Backend Software Engineer

Engineering – Backend
Who we are

This ad goes out to all those who want to find a purpose in what they’re 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 10 million people around the globe to keep learning new, exciting things each and every day.

Our app has been named by Apple as one of the very best in the App Store. We’ve 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

You will be part of one of our cross-functional teams and work closely with product, data engineering, design, mobile engineering and QA to improve the Blinkist product. The focus of your team will be bring new content formats, product and experience improvements directly to the customers. Your tasks include adding new functionalities to our API and microservice architecture, improving their integration in our AWS ecosystem and driving technological innovations. You will continually measure the impact of those changes on our users’ behaviour through A/B tests, surveys and user research.


– A strong sense of ownership and collaboration
– 3+ years experience working with and designing service-oriented architectures and/or distributed systems
– A good background in SQL, NoSQL, REST APIs, and decoupled, asynchronous systems
– Familiarity with cloud technologies ; AWS is definitely a plus
– Proficiency with any language such as Ruby, JavaScript, TypeScript, or Python is a plus

What’s in it for you

At Blinkist, we offer a fantastic workplace in the heart of Berlin-Neukölln including all the benefits you’d expect – from a personalized perk system to free private language lessons. Add free lunch, a competitive salary, a personal development budget of 1,500€ per year, flexible working hours, and a meaningful product on the rise, and you have a first impression of why Blinkist is a great place to work.

We got rid of classical management hierarchies and, instead, distributed authority among all colleagues. We foster a unique company culture championing self-empowerment, personal development, direct communication and mutual support. Not only do we want you to grow into this role, but we want this role to grow with you.

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.