Lead Software Engineer Backend (f/m/d)

  • Engineering and Product
  • Berlin, Germany

Lead Software Engineer Backend (f/m/d)

Job description

shyftplan is changing the way companies communicate with and manage their employees. We believe that in a digital future successful companies will be based on digitally empowered employees. We provide the tools that form the link between company success and employee happiness. Our software and expertise enables companies to transform their processes and digitally connect with their employees.

 

For our office in the heart of Berlin-Kreuzberg we‘re looking for a:

 

Lead Software Engineer Backend (f/m/d)

Enterprise-grade SaaS Solution | Core Business Logic | API | Integrations

 

 

Your Playground

As a lead backend engineer at shyftplan, you will be part of a highly motivated international team with a strong ambition for solving our customers’ problems. Your main responsibility will be extending, maintaining, and improving our core business logic and making it available through our API at scale. You will closely collaborate with the frontend and product teams within the Scrum framework to deliver a high-quality user experienceKey Expectations for a Backend Engineer at shyftplan are:


  • Responsibility to manage and lead the backend developer team, take care for individual growth of each team member, offering consistent and valuable feedback to your team members as well as formal semi-annual reviews
  • Collaborating with product management and other stakeholders to iteratively create new features and improve existing ones in our web and mobile applications
  • Utilizing modern technologies in the application development process and self-studying to stay ahead of the curve
  • Contributing to architectural decisions with scalability in mind
  • Openly discussing possible chances for improving existing workflows and processes
  • Seeking and giving feedback on your work and that of your coworkers via multiple channels (one-on-one and group meetings, code reviews)


Our tech stack

Backend: Ruby on Rails (6), PostgreSQL, Sidekiq, Redis, DynamoDB, AWS
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ntend: TypeScript, Vue + Vuex, GraphQL + Apollo, Webpack, CSS modules, Jest



Our perks

  • A cause, a community and a career
  • A competitive base compensation package with very attractive earning potentials
  • Bi-weekly team retros with food and drinks and monthly team outings*
  • Flexible regulations for remote work (home office)*
  • Adjustable desks and the tools of your choice*
  • Free fruits, drinks and a breakfast bar*
  • Work in the the heart of beautiful Berlin-Kreuzberg*

*We value bringing our people together as much as possible to be able to connect and build relationships on professional and personal levels. We don't compromise on employee health and safety, however. According to official advice we offer full remote work whenever possible and as long as required.

Requirements

Required qualifications
  • At least 1 year of experience in a leadership role, informal leadership experience is also welcome
  • Excellent experience with Ruby on Rails
  • A comprehensive understanding of computer science concepts
  • Experience with SQL and understanding how relational DBs work
  • Strong ambition to produce maintainable, high-quality code
  • Assuring quality by writing automated tests
  • Experience using Git in a professional/workplace environment
  • Excellent understanding of the entire software development lifecycle and working in an agile team
  • Fluency in English, written and spoken


Additional qualifications

  • Prior knowledge of libraries and tools listed in the backend tech stack
  • Experience using Ruby in general (without Rails)
  • Continuous deployment and integration know-how
  • Experience in identifying and resolving potential performance bottlenecks
  • Good understanding of modern API design practices and standards