Our client is a fast-paced software company in Berlin, Germany, with a focus on developing graphics products that stand out from the crowd. More than 700,000 users world-wide rely on our client's software for their daily business as it makes creating graphical presentations so much easier, faster and more enjoyable.
They are willing to go the extra mile of developing sophisticated algorithms and refining their user interface, and they are proud of their many happy customers. The fact that the company is owned and managed by seasoned computer scientists certainly contributes to a working environment that makes exceptional developers join and stay.
Their focus is on business slides (as opposed to more artful applications) because they offer great potential for automation of layout tasks that are traditionally performed by PowerPoint users themselves. Challenges are plenty: from a solid understanding of what makes a good layout and which guidelines are followed by humans who do manual layout, to algorithms that produce an acceptable output fast enough for interactive slide design, to a graphical user interface that supports their new, original approach to slide layout in a way that is easy to understand yet unobtrusive, to solid technical solutions for automatic bug reporting and automatic updates, to compatibility with third-party software on the computers of half a million users.
What's on offer:
Do you believe in beauty when it comes to programming? Do you have a vivid interest in elegant algorithms? Are you fluent in C++? If so, we would like to meet you. Here is what we offer in a nutshell:
* A wide array of extremely challenging C++ development tasks
* An international team of brilliant minds
* A working environment that makes this team stay and grow
* Enough time to make sure that every detail of your solution is perfect
* A flat organisation and plenty of room for your ideas
* No scheduled meetings
* Family-friendly working hours, no deadlines, no overtime
* Support for relocation
* A competitive salary from the start and a raise to EUR 120,000 annually after only one year
About the Job:
We are looking for smart, creative Software Developers with a solid theoretical background.
You should be able to look at a problem from the user's perspective and discuss abstract concepts with fellow developers. We expect each of our developers to do architecture, design, implementation, customer feedback and bug fixing, rather than splitting these activities between several people. We thus put everyone in control of their own work.
There are no deadlines, and no scheduled meetings. A feature is ready to be released when you are convinced that you have implemented the best possible solution. Meetings take place as needed, with only the people that are actually involved being required to be present. At any time in the process, ideas, suggestions and criticism from anybody in the hierarchy is welcome and is seriously considered. Your ideas are welcome, even if they mean that we have to change a lot of code to make things better.
They have published several scientific articles in the areas of Artificial Intelligence and Computer Graphics and they will encourage you to do the same. They sponsor visits to conferences and have close relationships with universities and research institutes in the U.S. and Germany.
The client encourages a healthy work-life balance. They do not work at night or on weekends, and support their staff's families with a full-time company nanny. She is available for free when children are sick, or when you just feel like spending an evening out.
They pay very competitive salaries and offer developers EUR 120,000 annually following one year of employment. If necessary, they will go out of their way to help you relocate to Berlin, and will do what they can to help you acquire a work permit.
You should be able to communicate effectively in English, knowing German is not required. German language courses can be arranged, if desired