Future Job Opening - Senior Java Developer (m/f/d)

talentsconnect AG • Köln

We are talentsconnect

We connect talent and companies through technology.

We have been developing software solutions for personnel marketing and HR departments for over ten years. In doing so, we recognized how much companies are nowadays dependent on digital job exchanges and headhunters. Every year companies pay more money to middlemen to offer their jobs online and market them to their target group. Often with mediocre results. Especially for smaller companies. That is why we have focused all our energy on a product that enables small and large companies to optimally offer jobs online and market them directly.  

We are talentsconnect
Our product is the JobShop...

Our product is the JobShop...

...the individual job marketing platform for every company.

With JobShop, companies can optimally offer jobs (themselves) and market them directly with data support. In this way, you succeed in generating more qualified applications and filling positions directly and without depending on others.


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Deine Aufgaben

We are looking for a motivated Java developer (m/f/d) to join our cross-skilled development team. 
The new team member will be a part of an interesting, but at the same time challenging project. We have a plan to break our PHP monolithic backend application into multiple services written in Java for better performance and scalability. 
We will be happy to work with you if you are passionate about creating high-performing and scalable products as we are and want to work together in a highly motivated international team.

  • Further develop the backend of our product together with the cross-functional development team in the agile development workflow
  • Сreate the new microservice in Java
  • Maintain existing PHP applications (Laravel, Symfony)
  • Support the release and deployment processes
  • Proactively contribute your own suggestions, solutions and technologies to the development process

Dein Profil

  • You have 4 years + backend focused software engineering experience
  • You are fit in Java and generally have a broad technology stack
  • Knowledge of  PHP, Javascript, Typescript and SCSS will be a big plus
  • You are confident in using common open source frameworks and tools like Git and MySQL
  • You like being vocal and willing to share with others what could be improved, regardless if it's just about a piece of code, the whole product, or the company processes
  • A willingness to learn new things and involve others to the same
  • Fluent English and good communication skills

Credentials are not that important to us. Rather show us what you have already worked on and what drives you. We are looking forward to your СV and - if available - a link to your repository of your best and latest projects that showcase your skills. 

Our benefits

Attractive and transparent salary system

We know what the market offers. And we will put together a fair offer for you. This usually consists of a fixed salary, performance-related salary components, an allowance for old-age provision and disability insurance, and virtual shares for executives.

Corporate Health

Your health is important to us. That is why we offer you a wide range of offers for physical and mental health. Examples of this are a joint range of courses and health advice.


We subsidize your mobility to make it easier for you to travel to work, but also in your free time. These include the options: ticket for local transport, Jobrad and Bahncard.

Professional & personal development

We develop together and attach great importance to your individual development. There are regular meetings with your squad lead, quarterly check-in talks and annual development talks. Everyone receives an annual budget of €500 and a time quota for individual further training. And the most talented of us are given special support in the People Growth Review for 12 months and with a triple budget.

Experimentation expressly permitted!

If you have ideas - whether technical, functional or conceptual - we don't go to the lab first. We try out, implement and discard. After all, we always want to think one step ahead and not just „pretend to be innovate".

Free tool and system choice

Every developer is free to choose which IDE to use. This is of course provided - as well as the corresponding hardware (almost all use Macs).

Proactivity and direct feedback

In contrast to big companies, all feedback is welcomed and discussed. Even if, to be honest, not everything can always be implemented.

The most unique office in Cologne

Our office is our home game. We make it a point that once you've been inside, you'll never forget it. We are proud of its uniqueness, of the square, the crooked shapes in it, our "Haus Fox" bar, our workshop rooms and the roof terrace. Water, coffee, beer, wine and fruit are available in the office and a meal together on Homecoming Friday is also included. You can also bring your pet to the office.

We call it "Best Home"!

Our flexible working model

Flexible working models, for everyone! Working hours, work location, and variable compensation dynamically adapt to your life. In May 2022, we issued an addendum to the employment contract for all talentsconnect employees, which applies immediately. Do you think this is in line with the times? - We are looking forward to your application!

  • You decide on the place of work, the working hours and also the weekly hours. Not once and forever, but every quarter: Where do you want to work? How much do you want to work?
  • And once a year: Do you want to convert your bonus, which you receive in virtual shares, into cash on our internal marketplace? Or take some risk with us and participate in the development?
  • We call this our professional "Best Home" - rigid becomes flexible. Your job adapts to your life. Our employees love that. And we all benefit from it.
Programming languages
Programming languages

Java: Our backend monolith is written in PHP, but we are going to break it down into services written in Java.

JavaScript: We use JavaScript (Nuxt JS) in our frontend applications.

Kotlin: We partly use Kotlin as an alternative to Java for server-side solutions.

Python: We often resort to Python when processing or transforming data. Occasionally, we also write services in it using AWS Lambda.

Dein Ansprechpartner
Kai Bogner

Kai Bogner

Senior Recruiting Manager

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Your future colleagues

PHP Developer

I like working in a super team, on a product that you can always improve and expand. I contribute ideas myself and my technical perspective plays an important role. The whole product world is being rethought and there are many exciting questions and opportunities to get involved - in my own team and beyond.

Join us in designing the world's leading technology for Recruiting & Hiring.

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