This ad goes out to all those who want to find a purpose in what they’re doing and take accountability for their work. At Blinkist, we’ve created a meaningful product that is growing fast. Our blinks – key insights from the world’s best nonfiction – help more than 2 million people around the globe to keep learning new, exciting things each and every day. In 2017, our app received the World Summit Award, granted by the United Nations, in the Learning & Education category.
Why do we need you?
All our backend services are running in Ruby, from the monolithic Website and API to our brand new micro services. This is where you can get your hands dirty by helping us migrate the monolith into small and performant micro services based on Ruby on Rails 5 API - all built on top of JSON API to guarantee a language agnostic communication.
As our Rails Junior Developer you will:
Work hands-on in a project to extract services out of our monolithic applications Help us build micro services in efficient Ruby on Rails code Be a fully-fledged member of our highly motivated and awesome team of experienced engineers Be able to play with the latest technologies on Amazon Web Services (ECS, Docker, Terraform) Learn a lot about engineering processes and dev team organization
To do this, we believe you should:
Have created your own Ruby on Rails project (that you can show us) Have a high interest or even a degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related subject Love coding and want to go all in Be eager to learn new skills and face challenges autonomously Be able to communicate in a clear way in English Be able to work in our office in Berlin
What’s in it for you?
At Blinkist, we offer a fantastic workplace in the heart of Berlin-Neukölln including all the benefits you’d expect – from a personalized perk system to free drinks, fresh fruit, and furious foosball fights, plus the nicest, smartest bunch of coworkers. Add a competitive salary, flexible working hours, and a meaningful product on the rise, and you have a first impression of why Blinkist is a great place to work. We got rid of classical management hierarchies and, instead, distributed authority among all colleagues. We foster a unique company culture championing self-empowerment, personal development, direct communication and mutual support. Not only do we want you to grow into the role of Rails Junior Developer, but we want this role to grow with you.
If we’ve captured your interest and you want to be part of a rapidly-growing, popular and valuable product, apply now and let us know why you’re the perfect fit for the job!