Junior Software Engineer - Web

Posted on Jan 30, 2023

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Job Details

Full Time
🌍 Europe

About Blinkist

We offer the best selection of non-fiction knowledge in bite-sized, digestible formats. Our catalogue gives access to key insights from 5,000+ nonfiction books, original podcasts and author-driven content across 27 categories.

Blinkist exists to spark understanding.✨ We're helping people enrich their minds with powerful ideas, and turn ordinary moments into extraordinary learning opportunities—anytime, anywhere.

Our unique culture of empowerment, mutual respect, and transparency has always been our defining characteristic. We support each other and carve out opportunities for every individual to develop and grow. We strongly believe that diversity powers innovation, thus we celebrate and support our differences, providing equal opportunities for employment and career growth. We embrace a flexible, remote-friendly way of working that supports different needs and lifestyles.

🌟 We are proud to have been selected by LinkedIn as one of the Top 25 Startups in Germany. Glassdoor and Kununu ratings put us amongst Berlin’s top three employers.

The Position

At Blinkist, our Web teams enable the Web platform by bringing our trove of content to life, working closely with stakeholders in Marketing, Content, Product, and Engineering. The Web platform is a primary contributor to the company’s growth–our plans for 2023 involve achieving ambitious growth goals through SEO, empowering our Marketing and Content teams to create and curate content, and reevaluating our tech stack to enable us to develop more efficiently and empower other teams, bringing in technologies such as HyGraph and GraphQL.

We’re looking for a software engineer to take on a high-growth opportunity on a cross-functional team. As a member of our Web team, you’ll delve into the worlds of SEO and content management and work directly with Marketing and Content stakeholders. You’ll deepen your technical craft, working alongside experienced developers, mentors, a product manager, and a designer.


What You Will Do:

  • In a small cross-functional team, introduce new customers to Blinkist and inspire millions of users across our platforms to keep learning
  • Work alongside product and design in iterative planning, implementation, and improvement to enable our Web platform
  • Collaborate with other engineers to maintain and extend our stack: currently Vue, Nuxt, Ruby on Rails, AWS
  • Contribute to key company growth initiatives, including SEO
  • Participate in code reviews and contribute to our culture of learning and knowledge sharing
  • Deliver testable, maintainable, and high quality code, taking ownership of your work

Our Hiring Process

All interviews are done remotely via Zoom. Please refer to your email invitation and calendar for the meeting link and further details.

1️⃣ Initial Call

  • ⏰ Duration: 15-20 min
  • A quick initial conversation to get to know each other and understand the role fit and basic requirements.

2️⃣ Work on a Coding Challenge

  • ⏰ Time investment: about 2h
  • The team has prepared an exciting take-home challenge for you.
  • It should showcase your approach to common day to day challenges of your role at Blinkist. We can't wait to share it with you!

3️⃣ In-Depth Interview

  • ⏰ Duration: 90 min
  • We’d love to discuss your ideas , learn a bit more about your approach and review your solution with your future teammates. You will go through your code and answer some questions on your results. 🙂

4️⃣ Remote Day at Blinkist

  • ⏰ Time investment: 2-3h

Your remote Day with Blinkist will give you a feel for what it's like to work with us. Over the course of this final round, you'll meet and spend time with various stakeholders, including your future manager. You will hear more about our team, mission, and vision. This will be a great chance to ask any final question about working at Blinkist.

We’ll share more details around the agenda for the day and the interview panel ahead of time. 💫

We sincerely hope this will also be a great opportunity for you to see exactly how we work and learn whether Blinkist is a great next step for you.

We understand how valuable the feedback can be for your development and growth. We are happy to provide you with specific interview feedback upon request following the technical assessment and later stages of the process.


  • You have 1-2 years experience with a modern JavaScript framework in a professional environment
  • You have knowledge of semantic HTML and CSS
  • You have experience consuming/designing RESTful or GraphQL APIs
  • You are proficient in English and can effectively communicate with your direct team
Junior Software Engineer - Webat Blinkist