Fullstack Engineer (PHP / NextJS)

Tandem is the leading global language learning community, where 10 million members in over 180 countries practice languages together. The concept of learning from each other is not only an integral part of the Tandem community but it is also at the heart of our everyday lives at Tandem. This shared connection through learning helps us to grow and enhances the language journeys of our members.

We are based in Berlin and are backed by top European investors. We are highly international and driven by a shared passion for languages, technology, and culture. Together, we are on a mission to build a product that not only teaches a new skill but also encourages meaningful cross-cultural conversations.

The Role:

As a Fullstack Engineer you will work within our Production services department and alongside a cross-functional team of engineers who ensure the overall health of our live systems.

This role would suit an engineer that likes to be involved in a wide variety of tasks and close to the pulse of the business. It would especially suit an engineer who feels they have started to stagnate in their current role and would like to broaden their horizons.

We tackle areas such as:

  • Scaling new and existing application components.
  • Refactoring existing code in-line with industry best practices.
  • Cybersecurity.
  • Implementing new technologies as part of our innovation workstream.
  • Rapid response to bugs in our live systems.

What we are looking for:

  • 2+ years experience with PHP, ideally with a framework such as Symfony.
  • 2+ years experience with a modern Javascript framework like React / NextJS
  • DevOps mindset – you are not afraid to push your code into production and are happy to own the full lifecycle of architecting, developing and deploying services to production..

What would make your application stand out:

  • You have Experience working on API’s that support both web and mobile products.
  • You have an AWS certification (i.e: AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner or higher )
  • CyberSecurity certifications such as CEH

The Benefits:

Passion for languages 

We’re a team of 24 people speaking 20 languages fluently between us. For those wanting to improve their German (or Denglisch!), you can join one of our German classes on us. We also run regular Spanish, Russian, and German lunches!

Take a deep dive

As a Tandem team member, we’ll give you a budget for up to 6 “Deep Dive Days” per year. Pick a topic you’ve always wanted to explore for your professional development that has never made it out of your backlog. Then book a cabin in the woods or whatever matches your individual learning style.

Teams who train together, stay together

We offer Urban Sports Club gym memberships to boost our team’s physical and mental health. If you prefer, we can contribute to your monthly public transport ticket instead.

It takes a team to Tandem

Bonding with our teammates outside of our normal work routine is important to us. We organize regular team events: from day trips to weekly lunches, to Friday beers, summer BBQs, and board games.

Balance matters 

Life isn’t just about work. We know when to snooze Slack notifications, recharge our batteries, and take time out for our personal hobbies. As we’re mostly working from home right now, it’s even more important to be able to switch off from work and relax.

Modern family

As part of our family-friendly company philosophy, we embrace flexible working hours, welcome families to our events, and love for our kids to visit the office and get a taste of life at Tandem.

Relocation without the stress 

If you’re looking to relocate to Berlin, we’re ready to assist you with the infamous German bureaucracy. Many of us have been through it before, so we have plenty of tips to share. You’ll feel settled in no time.

An office that sparks joy

Our open-plan working oasis is located in the heart of Berlin-Mitte. We offer a free choice of IT setup and whatever tech you require. As an added bonus, our kitchen is always fully stocked with free drinks, healthy snacks, and fresh fruit.