Senior Backend Engineer / Data Engineer (in Leipzig)

About Staffbase

In a polarized world, we inspire people to achieve great things together. Our mission is to help organizations unlock the power of inspirational communication so they can thrive in the Narrative Age. Our award-winning communications channels – intranet, employee app and email – deliver experiences that drive engagement and inspire hearts and minds.

We’re headquartered in Chemnitz, Germany, with offices in many locations throughout the world, including New York, London, Berlin and Dresden. Our international team counts more than 750 employees from 45+ nationalities and we have a growing base of 2200+ customers that want to transform their employee experience. We are rapidly scaling, post-Series E ($115 million funding), have strong-growing revenue, and our customers love us.

As a Senior Engineer, you will play a key role in shaping the technical direction of our products and driving the development of scalable and robust backend/data systems. The ideal candidate will have an understanding of overall system architecture, be an expert in backend design, and bring some hands-on experience in data engineering and DevOps.

The building blocks of our team/company backend stack are: Kotlin, Go, Python, MongoDB, Kafka, Kubernetes, ClickHouse, and Dagster. If you do not know/do not have experience with some of these - we would still love to receive your application.

Our environment

  • Working with skilled and similar-minded professionals in a team that values diversity and inclusivity.
  • We aim to create a flexible and agile work environment that promotes the well-being and work-life balance of our employees.
  • We believe that team events during working hours play a vital role in building an exceptionally effective team, and we encourage them.
  • We are enthusiastic about technology and committed to using it to improve the world.
  • We follow the "You build it, you run it" approach and take pride in it.

What you’ll be doing

  • Guide architectural discussions and contribute to the overall technical strategy of the team.
  • Lead by example: Take ownership of the topics you care about, ranging from the features you produce over the quality of our work to the environment we work in.
  • Responsible for improving and developing our RESTful web services and Data Platform.
  • Give and receive valuable feedback in our code review process and continuously learn and share knowledge with your peers.
  • Being open to feedback and taking ownership of your work is essential.
  • You work iteratively, frequently pushing code, maintaining an efficient CI/CD pipeline, and automating where possible.

What you need to be successful

  • Strong problem-solving skills and ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Passion about the things you build and want to make a difference.
  • You strive for knowledge-sharing and moving your team forward.
  • Experience in Kotlin/Java and Python.
  • Ideally, you have worked with MongoDB, Terraform, Docker before and have an understanding of Data Orchestration, REST and Microservices..
  • Preferably, you have worked in an agile environment before.
  • You value quality as well as clean code and learning new things.
  • Good English communication skills
  • Understanding and appreciative of diversity and inclusivity in the workplace.

What you’ll get

  • Competitive Compensation - we offer attractive salary packages including an Employee Stock Option Plan. 
  • Flexibility - we offer flexible working time models and the option of hybrid work, and support this with a yearly flex work allowance of €1560. 
  • Growth Budget - all employees get a yearly budget for external training of €1000, and one day off for growth per year (increase to two days in 2nd year). 
  • Wellbeing - in addition to our yearly vacation of 30 days, we’re running a 4-day-work week every year in August with full payment. 
  • Support - we’re offering a company pension scheme. 
  • Sports & Health - join our sport courses in the offices or lease a bike with Staffbase. The offices are equipped with fruits, drinks and snacks. 
  • Team Building - Regular team and office events including the yearly Staffbase Camp.
  • Volunteers Day - you’ll get one day off per year for supporting a social project. We will donate a small amount for that project in addition. 
  • Employee Referral Program - one of your friends is a fit to one of our full-time openings? Refer them and get a referral bonus paid

Also available in Berlin, Chemnitz, Dresden