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

Ruby on Rails Developer (m/f/o) in the openHPI Project

The Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI) is Germany’s university excellence center for digital engineering (www.hpi.de). The joint Digital Engineering Faculty of the University of Potsdam and HPI offer a practical and engineering-oriented study program in computer science that is unique throughout Germany. HPI carries out internationally recognized university research. The focus of HPI’s teaching and research lies on the foundations and applications of large, highly complex and networked IT systems.

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. Currently, we are supporting about 5 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

 Ruby on Rails Developers (m/f/o)

We offer full-time and part-time positions.

Your future tasks

  • Further development of our MOOC platform based on Ruby on Rails with a focus on architecture and scaling
  • Involvement in design decisions for internal and external customer requirements and an making an shaping the product roadmap
  • 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 in developing web applications in Ruby on Rails
  • Previous experience with our front-end technologies (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Boostrap) is desirable
  • Experience in test-driven development (RSpec, Cucumber) is an advantage

What we like to work with (tech stack)

  • Ruby on Rails, RSpec, Cucumber, PostgreSQL, Elasticsearch, MinIO, Redis, sidekiq, msgr
  • Microservices, REST APIs, Sentry, Grafana
  • HTML, Slim, Vanilla JS

What we offer you

  • 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 (MOOCs 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 with PDF files to: hr-meinel(at)hpi.de

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