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(Senior) Backend Developer (m|f|x)

RemoteBerlin, Berlin, GermanyTechnology

Job description

We are looking for a (Senior) Backend Developer (m|f|x) to support our international developer team. Almost like a start-up within idealo itself, we drive the evolution of our international online product and price comparison platforms to fuel our exceptional growth. How our tech team outworks this day to day, is through A/B testing, working on projects that involve AWS, micro-services, data and much more, alongside other departments. Having freedom, being trusted, and taking responsibility is big part of our team DNA.

This position is available full-time or part-time.

About your new role

  • You develop features for our 5 international price comparison portals that drive our growth and strengthen our market presence.
  • You develop web applications as part of an agile team.
  • You work with others to design and develop high quality components for various parts of the idealo user journey that can be A/B tested.
  • You work closely with our software team and international country managers to deliver regular improvements to our product.
  • You follow the principles of Lean Product Development.
  • With your clear communication skills you help your team to collaborate and find creative solutions.

Skills & Requirements

  • You have at least 3 years of experience as a software engineer in the development of modern web applications.
  • Your education and experience as a software developer helps you to solve challenges in a goal-oriented manner and to communicate them to business stakeholders.
  • As a team player, you actively involve your team in finding the best solutions, you share your findings and best practices and you are no stranger to pair programming, code reviews and the pull principle.
  • Your passion for professional software development (algorithms, design patterns, clean code, agile processes, domain modelling) drives you and your team. 
  • You bring experience or the willingness to learn our technology stack: Spring Boot, React, Kafka, Kubernetes, Postgres, MongoDB, Docker and AWS.
  • Nice to have: You are familiar with DevOps such as continuous integration, delivery, test automation and monitoring.

You don't tick all the boxes? Don't worry, we are looking for employees who convince us with their personality and are motivated to go on full power with their team!

Job requirements

At idealo you can expect

  • You don't live in Berlin and want to work from home? Our hybrid work model offers you the freedom to work from all over Germany in a mobile and flexible way. Together we will find the best solution that works for you. In return, you get everything you need for your work (noise-canceling headset, laptop, etc.).
  • You need vacation? We offer you 30 days of vacation. Not enough? You can "buy" an additional 15 days every year by converting your salary and it's seen as a positive thing.
  • You want to further your education? We take your personal development goals seriously and, in addition to our idealo Learning Hub, eLearning offerings (e.g., Udemy, DataCamp), coaching & mediation, we also offer you the opportunity to benefit individually from additional learning and development budget.
  • And what about the office? Our office in the heart of Berlin offers free organic breakfast, excellent subsidized lunch, as well as free coffee, lemonades and after-work beer, in addition to the "standard foosball". It also has a fabulous rooftop terrace with view of the whole of berlin where you can network with colleagues from our group of companies.
  • You don't live in Germany yet? We support you in the visa process and with your relocation.
  • You are a parent of a child that’s in need of daycare? Your needs are well looked after with our company KiTa which enables you to keep focused on work with no worries. In addition, you are paid in full for up to 30 sick days per child per year and if you are a single parent, even up to 60 sick days.

About idealo

idealo is a Berlin success story: in 2000 we started out with the mission of helping consumers make the best purchasing decisions. Today, with 1.5 million visits per day, 50,000 shops, and more than 330 million product offers, we are one of the most popular German e-commerce websites and one of the leading European shopping and comparison platforms. We are active as a price comparison platform in six countries (Austria, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, and Spain).
We are located in the heart of Berlin and offer a unique idealo spirit. Your ideas are the driving force that moves our business forward. Not only our product portfolio is diverse, but also the people who work on it. We want you just as you are! Origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or a degree of disability are irrelevant.
If you are passionate about improving the world of online shopping alongside 1000 idealos from 60 nations, apply with us today.

Information for applicants with severe disabilities: As an applicant with a severe disability, you can get advice from our Representative Body for Severely Disabled People (SBV) during the application process. Please contact

Please contact our representative for severely disabled persons at: .

For the inclusion of people with disabilities, our office is accessible without steps. When you start with us, we will see what else is needed!

Work in the office and from wherever you like.

idealo allows you to work from wherever you are. As part of our Hybrid Work at idealo, you decide whether and how often you work from our office in Berlin or remotely because you live in another city within Germany or the café down the street makes the best coffee cream. Only about once a month, there will be mandatory office days to bring idealos together at company, department or team level, including stunning views from our roof terrace. Find out what Hybrid Work at idealo is all about here and in a personal conversation in the interviews!