Senior Backend Engineer


Berlin, DE
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Post Date: 01/10/2021
  • Website:
  • Company Address: Birketweg 33, Munich, 80639

About FlixBus

At FlixBus, we believe in a vision of offering smart and green mobility for everyone to experience the world.

Job Description

We are now looking for a Senior Backend Engineer (m/f/d) to join our Mobility Partner App team in Berlin, Germany starting as soon as possible. 

This team works closely with our Traffic Control, Digital Learning and FlixTrain teams to ease passenger check-ins and communication with drivers during any FlixBus and FlixTrain trip. The drivers’ mobile app has a crucial role in ensuring a good experience to passengers and partners and we’re expecting its relevance to grow over the next years with new features.  

If you’re interested in working on a product that is used every single day and you enjoy working both with mobile and data, read on:   

Your Tasks – Paint the world green 

  • Your work will focus on integrating our Mobility Partner App (used by FlixBus and FlixTrain drivers all around the world) and its surrounding infrastructure, mainly focusing on Backend and DevOps tasks 
  • You will be part of a cross-functional and self-organized team, actively participating on team directions regarding the product and tickets at hands 
  • You will support the team and guide technical discussions and directions
  • You will learn about the product and the codebase and take ownership of topics within your first months, becoming a touch point for colleagues outside the team on those topics 
  • You will be expected to write SOLID, maintainable, flexible, testable and tested code 
  • This role offers a lot of room and autonomy to implement new features, while maintenance and continuous improvement of the existing codebase also play a big part 

Your Profile – Ready to hop on board 

  • Bachelor or Master in Computer Science, Information Systems or relevant industry experience 
  • Multiple years of experience as a Backend Engineer 
  • Some experience working on DevOps tasks 
  • Proficient with Kotlin, Java or Scala; experience in JavaScript or TypeScript is a plus 
  • Experience in deploying applications from scratch either on bare-metal or in the cloud 
  • Experience with message brokers like Kafka or RabbitMQ is a plus 
  • You’re able to learn quickly and are comfortable with taking ownership of topics within the team 
  • You use your interpersonal and social skills to moderate and guide technical discussions 
  • You understand the bigger picture, how different teams’ work influences one another, and you bring those considerations to the technical decisions the team makes 
  • Fluent in English, German language is a plus 

Our Perks – More than just a job

  • Have an impact. With innovation and smart technology, we are changing the way people travel, and you too can have an impact on this ride.
  • Trust-based working. We don't punch the clock – organize your own schedule. We trust in what you do!
  • Push boundaries. Everyone is equally important and works together on uncharted challenges alongside inspiring colleagues from all over the world.
  • Fun at work and beyond. Discover the world with your free FlixBus rides and join our regular team events – there's always something to celebrate!
  • Feel at home. We provide you with a laptop, comfortable working space, free drinks, a casual dress code, diverse employee discounts and more.

Want to rewrite the history of mobility with us? Then join our ride and apply now. We're excited to hear from you!

FlixMobility – A place to enjoy work and have an impact

The future of transportation is Green. Here at FlixMobility Tech, the R&D group, we develop software with the brightest minds from around the world to engineer new experiences for our millions of customers across our apps and websites. Every day we solve challenging problems, like how to scale rapidly around the world and how to make an experience that delights our customers. We have a culture of sharing ideas, contributing to open source projects and being an active member in our technical communities.

FlixMobility is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate diversity and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender (including pregnancy and gender identity), national, social or ethnic origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics. All employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements, competence and merit.

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