Do you believe in beauty when it comes to programming? Do you have a vivid interest in elegant algorithms? Are you fluent in C++? If so, we would like to meet you. Here is what we offer in a nutshell:
We are looking for smart, creative developers with a solid theoretical background.
Developers hired in the past mostly hold an exceptional master's degree in computer science or even a doctorate. You will work largely independently and will be responsible for the whole range of activities when implementing a new feature.
You should be able to look at a problem from the user's perspective and discuss abstract concepts with fellow developers. We expect each of our developers to do architecture, design, implementation, customer feedback and bug fixing, rather than splitting these activities between several people. We thus put everyone in control of their own work.
There are no deadlines, and no scheduled meetings. A feature is ready to be released when you are convinced that you have implemented the best possible solution. Meetings take place as needed, with only the people that are actually involved being required to be present. At any time in the process, ideas, suggestions and criticism from anybody in the hierarchy is welcome and is seriously considered. Your ideas are welcome, even if they mean that we have to change a lot of code to make things better.
They have published several scientific articles in the areas of Artificial Intelligence and Computer Graphics and they will encourage you to do the same. They sponsor visits to conferences and have close relationships with universities and research institutes in the U.S. and Germany.
The client encourages a healthy work-life balance. They do not work at night or on weekends, and support their staff's families with a full-time company nanny. She is available for free when children are sick, or when you just feel like spending an evening out.
They pay very competitive salaries and offer developers EUR 120,000 annually following one year of employment. If necessary, they will go out of their way to help you relocate to Berlin, and will do what they can to help you acquire a work permit.
You should be able to communicate effectively in English, knowing German is not required. German language courses can be arranged, if desired.