(Senior) Web Engineer

Berlin
Engineering – Web
Full-time
This job ad goes out to all the visionaries who want to find a purpose in what they are doing and take accountability for their work. At Blinkist, we’ve created a meaningful product that is growing fast. Our blinks – key insights from the world’s best nonfiction – inspire more than 12 million people around the globe to keep learning new and exciting things each and every day.

Our app was named by Apple as one of the very best in the App Store. We received the United Nations World Summit Award in the Learning & Education category, a Google Material Design Award for Brand Expressiveness, as well as an Android Excellence Award.

Why we need you

Our web assets have always been a core column of our business success. We started with Rails 6 years ago and it worked out great: we shipped Blinkist Magazine, now visited by millions every month, our web app takes care of user sign-ups, onboarding, discovering and reading/listening to blinks from more than 3500 books and we have a lot of new topics on the horizon.

We are now getting to the next level and introduce new products for future growth and new initiatives. Because of this we need a strong engineer who can drive forward the technical transition towards a more modularized, API and JavaScript heavy architecture. Knowledge sharing and continuing to execute on our product initiatives during this transition is of high importance to us.

Responsibilities

    • Shape and implement our strategy around JavaScript based technologies on the web
    • Work with the team on solutions covering the full web stack in different technologies
    • Build advanced web apps with state-of-the-art technologies, ensure that our web app is optimized for better user experience and high performance
    • Ensure a high quality of our system by further extending our extensive automated test suite
    • Contribute to product development and web tools other engineers are using, such as design system, data flows, library of components, AB-test setup, etc.
    • Work closely with other engineers, designers, product managers to ideate and ship new features and experimental projects

Requirements

    • 3+ years of software engineering experience
    • Solid understanding of the architecture of web applications
    • Experience with JavaScript on the front- and/or backend
    • Experience with automated tests
    • Experience in working in an agile scrum team
    • Passion for working with web technologies, writing clean and elegant code
    • Strong critical thinking and a result-driven mindset – You constantly challenge the status quo, coming up with innovative and elegant solutions to improve engineering delivery and output, driving our technology forward to stay ahead of the market.
    • Great work ethics and communication – We value transparency and open communication. We solve problems before they arise and don’t let tensions get in our way of working together towards our shared purpose.
    • [BONUS] Experience with Ruby on Rails, vue.js, Single-Page-Applications, Server-Side-Rendering, AWS, Serverless Approaches

What’s in it for you

    • Permanent full-time position with a competitive salary, flexible work hours as well as a great home office and remote work policy in addition to 30 days of paid vacation per year
    • An agile work environment of multiple cross-functional teams with distributed authority and a modern tech stack
    • Find purpose in what you do in a product-centric, well-established StartUp with an international team
    • We foster a unique company culture championing self-empowerment, personal development, direct communication, and mutual support
    • Get yearly public transport passes to get around town hassle-free, and take care of yourself with a yearly Urban Sports Club membership
    • €1,600 learning budget – Get a yearly budget to level-up your skills and grow in your role
If we’ve captured your interest and you want to take part in building the leading destination for the modern lifelong learner, apply now and let us know why you’re the perfect fit for the job!


At Blinkist, we don’t just accept difference — we celebrate it and support it. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or gender identity.