Motius is a research and development company with a unique organizational structure: we combine a solid core team (approximately 60 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 Fullstack Engineer (JavaScript) 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.

In this role, you'll not only build exciting and complex web applications, 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
  • Mostly working with the team in the HQ in Munich - we don't do customer-on-site consulting
  • Building complex web applications, apps, and other software
  • 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; Master's degree is a plus
  • 3+ years of experience in software development; agile experience is a plus
  • Strong experience with JavaScript; Modern frameworks (React, Node, Vue) are a plus
  • Experience with other languages & frameworks are a plus, e.g. Python, Django, Flask, Kotlin
  • Experience in engineering practices such as code refactoring, design patterns, design driven development, continuous integration, building highly scalable applications, application security
  • 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)

OUR OFFER

  • Fulltime & permanent employment in Munich, Germany (with relocation and visa support)
  • Competitive salary including a personal and a company-wide bonus system
  • 2 days/month reserved for personal development and learning new technologies including budgets (Company internal hackathons every month)
  • Unique and inspiring office 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.
  • 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

We are looking forward to receiving your application with CV, motivation letter, possible start date and salary expectation.

WORKING AT MOTIUS

About our Tech Stack & Infrastructure

With a dedicated DevOps & Infrastructure team we use a continuous integration pipeline based on GitLab CI. We use Docker, Kubernetes, and Openshift for hosting and deployment. Except for that, everybody choses his/her own hardware and OS. We use Slack and O365 for communication and Nextcloud for file sharing.

Our Management Process

Our project management process follows Scrum principles with bi-weekly sprint reviews and retrospectives. A team is managed by a Team Lead in collaboration with a Project Owner. We use a digital Kanban board (Taiga or Jira) and GitLab for Issue Tracking.

Perks

Flexible work arrangements are easily possible - the core team is usually in the office between 9:30 am and 5 pm with exceptions. Home office is possible at least once a month (and more in arrangement with your supervisor). Weekends are holy.

We invest 10% of our work time for learning and exploring new technologies, we call this time ELU. It's basically at two-day company internal hackathon every month for creating prototypes and improving your skillset.

Every year, the core team is invited to a weekend Surprise Trip. We've already been to Muscat, Stockholm, and Riga.

Team & Company Culture

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

Office environment

We don't have fixed desks at Motius. Rooms and areas have certain rules and furniture and therefore offer everybody to find a place where they can be productive, e.g. in a silent room, in areas with standing desks, couches, in different meeting rooms, in a workshop, or in an open space. But, remember to always lock your screen: if not, you'll probably volunteer to bring a cake or muffins to the office.