Small Improvements is hiring

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We serve 700 customers worldwide and we're growing. Help us shape our vision, own the roadmap, collaborate with designers and developers, and impress our customers by releasing improvements every month.

More about the Product Manager position

Do you love coding and did you work at least five years full-time on challenging server-side projects? We need to talk! At Small Improvements you'll develop complex features in a friendly and fast-paced environment, you'll help shape our our architecture, you'll mentor our more junior developers, and you'll gather feedback directly from some of our amazing clients too.

Learn more about the Senior Java Developer position

Do you love clean and elegant web design? Are you able to transform your ideas into actual web sites and features? We're building a modern SAAS application that requires a slick website and extremely polished application features alike.

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Are you fresh out of school or uni and are looking for challenges? Can you show some existing work from personal projects or freelance work? Join the SI frontend team and grind your teeth on a seriously demanding codebase, while getting mentored by bright and helpful coworkers.

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We offer between 1500€ and 2000€ referral commission for successful candidates, so do tell your friends! But, dear recruiters, we don't pay more than that, so please don't call us. We have never worked with outside recruiters, and probably never will. Thanks :)

Life at Small Improvements

We love what we do, and we also love to travel and learn new things. As an example, the entire company met in New York in October 2013, in Austin in 2014, and in San Francisco in 2015 to celebrate success-stories and to brainstorm our roadmap. But we also love the small things, meeting customers, decorating the office and attending or sponsoring local conferences and events. Check our video and slideshows for some impressions.

We're always looking for smart people

Join an enthusiastic team and work with us on a product customers love to use!

Some perks you'll enjoy when working at SI

Our greatest assets are a carefully selected team of passionate developers, and a really enjoyable work environment. And then there are some perks that might not be as obvious:

  • Work machine

    Our default work machine is a 13 inch MBP Retina with SSD, 16GB RAM and two screens. A comparable Windows or Linux machine is just as fine of course.

  • Education

    You'll get a €2k education budget and 3 paid days so you can attend conferences, buy books or take online courses. Training also "just happens" on the job of course.

  • Relocation

    We'll help with relocation by paying up to €1k of your expenses, covering for instance the movers or an AirBnb-Apartment while you're house hunting.

  • No overtime

    Although we're a startup, we don't believe in overtime. It's a strict 40h work week, and if you happen to log more hours, please take a day off the next week.

  • German course (Berlin)

    For those joining the Berlin HQ, we'll cover 80% of the costs of an intense 12-week German course, and it's ok that you'll not be able to work the full 8 hours during that time.

  • Trip to the US or EU

    We love to travel, and you may join our annual one-week trip to the US to visit customers and to meet the US team. Or to Berlin, if you're in the US. Check out our 2015 trip video.

  • Teamwork

    We believe that coding is a team effort, so we prefer on-premises work. But it's fine to work from home one day a week on average.

  • Transparency

    Transparency is very dear to us. We publish our revenues once a quarter (see the latest one here), so you can imagine that our intranet is even more transparent.

  • Ethical company

    We turn down dodgy clients, we use Greenpeace Energy to power our office and GLS Bank for our savings, and we're donating 1% of revenues to charity.

Be involved in every part of the process

Compared with other players in the Berlin ecosystem, we're tiny. But since we're passionate and use some awesome tools, we're getting stuff done despite being small. And you'll be involved in every part of the process. You can plan, develop and deploy entire features from start to finish, including talking to beta clients, incorporating their feedback, and then writing the release notes when your creation goes live. It's still teamwork and you don't have to do it all on your own — but team sizes are rarely larger than 3.

So your voice will be heard when we make product- and design decisions. In fact, quite often you will be that voice! We love it when developers propose feature ideas and we typically work with very limited initial specs. There is plenty of space for your ideas, no product managers will give you the "definitive list of features" and ask you to implement them one by one.

We have some very demanding clients, so developing great features is not a walk in the park. Your work will probably go through multiple iterations before we launch it, and there will be plenty of discussions and prototypes before we're happy. But once a feature is launched, and demanding clients such as Pinterest or Quiksilver just love it, then the hard work has truly paid off, and no product manager will eat your lunch.

Work for amazing clients

Speaking of which: We work with some of the world's top companies. We work with their representatives on a daily basis, get feedback from their UI experts, and discuss technical details with their IT team. We demo our new features to their HR staff, and help them if they have any questions. Learn what they say about Small Improvements on our Customer testimonials page.

Ready to work at SI?

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