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Senior Software Engineer (f/m/d) (Berlin)

ContentfulFull-time$100k - $255k*Berlin, GermanyMar 28, 2024
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About the Opportunity

Contentful is experiencing rapid growth, and we're on the lookout for a driven Software Engineer to join our Core Data Platform Team. In this pivotal role, you'll be at the heart of our data operations, collaborating with developers and internal stakeholders to create cutting-edge tools for data customers while maintaining a highly adaptable platform.

What to expect? 

  • Software Development
    • Lead the design, development, testing, and deployment of scalable and maintainable software solutions for our data platform.
    • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to understand requirements and translate them into technical specifications.
  • Data Orchestration
    • Architect and implement systems for efficient data orchestration, ensuring optimal performance and reliability.
    • Work closely with the Platform Engineers to integrate new technologies and tools into the data platform ecosystem.
  • Performance Optimization
    • Identify and address performance bottlenecks in the data platform, ensuring optimal data processing and access speed.
    • Implement monitoring and alerting systems to proactively identify and resolve issues.
  • Problem-Solving
    • Daily challenges related to data management, performance optimization, and security.
  • Responsibility
    • Substantial impact on the stability and performance of Contentful's Data Platform.
  • Continuous Learning
    • Staying updated with emerging technologies and industry trends is encouraged for your professional growth.
  • Collaboration
    • You'll work closely with a collaborative team of developers and stakeholders to achieve shared goals.
  • Supportive Culture
    • Contentful cultivates a supportive culture where team members help each other succeed and innovate through collaboration.

Your role as a Senior Software Engineer at Contentful promises dynamic challenges, collaboration, personal growth, and a supportive team environment. Join us for an exciting journey!

What you need to be successful

  • You have 5+ years of Software Engineering experience
  • You have proficiency in cloud technologies (AWS preferred)
  • You have proficient coding skills in Python, (Golang & TypeScript are a plus)
  • You are proficient with Infrastructure as Code, Terraform ( Terragrunt is a plus)
  • You are proficient in CI/CD tools, setting up complex workflows with a focus on CircleCI 
  • You have knowledge of Kubernetes & Docker & Helm
  • You are experienced with Git
  • You have experience with streaming services
  • Desirable skills: You are familiar with Apache Airflow and/ or AWS Redshift
  • You possess strong skills in communication, problem-solving, collaboration, diversity appreciation, and full professional English proficiency, enabling effective and inclusive interactions in diverse contexts.

If you believe we're a good fit but don't meet all the points, please reach out to us. We value diverse perspectives and welcome your unique skills and experiences. Let's explore the possibilities together.

What’s in it for you?

  • Join an ambitious tech company reshaping the way people build digital experiences
  • Full-time employees receive Stock Options for the opportunity to share ownership and the success of our company
  • We value Work-Life balance and You Time! A generous amount of paid time off, including vacation days, education days, and volunteer days
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for information, support, discussion, and counseling for life’s challenges
  • Use your personal education budget to improve your skills and grow in your career. 
  • Use your physical fitness budget to get away from your desk and support your physical wellness
  • Enjoy a full range of virtual and in-person events, including workshops, guest speakers, and fun team activities, supporting learning and networking exchange beyond the usual work duties 
  • A monthly phone/internet stipend and phone upgrade reimbursement after 2 years
  • New hire office equipment stipend. Get the gear you need to work at your best


Who are we?

Contentful is the intelligent composable content platform that unlocks all of an organization’s digital content to deliver impactful customer experiences, making content a strategic business asset. The Contentful Platform, Contentful Studio, and the Contentful Ecosystem combine the flexibility of composable content with the intelligence of AI, empowering digital teams to drive business momentum through collaboration, speed, and scale. Contentful powers innovative content experiences across brands, regions, and channels for organizations around the world, including nearly 30% of the Fortune 500. Nearly 800 people from more than 70 nations contribute their energy and creativity to Contentful, working from hubs in Berlin, Denver and distributed around the world.

Everyone is welcome here!

“Everyone is welcome here” is a celebrated component of our culture. At Contentful, we strive to create an inclusive environment that empowers our employees. We believe that our products and services benefit from our diverse backgrounds and experiences and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, physical [dis]ability, or length of time spent unemployed. We invite you to apply and join us!

If you need reasonable accommodations at any point during the application or interview process, please let your recruiting coordinator know.

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