Motius is a research and development company with a unique organizational structure: we combine a solid core team (approximately 70 employees) with an interdisciplinary tech community (approximately 800 members) of software developers, engineers, designers and electrical engineers to build products and prototypes the latest technology areas (including App/Web, A.I., Blockchain, AR / VR and much more).

As Senior Backend Engineer you're part of our Software Cluster (~15 fulltime engineers + the community) and join our diverse R&D projects (each ~3-9 months duration) in small and agile teams as Lead Engineer. You mostly work from our headquarters in Munich and only visit the customers office for sprint reviews or worksessions. Internally we call this position Tech Specialist.

In this role, you'll not only be part of 1 or 2 of our exciting projects, but also will help our cluster and the company to become a better software company constantly, e.g. by creating reusable components and assets or by coaching and mentoring younger engineers during their career development.

Motius has a decentralized structure in which promotions, performance evaluation, and personal development happen in half-yearly peer reviews with your colleagues and so called committees that consist of experienced engineers.

Your role

  • Joining 3-9 months long R&D projects in engineering teams of 2-5 people as Lead Engineer
  • Building complex web applications, apps, and other software
  • Mostly working with the team in the HQ in Munich - we don't do customer-on-site consulting
  • Defining the right tech stack and setting up the architecture for the projects
  • Following a two-weekly Scrum process using GitLab, Slack, Kanban, Continous Integration & Delivery, etc.
  • Mentoring and coaching younger engineers, making sure we build high quality products
  • Constantly improving our Software cluster by introducing new tools, technologies and frameworks

Your profile

  • University degree in Computer Science or in similar disciplines
  • At least 3-5 years of experience in agile software development
  • Strong experience with JavaScript with focus on Node.js; further modern frameworks (React, Vue) are a plus
  • Curiosity for our DevOps processes and infrastructure (Docker, Kubernetes, Openshift, AWS/Azure/Self-Hosting)
  • Experience in engineering practices such as code refactoring, design patterns, design driven development, continuous integration, building highly scalable applications/digital product
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills paired with the ability to develop creative and efficient solutions
  • Distinct customer focus and quality mindset
  • Comfortable with ambiguity and rapid changes common in early-stage product development
  • Strong command of English language (both verbal and written), German is a plus

Our offer

  • Unique and inspiring working culture with a lot of smart engineers from different backgrounds (e.g. App developers, Embedded system engineers, Mechanical engineers, Computer Vision researchers etc.) from over 15 different countries
      • Direct impact on the innovation cycles of our customers (new products of the future), e.g. BMW, Siemens, Allianz, etc.
      • Fulltime & permanent employment in Munich, Germany (with relocation and visa support)
      • Competitive salary including a personal and a company-wide bonus system
      • Own personal development budget and our regular Tech Discovery for learning and discovering new technologies
      • Enjoying constant change of topics and technologies across all industries
      • Pushing and realizing the topics that you're interested in and using Motius as a machine for that

      Despite Covid-19 we continue to grow and are looking forward to receiving your application with CV, motivation letter, possible start date and salary expectation.

      Working at Motius

      Team and Company Culture

      If you ask the colleagues around here, attributes being mentioned are mostly: a friendly, open-minded, and collaborative environment. People help each other, go have (remote) lunch together, and laugh and chat in the kitchen area or at one of our remote team building events. People here are curious, positive, and self-ironic. Most of them are interested in sports, tech topics (e.g. trends), and games.

      What makes Motius so special is our vibrant tech community. We have regular community events like (remote) game or project nights at which you’ll get to know all our people. Being part of our community means that you will have great insights in new tech and products from different industries, it will never get boring, we promise!

      If you wanna get to know the team and gain some deeper insights into our culture and how we work, feel free to follow us on Instagram @team_motius!

      Project management at Motius

      Here at Motius we follow an agile approach to project management that enables us to deliver value to our customers in short intervals but more regularly. This approach allows us to evaluate results and requirements continuosly, enabling us to respond to change quickly.

      Perks and Benefits

      At Motius we invest 10% of our work time for learning and exploring new technologies, we call this time ELU. It's basically a company internal hackathon for creating prototypes and improving your skillset. On top every permanent core member has a personal development budget and time to participate in congresses, fairs or to complete certificates and degrees.

      Your career development is very important for us, so therefore we have a transparent and decentral promotion and performance process at which you’ll get professional detailed feedback twice a year.

      The highlight every year is the famous Motius surprise trip. We've already been to Muscat, Stockholm, Riga and Venice.

      Office vibes

      Our headquarter is located in Munich, we also have offices in Stuttgart and Dubai. We normally don't have fixed desks at Motius but due to Covid-19, everyone has a fixed desk and/or is working from home. Rooms and areas have certain rules and furniture and therefore offer everybody to find a place where they can be productive, e.g. in areas with standing desks, couches, meeting rooms, workshop, or in an open space. We offer you fresh fruits, coffee and cool drinks. But, remember to always lock your screen: if not, you'll probably volunteer to bring a cake or muffins to the office.

      How we deal with Covid-19

      To make sure we all stay safe and healthy, we have special office rules since March. We encourage our Motees to do Home Office on a voluntary basis and also provide you with a desktop, chair, table and more stuff you need for the perfect home office set-up. But if you feel too socially distanced, you can also come to the office to your fixed desk. Meetings in person are allowed if you stick to the offical distance rules.
      First interviews will be remote, most of the technical interviews as well. For Experience Days, we will invite you to our office but stick to distance rules.