We believe in the power of tech for social change

Come and help us deliver unique learning opportunities to more refugees all over the world. Our user-base is growing, so is our tech team, join us.

Are you a skilled & motivated Engineer, Product Manager, Designer, Data Analyst, UXer or DevOps Specialist who wants to use those skills for good? Take a look at our open positions.

Our diverse, fun and fast-moving team is growing and we are on the hunt for ambitious, talented people.

Currently Hiring in Berlin…

Frontend Engineers

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Opportunities & Responsibilities

  • Be part of the Product/Tech Team and contribute to further developing our Kiron Campus– a single-page webapp built using React.js.
  • Collaborate with other team members from engineering, product and design, as well as with internal stakeholders, to craft clear, customized solutions to user needs.
  • Take ownership for the features you are building for the Kiron Platforms.
  • Influence and advance the UI and UX design of our applications.

Your set of skills

  • You possess strong experience working with JavaScript (2+ years) and a strong familiarity with modern frontend JavaScript frameworks such as Angular.js, Ember.js, or React.js
  • You have a good understanding for the architecture of a single page web application.
  • You are familiar with a continuous development workflow.
  • You are a team player and value open communication.
  • You are fluent in English.

Backend Engineers

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Opportunities & Responsibilities

  • Work with our Product & Tech team to introduce technical innovations and lightweight solutions that provide a stable and secure infrastructure for the entire organisation.
  • Contribute to our mobile-first single page web application that gives access to higher education for refugees.
  • Be part of a culture of learning and optimization by analyzing workflows, establishing priorities, developing standards and leading sprints.
  • Take responsibility for the features and services you are building.

Your set of skills

  • You possess a strong background in PHP and a familiarity with modern frontend javascript frameworks. We currently use React.js, GraphQL (express implementation) and Laravel PHP.
  • You have experience working with 3rd party open source tools which integrate into a custom stack.
  • You are experienced with continuous integration and deployment and cloud architecture.
  • You are familiar with the services and structures of the public cloud and container management (AWS is a plus).
  • You are fluent in English

UX / UI / Product Designers

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Opportunities & Responsibilities:

  • You are part of a team of product and UX people, techies and user analysts and your role is to help design exciting online learning experiences
  • You identify design and user experience problems, while pushing for realistic and elegant UX and UI solutions
  • You collaborate with our frontend engineers to create, review and iterate on your design ideas

Your set of skills:

  • You have at least 2 years of work experience in a similar role
  • You are enthusiastic about visual design for web and mobile applications
  • You are design-opinionated but prioritize user value and user feedback over your own preferences
  • You have an agile mindset and a pragmatic approach to balance your fine sense of aesthetics with our short sprint cycles
  • You have a strong knowledge in design tools like Sketch and understanding of HTML, Javascript, and CSS

You are fluent in English and have excellent communication skills

IT Support Team

Want to join our team and help support all the fine people working across the whole Kiron org?
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Opportunities & Responsibilities

  • You are responsible for the day-to-day maintenance of our hardware and software assets (google mail, slack, google suit, wrike, jira etc.), with emphasis on data security best practices
  • You answer team members questions efficiently to strive for optimized productivity and use your know-how and experience to aid team members in the use of common workplace devices, tools and applications
  • You work closely with our HR team during the onboarding and offboarding processes (from setting up computers for new employees to handling the closing of accounts)
  • You liaise with our tech team to introduce new tech-tools and tech-solutions to improve the workflow of the whole team and create internal manuals/webinars for Kiron Team Members to improve their proficiency in using tech tools
  • You support the Office Management team in hardware investments projects by tracking equipment inventory and collaborating on potential purchases

Your set of skills

  • You are fluent in English
  • You have at least 1 year experience in a similar position and a solid understanding of IT tools
  • You are team-oriented, proactive and a native multitasker
  • You share our vision of a world in which everyone has equal chances to access and be successful in higher education

Work with us & sprint for good!

We combine our Product, Data and Engineering teams in one department to make one beautiful Produtech machine – We sprint together, we eat lunch together and we hate love unicorn emojis together.

Our Tech Stack

We might be a non-profit, but our technology is cutting edge.

We rely on open source technologies and contribute back where we can, and that’s a lot. Take a look at our stack here.

 

React

Our web projects are all React apps (We’re also fond of Flow static type checking to catch our bugs before we commit them. Thanks Flow!)

October CMS

Much of our backend internal tooling is offered to our colleagues through October, a customizable, extensible PHP CMS.

Postgres

Stable, robust and with a cute elephant logo. Who doesn’t like Postgres? We use it on AWS RDS and it’s never let us down. In fact, we use AWS for all of our hosting needs.

GraphQL

We’ve been using GraphQL in production for a while now. We love it for how fast we can create across different teams at once. No resting!

Laravel

Fitting alongside October, Laravel is the basis for a lot of our internal tooling needs. It’s easy to make new tools quickly.

Kubernetes

For ease of development, deployment and scaling, all our applications are containerized and then orchestrated using Kubenetes. It’s made life a lot simpler and deploying is a breeze.

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