Senior Backend Engineer


Berlin, DE
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Post Date: 03/22/2021
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  • Company Address: , Berlin, Germany

About Sennder

sennder is a leading digital road freight forwarder in continental Europe, linking large commercial shippers with small freight carriers.

Job Description

At sennder, we focus on automating and the digitalizing of all road logistics. Today, we are Europe's leading freight forwarder offering access to our fleet of thousands of trucks to shippers. Technology is the backbone of our company, we are scaling up fast, and we are looking for talented engineers who want to take part in paving the way logistics is done in the future. 

As a Senior Backend Engineer, you will work in our HQ in the heart of Berlin in one of our autonomous teams. We value strong engineering skills, a deep understanding of business, full ownership, high velocity, collaboration, and initiative. 

You will work on

  • We are scaling up our engineering organization, we have a lot of ideas and we are looking for people to evolve our backend, DevOps, and engineering practices to support the growth and work in many autonomous teams. We welcome new ideas!
  • You will prototype and build new features, update existing ones, and fix bugs. 
  • You will participate in migrating our Django monolith to modular architecture and microservices,
  • We need your participation in growing a solid microservice architecture, we are in the process of introducing service mesh, stable interfaces, and contracts for API, metrics, etc.,
  • We will do our best to help you grow professionally, provide you with mentorship and feedback.

 We want to see in you

  • You have a good practical experience (5+ years) building backends with the Python web ecosystem. We use Django REST Framework, FastAPI, SQLAlchemy.
  • You can talk to SQL databases. We use Postgres in our monolith and microservices. 
  • You learned how to build modern APIs. For example, you worked with REST, GraphQL. and documented them with OpenAPI (Swagger).
  • You keep growing your knowledge of different architectures, patterns, and programming paradigms,
  • Practical skills with Docker, Kubernetes, and modern CI/CD,
  • Good communication skills in English.

We expect you to

  • Be mindful about your craft, “keep your saw sharp”, learn ways to improve your work, processes, and remove mundane routine by scripting and automation,
  • Be passionate about doing great work, and pragmatic about getting things done
  • Be driven by data, build small prototypes to test assumptions, and do not buy into the latest hype and shiny labels. Linus Torvalds once said:  ”Talking is cheap. Show me the code.”
  • Be a decent human being. Be willing to help other people, share your expertise, and mentor.

We offer

  • Competitive salary
  • As a startup, we have flexibility, lack of bureaucracy, you can have a great impact and lay foundations of our technological platform
  • As a company with an established business model, we are stable, have real users, provide different options for professional and career development,
  • Usual employee’s perks: in-house gym, fruits and drinks, team and company events,
  • We treat people equally regardless of their background, sexual preferences, skin color, and food tastes,
  • Flexible working hours and home office.

We are looking forward to your application!

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