Lufthansa Innovation Hub: Senior Backend Developer (Ruby)

Published Nov 24, 2021

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  • Headquarters: Berlin, Germany

    About the job

    We are Europe’s largest airlines’ innovation unit and work on a variety of innovative projects from new ways of booking flights to the future of climate-neutral flying.

    As a senior developer, you are someone who can see projects through from beginning to end, coach others, and self-manage. We’re looking for an eager person who can bring our team to the next level with their technical knowledge, people skills, and real-world experience. 

    On the technical side, extensive experience building high-traffic websites using Ruby and Ruby on Rails is a hard requirement. Experience with DevOps (AWS services, Terraform) is a plus but not required.

    The Stack

    • Ruby on Rails backend & we're experimenting with Sorbet
    • Open API Specs for contract testing
    • Postgres
    • Terraform
    • Bonus: Amazon Web Services (RDS, ECS, Lambda, Cloudwatch)
    • Bonus: TypeScript, React/Vue

    How we work

    • Our biweekly sprint planning call is our only regular meeting
    • For complex features, write a design doc before coding
    • All code goes through code review, reviews are split out evenly across the team
    • A dedicated "runner" fields ad-hoc requests and bug reports each week, so that everyone else can focus
    • We use Tuple for pair programming

    About you

    Technical Skills & Experience
    • You've built complex apps in a Ruby on Rails + modern frontend stack before, with a codebase optimized for performance and scale
    • You've designed & shipped large applications with many components and data structures
    • You have a proven ability to design interfaces that stand the test of time, showing anticipation of future product changes
    • You have experience integrating complex third party APIs
    • You are able to successfully refactor existing code and get rid of tech debt without regressions

    • You are able to handle ambiguity, and can push projects forward even when there is not a clear best path
    • You see things through from start to finish
    • You can manage yourself but you also work well with others
    • A good sense of humor and a great team player
    • Fluent English and an excellent communicator


    This is a full-time position and you can work from anywhere within ±6 hours of CET. The salary range is between $90 - 120k. 

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