Outstanding product, fabulous clients, no silly deadlines, competitive salaries… Working at Small Improvements certainly has it perks. But the main reason to join SI is the team. We are all passionate about coding and we do share our knowledge with new starters.
You’ll be in charge of small to medium-sized code projects right away, and then we’ll increase the task size a little every week, until you can work on new features on your own. You can demo your new features to clients and gather feedback from them. We value team work, code reviews and honest feedback, but everyone has to be able to work independently as well.
We’re constantly evolving: We're adding new features and improving existing ones, optimizing our database and algorithms, refactoring the service layer, culling old code, raising the security bar, and we’re rethinking usability all the time. We use Google App Engine, Apache Wicket, jQuery, LESS and lots of jUnit. We moving to a RESTful architecture using Angular.js now.
You're welcome to contribute to our tech blog and to attend Barcamps, Meetups and Conferences. We're sending 2 people to jQuery Europe in Vienna for instance, and we went to Amsterdam and Dublin before. If you want to, we'll send you to our New York clients in spring.
Who we're looking for
You love to code and you can prove it! Prior work experience is a plus, but our main requirement is that you've developed projects of your own. Show us apps or games you wrote for fun, or OS projects you contributed to. Non-Java OOP languages are fine too.
This is a position in Berlin. You can work from home frequently, take extended leave, or work only 4 days a week. We don't have deadlines, and we're very flexible. However, the position is mainly in Berlin, and you need to be able to drop by for the trial work, and we cannot help you with visa matters. You'll need basic German skills as well. While our intranet and software is in English, and we all understand English well, you'll feel left out if you aren't able to pick up what we're talking about in general. You don't need to be fluent yet, but a desire to improve your German is expected.
More reasons to work at SI
We're 10 people on 3 continents. We're self-funded and profitable, and our customer base is growing quickly. We sell mainly to the US and to Canada, so this is a perfect position to gather some international experience without leaving the country! Our office is stylish yet cozy, our AirportExpress streams relaxing lounge and elektro music every now and then, you can make your own lattes and espressos with our amazing coffee machine. There are free snacks, juices, soft drinks, tea and beer, and we never run out of Club Mate. And our customers love us!