Senior Backend Engineer (m/w/d) Java

Berlin, Karlsruhe or Germany /
Product & Engineering – Engineering - Labregister /
Labforward is a cutting-edge technology start-up developing ground breaking software products for laboratories and scientists. 

We have three core products: Labfolder - an electronic laboratory notebook that allows scientists to record all their data in one place, Laboperator - a platform to connect and control laboratory devices using IoT technology, and Labregister - the inventory management system of the lab.

Our products are collaborative, easy to use, and make scientific data more reliable. We are building the operating system of the lab, connecting data, devices and researchers. We will never stop innovating to enhance productivity at the bench with technology.

About the role

    • You will be a core member of the engineering team of our newest product! While it requires a lot of dedication and ownership, you can also expect to grow in your strengths and take early responsibilities on a new product
    • You will be responsible for designing, developing, improving, and maintaining the whole backend architecture of our web application in coordination with the platform team
    • You will be responsible for full-cycle development - writing clean code with unit and integration tests, making continuous improvements to the codebase, creating proper documentation, including API documentation aimed at our users
    • You will mentor other developers in the team
    • You will follow agile practices, work as a team and ensure timely delivery, therefore you will take part in daily standups, planning sessions and code reviews
    • You will find a lot of interesting technical challenges around data integrity, versioning, scalability, performance, integration with our other products, advanced search, authorization/authentication, accessibility, etc.

Our current tech stack

    • Backend: Java 11, Spring, Hibernate, MySQL, REST API, Elasticsearch, AWS S3
    • Frontend: JavaScript, Typescript, Aurelia, Webpack, HTML5, SCSS, Material Design Web
    • Other: GitHub, CircleCI, AWS, Docker, Gradle, IntelliJ IDEA, VS Code

About you

    • At least 5 years of software development experience in Java with relational (or non-relational) databases, REST API development and usage in a team setup with modern tools (like Jira, Github, CircleCI, AWS, etc.)
    • Experience owning backend architecture for a production web application with substantial user base
    • Experience with some of these technologies: Spring, Hibernate, MySQL, AWS S3, Elasticsearch, Gradle, Docker
    • Experience mentoring backend engineers 
    • You value, understand and apply solid software development fundamentals
    • You are looking forward to working for a startup and are ready to take ownership, work autonomously and grow together
    • You are eager to learn new things regardless of your experience level and happy to work as a part of a product focused team.

Sounds interesting?

Come join our passionate team and make a difference for science with us!

The position can be filled in Berlin, Karlsruhe, or remotely in Germany with regular travel to Berlin.

Please apply through the links on the career page of our website (applications received via email will not be considered).

In addition to your CV (in English) and portfolio/online profiles, we prefer to work with focused questions rather than a formal cover letter. Even if you don't tick all the boxes, please tell us:

1. How does this job corresponds to your expectations?
2. What would you bring in the team?
3. What do you think of our products?

You can provide as many details as you wish, and do not worry if you may not know enough about our products - we will be happy to elaborate on that during the initial call!

Please, no recruiters!

About the team

We brought together a diverse team of passionate scientists, technologists and entrepreneurs committed to simplifying the life of laboratory teams and helping them in their quest to bring innovations and discoveries to the world.

Diversity makes us stronger. However different you may be, come as you are, be part of the team and help us become better. Our diversity and inclusion policy is based on respect and communication. We value each team member for their strengths and weaknesses and cherish complementarity. A healthy work-life balance is encouraged and supported. Our offices in Berlin and Karlsruhe are both equipped with an elevator to ensure accessibility for everyone. 

Why work at Labforward?

Our products matters - the software we create assists scientists in the laboratory, making their job easier and clearing the path for groundbreaking discoveries. 

Our employees matter -  Labforward offers the unique opportunity to grow into your role and shape it how you see fit, with flexible hours and remote working policies, a yearly budget for learning, a company pension plan and many more! For a detailed list please visit our career site.

Our culture matters - we are a small and international company: our team is supportive, agile and inclusive, we often run staff social events to strengthen the team dynamic. 

Our mission matters - working at a startup means that you will contribute to exciting and innovative projects that are changing the laboratory environment for the better.