Software Engineer (PHP)

At Jimdo, our mission is to help small businesses start, grow, and ultimately thrive online. Small businesses face new challenges with very little support or recognition. We know how hard this can be, because we have been in their position. That’s where you can help us—by designing intuitive tools to help small businesses solve complex problems.

With a forward-leaning and self-driven attitude, we continue to find new ways to help our customers get their ideas out into the world. As a team, we run at a steady pace to achieve what we aim for. We learn best by gathering data, trying new things, and sometimes even falling down along the way. It’s the lessons we learn in the process that make us better problem-solvers for small business owners.

If you’re motivated by our mission and excited to roll up your sleeves, try new things, learn from mistakes, and make a difference to small businesses around the world, we would love to work with you.

You will be part of a team maintaining a high-traffic, long-lived application, that serves millions of websites for our customers. It covers a wide range of functionality, including blogging, e-commerce, and websites. We encounter a wide variety of different challenges, from fully automating custom certificate provisioning, to running high-traffic DNS infrastructure to mitigating DDoS for millions of customer websites.


We are happy to invite you to work with us in our office in Hamburg or permanently remote from any location. Wherever your working location of choice will be, we will make sure you get proper onboarding (virtual or in person) and that you are fully equipped to become part of the team from day one.

Regarding candidates who want to relocate to Hamburg: Due to COVID our offices are temporarily closed. We will invite you to start working with us from your current location for the time being. Once the borders are reopened, and the Embassies accept visa applications again, we will initiate the relocation process to Hamburg. Until then, you will be invited to work with us remotely with a temporary contract.

What you will do

  • Build efficient high quality, secure and scalable backend systems to provide features that help users to successfully share their business, projects, and ideas.
  • Participate in design, architecture, implementation, support, and testing of the creator.
  • Debug production issues across services and multiple levels of the stack.
  • Collaborate with Product Managers, Product Designers and Engineers to deliver a high-quality product.
  • Improve engineering standards, tooling, and processes.

What we value

  • You have at least 3 years of professional experience in building web applications
  • You are comfortable working in different parts of the stack (Frontend, Backend, Infrastructure)
  • You have excellent software development skills in one or more of the following programming languages and technologies: PHP, JavaScript, AngularJS, React
  • You have experience with relational database and schema design (e.g. MySQL, Postgres)

Jimdo is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. This means that we don’t discriminate based on race or ethnic origin, color, the language(s) you speak, where you (or your parents) are from, or whether or not you consider yourself to have a disability. Neither will your age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, beliefs, or political opinions play a part in your application with us. We’re a diverse team in so many ways, and we love it that way.

Tobias is looking forward to receiving your application.