Factory’s IT Department is looking for a full stack developer on freelance basis with a focus on Elixir to help identify, plan, implement, and deploy systems to support our mission of creating the best possible startup community and connecting the right people. The opening is for our Berlin HQ. The successful candidate is one who can embrace our core values, is a good team player and an avid problem solver.

By joining our team, you get the chance to work for Germany's largest startup campus with a network that includes Google, DigitalOcean or Techstars among others. You will see the impact of your job directly in our community. We always try to use the best tool for the job and are open to your suggestions. You will have the luxury of working for a company that is not afraid of using cutting edge technology. Moving fast is key for us.

Note: We are aware that Elixir is a quite young language and that there aren’t that many developers out there. If you are an experienced developer in a language like Ruby, understand functional programming and can convince us that you are a talented problem solver and quick learner you might just be right for the job.

Key accountabilities

  • The candidate will work on member management, application process, customer relationship management, data collection, IoT systems in prop-tech, payment and match-making solutions.
  • At times this involves evolving our existing solutions to meet new requirements; on other occasions, this requires building out new tools or rebuilding existing tools as needed.
  • The candidate will work alongside other developers, designers, project managers, and business stakeholders to make decisions and ensure priorities are met.

Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor in Software Engineering, Computer Science, or the equivalent in demonstrable work experience
  • 3-8 years experience building and deploying large-scale web applications
  • A generalist with in-depth knowledge in an area or two
  • Comfortable failing fast and passionate about both code quality and shipping on time
  • Experienced as both a producer and consumer of services and APIs
  • Passionate about software as a craft and teaching what you know
  • Eager to review peer code and have your code reviewed
  • Ready to be faced with both green-field projects as well as existing code to analyze, fix, or replace
  • Able to set a high bar for yourself and the rest of your team

Tech experience

  • Backend: Elixir or Ruby. Bonus points if you’ve worked with Phoenix or Rails.
  • Frontend: Angular or React. Bonus points if you know Redux.
  • Database: PostgreSQL, Elasticsearch.
  • Infrastructure: Docker
  • Source Control: Git

The right candidate does not need to have experience in those specific technologies but should at least have an interest in some or all of them. The things we’re looking for:

  • A clear understanding of system design and microservices
  • Extensive knowledge of HTML5/CSS3, responsive design, SASS
  • Proficiency in client-side scripting with JavaScript and JavaScript frameworks
  • Proficiency in at least one mainstream compiled language (Elixir, Objective-C, C#, Java, etc.)
  • Proficiency in at least one mainstream interpreted language (Python, Ruby, PHP, etc.)
  • Proficiency in SQL and database design
  • Proficiency in Git and source control in a team environment
  • Strong understanding of Object Oriented and/or Functional Programming patterns and principles
  • Experience with automated testing frameworks

About Factory

Factory is next generation business club fostering innovation. We connect the right people to build relationships that truly matter. Our mission is to empower entrepreneurs to make a real impact and create the world of tomorrow. Our curated community brings together the brightest minds from all over the globe. Our network includes freelancers, startups from all possible stages and verticals, established corporations as well as investors and leading influencers from politics and science.We operate the first and largest startup campus in Germany. Our locations provide access to our members and partners to an inspiring work environment and exclusive events. Our home and heart is in Berlin, as we believe in the potentials of the local creative scene.

What to expect

You’ll work alongside a young, creative and talented team. Some of us work with our community, some of us work with our products, brand etc., and we’re more than happy to share our knowledge with you. We live and breath architecture and design, and our own offices reflect that too. You’ll also have access to a fridge stocked with free drinks and more chocolate than you’ve ever seen. Come and join one of the most exciting projects in Berlin! Work alongside a dynamic, international team, and broaden your horizons by growing together with Factory and helping us build a thriving community.