Django Backend Engineer (Werkstudent / Student Job) at Motius GmbH


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Motius GmbH

Django Backend Engineer (Werkstudent / Student Job)

München, DE


Job description

In the last years, we successfully built up an R&D company that develops great products using latest technologies. We do this with an unique approach: combining a fixed core team and a huge and strong community of developers, engineers, makers, hackers, and designers. In the community, there are freelancers, academic researchers, and senior elite students that then work on projects on a flexible basis.

You could join our community as a Django Backend Engineer in a student job position (in Gemany called "Werkstudent"). 

This is not a 100% remote position. You'll have the option to work remotely, but it is not a fully remote position. Please don't apply if you can't guarantee to come to our office in Munich or Stuttgart once in a while (especially in the first few months).

Your profile

  • Currently pursuing studies in Computer Science, Information Systems, Informatics, or similar

  • Optimally located in southern German area (e.g. Stuttgart, Munich, Augsburg, Nuremberg, Karlsruhe, etc.), as Werkstudenten should be able to come our offices every now and then

  • Hand-on experience in web application technologies such as Python, Django, or Flask (or NodeJS maybe)

  • Good software engineering basics (e.g. patterns, architectural questions)

  • Experience with SQL or NoSQL databases (e.g. MongoDB, PostgreSQL)

  • Having worked in agile environments, being able to follow the SCRUM process

  • Good communication skills in English in writing and speaking

  • Having worked with Docker, GitLab CI, or comparable tools

  • Any Frontend (JavaScript, ReactJS, ReactNative) experience would be awesome

Your Role

  • Taking over a central role in web development projects at Motius

  • Joining various teams, topics, and customers (e.g. Microsoft, Innogy, BMW, Siemens) for building strong and beautiful web & app projects, e.g. for Smart City usecases, Blockchain applications, or IoT products

  • Perspective: after graduating becoming a fullstack engineer and leading the scrum process with teams of 2-5 other developers and 1-2 DevOps engineers

  • Discussing the technical realisation of feature requests with Product & Project Owners

  • Organizing code reviews, pair programming sessions for improving the quality of the team

What we offer

  • Being part of our huge and interdisciplinary tech community of 600-800 developers, engineers, makers, hackers, etc.

  • Flexibility (remote work 30-70% possible)

  • Above average salary (for Munich tech startups)

  • Getting great and unique insights into different industries by joining different projects from time to time, e.g. building a solution with BMW in the IoT area for 4 months, and then joining a Microsoft Xbox project afterwards

Some of the values we share here are

  • open communication and a constant feedback culture (flat hierarchies help here)

  • diverse teams (not really a value, but diverse teams lead to great results in our opinion)

  • comitted to personal growth (as a young company, we all grow day by day)

  • eagerness, curiosity, and desire to build new products, learn new things, try things out, fail fast, etc.

What you can expect here

  • a young team that wants to grow with you

  • a steep learning curve and definitely a place to take over ownership and responsibility for something

  • a diverse team with over 10 nationalities and tech backgrounds as software engineers, designers, electrical engineers, mechanical engineers, etc.

  • a self-funded healthy startup that grows constantly and is profitable from year one

  • of course coffee and team building events and all these hippie startup things


Please apply either via Stackoverflow or via our Motius Platform ( directly in our community

  1. Step: Review of your profile and background

  2. Step: First interview via Skype/Hangout or in person in Munich

  3. Step: Technical Test (e.g. via Hackerrank)

  4. Step: If successful, becoming part of our Tech community at Motius

  5. Step: For a concrete project, a concrete technical interview with a Technical Project Manager at Motius

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