Hiring: Web/Full-Stack Developer

Berlin, 01. November 2022

Our hybrid between media platform and webtool is intended to be an alternative to noisy social media and the short news cycles of journalism. Our users come from a wide range of professional and social backgrounds, we improve the quality of online debates, make science accessible, and give discussions on complex and controversial topics more substance – through our content and the technical infrastructure we’re creating alike.

As developer, you will help conceptualise, design, and implement improvements to our current site while paving the way to a mobile app.


In short:

Part-time and/or freelance, remote work possible (te.ma is based in Berlin), start as of now, competitive salary, non-profit/vision-oriented organisation, possibility to help fix what’s broken about social media.


Your tasks:

  • Maintaining our code base, cloud deployment, and infrastructure.

  • Iterating on and fixing bugs in the code base.

  • Conceptualising and implementing new features.

  • Improving workflows for the editorial team.

  • Paving the way to a mobile app.


What we’d expect:

  • An interest in media innovation and/or the future of public debate. You want to be at the forefront when it comes to reinventing reception of information and discursive patterns.

  • Experience in building complex products/applications. Even better in remote teams.

  • 2+ years of backend (optional: and frontend) engineering on digital products.

  • Backend:

    • Must: Python, Django, Postgres (full-text search)

    • Nice to have: Sentry, Docker, Google Cloud Platform (Cloud Run, Cloud Build, Cloud SQL)

  • Frontend:

    • Must: HTML, CSS, TypeScript

    • Nice to have: Web Components, Github Catalyst, ProseMirror, esbuild

  • Transparent work attitude and attention to detail when it comes to hand-overs.

  • Excellent communication skills in English OR German OR Russian.


What we’ll offer:

  • A competitive salary.

  • Work on a non-commercial vision-oriented product.

  • High flexibility in terms of work location and working hours.

  • Intellectually stimulating and highly agile environment and team.

  • Ability to shape a young platform (you are entering at the V1 stage).


Our tech stack:

  • Backend: Python, Django, Postgres (full-text search), Sentry, Docker, Google Cloud Platform (Cloud Run, Cloud Build, Cloud SQL, Secrets Manager)

  • Frontend: HTML, CSS, TypeScript, Web Components, Github Catalyst, ProseMirror, esbuild


How you apply:

  • Send us your resume + your portfolio/website to jobs@te.ma.

  • Optional: Tell us what excites you about media innovation and/or digital science communication in a free-form text.

  • Expect to hear from us within a few days.

  • If we want to proceed the application process with you, you can expect an application process in three consecutive stages:

    • short interview (15 min),

    • an async technical challenge (60 min),

    • and a longer technical interview (30 min).


For questions, reach out to Viktar via vv@te.ma.

We are looking forward to hearing from you!

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