komoot · May 2nd 2018
Millions of people discover nature with our apps: We help our users find great places and the best routes for cycling and hiking. To help us continue to do so, we are looking for a passionate backend engineer to build the future of outdoor guides with us—and to inspire people to explore more of the great outdoors every day.
As a lean startup, we aim for impact and look for pragmatic solutions based on the latest infrastructure and platforms. As komoot’s next backend engineer, you know the importance of self-healing and scaling systems, you build your software stack accordingly—and you always find simple solutions to complex problems.
Your key responsibilities
Implement new features closely together with our web and mobile developers, designers, copywriters and product managers.
Keep our system state-of-the-art and resilient as load and features increase.
Join the challenge of operating an auto-scaling fleet of 50+ EC2 instances, SQS, DynamoDb, Lambda, Kinesis and more, all within the AWS universe.
Build new and improve existing micro-services, primarily in Java or Kotlin.
Why you will love it
You’ll work on a global product that inspires millions of users.
You’ll get system access on your first day as we know you are a smart and responsible engineer.
You’ll take ownership over your projects from day one (from concept to implementation; testing, deployment and monitoring).
You’ll be offered ample opportunity to consistently improve your skills and stay up-to-date with the latest technologies.
You’ll work with komoot’s entire backend team on the full system: You’ll constantly contribute to the big picture rather than just a subsystem
We believe good ideas count more than hierarchies.
You’ll work together with enthusiastic engineers, hikers and cyclists.
We let you work from wherever you want, be it a beach, the mountains, our headquarters in Potsdam or anywhere that lies between the time zones UTC-1 and UTC+3
You will be successful in this position if you
Are highly self-driven, responsible and keen to learn and improve.
Know your toolkit: git, ssh, bash, junit, jenkins, docker and AWS.
Have deep experience (4+ years) in developing distributed and resilient web applications.
Know which pattern, framework and infrastructure can best solve your problem.
Live and breathe DevOps and believe in automated testing, infrastructure as code, immutable infrastructure, continuous deployment, monitoring and open communication
Sound like you?
Then send us the following:
Why you are interested in working at komoot
Examples of your work (e.g. GitHub, PDFs, Slideshare, etc.)
A little extra information about you, be it your OpenStreetMap contributions, your Twitter, Tumblr or Flickr profile, or your website. We want to see what you’re interested in!