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Senior Backend Software Engineer - Consumer Apps & Services (m/f/d)

tado°

tado°

Software Engineering
Munich, Germany
Posted on Monday, May 22, 2023

Founded in 2011, with the vision of heating & cooling homes more efficiently, tado° has grown into Europe’s leading provider of intelligent climate management. Our elegant Smart Thermostats and innovative digital services guarantee users both a comfortable home and intelligent energy usage.

The ongoing energy transition to renewable energy sources and therefore the electrification of heating (through heat pumps) as well as the transportation sector, bring new exciting challenges in home energy management. Energy consumption needs to match the volatility of renewable energy sources, like wind and solar.
tado° is working on intelligent solutions that help our customers to consume electricity at times when there is more supply from renewable sources, while also helping them to save money on their electricity bills - for a more sustainable future.

We are looking for a Senior Backend Software Engineer, who wants to be part of a cross-functional team given clear objectives and the autonomy to discover the right solutions. If you want to make a difference, challenge yourself every day, and want to work amongst passionate colleagues that love their products, you're at the right place!


Why work at tado°:

  • Work in an empowered and autonomous product team. Our teams have clear and ambitious objectives, minimal dependencies, and the freedom to create outstanding solutions.
  • Grow personally by learning from your highly-skilled, dedicated colleagues and through frequent feedback.
  • Our way of working is at the forefront of modern agile product development. A good summary of our approach is Inspired by Marty Cagan. We interact with our users continuously, iterate frequently, limit the work in progress, and aim to learn daily how to add value for our customers and our business.
  • Join an international team of 200+ people from 42 nations.
  • Be part of our journey of driving the energy transition and work on intelligent solutions in home energy management.


Your role

Together with your team, you will be responsible for developing tado°’s latest service offering that automatically shifts electricity consumption to times when prices are low and when there is a high supply from renewable sources in the electricity grid.
In 2022, we launched Balance AC, our first service for air-to-air heat pumps (air conditioners), and we are currently working on an additional service for air-to-water heat pumps.

As part of our cross-functional team, your daily business will involve the following:

  • Discover opportunities together with other engineers, a UX designer, and a product manager.
  • Participate in and lead data-driven decision-making to find the next value-adding solution.
  • Engage with users regularly through qualitative and quantitative research.
  • Bring the right solutions to life - fast and sustainable - using JVM-based languages and frameworks.
  • Deploy small version increments to production, then monitor and scale it on AWS infrastructure.

As of today, we are using the following technologies: Kotlin (Spring), TypeScript, AWS, GitHub, GitHub Copilot, and Google Workspace for collaboration.

  • You have a broad technical experience in backend development (senior), as well as in AWS cloud services, and you're confident in getting into new technologies or unknown code bases.
  • You are conscientious, used to taking the initiative over receiving directions, and can manage your time and focus.
  • You actively seek opportunities to improve yourself, the working process, your team collaboration, and feedback mechanisms.
  • You have experience in rapidly introducing incremental change to production systems.
  • You are effective in explaining complex topics in English, appropriately tailoring your delivery according to your audience.
  • Having experience in setting up data pipelines for data analyses is a plus (using AWS, Python, Jupyter)
  • You are interested (having experience is a plus) in smart energy management and HVAC technology.
  • Enjoy a remote-friendly and flexible working environment
  • Annual Learning & Development budget to thrive your professional and personal development
  • Grow individually by learning from your highly-skilled and dedicated colleagues through an open, appreciative feedback culture and regular peer-to-peer training
  • Take advantage of company-wide events and traditional 'o clock parties to connect with colleagues and celebrate throughout the year
  • Weekly free lunch at the office, a bright & modern working space only 10 mins from Munich Central Station
  • Benefit from corporate discounts via "Corporate Benefits"
  • For your fitness and work-life balance, we support discounted access to gyms and courses through “EGYM Wellpass”
  • 30 days of vacation, subsidized German language courses, and a contribution to the company pension scheme