Senior Backend Engineer (f/m/x)

Job description

We are a fast-growing start-up on a journey to deliver measurable business outcomes to our clients through a bespoke digital solution that is based on 1:1 coaching.


As Europe’s leading solution for people development, we believe that personalized learning is an important right everyone should have access to, and as such, we combine the individual employee’s needs with the demand for worldwide scalability of global organizations.


We bet on unparalleled user engagement driven by 1:1 human interaction with a coach and a digital learning journey that makes personal growth transparent, measurable, and enjoyable.🚀


As a Senior Backend Engineer (f/m/x), you will be working within a cross functional agile team to ensure the successful development of our fast growing product. You will take ownership of developing new features and improve our current architecture. You will contribute to an engineering culture where developers enjoy growing and keep learning.

💙 We are an equal opportunity employer and we encourage everyone of all ages, genders, ethnic backgrounds, and sexual orientations to apply for this role. 🙂

Job requirements

What you'll do here at Sharpist

Within 1 month you will…

  • Have delivered your first feature.

  • Be familiar with our product and team practices.

  • Taking part in reviewing pull requests.

Within 1 quarter you will…

  • Feel confident working within the codebase: extending, refactoring and improving existing code, fixing bugs.

  • Take ownership of the delivery of more complicated product features.

Within 1 year you will…

  • Improve and evolve the current architecture. Adapt and introduce adequate design patterns and best security practices to our Backend.

  • Mentor junior developers.

And then, what's next?

  • Gain more responsibility in an ever-growing startup environment and help scale our team and backend.

  • You tell us :)


We believe, you'll be successful if you are this type of person
  • Innovative and creative individual

  • Good communication skills

  • Fluent in English

  • Experience with Typescript/ NodeJS

  • Solution-Oriented

  • Work with a variety of stakeholder/cross-functional teams

  • Able to mentor juniors

  • An open-minded and humble person

  • Eagerness to learn and help others

  • Experience with ownership of product features

These hard facts will get us excited to get to know you better

  • 5 years of overall experience in backend tech

  • 3 years of experience in Node, TypeScript, Ecosystem

  • Experience in GraphQL

  • Good understanding of best practices and various design patterns

  • Own complete development cycle of a product

  • Mongo DB experience

  • Experience in coaching juniors

  • Based in Germany or willing to relocate, location in Berlin is a plus

What we offer...

  • A market-competitive salary
  • Uncapped vacation policy: you decide how many paid vacation days you need and take!
  • Flexible working hours that best suit your way of working, including working remotely
  • A modern office with your own L&D library, mate drink, beer, cereal, etc. in Berlin, Neukölln
  • Free language lessons in English and German with Chatterbug
  • Sustainable company discounts
  • Visa and relocation support
  • And, of course, free & unlimited sessions with your certified Sharpist coach and full access to our learning platform! 🚀


Apply now if this captures your interest and you want to take part in the personalization of learning for every employee worldwide.
We are excited to get to know you!


If you are interested to learn more about the product and the Sharpist App, feel free to check out the linked documents, articles, and podcasts on our career site.

Please refrain from requesting demos on our website, so our sales team can focus on impacting our target organizations. 🙂