Labforward is a cutting edge technology start-up developing ground breaking software products for laboratories and scientists.
We have two core products: Labfolder - an electronic laboratory notebook that allows scientists to record all their data in one place, and Laboperator - a platform to connect and control laboratory devices using IoT technology.
Our products are collaborative, easy to use, and make scientific data more reliable. We are building the operating system of the lab, connecting data, devices and researchers. We will never stop innovating to enhance productivity at the bench with technology.
About the team
We brought together a diverse team of passionate scientists, technologists and entrepreneurs committed to simplifying the life of laboratory teams and helping them in their quest to bring innovations and discoveries to the world.
Diversity makes us stronger. However different you may be, come as you are, be part of the team and help us become better. Our diversity and inclusion policy is based on respect and communication. We value each team member for their strengths and weaknesses and cherish complementarity. A healthy work-life balance is encouraged and supported. Our offices in Berlin and Karlsruhe are both equipped with an elevator to ensure accessibility for everyone.
Why work at Labforward?
Our product matters - the software we create assists scientists in the laboratory, making their job easier and clearing the path for groundbreaking discoveries.
Our employees matter - Labforward offers the unique opportunity to grow into your role and shape it how you see fit, with flexible hours and remote working policies, a yearly budget for learning, a company pension plan and many more! For a detailed list please visit our career site.
Our culture matters - we are a small and international company: our team is supportive, agile and inclusive, we often run staff social events to strengthen the team dynamic.
Our mission matters - working at a startup means that you will contribute to exciting and innovative projects that are changing the laboratory environment for the better.
About the role
You will be a core member of the engineering team of our newest product! While it requires a lot of dedication and ownership, you can also expect to grow in your strengths and take early responsibilities on a new product.
You will be responsible for designing, developing, improving, and maintaining the whole backend architecture of our web application in coordination with the platform team.
You will be responsible for full-cycle development - writing clean code with unit and integration tests, making continuous improvements to the codebase, creating proper documentation, including API documentation aimed at our users.
You will mentor other developers in the team
You will follow agile practices, work as a team and ensure timely delivery, therefore you will take part in daily standups, planning sessions and code reviews.
You will find a lot of interesting technical challenges around data integrity, versioning, scalability, performance, integration with our other products, advanced search, authorization/authentication, accessibility, etc.
Our current tech stack:
Back-End: Java11, Spring, Hibernate, MySQL, REST API, Elasticsearch, AWS S3
Other: GitHub, CircleCI, AWS, Docker, Gradle, IntelliJ IDEA, VS Code
At least 5 years of software development experience in Java with relational (or non-relational) databases, REST API development and usage in a team setup with modern tools (like Jira, Github, CircleCI, AWS, etc.)
Experience owning backend architecture for a production web application with substantial user base
Experience with some of these technologies: Spring, Hibernate, MySQL, AWS S3, Elasticsearch, Gradle, Docker
You value, understand and apply solid software development fundamentals
You are looking forward to working for a startup and are ready to take ownership, work autonomously and grow together
You are eager to learn new things regardless of your experience level and happy to work as a part of a product-focused team.