nerdgeschoss is a product development studio based in Berlin working on products for promising startups and help established companies innovating on their products and services. We work in agile, multi-disciplinary teams which helps us solve business problems for our clients by building the right thing. Also we value the work that other developers share as open source on GitHub.
What makes you weird and special makes you memorable. And not only that, it makes you authentic, original, and enriches the whole workplace with your personal perspective. This is your superpower. Therefore we pledge to increase diversity in our company by trying to explicitly encourage, hire and support people from underrepresented groups. To reduce unfair payment, we pay salaries according to the nerdgeschoss Human Growth Framework, based on skills and achievements.
We are not only remote friendly, but remote first. While we have a beautiful office in Berlin Kreuzberg that you can use at any time, you're also free to work from wherever you want - we even have one employee touring Sweden in a camper van while working. We value productivity over busy work and try to support you in your individual work style as much as possible.
We believe that only deployed software is good software and that our customers should have working software as quickly as possible. Therefore we try to unify our tech stack across projects, based on Rails 7, Ruby 3 and Hotwire with PostgreSQL and Redis. If the need for more complicated frontend arises, we throw in some React with TypeScript. We develop APIs in GraphQL and host everything on Heroku.
Apps for the AppStores are built wherever possible as PWAs/Capacitor or for more demanding projects with Turbo Native to give us the opportunity to iterate quickly across platforms.
Want to learn more about our tech stack? You can read all aboutgoing n.U.T.S - Developing with the nerdgeschoss Unified Tech Stack.
Even though nerdgeschoss exists for quite a while, we embrace change and improvement. You're not just an employee but a valued part of our constant self improvement. You want to change the way how we develop software? Join in! You have a great idea how to improve diversity or how we talk to customers? Be our guest! We will do our best to support you to deliver the best work you can do and make a change.
You are a Rails developer with several years of experience in the field with a deep understanding of the web. You don't need to be an expert in everything, but we expect you to be eager to learn and be passionate about software development in general. We value a “getting things done” attitude and are looking for people with strong self-organisation skills.
Fluency in written and spoken English is required, German would be nice but is not required. We do not require any degrees.
Send us an email to [email protected] and tell us about:
We will evaluate your application as quickly as possible, usually coming back to you within 2 to 3 days with a proposal to have a quick call to get to know each other. This call is all about making sure we are a fit in terms of personality and attitude. Bring your questions, no topic about the company is off limits.
If we both want to move forward, the next step is our tech interview. During a one hour call with the CTO we will present actual problems that we faced during product development. You don't need to balance a binary tree and you won't need to code on a whiteboard, but we want to see actual problem solving skills here. The interview ends with a short offline coding challenge that we ask you to implement within the day (for a skilled developer that shouldn't take more than 30min).
After this we come back to you with an offer. Yes you read right - there's only two calls to get hired, no time-wasting processes.