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The backbone unit is the heart of About You’s tech stack. The team’s systems abstract the complexity of dealing with more than 100 merchants in different countries by providing standardized access to products and stocks within our company. It provides the APIs which handle more than 5 million requests and orders worth more than € 1.000.000 - every single day.

 Dealing with high volumes of data, continuously monitoring data flows and solving complex challenges are part of the team member’s day to day business. Breaking down such a system into smaller more specialized services sounds like a great challenge for you? You are full of ideas and hands-on? Taking over great responsibility is nothing you are afraid of?  Then you are the perfect fit for our Backbone team who is searching for a Backend Lead Developer IT Backbone (m/f).


  • Planning and further development of various technical projects and requirements with our Tech Lead IT Backbone and CTO
  • Development of our core application in PHP (Laravel), MySQL and Redis by utilizing the strengths of AWS
  • A modern and high-performance technical setup which you’ll quickly understand in depth and improve
  • Lots of space for your own ideas and creations, flat hierarchies and very short decision making process
  • A highly motivated and experienced team
  • Actively internal knowledge sharing


  • Very good knowledge of PHP, MySQL and AWS
  • Practical experience with Laravel (alternatively Symfony or a similar framework)
  • Familiar with git (including git-flow)
  • Practical experience with key value stores like Redis are advantageous
  • Profound knowledge of ensuring high quality (code reviews, testing, CI, logging, metrics monitoring and alerting)
  • Ensuring your systems stay healthy all time
  • Experiences with agile software development and in leading a development team
  • Very good written and spoken English skills, German skills are an advantage


  • The new way of developing:Free choice of IDE or OS
    • Open Structure: small teams with start-up spirit and hands-on mentality, chance to stay focused and specialize
    • Striving for Excellence: be an expert and take ownership of your work, possibility to take a lead developer role for a certain period, possibility to switch teams
    • Clarity is King: clear and transparent communication, learning from mistakes, celebrating success
    • Technology stack and methods based on an opinionated mindset
  • Free Laracasts account
  • Free choice of IDE or OS
  • Free entry to one of Europe's largest Developer Conferences: code.talks 
  • Actively participating in Germany’s most exciting e-commerce project
  • A highly talented, dynamic and motivated team
  • Brand new office in Hamburg’s city centre
  • Attractive employee discounts in all our shops
  • A variety of additional benefits and employee services
  • Regular company events
  • Language and yoga classes at no extra charge, fresh fruit daily and free drinks of all kind
  • Help in the Visa application and relocation process

We are looking forward to receiving your application - preferably via our online application portal! Thus we can ensure a faster process and for you it is very easy to upload your application documents. :-)

Katrin Nikolova Recruiting
Domstraße 10
20095 Hamburg

040 638 569 281