Senior Full Stack Developer @ SI

Help us make work a better place! Small Improvements is turning traditional performance management into an ongoing and positive feedback conversation. We serve 750 customers worldwide, including SoundCloud, Zapier, Vimeo and many more.

We’re now looking for a Senior Full-Stack Developer to help us deliver great features to customers even faster.

Who we are

We’re a passionate and friendly team of 32 people  mainly based in Berlin, with some of us working remotely in the US. 750 global customers use Small Improvements to power their feedback culture, and we want to grow. Our product is very user-friendly yet highly configurable, customers roll it out from intern to CEO, and it’s served by a complex backend.

What you’ll do

We’re looking for a Senior Full Stack Developer who loves agile and iterative product development. Help us build great functionality that inspires prospects and keeps customers happy!

You’ll be in charge of developing medium-sized features right away, and within months you’ll tackle some of our hardest problems. You’ll participate at the planning stage of features and make your voice heard. You’ll work closely with designers and with product management, and you’re encouraged to meet and discuss directly with clients too.

Small Improvements offers flexibility and demanding challenges: One quarter you’ll build an entirely new feature, the next quarter you’ll overhaul an existing one, and then you’ll work on nonfunctional requirements such as performance, security or architecture. We’ll ensure you can really play to your strengths.

Our tech stack includes ReactJS, Java 8 on Google App Engine, an increasing share of Node, and we’re taking first steps with serverless cloud functions and with functional programming. You can view our Tech Stack over here, and we’re keen to learn what you can bring to the table!

Who we’re looking for

This is a very hands-on position. You’ll fit in perfectly if:

  • You just love to implement features that will make users happy
  • You have at least three years of experience on fast-paced web applications, and you’ve worked on two different applications before
  • You have a very agile mindset, you like to experiment, and you are fine to build (and shelve) prototypes
  • You’re pragmatic and have a history of getting things launched
  • You strive for clean code and know how to test thoroughly
  • You’re a self-starter who comes up with product improvements on your own
  • You’re used to modern back-end concepts, and are fine to learn Java basics

We’re serious about our open and tolerant company culture, and we value diversity. We’re looking for friendly and bright people who can develop a great product without developing a huge ego.

More reasons to work at SI

  • We’re international: We sell mainly to the US and to Australia, and all our written communication is in English.
  • We’re self-funded — our only “investors” are our customers
  • We frequently ship new features and focus on quality product rather than on aggressive sales.
  • You’ll participate in our Hackathons and ShipIt weeks, and you can contribute to our product blog and to our tech blog.
  • Our office near Hackescher Markt is stylish yet cozy, and it has has plenty of doors to reduce distractions to a minimum. Take an office tour.
  • There are free snacks, fresh fruit, juices, tea and lemonades, you can make your own lattes with our amazing coffee machine, and we never run out of Club Mate.
  • We care about our employees’ happiness. Check out Glassdoor about how it’s to work here!

And we love to travel! Check out our recent company trip, and join us by August to join our upcoming Prague trip!

Apply now!

We’d love to find our perfect match! Please write a nice brief cover letter to explain why you’d be a good fit. No need to polish your CV for hours, your Xing/LinkedIn profile will be sufficient. But do spend some time on explaining one or two of your most interesting challenges in the past few years: What was it about, how did you approach and solve it, what was your impact, and what have you learned? No need for a novel, one or two pages will be fine!

You can send us your application in our portal. We’re looking forward to hearing from you!