Backend Engineer (f/m/d+)

Development · Berlin, Berlin
Department Development
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced
Compensation 65,000-85,000 EUR

Location: Berlin, Germany    Job Type: Full-time    Salary: 65,000-85,000 EUR



colorfy is a data and insights-driven innovation company, where design meets engineering. We create products and services that have a meaningful impact on the world and help other businesses launch their ideas in our B2B consultancy. With our interdisciplinary team of hardware, embedded and software engineers as well as designers and product managers, colorfy has to offer more. 


We often start with business development, business modeling, and digitalization concepts for our customers from scratch. Being data-driven, research and analysis is an integral part of colorfy's work. Our teams thereafter design and engineer the necessary software and hardware, build prototypes and accompany our customers in an iterative approach, until we reach mass production and, in many cases, even further.


We’re looking for a Backend Engineer to join our growing team in Berlin. We’re especially fond of good communicators, creative thinkers, problem solvers, and hands-on team players. You join our cross-functional team to develop and deliver IoT solutions with a continuous focus on the circular economy.


You are part of…

An ambitious team brings together research, design, technology, and business to shape future services. At the same time, the team combines our customers’ visions with colorfy’s insights to drive our strategic thinking and put people at the center of everything we do.


Designing the future, we engage in a learning and feedback culture. We develop and practice new skills and evolve our disciplines.


Engineering is our starting point for innovation and is best paired with smart and intuitive design. That’s why we pride ourselves on creating a work environment that meets our expectations with an internally designed office and cutting-edge technology. It allows the team to lead, get involved, be creative, and have fun.


Our technology stack…

  • Programming languages: GoLang
  • Databases: PostgreSQL, MongoDB, Elasticsearch
  • Communication: MQTT, RabbitMQ, Linkerd, PubNub, gRPC, GraphQL
  • Operations: Kubernetes, Terraform, Lens, Jaeger, Grafana, Loki, Prometheus
  • Cloud: AWS, Azure, Digital Ocean
  • Cooperation: Jira, Git, Confluence, Slack, Miro


You are responsible for…

  • Designing, developing, and improving IoT backend systems architecture and software from concept until production
  • Developing and maintaining distributed software in GoLang
  • Working with designers, product managers, frontend, and embedded software engineers in interdisciplinary teams depending on project type and project phase
  • Interfacing with clients, engineering partners, and service providers along the product development process


You succeed in this role…

  • With strong experience in translating high-level product requirements into performant and robust data and system architectures
  • With strong experience in developing distributed cloud software in GoLang
  • Having a very good understanding of the DevOps cycle, loving to automate test, deployment, and monitoring tasks
  • Having experience building APIs with gRPC, MQTT, AMQP, and GraphQL
  • Showing a great affinity for technology, and loving to learn how to use new technologies and programming languages along with your project work
  • Being able to work on overlapping projects in ever-changing technological fields
  • Having professional proficiency in speaking and writing in English

You set yourself apart…

  • Knowing NodeJS and JS (for legacy systems)
  • Affinity for design and UX
  • Having good proficiency in speaking German


In return, we offer you…

Dive into exciting projects with startups, corporations, and everything in-between. Sharpen and develop your talents working in interdisciplinary, cross-cultural teams on new challenges in a dynamic organization. An educational budget compliments your development efforts.

We support green mobility. That’s why we provide you with a public transport job ticket and the opportunity for bike leasing. To allow for more flexibility, we also grant a flexible workspace at our office in the heart of Berlin (Mitte), Home Office, and 30 days of annual vacation. We offer company health insurance, in-house yoga, a reduced Urban Sports Club membership, fresh fruit and vegetables, and healthy snacks to support your healthy lifestyle. Our coffee and juices keep you fueled.

To strengthen team cohesion, we meet regularly for lunch at our large table, where we get inspired by others and enjoy personal stories and organize team events.

With equal opportunities, colorfy welcomes and supports a diverse workforce. We are providing equal employment and advancement opportunities to all members of the team and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, pregnancy/childbirth, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability or perceived disability, genetic information, citizenship, marital or domestic partner status, or any other category protected by federal, state and/or local laws.


Please note that preference will be given to applicants who currently reside in an EU or EEA country. 

We’re looking forward to receiving your CV and samples of your work to start the conversation with you.

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  • Location
    Berlin, Berlin
  • Department
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    65,000-85,000 EUR