Backend Developer (m/f/d)

Backend Developer (m/f/d)

Skoobe is currently looking for a talented and experienced backend developer (m/f/d) with a strong background in web and backend technologies, including REST, GraphQL, Docker, SQL and HTML5 for our office in Munich, Germany. Additional experience with AWS services and Nomad/Consul is an advantage.

Key responsibilities:

Work as a part of our backend team and be responsible for diverse and challenging backend development efforts:

  • Design and implement robust and scalable services
  • Ensure high uptime and meet scalability needs
  • Write and maintain tests to improve software quality
  • Automate recurring tasks, help us simplify operations
  • Design and communicate new API features

Skills & Requirements:

  • 5+ years experience designing and writing backend applications
  • Extensive development experience in Python and Java. Bonus if you have worked on C/C++ projects before
  • Extensive knowledge with web and backend technologies, esp. asynchronous programming and caching
  • Extensive knowledge on relational databases, preferably MySQL. Bonus for knowledge in NoSQL technologies
  • Experience with Amazon Web Services is a plus
  • Experience with Docker. Knowledge of container-orchestration systems is a plus
  • BS/MS in Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • You are smart and adaptive, able to learn new technologies and get things done
  • Comfortable in an English-speaking work environment

About us:

Skoobe is a Munich based start-up, financed by the publishing groups Georg von Holtzbrinck, Random House and bookselling chain Thalia. We spark passion for reading with the best app to discover (audio)books, an excellent reading and listening experience on different mobile devices, a fair price and an outstanding service. We focus on quality, speed and the needs of our customers.

Skoobe offers fast realisation of your ideas, space for open discussions, a goal-oriented work style and a supportive environment with flat hierarchies. You help to bring a global product forward and get free access to more books than you could ever read in your life. Our quiet and nicely collaborative open-plan office is located in the city center of Munich, close to a number of public transport options.

What's included:

  • Competitive salary
  • Flexible working hours and home office option
  • Skoobe VIP account – with free access to our digital library
  • Team events and weekly team lunch
  • Regular attendance on industry events and trade shows
  • Access to Campus Success, the online learning platform from Holtzbrinck Group
  • Dynamic work environment
  • Relocation assistance
  • German language class for international applicants

Data Protection

When you apply for this position you give us personal data about yourself like your name, contact information, CV and certificates. We use this personal data solely for the application process. We save and process your data strictly confidential according to general data protection guidelines. We automatically delete your application 6 month after hiring for this position. Until then we evaluate if your profile fits also other positions and would contact you in case of a match. By sending your application you explicitly agree that we save and process your data according to this paragraph. Of course, you are always entitled to withdraw your agreement and ask us to delete your data. In order to do so, please send an email to

Become part of our success!

If you have a passion for books as well as digital devices and want to become part of a young company in a traditional field, we are looking forward to receiving your application!

Gorislava Schramm
Tel. +49 89 2429267-21