Backend Software Developer (f/m/d)

Full time, Cologne/Barcelona/remote, Tech

About us:

We are Homelike, a young, dynamic and growing start-up and the largest furnished apartment platform in Europe. Homelike leverages cutting edge technology to provide a best-in-class booking experience for travelers seeking high-quality accommodation for 30 nights or more. With over 100,000+ high-quality apartments in 450+ cities, Homelike offers the largest portfolio of furnished apartments for travelers in Europe and the US.

We’ve raised over +$20M from leading VCs such as Spark Capital and Cherry Ventures. Our business has seen double digit growth in 2021 due to the increase of people looking to relocate and work remotely. We have offices in Barcelona, London, Paris and Cologne and were recently voted by Tech5 as one of the β€œhottest start-ups” in Germany!

As a Backend Software Developer at Homelike you will be responsible for building our product landscape behind the scenes while being part of our cross functional tech team! Do you want to provide your technical coding expertise to extend our user experience and have an immediate effect on our business success? Then we are happy to get in touch with you!

How you are part of our success story:

  • You write code and tests, build prototypes, solve issues and analyze bottlenecks on the entire backend
  • You are responsible to implement new features in our microservice infrastructure
  • You build and maintain our internal and external APIs
  • You optimize our product in terms of performance and scalability
  • You bring in good solutions for technical and process problems so that we can improve our performance and efficiency
  • You support the product owners with your technical knowledge and collaborate within our cross-functional teams
  • You ensure a high quality of code
  • You share your up-to-date knowledge of industry trends and provide self-service abilities to the team and therefore drive innovation in our tech company

What you need to convince us:

  • You have 3+ years of experience as a Backend Developer or in a similar role
  • You know what ES6 is and have experience with Node.js
  • Ideally, you already used NoSQL databases and GraphQL
  • You are familiar with computer science, algorithms and web design
  • You are highly goal-oriented, work extremely conscientiously and like to work in an agile environment and within cross functional teams
  • You share a startup/scaleup mindset, know what it takes to build a tech company and want to understand what is necessary to provide in order to make our products and services better every day
  • You got strong English communication and interpersonal skills

What would be a plus:

  • Experience working with a serverless based pipelines (AWS Lambda)
  • Experience with GraphQL
  • Experience NoSQL databases and MongoDB

What you can expect from your Homelike journey:

  • Be Entrepreneurial: You can have a huge impact on our product and help disrupt a high growth 231bn mid-term rental market while bringing in your own ideas
  • International Environment: You can expect a highly motivated, international Talent Team from 4 different offices and 30+ different nationalities
  • Growth & Responsibility: We support your personal development & reaching your career goals with various trainings and mentoring program
  • Flexible Working: We give you the freedom to work from home as well as to have the possibility to work from one of our wonderful offices, balancing flexibility with human connection
  • Work from Anywhere: You are allowed to work up to 8 weeks per calendar year from anywhere
  • Company & Team Events: We offer a quarterly budget for regular team events and organize big company parties to have fun and catch up with your teammates outside work (COVID compliant)Β Β 
  • 30 Paid Vacation Days:Β You can enjoy 30 holidays each year for a great work-life-balance
  • Sustainability Guild: We are committed to minimize the environmental impact wherever possible by raising awareness internally, exchanging and learning about sustainable practices
  • Tech Team: We work in cross functional teams and continuously improve the team work by sharing our feedback. We own our code and make sure things are running smoothly in 2 weeks scrum cycles

Our tech stack:

  • Javascript (Node.js)
  • GraphQL 
  • MongoDB 
  • AWS
  • Docker / Kubernetes
  • CircleCI

Sounds great? It is! So what are you waiting for?

Why are especially YOU a good fit for Homelike?

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Your contact: Lea FrΓΆning

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