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Mid/Senior backend and devops developer, aka The Recommender

Start date: ASAP Location: Remote


Develop the back-end for our messenger based housing platform and machine-learning based recommendation engine. Work with an awesome, tech-savvy team. Enjoy a modern tech-stack without worrying about legacy spaghetti-code.

About Alpaca

Alpaca owns the largest global network of housing rental groups on Facebook (>5M users).

Backed by a tier 1 investor from Silicon Valley and as member of Facebook’s partnership program, we are looking for brains, ambition and passion to join us in our offices in Berlin and New York City.

Your responsibilities

  • Develop and improve the back-end for our chatbot-based housing platform, changing the way people find their next place to rent online
  • Help our clients (landlords, rental agencies, condos, etc.) to manage their listings
  • Ensure our ML-based recommendation algorithms scale-up for thousands of renters
  • Design and build REST-API to support our digital assistant

Your experience

  • Degree in Computer Science, or a related field
  • You are able to write modular, well-tested, and maintainable code
  • Solid experience with:
    • Python, Django, and Django Rest Framework
    • PostgreSQL and PostGIS Data
    • Independently developing and testing client-facing software
    • DevOps with AWS
    • Knowledge of DevOps for Machine Learning is a big plus
  • Ability to work on multiple projects as needed
  • Comfortable with working in an English-speaking environment

Benefits of joining the Alpaca family

  • Closely collaborate with a tech-savvy founder team with backgrounds in robotics, bioinformatics, computer science, physics and a PhD in meteorology, and build on +20 years of combined-experience in start-ups and strategy consulting
  • Become part of a small, international team (<15) that appreciates your opinion
  • Enjoy the versatility of working around our core office hours
  • Be encouraged to work autonomously in an agile environment
  • Work from our office in trendy Kreuzberg surrounded by great restaurants and social scene, or even in the US from time to time if you want
  • Attend trainings and conferences to help you grow further
  • Choose your hardware
  • Receive a competitive salary
  • A lot of fluffy animal jokes
  • Free coffee and fruits

How to apply

To apply, please send us your CV at talent@alpaca.casa, and feel free to share any other material that you can, like your Github profile, Stack Overflow Account and projects you have worked on.

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You will receive consideration for employment without regard to your race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, marital status, pregnancy, protected veteran or disabled status.