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Do you want to have an impact? Help real people instead of shareholders? Create your own space instead of having it designed for you? If yes, we might just be the place for you! As Betterplace is expanding, we are growing our Product Domain Teams: right now, we are looking for great people to join our Product Engineering teams.

Senior Back End Developer (Ruby on Rails)

Start as soon as possible / 32-40 hours per week / office in Berlin-Kreuzberg + remote

We’re looking for experienced backend developers, with Ruby on Rails experience. You will be part of our Product engineering teams that works on the and platforms.

Your Job

You will be working with your scrum team, product owners and different stakeholders to develop and improve’s software platforms. You’ll write high-quality code and make decisions about the future architecture of betterplace. Part of your job will be to share your experience and coach other members of the team. Another part will be to help the team stay focused and on track.

Our Stack

  • Ruby on Rails, RSpec, React.js, REST, GraphQL, Tailwind, Docker, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Redis, and Semaphore CI, Google Cloud Platform (Cloud Build, Cloud Storage, Kubernetes Engine).

Ideally, you have:

  • five years of web development experience in medium to large applications and platforms, with a good understanding of Ruby and Javascript frameworks 
  • good experience of developing secure, well tested product features, APIs and improvements in a highly agile environment
  • the ability to craft code that meets our internal standards for maintainability and best practice
  • experience of advocating product improvements for quality, performance and security 
  • a deep understanding of architecture and software design patterns
  • experience in solving real-life problems and troubleshooting
  • experience in coaching, mentoring or managing other team members
  • effective communication to achieve consensus with peers, in English (at least level B1, or above) Knowledge of German is a bonus
  • authorization to work in the European Union

We offer:

  • a fantastic meaningful engineering culture with teams working on products and platforms that actually help people.
  • 20 days R&D per year for experimentation with new technologies
  • the possibility to learn, teach and grow professionally
  • 100% remote option to work from any EU country (or work in our Berlin office) 
  • family-first and flexible arrangements are available and are part of our culture
  • all the other perks you get from working at betterplace

Some side facts:

  • Language: We are transitioning to English as a language in the teams, and english will be your working language within the product engineering teams. However, German is still used in many places outside the product engineering teams and a little German can be helpful. We will assist with language courses if needed.
  • Freelancers: You’re welcome to send your portfolio/CV, but we’ll only reply if we actually have some need. We have no need for outsourcing teams at this time.

Application process:

  • You can easily apply through our online form and upload your CV. Do not include any picture of yourself, but please write a few words about yourself and what made you apply.

What’s important to us:
We strive to become a more diverse workplace that fosters diversity, openness and mutual respect. Therefore we invite applications from all who are interested, regardless of origin, age, religion, sexual and gender identity, disability and from people with a migrant background and People of Colour. 

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