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Senior Backend Engineer (f/m/d)

Berlin, GermanyEngineering and Product

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:


Senior Backend Engineer (f/m/d)

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



Your Playground

As a 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:

  • 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, K8s
ntend: TypeScript, Vue 3 + Vuex, GraphQL + Apollo, Webpack, CSS modules, Jest

Our perks

  • A product with value added and a motivated, international team

  • The opportunity for personal development, as well as good internal promotion opportunities

  • A flexible home office day and a modern office in the heart of Kreuzberg

  • Many perks such as a Job Bike, mobility budget, German classes and more

  • The latest technology and ergonomic workstations

  • Regular team events (e.g. Go Kart, Escape Room) and company lunches

  • Fresh fruit, soft drinks and cereals for free

Job requirements

Required qualifications

  • Proficiency in Ruby on Rails or willingness to learn and adapt to Ruby quickly
  • 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