Cobot is looking for a Frontend Developer

October 2016

You are looking to put your frontend skills to use in an international team working on a fast-moving product used by thousands of people every day? You care about performance, usability, consistency and technical excellence, while always putting the user’s needs first?

Cobot is a management platform for coworking spaces. Coworking spaces from New Delhi to San Francisco use us to manage their members, collect payments, book conference rooms, and more. Our customers range from small creative spaces with only a few members over mountain resorts to huge business accelerators with thousands of people.

We’re a bootstrapped company, operating since 2006 from our coworking space co.up in Berlin Kreuzberg. We’re a team of 9 people, meaning lots of opportunity for you to actively shape the product, and contribute to the success of the team in a very direct way.

Our technology stack is evolving all the time. Our backend is mostly Ruby/Rails, our frontend is server generated HTML or Ember. After a mobile-first redesign in the first half of 2016, we are now moving more and more parts of the webapp and its add-ons over to client side JavaScript using Ember.

We’re looking for a JavaScript-focused developer who is excited to work between designers, CSS developers, and backend developers to build a fast, user-friendly and beautiful interface for Cobot.

Our team values working at a healthy pace and a normal working day over working long hours late into the night. We foster a culture of continuous improvement and learning. If something’s worth fixing or improving, it should be fixed or improved. Making mistakes is part of what we do, and we make sure we have each other’s backs and learn from them.

We value diversity in all aspects of our team. We value everyone’s questions, insights and feedback.

This is a permanent, employed position, starting now.

What you’ll be doing

  • help develop the Cobot frontend, transition more parts to Ember
  • communicate with customers, helping them with technical questions and problems (everyone on the team does customer support)
  • build add-ons on top of our API
  • write high-quality code, accompanied by automated tests
  • go to coworking & tech conferences around the world

What you bring

  • at least 2 years of experience with JavaScript development
  • Ember experience is a big plus, otherwise we’ll teach you
  • solid knowledge of HTML, CSS, preprocessors
  • experience with test-driven development
  • experience consuming REST APIs
  • the ability to speak and write fluent English, any other languages are a bonus
  • some Ruby on Rails experience is a plus
  • you care about being part of a welcoming and inclusive team

What we offer you

  • flexible work hours (30-40h/week)
  • fair compensation
  • we pay for your education, i.e. conferences, books, courses, etc.
  • 24 days paid vacation per year
  • opportunity to contribute to Open Source projects
  • bi-annual company retreat in a nice place
  • a team of experienced developers, designers, marketing and support staff to work with and learn from
  • we encourage working from other coworking spaces from time to time, and accommodate temporary remote work

Email alex AT, include a few things about yourself, what you’ve done before and why you want to work with us.