Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Berlin


Location options: Visa sponsor, Paid relocation
Job type: Full-time
Experience level: Mid-Level, Senior
Role: Frontend Developer
Industry: Digital Media, eLearning, Mobile Application
Company size: 51-200 people
Company type: VC Funded

ruby-on-rails, frontend, web-frontend, single-page-application, web

Job description
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 8 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 do we need you?

Our web assets have always been a core column of our business success. We started with Rails 6 years ago and it worked out great: we shipped Blinkist Magazine, now visited by millions every month, our web app takes care of user sign-ups, onboarding, discovering and reading/listening to blinks from more than 3000 books. All done by a small product team of 3 engineers.

Now it’s time for a new chapter. We’re introducing the Web Core Team whose main focus will be our web platform and its architecture. The team is about to kick off migration from a monolith Rails architecture – this is where you come in!

As a member of the Web Core Team you will:

- Move our web platform from the monolith architecture to a SPA API client

- Build advanced web apps with state-of-the-art technologies, ensure that our web is optimized for better user experience and high performance

- Contribute to product development and web tools other engineers are using, such as design system, data flows, library of components, AB-test setup etc

- Work closely with other engineers, designers, product managers to ideate and ship new features and experimental projects

To do this, we believe you should have:

- 5+ years of software engineering experience

- A solid understanding of the architecture of web apps, SPAs in particular

- Passion for working with web front-end, writing clean and elegant code

- A great attitude towards designers – you respect their work by following design style guidelines and delivering features that look good, not only in code but in the browser as well

- Strong critical thinking and a result-driven mindset –  you constantly challenge the status quo, coming up with innovative and elegant solutions to improve engineering delivery and output, driving our technology forward to stay ahead of the market

- Great work ethics and communication - we value transparency and open communication. We solve problems before they arise and don’t let tensions get in our way of working together towards our shared purpose.

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, to name a few:

- Personalized perk system

- Learning & development budget of 1500 EUR/year

- Free lunch five days a week (we have a pro chef on our staff)

- Free drinks, fresh fruit & healthy snacks

- Free private German/English language lessons

- Working hours & home office flexibility

We are 120 people from 55+ countries. 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.

If we’ve captured your interest and you want to be part of a rapidly-growing, popular and valuable product, 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.

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