(Senior) Backend Engineer m/f/d

Few things have as much impact on people's lives as their jobs. At Honeypot, we help developers and tech professionals find great jobs, every day. 

Honeypot was founded in 2015 with the vision of becoming Europe’s leading job platform for tech professionals. In 2019, we received proof that we’re on the right path when we were acquired by New Work SE. 

Our success comes from the Honeypot platform, where we help companies solve one of their biggest growth challenges: building strong tech teams, fast. We’re proud to be part of some incredible success stories, including names like Zalando, Trivago, HelloFresh, Adyen, Delivery Hero...and many others!

Today we’re looking for ambitious people to join us on our path to becoming Europe’s leading job platform for tech professionals. Despite being a well-funded scaleup, we still enjoy having fun and being a tight-knit team. At Honeypot, we value autonomy and live by 4 key values: be caring, work together, make an impact and improve everyday. Our main office is located in the hip district of Kreuzberg, Berlin, where you can always find Spätis, good cafes and, of course, cool colleagues ;).

In your new role, you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Join our team to develop Honeypot’s platform for talents and recruiters.
  • Identify and solve pain points in our current backend architecture.
  • Actively support and mentor juniors with scoping, planning, and executing.
  • Provide a technical point of view to validate feasibility of incoming features.
  • Hold interviews and peer programming sessions.
  • Constantly helping to improve team processes.
  • Dedicate yourself to build a well-tested and scalable application.
  • Improve code quality through cleaning code and code reviews.
  • Improve technical documentation with simplicity in mind.

What we are looking for:

  • You have 5+ years of professional experience in Backend Engineering working on web applications.
  • You have solid knowledge of Ruby and backend development best practices (e.g. performance, security, architecture, infrastructure)
  • You have experience with relational databases (e.g. PostgreSQL)
  • Experience with Rust and/or ElasticSearch is a very strong plus
  • Experience in mentoring others is a plus
  • You have good testing practices and ensure code quality in code reviews.

  • You share our passion to build Europe’s leading platform for tech jobs and to help developers get a job they love.
  • Enjoy developing software and sharing knowledge on how to do it properly.
  • Can identify trade-offs and communicate your opinion in technical discussions.
  • Have the necessary knowledge to back up opinions.
  • Build features along with other people and enjoy working on a team.
  • Have an outcome mindset (rather than an output based one) and a willingness to help us all succeed together.

Our stack

  • Ruby, Rust and Python on the backend
  • EmberJS and Bootstrap on the frontend 
  • Heroku and Docker to package and run services
  • CircleCI for continuous integration and development
  • Rollbar, DataDog, Skylight for monitoring


What we're offering:

  • Join our diverse team of 30+ nationalities
  • A working environment that promotes freedom, autonomy, and values a strong team spirit
  • An atmosphere in which intrinsic motivation is at the top of the agenda
  • Learning & development budget
  • Gym membership
  • Discounted German and English classes during working hours
  • A great work environment, with company outings and regular team events (whenever COVID safe)
  • Remote work possible: 100% right now, flexible post-Covid
Interested in joining us? We welcome and encourage applicants of all ages, nationalities, genders, sexual orientations, religious backgrounds and gender identities as well as people with disabilities to apply.