Are you ready to be a technology leader in the SaaS space? Join epilot!

epilot is building a SaaS product to sell complex products online, focusing first on solving ecommerce in the rapidly transforming energy market. Our mission: Make selling complex products as easy as selling a pair of shoes online.

As Software Engineer at epilot you will be a driving force in shaping this mission. What makes working as a Software Engineer at epilot so special? Our unique engineering culture is defined by a few core engineering principles:
Among others, you can expect freedom and responsibility because we hire smart people who we can trust. We operate by principles and expect our teams to cultivate a strategic mindset.

We believe in ownership: you build it, you run it. We subscribe to this core principle of the DevOps movement. There is no dedicated Ops team who you can pass on the responsibility to take your code and make sure it runs reliably and scales to customers’ needs.

You should always show, don’t tell: Deliver working software early and frequently. We believe in the basic Agile principle of “Release early and release often”. This approach helps us manage risk and make better decisions by creating fast feedback loops between ourselves and our users.

We design software API First. Before we write a single line of code, we design the APIs of a service in a way that any other team, whether internal to epilot or external, can use the APIs interface with our service without prior knowledge.

Does this sound like an environment you want to work in? Then you could be the right person to be an engineer at epilot! 

What we offer you:

  • The opportunity to help building the most successful SaaS platform in the energy market.
  • Start-up mentality: dynamic atmosphere and great team spirit.
  • A rapidly growing company with an open communication culture, motivated colleagues and an international corporate culture.
  • Exponential learning curve - epilot is growing rapidly and we expect the same from you. You never stand still, you are permanently challenged, you learn from your mistakes a la Fail Fast and Often.
  • Flexible working hours and remote work - You have an important appointment in the morning? No problem! You decide where and when you want to work.
  • A central location in the heart of Cologne with cool cafes around the corner (But of course full remote jobs are also available).
  • Performance is rewarded with us - We take your desired salary seriously and talk openly about it with you.
  • Transparency - We maintain a very flat and open corporate culture, everything is visible and open for discussion.
  • Regular team events such as carnival, the summer party, Christmas party, company breakfast and many more opportunities to get to know your co-epilots outside working hours. Our highlight event is our yearly epilot summit in the summer where you will meet your co-epilots from all over the world.
  • Coffee, cold drinks, fruits and much appreciation.

What awaits you:

  • You will integrate into an agile environment, being an ambassador to drive quality within the team. 
  • You will be in charge of all testing activities, including exploratory, usability, performance, acceptance, integration, and security testing depending on the needs of the team.
  • You will be expected to automate tests and processes whenever appropriate in order to remove boring, repetitive tasks and help the team frequently deliver value to our customers & their end-customers.
  • You’ll get familiar with our tech stack with microfrontends, serverless AWS and best-in-class developer tooling & automation. More info about our stack: Tech stack 
  •  You are part of an agile cross-functional team of full-stack, backend and frontend developers, as well as designers and product managers who are growing together and helping one another
  • You will participate in exciting and diverse development projects using agile methods and the chance to pair and collaborate

What you bring:

  • Expert level knowledge in at least one technical area of testing (Automation / Load & Performance / Security)
  • Expert level knowledge of physical testing
  • Experience with Javascript 
  • Excellent knowledge of testing concepts, architecture and practices
  • Experience with commonly used testing tools (e.g. Selenium / Datadog Synthetic Tests / Postman / Percy)
  • You think like an entrepreneur - you understand our business goals and how your daily decisions influence them.
  • You don't see problems as a problem, but as a great opportunity for you personally, your team and epilot.
  • You are a doer and have a strong Do-It mentality.
  • You make quick, smart decisions and weigh the risk intelligently.
  • You are a TEAM player, motivating and inspiring your colleagues.
  • Nice to have: 
    • Successfully applied some Agile/XP/Scrum practices and are enthusiastic about Agile techniques (TDD, Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery, Continuous Deployment)
    • Knowledge of Usability testing
    • Experience working closely with Product Teams and aiding user story creation
    • Experience mentoring junior testers and helping to affect institutional change
    • Experience with AWS