regularly occurring in-person meetings when the health situation allows.

CareerFoundry is building the most human-centric online education experience for career changers in the fields of UX, UI, web development, and data analytics. We’re rated one of the best online bootcamps by CourseReport and are growing in the US and Europe by more than 60% per year.

We're looking for a curious and experienced backend developer to help us build and improve our learning platform architecture and processes to accelerate our product development.

We are a startup with nationalities from over 20 countries. We live and celebrate diversity and see a good work-life balance as our responsibility. We’re looking for someone who is excited about learning, making data more accessible for teams across the organization, and working in an inclusive, collaborative, and transparent environment. 

Your Mission

You are someone who loves learning and who is enthusiastic, communicative, and detail oriented. You’ll be part of an enthusiastic and welcoming team of developers, designers, curriculum designers, and product owners.

Your mission as a backend engineer is to help us to build and maintain our learning application. You will support the product and marketing teams in building a fast and reliable development pipeline and improve our systems-landscape by automatisation and simplification. Together with our operations and engineering team, you will improve our processes and systems (i.e. scalability, availability and security) and support the backend development.

You take part developing and improving the application architecture and our system design, to improve the quality of our software.

In this role, you’ll also be responsible for mentoring others, and making suggestions to improve our team processes.

Job requirements

What we are looking for in you:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related technical field OR relevant experience
  • 5+ years experience in web development
  • Experience in Javascript and Ruby
  • Good understanding of system architecture and design
  • Leadership and management skills
  • Mindset of writing clean and testable code
  • Enthusiasm for helping your team and mentoring your peers
  • Natural interest in breaking down complex problems

How to Apply

Please include a CV or resume and a cover letter detailing why you’re a fit for the role.

We offer a welcoming culture and benefits.

As a CareerFoundry employee, you get to help students improve their lives every single day through practical, applied learning. In order to achieve this, we cultivate an environment of growth and celebrate the idea of change as we push ourselves to become the best online bootcamp in the world.

  • Flexible working times and remote-first work policy
  • Competitive salary and opportunities to grow your skills on the job, with performance reviews every 6 months and regular professional development check-ins
  • A yearly education budget for each employee to learn new skills
  • All the benefits of German health insurance and other social security
  • An optional company retirement insurance plan
  • Visa sponsorship and relocation support if needed
  • Free access to the CareerFoundry courses
  • Dog-friendly office and as much coffee (or tea!) as you need
  • Regular team events, breakfasts, and holiday parties
  • A nice, bright, and air-conditioned loft office in the middle of Berlin
  • A product that has a real positive effect on the world by helping thousands of people change their lives through education
  • A lot of autonomy and freedom in making decisions and leading initiatives

About CareerFoundry:

Our bootcamp-style courses in Web Development, Data Analysis, UX Design, and UI Design have been built to get students a new job or level up in their careers. We’re proud to have one of the world’s most engaged communities of mentors and students, which is the key for the motivation, depth of learning, and career success of our students.

CareerFoundry is an equal opportunity employer. It is our commitment that every qualified person will be evaluated according to skills regardless of age, gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability status, or religion.