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Backend Engineer

Job location

Magdeburg or Potsdam

Type of job


Type of position


Starting date

Sep 2021

About the job

Are you passionate about the Internet of Things world and would like to work in an innovative startup in Magdeburg or Potsdam? We are looking for you!


Our team is seeking a Backend Engineer to grow our technical team in September 2021 (flexible starting date). 

Embever is a tech startup founded in 2017 as a research project from the Otto-von-Guericke-Universität. Our office is in the city center of Magdeburg, a city full of history, green spaces and low living costs. A second office location where you could also work from the beautiful and great city Potsdam. We are developing tailored IoT solutions for customers but as a new objective for 2021, we are building up our own cloud product. Therefore, we are very excited to grow our team with a tech geek that shares our passion for technology and that helps with the development of our own IoT platform Embever IoT Core. This is a platform aimed at developers to build and operate IoT solutions with ease.

Objectives and responsibilities of this role

  • Architect, design, develop, deploy and operate our cloud services following best design and development practices

  • Integrate external applications with our existing platform

  • Focus on making our systems robust and scalable

  • Manage internal backend services

  • Contribute to software architecture decisions, participate in infrastructure and backend code reviews to ensure solutions have the right balance between quality and impact

  • Improve the resilience to inevitable failures

Qualifications and requirements

  • 2+ years of working experience as Developer/Software Engineer or similar job

  • Profound knowledge of Python and experience with Django and Django Rest Framework

  • Proficiency with SQL and knowledge of PostgreSQL

  • Good knowledge of Git, Cloud Platforms (AWS) and Docker

  • Knowledge of professional software engineering best practices including coding standards, code reviews, CI, build processes, testing, and operations

  • Fun person to work with and eager to learn new technologies and platforms

  • Fluent in English

Nice to have

  • Experience working with integration of external SaaS platforms like Salesforce

  • Knowledge of Terraform

  • Basic front-end web skills

  • DevOps skills

  • German language


  • Startup culture: We offer a flat hierarchy structure where we involve our team members in most of the decisions of our company. This is how we create a transparent environment, and a culture of growth and constructive criticism. 

  • Flexibility: We understand that each team member might have different needs to balance personal and professional life. For this reason and due to the exceptional CoVid-19 times, we offer the possibility of working partially from home and adapting your working schedule to your situation.

  • Competitive salary: Adapted to your level of experience and the location of our company. 

Apply today


Do you think that you fit in the position? Then send us your CV with your salary expectations to (Contact person: Marta Belda). We are looking forward to your application!