Backend Developer

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Kiron Open Higher Education (gGmbH) Published: February 7, 2018
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Start: February or later - Offices: Berlin - fulltime

Your opportunities and responsibilities at Kiron:

  • Work with our Product & Tech team to introduce technical innovations and lightweight solutions that provide a stable and secure infrastructure for the entire organisation.
  • Contribute to our mobile-first single page web application that gives access to higher education for refugees.
  • Be part of a culture of learning and optimization by analyzing workflows, establishing priorities, developing standards and leading sprints.  
  • Take responsibility for the features and services you are building.


Your set of skills:

  • You possess a strong background in PHP and a familiarity with modern frontend javascript frameworks. We currently use React.js, GraphQL (express implementation) and Laravel PHP.
  • You have experience working with 3rd party open source tools which integrate into a custom stack.
  • You are experienced with continuous integration and deployment and cloud architecture.
  • You are familiar with the services and structures of the public cloud and container management (AWS is a plus).
  • You are fluent in English (C1, according to the The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages), German is a plus.


Our offer:

  • The opportunity to work in a fun, dynamic, international, interdisciplinary, and highly committed team.
  • The chance to shape a fast-growing social startup with your initiative and creative input.
  • A (mostly) bleeding edge tech stack, using React, GraphQL, Laravel, and PostgreSQL, containerized, orchestrated by Kubernetes.
  • Flexible working hours at our Berlin location.

Ready to join our mission? Apply now!

We don´t particularly believe in CVs and cover letters! Just send us an e-mail with the subject BE  + your name and include whatever you think showcases best your skills and you as a person as a single PDF file until the 12.02.2018 to

Julia Mehr


As an equal opportunities employer, Kiron strongly encourages people with a refugee background and women to apply. The position is suitable for people living with a disability. In case of two equally qualified candidates, preference will be given to the candidate living with disability.

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