Lead Backend Developer PHP (m/f/d)

About us

Have you ever clicked on a Facebook ad? Or seen a product listing on Google Shopping, Amazon, or eBay? That’s where Productsup comes into play!

With our tool, it’s easy to centralize and export product data to any online shopping or marketing channel. Thereby we help brands and retailers increase the visibility of their products online.

Our extraordinary and dedicated team has turned Productsup into a global player and the proud winner of 10 industry awards.

To continue our rapid expansion, we’re looking for the best talent who want to take Productsup to the next level.

This is your chance to be part of our success story. Come join us!

Your responsibilities

We’re looking for a Lead Backend Developer to help us develop and extend our data processing pipeline which processes over 5 billion products daily. In doing so, you’ll be backed by a scalable server infrastructure and a team of highly talented engineers.

In this role, you will spend about 50% of your time managing and 50% coding:


  • Managing:

    • Lead a growing 4-person Backend Core/Feature Team, coaching, developing and growing the key skills of each team member

    • Prioritize tasks and provide guidance in order to ensure timely delivery of projects

    • Hire and onboard top tech talents who actively contribute to Productsup’s product and culture

    • Work with our VP Engineering, product management team and other backend team leads to implement new features

    • Spread knowledge across our teams and consistently bring in new ideas

  • Coding:

    • Develop scalable software components for the processing pipeline

    • Integrate and work with 3rd party APIs

    • Design architectures for HTTP APIs and services

    • Write unit and functional tests to ensure the quality of our software

What you bring to the team


  • 2+ years of demonstrated tech leadership experience 

  • 5+ years’ experience in PHP (good knowledge of Slim, Silex or Symfony  frameworks) and MySQL 

  • Deep knowledge in APIs, web services, command line programs, TDD and SOLID design principles

  • Good understanding of B2B SaaS products and experience dealing with big data

  • Extended database experience in Elastic Search, MongoDB or Couchbase

  • Outstanding communication skills in English

  • Educational background in business informatics or computer science is a plus

What we offer you

  • Permanent position with an attractive salary
  • Many professional growth opportunities, for example Head of Backend Development
  • Awesome workplace in the heart of Berlin at Alexanderplatz
  • Healthy working environment including fresh fruit, drinks and Urban Sports discount 
  • Relocation & bureaucracy assistance
  • Ongoing internal and external trainings
  • Home office options & flexible working hours
  • A highly motivated, international and dynamic team
  • Two big company events + two individual team events annually
  • High level of personal responsibility and impact
Sounds like the right job for you? We're looking forward to receive your online application including your CV, code samples, salary expectations, and earliest possible starting date.