Back End Developer

United States - East Coast


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By giving our customers and partners, some of which are Fortune Global 500 companies across all industries, the most flexible commerce platform, which is based on a Microservices, API-first, true cloud, and headless architecture (we call it the MACH architecture*), we are not only helping them maintain their competitive advantage but we are also changing the e-commerce platform market. Founded in Germany in 2010, our international expansion has reached Europe, the US and Asia Pacific. In October 2019, with a $145M investment from global venture capital and private equity firm Insight Partners, commercetools is in full gear going forward.

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We are looking for support to improve our Merchant Center. The Hornet Team is building the most exciting, usable, and advanced UI for managing B2B eCommerce in the market.

Our Backend Engineers are part of vertical teams working closely with Product Managers, UX/UI Designers and Frontend Engineers. You will not only work within the respective domain but also contribute to the core of our product while engaging with our Open Source libraries where needed.

Even more important than your technical qualifications: You want to join and learn from a skilled, agile team that believes in having fun, giving back to the community, and collaborating in an open, supportive environment! Sounds good? Here's a snapshot of our tech stack!


Join one of our cross-disciplinary teams to work on one of our product’s core domains. There is a lot of exciting work ahead such as improving our Merchant Center, adoption of our Design System, homogenising our testing strategy or extracting common components to be open sourced in our User Interface Kit, Application Kit or Community Kit. Work collaboratively with a high degree of autonomy in a group of international peers on a rapidly growing product using cutting edge technologies. Build solutions using a modern tech stack with the main components being Express, React, Apollo GraphQL, Jest, Cypress, and serverless platforms like Kubernetes, Cloud Run, or Lambda. Collaborate and align efforts with UX/UI Designers, Product Managers, Backend engineers while engaging with customers. Develop cloud-native applications using Kubernetes, or by directly consuming cloud services provided by Google Cloud Platform and AWS Utilize independent applications and feature toggles to deploy the applications of your team multiple times a day. On top of working with a modern tech stack on interesting projects, commercetools offers a professional development budget and dedicated time to experiment with new technologies and ideas (known as Tech Time). We also encourage our engineers to attend and speak at conferences, providing assistance and support to get started on this matter.


3+ years of development experience in Node.js A strong knowledge of JavaScript (ES2015+) and modern web development tools, and ideally experience with TypeScript and React Understanding of asynchronous/non-blocking programming Practical experience in designing and using RESTful APIs (ideally in an eCommerce environment), and ideally GraphQL Familiarity with object-oriented, stateless, serverless, and message-driven design and architecture patterns Familiarity with infrastructure-as-code, and tools like Terraform The ability to weigh trade-offs through discussions working within a cross-functional team Be able to speak English fluently to work in an international environment Strive for clean code and high standards for quality assurance such as code review, testing and code linting See value in maintainable software through various methods such as type checking paired with End-to-End and integration tests Be an open-minded team player working in a humble cross-functional team while caring for our product and customers User-centric thinking A mindset to continuously learn and actively improve our work environment and product


100% coverage of the employees health care, vision, and dental insurance Company contribution towards dependent coverage 401k (retirement savings) Maternity/paternity leave PTO and Company Holidays Some pre-tax benefits through the PEO Great team of highly qualified and motivated team members who work with a mutual respect and appreciation, take responsibility and evolve together


You will be involved in challenging and meaningful projects in a company with over 10 years of history You will be working with one of the technology leaders in the growing e-commerce business We are a growing, international company with offices in Berlin, Munich, London, Amsterdam, Singapore, and Durham Modern workplaces and technology (e.g. MacBooks) in bright offices (open-plan spaces as well as conference rooms and smaller rooms for quiet times) Flexible, family-friendly working hours Collegial, open working atmosphere where your creativity and new ideas are encouraged Healthy feedback and error culture and a climate of mutual appreciation and respect

We are all different and that is what makes us stronger! We hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes our company better.

At commercetools, we are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.

At commercetools, we hope to be the place where a diverse mix of talented people choose to come, stay and do their best work. We pride ourselves on bringing modern principles to ecommerce through both technology and company culture. We know success comes from the hard work and dedication of our passionate and creative employees.

Are you ready? Come grow with us!

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