Staff Full-Stack Engineer (Aiven Console)

Berlin, Germany
PostgreSQL AWS GCP Azure API TypeScript React Python

Open source is our beating heart and it’s something that fuels our work and our culture. It’s where we began. It’s where we’ll always be. Our vision is to become the trusted open source data platform for everyone. We are a Cast of over 400 individuals (‘Crabs’) located across the globe. Why Crabs? Because we believe in thinking sideways. And right now, we’re looking for sideways-thinking Staff Full-Stack Engineer.

The Engineering team at Aiven lies at the core of our organization. This is a great opportunity to become an integral member of the team as a Staff Full-Stack Engineer. We look for engineers who can work around problems by finding new angles. Thinking sideways. You will have the opportunity to collaborate with world-class tech people solving the toughest problems, where almost every project you work on is more complex and technically challenging than the previous one. If you relish pushing your technical boundaries, come join us. Because if you can truly think sideways, you’ll never look back.

Who we are

So, how do we become the trusted open source data platform for everyone? By listening closely to our customers and taking action to ensure they achieve their business goals. You see, the software we create is merely a means of delivering value. Our thinking is customer-first. That’s why our customers are at the front and center of all we do. And in the spirit of sideways thinking, we’re by their side as well. Actively helping them solve their challenges. Collaborating. Sharing. And innovating. In other words, it really isn’t just about who we are. It’s about who our customers are – and where they want to be. 

Our values 

We want individuals who can embody our values of ownership, courage, and openness. 

What does that mean in practice?

We take ownership of the problems we solve. What we do is about improving life for our customers, enabling them to meet their goals. So we own our decisions and mistakes. Sometimes that takes courage. But we don’t falter – we take on challenges with confidence. And right at our heart is openness. We’re always open to new ideas – from wherever and whoever they come.

Staff Full-Stack Engineer (Aiven Console)

About the role:

We’re hiring an experienced staff full-stack engineer to work on our Aiven Console. The Aiven Console enables our users to explore and control their data services via a graphical web user interface. As Aiven Console is often the customer’s first touchpoint with Aiven’s data platform and plays a big part in our product-led growth strategy, we want it to be an intuitive and beautiful experience, while not forgetting the needs of our more experienced users.

We are looking for product-minded engineers who have a keen interest in the business and user behavior, are proactive with product development ideas and tradeoffs, and want to understand the “Why?” behind all things. As a product-minded engineer you communicate well with engineers and non-engineers alike and are interested in how other functions work.

As a staff engineer, we expect you to be a bar raiser in multiple dimensions: technical decision making and mentorship, problem solving, experience, and personal output. Staff engineers are also expected to have a material positive impact outside of your own team. We’d love you to show us how we can improve what we do. Our teams are proud of what we build and value curiosity, healthy debate, and exchange of ideas. 

Your responsibilities:

Here are some example areas you may work on:

  • Designing, architecting and implementing user analytics, experiments and A/B testing capabilities across Aiven Console.
  • Rearchitecting and reimplementing the way our Aiven Console is deployed to speed up development cycles and ease the operational load for our SREs.
  • Assessing, architecting and implementing APM and observability solutions across our Aiven Console stack.
  • Enabling scaling our engineering organization and code base by identifying blockers and restructuring our frontend codebase to support the growing number of teams working on the same technical platform.
  • Creating completely new platform-wide capabilities or extending existing ones. (Like enabling our users to tag their Aiven resources.)
  • Building the user experience for a new service. (In the past year we introduced Aiven for Apache Flink and Aiven for Clickhouse to the Aiven Console.)
  • Driving our public RESTful API development, design and performance in collaboration with other teams.
  • Enabling design at scale by contributing to our company-wide in-house design system.
  • Driving the team’s backlog by owning the technical planning of feature deliveries.
  • Technical mentoring of other team members and engineers.


Our staff engineers are highly experienced and have a proven track record of sound technical decision making and successful software solution deliveries. To match that, you’ll have at least ten years’ experience building web-facing applications. But more than the years we care about what you have been doing. We want to hear about the products you’ve shipped, how they were built, what was the impact, and what you learned while doing that.

Our frontend is built with TypeScript, React and Redux, our backend centers on Python and PostgreSQL, and the application is hosted on public cloud infrastructure. As such, to succeed as a staff full-stack engineer at Aiven you have most of the following:

  • Long, proven track record of successfully shipped software products and solutions
  • Strong communication and technical leadership skills, your leverage comes through influence not authority
  • Exceptional problem solving and decision making skills, you look beyond the obvious to the second and third order effects on the whole business and organization
  • Strong programming skills, including system architecture, testing, and testing automation
  • Experience building web-facing applications end-to-end, including everything from the browser to the cloud infrastructure and data services the app runs on
  • Proficiency in TypeScript and one or more modern SPA frameworks
  • Experience in Python, or proven ability to learn new programming languages
  • Experience designing relational databases and analyzing and improving database performance
  • Experience working with public cloud infrastructure and deploying full-stack web applications on cloud infra (AWS, GCP or Azure)
  • Experience designing and implementing public RESTful APIs
  • Experience in full-stack observability, APM and distributed tracing solutions (Datadog, New Relic, Honeycomb, OpenTracing, Grafana, etc.)
  • Experience in CI/CD pipeline design and implementation (Jenkins, GitLab CI/CD, GitHub Actions, etc.)
  • Fluent skills in English, written and verbal

Our Offer

If you ask us what’s the best thing about working for Aiven, many will probably say it’s the high concentration of talent from around the world that we have here. Enjoy the agile environment of a hyperscale scale-up where you can truly make an impact and have fun while at it.

We invest in you

  • Participate in Aiven’s equity plan.
  • Dreaming of flexible work arrangements? Look no further. Work in one of our hubs, fully remote, or anything in between.
  • Get the equipment you need to set yourself up for success.
  • Step up your career game with real employer support (use one of our learning platforms, annual learning budget, and more).
  • Get holistic wellbeing support through our global Employee Assistance Program.

Make a difference at Aiven

  • Contribute to open source projects that you find meaningful outside of work - and get paid for it. Our Plankton program recognizes extra work to the open source ecosystem for developers and non-developers alike.
  • Use up to 5 days per year to volunteer for a good cause of your choice.
  • Join one of our team member resource groups - empower yourself and others in missions that resonate with you.

What else

  • Your wellbeing matters: we provide professional massage at the office as well as health and fitness benefits through Urban Sport Club membership
  • Love breakfast. So do we. Join us at our monthly team breakfast
  • Know someone who would be the perfect fit for Aiven? Benefit from our referral bonus programme as soon as you join.

Amazing, What’s next

If you think Aiven is the place for you, send us your CV, and we’ll get in touch!

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Equal Opportunities

Aiven provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants for employment without regard to age, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, religion, sexual orientation, physical and mental ability, marital and family status or without regard to any other similar personal attributes. Aiven complies with applicable local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company operates. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, training and any other terms and conditions related to employment.

At Aiven, we are committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities or special needs in our working environment and job application procedures. We make all reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities or who otherwise need support to thrive in the workplace. We are committed to continuously improving workplace accessibility. There is an option to request a discussion in the application process but if you have any questions before applying please write to us at


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