Software Engineer (m/f/d) with focus backend

Tech & Engineering
Full Time
Experienced Professionals
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Grow with us – Start your career at IU!

Are you an IT expert looking for a new professional challenge? Then support the IU International University of Applied Sciences with your know-how. You will work in an interdisciplinary, technically broad-based team on the further development of our sophisticated system landscape – with the aim of expanding our educational offer and spreading it via eCommerce channels. Show what you can do in terms of code quality, testing and agile processes and inspire with your innovative ideas.

Support our team remotely across Germany or in our office in Munich immediately in full-time/part-time as Software Engineer (m/f/d).

Your tasks
  • You’ll be part of our cross-functional agile teams working on our learning platform

  • Continously improve our overall Code Quality through pair programming is your way to excellence

  • Together with other Developers you’ll be bring our code standards to a new level by shaping and developing best practises

  • As a Teamplayer you’ll mentor younger developers so you and your team grow – technically as well as a team

  • Increasing our Learning Experience for our Students and Learners by designing, implementing and operating our Products

  • You’ll build self-contained micro services that include different persistence layers

  • Building scalable and cloud-native solutions in our AWS environment

  • Together with other software engineers, product owners, UI/UX designers you’ll create continously improving customer centric sollutions.

Your profile
  • You have a strong understanding of web technologies and got already in contact with JavaScript/Typescript using current frameworks like e.g. NestJS

  • If you started your development career with PHP that would be also a plus

  • Experience in modern software development tools and systems including Git, Bash, Docker, Linux

  • Experience with automated software testing, Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery practices

  • Experience in event driven architectures, messaging patterns and Apache Kafka is a plus

  • Excitement about creating end-to-end solutions for our customers in a cross-functional team

  • Passion for knowledge sharing and willingness to mentor other team members in best practices, code quality and tech frameworks

  • Agile mindset and full-stack thinking

Learning Tech Stack

Javascript/Typescript – NodeJS – Jest – Docker – VueJS – Vercel – AWS [ECS, ECR, RDS, Aurora, Kafka, Cloudfront etc.] – Sonarqube – Grafana – Prometheus –

Applied Concepts

self-contained systems – event driven architecture based on apache kafka – containerized applications – VueJS based microfrontend architecture – Hexagonal Architecture

We offer
  • A versatile and responsible job with a lot of freedom in a cooperative atmosphere

  • Attractive career opportunities 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

  • Attractive additional benefits in further education

  • A high degree of time flexibility with a full-time or a part-time model (min. 30h a week)

  • Up to 100% homeoffice

  • 30 days holiday entitlement

  • Performance-related salary increase

  • Employee discounts and many more cooperations


You find yourself in this profile and are looking for a new challenge? Then apply online now via our career portal.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Philipp

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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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We always try to make working from anywhere possible. But, it's not one or the other—you can work from the office when you want some real in-person time. We are as flexible as you want to be.
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) /...