Senior Full-Stack / Lead Developer

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Full-time job starting February 2018

Are you the Lead Developer we are looking for?
Are you willing to make an impact on a growing startup and on a cutting-edge recruitment platform? Do you want to help us creating a new product that will change traditional and tedious recruitment processes? Are you eager to work in an international team with a great mix of cultures and profiles? We are looking for a passionate mind and brain for the state-of-the-art technology and frameworks, new-fangled coding and with
outstanding engineering skills. If you are the Full-Stack Developer that we need and you choose to accept our challenge, you will become the cornerstone of a tech team which is continuously growing and learning, always striving to improve and with highly driven individuals.

A little bit about our ambitious MISSION
cherryfish is a Berlin-based startup changing the way the recruiting sector works. We designed the world’s first HR analytics tool which translates CV data into competences. Our algorithm will put an end to the long and costly recruiting process by making profiles quantifiable and, through this, objectively comparable. We put skills first and, by this, eliminate the frustrating part in the hiring process, in which both sides guess if it fits or not. Through a matching algorithm, similar to those on dating platforms, we can intelligently match applicants and job profiles. Companies will be able to find top scored candidates relative to the required skill set – without the guessing!
Our goal is nothing less than to automate and digitalize the pre-screening process in recruiting, ultimately redefining the way how companies evaluate and select candidates to fill their open positions as well as how they build their talent pipeline for future hiring.

Our story
cherryfish was founded in fall 2016 by Claudia Bottler and Christopher Schmacke. After the project phase as part of the Startup Incubator Berlin, cherryfish established its own offices in Berlin in February 2017. During the first year, our team grew up to six employees and we focused on product development and the implementation of the candidate evaluation algorithm. Our HR analysis tool has already been applied in several hiring
projects. cherryfish is a bootstrapped startup and we are well in command of our own ship. The current cash flows allow us to continue the journey bootstrapped.

Your responsibilities at cherryfish

  • Be the master of the entire logic of our backend system
  • Be part of the management decisions that selects new product features and technologies
  • Self-responsibly develop the cherryfish tech stack to meet all our challenging future goals
  • Shape the way our frontend looks in close cooperation with our UX/design team
  • Further integrate the power of our HR algorithms into the tech stack
  • Perform code reviews and guide your junior developer(s) to maintain a quality codebase and product

Your qualifications

  • 5+ years’ experience in developing web applications with Javascript
  • Experience in developing APIs using Node.js is important; knowing Sails is a plus
  • Proficiency in designing and developing high-traffic APIs and micro services. RESTful APIs using JSON are known to you
  • Knowledge of frontend technologies such as React is a plus
  • Solid knowledge of PostgreSQL will help you fly with us
  • Experience on Docker and distributing systems will make you our hero
  • Have you planned the dev pipeline using JIRA before? Great, that’s the icing on the cake!
  • Excellent communication skills in English is required, German is a plus


  • Be part of the leadership team and take real decisions
  • Apply the latest technologies and draft your own tech solutions - daily
  • The chance to shape the tools and processes used by an entire industry
  • A flexible work schedule - it does not matter if you are an early bird or a night owl, here you will be able to decide on your own schedule
  • Pizza afternoons, beers and music by the end of the week. Anything can be a reason to gather and chat

Send us your CV and a cover letter to [email protected]


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