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About The Role

Are you an ambitious software developer looking for an exciting opportunity to make a real impact in a startup environment? We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated developer to join our team and take on exciting challenges.

As a member of our team, you will have the opportunity to work closely with the founders on the development of a new product. Your strong debugging and troubleshooting skills will be crucial as you quickly and effectively resolve issues in complex systems. Your fearless attitude toward diving into large, unfamiliar codebases will allow you to navigate and understand them with ease.

In a startup environment, it is crucial to have a pragmatic approach to decision-making and the ability to prioritize tasks and make efficient trade-offs to get things done. As a tool-builder, you will have the opportunity to automate manual tasks and improve our users’ experiences.

Your generalist approach and broad skill set, combined with your proactive attitude and strong communication skills, will make you a valuable asset to our team. We are looking for someone who is comfortable taking ownership of tasks and making fast decisions in an uncertain environment. If you are excited about the opportunity to work closely with the founders on a new product and make a meaningful contribution to our startup, we encourage you to apply now!

What You Need To Have

  • 5+ years experience with end-user product software development - you've built and launched multiple user solutions and brought them to production 
  • Generalist approach, with a broad hands-on programming skillset
  • Familiarity with a diverse range of end-user technologies (mobile apps, web apps, backends)
  • Proactive attitude and strong communication skills - able to work effectively with cross-functional teams and stakeholders
  • Experience working closely with founders on the development of new products, with the ability to thrive in an uncharted environment
  • Strong debugging and troubleshooting skills - able to quickly and effectively resolve issues in complex systems
  • Experience diving into large, unfamiliar codebases and using tools to navigate and understand them
  • Ability to make pragmatic decisions and prioritize in a fast-paced startup environment
  • Experience building tools to automate manual tasks and improve productivity

Why Blinkist

Our unique culture of empowerment, mutual respect, and transparency has always been our defining characteristic. We support each other and carve out opportunities for every individual to develop and grow. We strongly believe that diversity powers innovation, thus we celebrate and support our differences, providing equal opportunities for employment and career growth. We embrace a flexible, remote-friendly way of working that supports different needs and lifestyles. 

🌟 We are proud to have been selected by LinkedIn as one of the Top 25 Startups in Germany. Glassdoor and Kununu ratings put us amongst Berlin’s top three employers. 

These are some of our most valued benefits:

  • 30 vacation days + local public holidays in your place of work
  • Virtual stock options plan
  • Quarterly days of learning and wellbeing
  • An extra day off for you birthday 
  • Unlimited home-office with a monthly workspace allowance
  • Learning & development budget
  • Coaching budget for minorities and mothers returning from their leave
  • Physical and mental health support through various partners
  • Relocation and visa support for Germany

If you choose to join our team in Berlin, you'll have access to our modern office space in Neukölln and enjoy healthy plant-based meals prepared fresh every day by our very own chef. 🥑


Apply Now

If we’ve captured your interest and you want to take part in changing the world through the power of ideas – apply now and tell us what got you excited about this opportunity. 

We look forward to hearing from you! ☀️


🔎 Research shows that while men apply to jobs when they meet an average of 60% of the criteria, women and other marginalised folks tend to only apply when they check every box. If you think you have what it takes, even if you don't meet every single point on the job description, please still get in touch. We’d love to have a chat and see if you could be a great fit.


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