Data Engineer (m/f) at Blinkist

This job ad goes out to all the visionaries who want to find a purpose in what they are doing and take accountability.

With Blinkist we’ve created a meaningful product that is growing fast. Our blinks, key insight summaries of the world’s best nonfiction, help more than 2 million people around the globe to keep learning new, exciting things, each and every day.

In 2017, our app received the World Summit Award, granted by the United Nations, in the Learning & Education category.

Our tech stack


Why do we need you?

Everything that backs our apps is built on data - this includes everything that integrates with any of our several dozen external services. From marketing platforms to tracking services to the integration of other reading devices – it all needs to get connected. This is where you come in.

As our Data Engineer you will:

  • Create code that follows our motto “The more standards, the better”

  • Take responsibility in driving the Blinkist data integrations from day one

  • Integrate new Services as several parts of our business start using new tools. No matter if it is a product, marketing, or finance integration. You keep things connected.

  • Handle huge amounts of data and ensure our systems stay up and running processing all the data (no shifts ;)

  • Interact closely with our operations and other backend developers to generate simple and scalable solutions

  • Know how to get our scientists and analysts the data they need

To do this, we believe you should have:

  • Love for data and numbers

  • 5+ years of Ruby, Python or other relevant development experience

  • Passion for writing clean, elegant, and easily-testable code

  • Experience with adopting external APIs and their limitations

  • Experience with syncing databases and external systems

  • Experience with AWS technology (nice to have)

What's in it for you?

At Blinkist, we offer a fantastic workplace in the heart of Berlin-Neukölln including all the benefits you’d expect – from a personalized perk system to free drinks, fresh fruit, and furious foosball fights, plus the nicest, smartest bunch of coworkers. Add a competitive salary, flexible working hours, and a meaningful product on the rise, and you have a first impression of why Blinkist is a great place to work.

We got rid of classical management hierarchies and, instead, distributed authority among all colleagues. We foster a unique company culture championing self-empowerment, personal development, direct communication and mutual support. Not only do we want you to grow into the role of Data Engineer, but we want this role to grow with you.

If we’ve captured your interest, apply now and let us know why you are the perfect fit for the job!