Hasso-Plattner-InstitutSDG am HPI
Hasso-Plattner-InstitutDSG am HPI

Hasso Plattner Institute for Digital Engineering gGmbH

Javascript Developer / H5P Application Support (m/f/o) in the openHPI Project

The Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI) is Germany's university center of excellence for digital engineering (www.hpi.de).

The openHPI project operates one of the best-known German learning platforms for MOOCs. We offer open online courses for large numbers of users, develop the necessary software, and run the required infrastructure. In addition to openHPI, we operate platforms for SAP, the World Health Organization, the BMBF and others. At this time, we are supporting more than 3 million learners. Parallel to our work in development, we use our platforms to answer current research questions.

To strengthen our dedicated team, we are looking for a


Javascript Developer / H5P Application Support (m/f/o)


We offer full-time and part-time positions. The position is initially limited to one year.


Your future tasks

  • Further development of the H5P integration for our MOOC platform (NodeJS)
  • Supporting MOOC teaching teams in using H5P elements
  • Collaboration in the frontend development team of our MOOC platform
  • Planning of features and architecture as part of our agile team of developers, researchers and HPI students (based on Scrum)


What you should bring with you

  • Good experience with web application development in Javascript/NodeJS and other frontend technologies (HTML, CSS, frameworks)
  • Experience with H5P is desirable
  • Experience with web development in Ruby on Rails and test-driven development is an advantage


What we like to play with (Tech Stacks)

  • Vanilla JS, ES6, NodeJS, HTML, CSS, Slim, JSON, Stencil, TypeScript
  • H5P, LTI, xAPI
  • MongoDB, git, Webpack, Jest, Puppeteer, Capybara 


What we offer you

  • Opportunity to pursue a doctorate
  • Flexible working hours and financial stability
  • Flat hierarchy, motivated team and non-bureaucratic working style
  • Possibility to take advantage of university offers: research seminars, collaborative work on research questions and attendance at specialist conferences, language courses, Design Thinking courses, participation in a wide range of HPI conferences and events
  • Opportunity to participate in teaching (MOOC courses and university program)
  • Lunchtime Lightning Talks and Friday Drinks
  • Workplace at the beautiful HPI campus in Potsdam-Babelsberg (S-Bhf. Griebnitzsee) with fast and easy access to Berlin via public transit and car, a subsidized BVG ticket, and flexible home office arrangements


We look forward to receiving your application documents, including your salary expectations. Please apply only by email in PDF format to:



Hasso-Plattner-Institut für Digital Engineering gGmbH
Prof.-Dr.-Helmert-Str. 2-3,
14482 Potsdam,