Backend Engineer (f/m/d)

Permanent employee, Full-time · Berlin

Founded in 2022, zero44 is a maritime B2B SaaS start-up that is building digital tools for the shipping industry to reduce their carbon footprint and help the industry to get to carbon zero by 2050. One key challenge for the industry is to enter into EU emission trading next year and to prepare for additional market-based measures and regulations across the globe (e.g. US, Japan, China).

The initial digital solution focuses on the Carbon Intensity Indicator (CII) and the management of the rating by chartering and commercial teams. Currently, the main development focus is on the EU Emission Trading System (EU ETS) that will be extended to include the maritime sector in 2024. Together with three development partners across different segments and business models we are developing a digital solution to manage carbon settlements and carbon trading via the zero44 product. Interest across the industry is huge as the expected EU ETS costs are very high. We have a unique opportunity to become a leading ​solution provider in this emerging market.

We are backed by our early customers and development partners like MPC Container Ships, Zeaborn Ship Management and Harren Group. In addition, our fantastic group of investors from the industry as well as the Berlin start-up ecosystem supports our development (e.g. Flagship Founders, Schulte Group’s Innoport, Atlantic Labs). 

To support the growth of zero44, we are looking for a Backend Engineer (f/m/d). If you share our passion for saving the planet and helping a fascinating century-old industry to transition to carbon zero by building excellent digital tools, then this is the perfect opportunity for you. 

Our current tech stack:

  • Ruby, Rails and Sorbet 
  • Sidekiq
  • Postgres
  • Terraform 
  • TypeScript, TailwindCSS and React

Your mission
In this role you'll be at the point where our product people and technical team come together to deliver a quality end result. It will be your responsibility to collaboratively drive the entire product development flow, from design & development to deployments & maintenance. We are still at a very early stage, so much of the tech stack is rapidly changing. We are looking for someone who considers this an opportunity to make an impact.
Your profile
As our backend engineer you will build digital products and applications from the ground up.

Your ​experience and skills:

  • You've shipped large, web-based applications with many components and data structures
  • You have proven ability to design complex, scalable data structures
  • You are comfortable writing complex queries in relational databases
  • You have experience integrating complex 3rd party APIs
  • You have a keen eye in detecting bottlenecks in existing data structures and strive to improve them
  • You're comfortable making technical decisions in the fast-paced, ever-changing environment of a start-up company
Your personality:

  • You see things through from start to finish
  • You can manage yourself but you also work well with others
  • You understand the importance of keeping things simple and flexible
  • Fluent English and an excellent communicator
  • A good sense of humour and a great team player
Why us?
  • Build customer solutions with a purpose, help our customers manage the transition to carbon zero - a challenge probably as big for the shipping industry as moving from sailing boats to steam ships in the 20th century
  • Become a key member of our company with the chance to shape and lead its carbon trading offerings 
  • Work directly with the founders of zero44  
  • Be part of a positive, inspiring culture of trust, empowerment and constructive feedback
  • Flexible home office rules and working hours.
  • A ride on one of these beautiful ships, whenever they are somewhere near you
  • Great office in the heart of Berlin, Prenzlauer Berg!
About us
ZERO44 was founded in January 2022. Our mission is to provide the maritime industry with digital solutions to reach carbon zero. We are a Berlin based software company that combines a unique team of software and company builders with a passion for the maritime industry. We are backed by Flagship Founders, a company builder dedicated to digitising the maritime industry. We believe that our planet needs action now. The shipping industry has a long way to go to reach its ambitious climate targets. We want to help by providing our brains, hands, and hearts.

We believe that employing a diverse workforce is central to our success. We make hiring decisions based on your experience and skills. Therefore, we welcome applications from all members of society, regardless of age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief.
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