Backend Developer (Python, Linux)


For our office in Berlin, Prenzlauer Berg, we are now looking for experienced backend developers to work on our cloud operations platform turning the best open source technologies into frustration-free cloud services. You’ll be part of a team working on the Aiven cloud platform, improving its scalability and reliability, implementing new features as well as extending our product portfolio of open source data technologies.

Our philosophy is to automate everything and to avoid repetitive manual work in everything we do. Our own backend systems are mostly implemented in Python with bits of Java, Go and C. We offer and operate a number of complex open source databases such as PostgreSQL, MySQL, and Apache Cassandra as well as other open-source data technologies like Apache Kafka.

We are looking for self-driven developers who are enthusiastic about programming and willing to help others. We value analytical problem-solving skills and an openness to new ideas.


Key requirements for success in this role include:

  • Excellent development skills in Python
  • Hands-on experience with some of the following systems: Apache Kafka, Apache Cassandra, Apache ZooKeeper, PostgreSQL, MySQL, and Elasticsearch
  • Excellent Linux systems administration and networking skills
  • Fluency in English, verbal and written

What we value:

  • Good understanding of IT security
  • Distributed systems knowledge
  • Experience in writing technical blog posts and giving technical presentations


What we can offer:

  • A dynamic startup environment with a rapidly growing, international business
  • Highly experienced colleagues
  • Cool office in Berlin (Prenzlauer Berg)
  • In-house German language course for those who have come to Berlin relatively recently
  • A healthy, open-minded culture with the spirit of being a Finland headquartered company
  • Possibility for stock options on top of the monthly salary for permanent employees

You will be part of a highly-skilled, tight-knit and significantly and fast-growing team of currently around 50 people based at our HQ in Helsinki, Sydney, Berlin, Boston and soon London to come, making your contribution essential to what is becoming a truly unique success story. If you’re interested, send us your application along with a link to your GitHub profile.