Senior Backend Developer (d/f/m)

We are, a digital studio from Berlin, founded in 2015, now grown to ~30 people doing strategy, branding, and product development with clients from various fields. We work with global brands like Red Bull, publishers like ZEIT ONLINE, the public sector (e.g. the city of Düsseldorf), as well as tech startups, type foundries and many more.

One of our developer meetings (pre-Covid times)

As an experienced backend developer, you’ll work closely with our engineers as well as across disciplines to ensure system consistency and improve user experience.

You will join our “Team Blue” that works across a range of projects and clients, with a focus on creating great user experiences using tools like Kirby, Shopify, and Shopware, and languages such as PHP and JavaScript. In 2021, we brought a sustainable culinary brand’s marketing site to German consumers via a full web and brand redesign. We built their e-commerce platform and wrote custom-made Shopware plugins based on the Laravel framework. 

What you can expect in your role:

  • Become a team member of a cross-functional team managing e-commerce and marketing sites, among other websites.
  • Experiment with new cutting-edge technologies to improve legacy applications.
  • Evaluate new languages and libraries that can potentially improve the quality of our code and effectiveness of our team.
  • Gather and address technical and design requirements.
  • Participate in technical mentoring sessions.
  • Get involved in evaluating technical requirements for new clients.

Learn here, what's it like to work as a developer at diesdas.

Ideally, you are meeting the following expectations:

  • In-depth understanding of the entire web development process (design, development and deployment)
  • Experience in the e-commerce industry is a plus (Shopify/Shopware)
  • Eagerness to write clean code to develop functional web applications
  • Hands on experience with programming languages like PHP and Ruby
  • Working knowledge of CMS frameworks
  • Understanding your work domain, and passion about sharing your knowledge with other developers as well as across disciplines
  • Openness to try out new things and drive your vision forward
  • Eagerness to take the time to mentor other team members

That said, we also acknowledge that all these responsibilities come from different fields and we are not expecting from you to be an expert in or have prior experience with all of them. You would like to continue evaluating new languages and libraries, that can potentially improve the quality of our code and effectiveness of our team? If you tick some boxes and have curiosity for the rest, then do apply! Just like the rest of the team you can grow into your role and you’ll get the support you need.

One more thing!

We strongly believe that a diverse, empathetic team comes up with better solutions — which is why we want our team to reflect the diversity found among the audiences we design products for. In short: No worries if you don’t look like us, that’s actually a plus. We already have people from Australia, Germany, New Zealand, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK, Zambia, Mexico and Turkey, and the different cultural influences enrich our work noticeably every day. 

The most recent virtual get-together to celebrate Nic's 5th anniversary 🎉

What else you should know about the job:

  • This is a full-time employment position and currently the majority is working remotely due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. But it's up to you whether you prefer to work on-site in our office in Berlin Kreuzberg or work from wherever you are right now, we're open to what works best for you.
  • If you are working remotely, your timezone should be compatible with CET/Berlin.
  • We'll support you financially if you decide to move to Berlin for the job.
  • We have no core working hours, which means you can work whenever you want and take breaks how you see fit, as long as your immediate team is fine with it and at the end of the week it all adds up to 38h (if you work full-time).
  • It’s okay to not speak German, as our main office language is English. That said, some of our clients are from Germany, so knowing a bit of German will be helpful.
  • You get 30 days of holidays per year + 1 day if your birthday is a weekday, because working on your birthday is always a bit sad, isn’t it? Also no night shifts, crazy extra hours or working on weekends. We’re not an ad agency in the 60s after all. Your well-being is important to us.
  • We aspire to evolve and so are you: Lots of freedom to shape our still-young company and to bring your ideas into play. We’ll support your professional growth with a fair budget for conferences, books, tech, you name it.

Sounds good? Then it’s your turn now!

Send us a message with some lines about yourself, your motivation, earliest start date and CV to We’ll take it from there. 😊

Not convinced yet? Learn more about us!

Don’t miss our tumblr, lots of office photos on Instagram and take a look at our Twitter. There is also a ton of articles on our blog or learn more in our wiki (which you are already on).

Lastly, in case this job is not for you, but nonetheless you read thus far: We’d be grateful if you shared this job posting with your network or passed it on to someone who might be interested. Thank you! 🙇