Senior Backend Engineer, TypeScript
Berlin, Germany

About the opportunity

We are looking for Senior Backend Engineers to help our teams maintain and improve Contentful’s Platform and Products. In this role you will have the opportunity to drive direction, own development end-to-end, provide actionable feedback and insights to colleagues, and create technical solutions at scale.

What to expect?

  • Build new apps and features that simplify and improve content editing and delivery with Contentful
  • Continuously improve our RESTful and GraphQL API surfaces
  • Improve and extend Contentful’s App Framework
  • Work on interesting and complex Engineering problems to improve performance and scalability of Contentful
  • Solve problems for our customers with our Infrastructure up to and including the edge
  • Develop on our Platform with modern services like AWS, Docker, Kubernetes, and Terraform

What you need to be successful?

  • Experience building testable, highly-available applications and services with well-designed APIs
  • Have demonstrable knowledge of the server-side JavaScript ecosystem (Node.js)
  • Passionate about teaching and empowering your team and stakeholders
  • You communicate well in English and you know how to cultivate empathy and openness towards people from all over the globe

What's in it for you?

  • Join an ambitious tech company reshaping the way people build digital products. 
  • We set you up for success, equipping you with the latest and greatest hardware
  • Enjoy a full range of events, including workshops, Contentful-hosted meetups, guest speakers and team activities. Meet your team members from across the globe at our annual offsite. 
  • Get fit! We offer a variety of health and fitness classes and a discount on Urban Sports Club.
  • We value our employees health and safety. Our teams are working remotely during the COVID pandemic. 
  • Use your personal education budget to improve your skills and grow in your career. Join a free German class or one of our many internal learning initiatives!
  • Plus, Contentful socks! Oh yeah!

Who are we?

Contentful powers digital experiences for 28% of the Fortune 500 companies and thousands of global brands. Our content platform unifies content in a single hub, structures it for use in any digital channel and integrates seamlessly with hundreds of tools through open APIs. It lets developers and content creators work in parallel, increasing team efficiency and happiness. Companies such as Co-op, Spotify, Bang & Olufsen, N26 and Swarovski use Contentful to build their mobile and web products, voice controlled apps and more.

We’re growing rapidly and are backed by over $150 million in funding from top-tier venture capital firms like Sapphire Ventures, Salesforce Ventures, General Catalyst and Benchmark.

More than 350 people from 70 nations contribute their energy and creativity to Contentful, working from hubs in Berlin and San Francisco and distributed around the world.


“Everyone is welcome here” — it's 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 look forward to your application!

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