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(Mid/Senior) Backend Software Engineer (m/f/d) – Python

Tech & Engineering
Munich + 1 more location
Full Time
Experienced Professionals
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When applying for this position, you will have the opportunity to indicate your preferred work location from the following: Munich, Remote

Grow with us – Start your career at IU!

Since its founding in 1998, IU International University has developed into the largest private university for online and dual study programs in Europe. We offer more than 120 career-oriented Bachelor & Master programs in various fields of study. These English and German language programs are all accredited and state-approved. As a pioneer in digital education, we continuously improve the learning experience of our students with the help of innovative technologies and a constant focus on student satisfaction. Our ambitious goals and a constant growth rate of over 50% are only possible thanks to our great team of entrepreneurial thinking & acting employees.

Support our team remotely across Germany starting immediately in full-time/part-time as (Mid/Senior) Backend Software Engineer (m/f/d) – Python

We leverage state-of-the-art NLP and data-driven synthetic teaching use-cases to personalize students’ learning experiences via our virtual teaching assistant. We are at an early stage in our product life-cycle and embrace new ideas, experimentation and innovation.

Your tasks
  • Take over responsibility for the development of a complex NLP and data-driven learning assistant 
  • Analyse the existing systems and develop concepts for a high-performance, service-oriented application landscape
  • You work with product owners, data scientists, UX experts and key users and enjoy contributing your own ideas 
Your profile
  • Desire for an entrepreneurial climate in an enormously successful company 
  • Strong understanding of microservice architectures and are an expert in Python
  • An independent, goal-oriented and structured way of working rounds off your profile 
  • Nice to have: experience as a fullstack/frontend developer (especially Vue3)
  • You know when it’s more important to plan, refactor, or write some code to test out new ideas.
Your stack

Our Microservice Landscape is based on FastAPI/Python, connects to PostreSQLMongoDB and OpenSearch, communicates via REST-APIs and Queues, and is deployed to AWS and Azure.

  • You're confident within this stack?
  • You're able to build services up from scratch or dig into existing codebases?
  • You have experience writing useful tests, analyse logs and debug strange bugs?
  • You know when's the right time to do some thorough planing, refactor for future benefits or right away start coding to test out an idea?

Then you are the one we're looking for!

You bring additional skills like Frontend-Development, DevOps experience and more? Even better 🙂

We offer
  • A versatile and responsible job with a lot of freedom in a cooperative atmosphere
  • Localhost: free choice of hardware and IDE 
  • Attractive career prospects in a strongly expanding entrepreneurial environment
  • 100% of the tuition fees for a bachelor's or master's degree programme with a tech degree from the first day of work, as well as other attractive benefits in the area of continuing education
  • The possibility of a national and international job change within the company group
  • A high degree of time flexibility with a full-time or a part-time model (min. 30h a week), home office
  • Head office in Munich, centrally located
  • Performance-related salary increase, employee discounts and cooperations
  • 30 vacation days

Are you interested in shaping the education sector and becoming part of a great team? Then start your job application now via our careers page.

Learn more about IU International University at www.iu.de.

Your personal contact
Your personal contact - Anita Streitferdt

Anita Streitferdt

Tech Recruiter

Our explosive growth pushes us to always reinvent ourselves. My daily tasks are very different from one year ago. IU is a unique opportunity for those who want to learn and grow at speed.
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Marco Kukulies
IU asked me in my interview what I wished to do—today I’m doing it. I have the freedom to work as I please, develop what I feel is needed, and I am fully supported with my career development plan.
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What we’ll do for you
Design your ideal career and pathway
Explosive growth enables great opportunities. Tell us your dream career, and we will help you make it a reality.
Work from home, work from anywhere
We blur the lines between local and remote by embracing collaborative & video meeting technologies.
Flexible working times
It’s your call. We trust you will get things done.
Up level your education
You have free access to all our E-Learning platforms and we will fully finance a Technology Degree of your choice.
30 days annual vacation for everyone
We strive for greatness, but we all take time-off to recharge.
Enjoy our brand of social
We love spending time together. Whether it’s yoga, team events, brown bag lunches or partying—there is something for everyone.
World’s best colleagues
We give each other a leg-up when needed, and we collectively go beyond expectations.
Always connected
Our state-of-the-art IT infrastructure, tools, & methods empower us to collaborate and innovate from anywhere, anytime—with agility and speed.
Your personal technology
Leave it to us. We provide you with a leading-edge smartphone, Mac, tablet, ergonomic office stool, and complete Home Office equipment. You may also choose your preferred hardware and IDE.
The location
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Our beautiful Munich Campus is at Berg am Laim, and our Business & Mission Centre is at Schwantalerhöhe. There, we strategize, innovate, build, and manage the IU products & services that are transforming education forever.
About the team
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Tech & Engineering
We push the outside of the envelope, challenge what exists, and do what hasn’t been done before—building an unbreakable connection between people and education. That’s how we roll in Tech & Engineering at IU International University of Applied Science (IU).

Unrestricted access to learning is a life-changing concept. We build solutions for digital education that are accessible wherever we go. They’re mobile, always on, and everywhere. Advancing through AI, NLP, Big Data Analytics, IoT, Cloud platforms, and Software Development, we are leading the digital transformation of education in the era of Industry 4.0.
Our core values

Make collaboration standard practice.

We aim for the best solution as a team and have fun with it - without ego or politics.

Be courageous and take risks.

We make courageous decisions and take calculated risks.

Embrace innovation always.

We are always looking for ways to improve our offers for our customers.

Strive for the empowerment of everyone.

We support each other’s development to become the best version of ourselves.

Adopt a growth mindset for scale.

We aim to improve ourselves in everything we do and work hard to do so every day.

Focus on getting things done on time.

We implement things quickly, pragmatically, effectively and goal-oriented.

Put customer focus first.

In everything we do, our customers come first.

Tech & Engineering FAQs

How is the IU-Tech Team structured?
Starting with three Techies, we have grown to 60+ developers in three years. We are spread across 17 teams, in three technical clusters: IU EDU TECH, IU MAR TECH and IU ORG TECH.
What are my responsibilities in the IU EDU Tech-Team?
You will be responsible for building IT solutions for our 70,000+ students—ranging from Moodle based learning management systems, to portals based on vueJS and nestJS, to native iOS apps.
What are my responsibilities in the IU MAR-Team?
You will be responsible for developing high-performance websites and landing pages using Laravel, Tailwind, and vueJS. In addition, you will get to develop AI driven customer-centric solutions.
What are my responsibilities in the IU ORG-Team?
In Dev/Ops you will be responsible for developing complex ERP Solutions based fully on TypeScript, nestJS, and vueJS, and implementation in a Kafka event-sourcing driven micro-service architecture.
Can I work remotely for the Tech-Team?
Of course! We are happy to have you on board.
What Tech-Stack is used at IU?
We love PHP and JavaScript. You will find little jQuery here, mostly typed JavaScript in the form of vueJs and nestJS in the backend. From PHP in Moodle to micro-services in OOP PHP using the Laravel framework. All projects are GIT based and use CI/CD processes. No one is pushing code through the ether via FTP on Saturday night. Laravel / vueJs / Kafka / Tailwind / MariaDB / MongoDB / AWS / Docker / Atlassian (Jira, Confluence, BitBucket) /...