Zenjob GmbH
Zenjob GmbH

Principal Software Engineer (f/m/d)

Software Development

The Role:

Are you ready to steer the technology direction of a vibrant company located in the heart of Berlin? Zenjob is on the lookout for a Principal Engineer, a visionary leader who thrives on improving lead times and reshaping the approach to development with a creative, problem-solving mindset.

Nestled in the heart of Berlin, a city where cultural richness meets technological innovation, our team thrives on a hybrid work model, embracing a three-day in-office policy.

is on the mission to become the digital staffing platform delivering companies best staffing experience with the highest flexibility and reliability, and workers the best choice and fair pay for side jobs. Our service is available in over 39 cities in Germany. Our growth financing round of $50 million (€45 million) from February 2022 is helping us to scale our platform and add new data-based automation features for our rapidly growing customer base.

What you'll be doing:

As a Principal Engineer at Zenjob, you'll be at the forefront of enhancing our engineering practices, focusing on accelerating build times, innovating our testing strategies, and elevating our development and test environments. Your toolbox will include the latest AI-based developer tools like ChatGPT and GitHub Copilot, setting new standards for efficiency and creativity.

Your influence will extend to the future architecture of the Zenjob product, laying down the foundation for scalable and robust solutions. By spending time on hands-on coding, you'll build empathy and insight into the day-to-day challenges faced by our team, fostering an environment of understanding and mutual respect.

What you'll bring:

  • A passion for motivating and exciting other engineers, acting as a beacon of inspiration within the team.
  • The ability to demystify complex topics, ensuring clear communication with both technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • A bias towards industry-standard tech choices, guiding the team towards reliable and time-tested solutions.
  • Confidence in moving between tech stacks, centered around AWS and Java, but also contributing to Frontend and Mobile, leveraging these tools to craft outstanding products and services.

Why Zenjob?

At Zenjob, we blend the dynamism of a startup with the stability of an established player. Our office in Berlin is a hub of innovation, where around 60 talented individuals across Platform, IT, Data, and Product Development come together to make work meaningful and enjoyable. With a focus on diversity and inclusivity, we aim to attract top talent from all walks of life, fostering a culture where every voice is heard and valued.

Dive Into a Role That Matters:

If you're eager to make a tangible impact, guiding the technological trajectory of a leading company while nurturing a team of skilled engineers, Zenjob is your stage. This is more than a job; it's a journey of growth, innovation, and collective success.

What we offer?

  • A supportive, open, and fun team that will have your back from day 1.
  • Twenty-eight days of vacation (increases based on tenure to up to 30 days), 1-day special leave paid for charity work, five days of paid educational leave, and the option of unpaid leave.
  • Hybrid work setup combining office & remote work (3 days from office, 2 days home), flexible working hours, bring your dog policy.
  • Ongoing focus on your personal development (annual development budget of EUR 1000, mentoring opportunities, continuous career conversations)
  • Mental Health support via Likeminded
  • Monthly 30 EUR subsidy on Urban Sports Club, 25% discount on FitX gym membership
  • Monthly 40 EUR credit for NAVIT- a sustainable mobility solution spanning public transport bike-sharing.
  • Tax-free meal allowance (saving EUR ~50 net per month!)
  • Quarterly team get togethers, budget for employees birthdays, winter & summer parties plus regular cultural talks & events

If this sounds exciting to you, then we'd love to find out more about you! Apply and send in your application.

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We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to assessing every qualified person according to their skills, regardless of age, gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability status or religion. It is not necessary to include your photo and age with your application.

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Zenjob GmbH

201-500 employees
Staffing and Recruiting

Zenjob is a Berlin-based scaling tech staffing platform with a technological staffing solution being used by thousands of talents and brands in various sectors.


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