Berlin, Germany

Associate Software Engineer

The AKQA Technology team continually push boundaries with their enablement of brand experiences. Combining a technology agnostic approach and a philosophy of continuous improvement, they craft innovative and high-quality solutions which play a vital role in the digital eco-systems of our world-class clients.

As a Software Engineer you will be responsible for designing, developing, deploying and maintaining innovative solutions using leading technologies. You will work as part of a diverse team including Product Owners, Technical Architects, Project Managers, Creatives and other varied disciplines; all focused on delivering cutting edge solutions.

You will love working in a team of highly skilled people, all with strong opinions about various technologies, frameworks and approaches to delivery. You will be able to articulate your ideas to your colleagues effectively and will take on board the ideas of others. You will thrive when faced with new challenges and will constantly look to improve clients’ deliverables.

Located in Berlin, Germany, as part of the AKQA team, you will work in an environment that fosters a dynamic and meritocratic culture, surrounded by some of the brightest minds in their fields.

 

ROLE REQUIREMENTS

  • A practical problem-solver, who explores both innovative and pragmatic solutions depending on the challenge.
  • As part of one of our agile teams, you will directly contribute to the production of software and architecture across different technology stacks: Web, Cloud, IoT, VR/AR. You strive to learn new skills and stays abreast of technical developments, successfully applying them to work practices.
  • Balance of industry best practices, principles, quality assurance and innovation in design and implementation.
  • Relentlessly reviews the standard of work, ensuring that only work meeting the highest levels of quality are delivered.
  • You will take responsibility for all phases of the deployment lifecycle: design, implementation, deployment and support.
  • You will develop and document production-ready code, focusing on quality, implementing unit and integration tests.
  • You will have the chance to experiment with new technologies and compare them, implementing proof of concepts and gathering information to enable decision-making.
  • Consistently delivers high quality project tasks on time and to budget.
  • Receives a high level of internal and external client satisfaction.
  • Makes a positive contribution to the team and receives positive feedback from team members.

 

QUALITIES AND CHARACTERISTICS

  • Completion or near-completion of studies.
  • Strong technical skills including understanding of software development principles, like OO, Functional Programming, TDD, DDD, CI/CD, Git.
  • Ability to quickly learn new concepts and software is necessary.
  • Hands-on experience with at least one programming language (ideally Javascript) and ideally one cloud platform (Azure, AWS).
  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral. Personable presentation skills.
  • Ability to quickly adapt to a changing environment.
  • Candidate should be a self-motivated, independent, detail oriented, responsible team-player. 
  • Ability to multi-task and support multiple priorities. 
  • Ability to handle multiple clients and multiple team members with confidence. 
  • Experience working in a creative and/or agency environment is advantageous.

 

AKQA is an Equal Opportunities Employer, we believe that diversity is vital to AKQA’s ability to provide our clients with the best recommendations and are committed to fostering a varied and inclusive work environment. Your race, colour, ancestry, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability or veteran status have no bearing on our hiring decisions. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

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