Backend Tech Lead

  • Internship
  • Germany
  • Are you passionate about building event-driven systems?

  • Do you have a strong grasp of Kotlin?

  • Do you enjoy mentoring and growing other engineers?

  • Do you like to find solutions for complex systems?

If the answers to the above questions are yes, then this role could be ideal for you!

We are looking for a Tech Lead to lead our Backend Team to success. At GRID you’ll be working on both existing services but also greenfield services to extend our product offering. As a Tech Lead at GRID you’ll be a pivotal member helping to shape the technologies we use to provide world class services to game developers and data consumers. 

What you will do 
  • Build greenfield mission-critical services and expand the reliability of existing ones. Our services range from real time data distribution to live video, and static data collection. 

  • Manage a team of dedicated and passionate engineers, carrying out managerial processes, aiding in its growth and working to ensure the team is working well together

  • Help shape GRID’s technological landscape together with experienced colleagues

  • Lead architectural discussions, providing feedback to coworkers and ensuring good practices

  • Work closely together with product stakeholders to communicate progress and considerations effectively

  • Provide mentoring and coaching to direct reports, support them to grow and further develop in their careers

  • Be part of the glue at GRID working with other engineering team members and leaders to help produce great solutions to problems being solved.

  • Help to set and follow standards for our software development lifecycle and programming languages we use

Your skills will include
  • Deep understanding of Kotlin Spring framework, Go, Kafka, MySQL, Kubernetes, Microservices, Redis.

  • An ability to critically analyze all systems that make up developing and maintaining software systems and make meaningful improvements.

  • Ability to critically analyze SDLC and make meaningful improvements.

  • Collaboration within and outside your team to identify and fix technical problems

  • Ambition to build robust, high-quality mission-critical systems, leveraging the power of:
    • Automated testing

    • Automated monitoring and alerting

    • CI/CD infrastructure

    • Past management experience

  • Experience with real time technologies and streaming architectures.

  • A good product and technical mindset being able to analyze users’ needs and then finding applications to serve them

  • Ability to think on your feet to identify and implement solutions in challenging situations

Benefits of working at GRID
  • Luxmed – private health insurance

  • Multisport card (gym/ workout class membership)

  • 28+ days paid time off

  • It’s Complicated – mental health support

  • Flexible working conditions

  • Co-working space

  • Company-wide team events

  • Work travel opportunities with travel insurance

  • Training and development budget

  • English lessons

  • Company equipment

  • High-quality Swag/ Merch

About our culture
  • Flexibility: Work from the place that inspires and motivates you the most! From our awesome Berlin/ Wroclaw offices to the comfort of your own home. Meet up in-person with your colleagues every so often, making use of the travel opportunities GRID offers

  • Sustainability: We’re not a typical start up. We want our engineers to be rested and able to perform. We offer a generous vacation allowance (28+ days a year) and the opportunity to speak with professional counsellors to support mental health – covered by the business

  • Pragmatic: GRID thrives on being pragmatic, allowing us to make the best decisions, rather than keeping to rigid processes and procedures that don’t work well for us

  • Impactful: With a robust CI/CD process, and a full suite of automated tests our engineers ship daily, allowing you to make impact on the product from day one with peace of mind

  • Agile & Inclusively: We’ve developed our own kanban-based way of working that is constantly being improved and adapted by the self organizing product-engineering teams. Opinions and ideas are valued from all

  • Quality: Achieved by ensuring detailed stories and epics, high test coverage, a thorough code-review process, consciously taking on technical debt and an open culture of sharing opinions

  • Organized: We strive for considered decisions, creating software that lasts. We document them in decision records, which any engineer in any team can drive

  • Fostering growth: Empowering employees who are determined to grow by providing a self-development budget and strong career advancement opportunities. Support from your teammates to guide and encourage you to grow in your desired professional field

  • Company culture: We believe a diverse industry is best served with a diverse workforce. With over 30 nationalities and a team happiness score of 4.2 / 5, GRID is proud of the company culture it has built

About GRID

GRID is a data platform for the game industry enabling extraction, management, monetization, and distribution of in-game data assets.
Our mission is to unlock the potential of game data for everyone. To create a rich and sustainable ecosystem where game data thrives.

We have offices in Berlin, Germany and Wroclaw, Poland with a truly diverse, international workforce. Covering 30+ nationalities across a team of ~100 people and growing.

For more information please visit

Apply today to find out more and begin your journey!

Research shows that while men apply to jobs when they meet an average of 60% of the criteria, women and other marginalised folks tend to only apply when they check every box. If you think you have what it takes, even if you don’t meet every single point on the job descriptions, please still get in touch. We would love to have a chat and see if you could be a great fit!

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