adelphi is an independent think tank and leading international public policy consultancy on climate, environment and development. Our 200-strong team of experts and specialists plays a key role in generating and promoting new ideas, shaping debates, building new strategies and setting agendas. We help to forge new paths towards a sustainable future, both by providing scientifically sound policy analysis and by working in dialogue with political and civil society actors and decision-makers.

Join us and you can expect to work on topical issues that connect the worlds of science and politics, in collaboration with policymakers and practitioners around the world. Contribute your ideas and expertise as part of our interdisciplinary, international project teams, and benefit from a collaborative working and learning environment with flat organisational structures.

Back-End / Full Stack Developer (m/w/d)

with an emphasis on Python / Django or PHP / Laravel (full-time or part-time) - Berlin or Munich 


Your working field

We are seeking to expand our web application development team with a Back-End / Full-Stack Developer to start working immediately with projects on green entrepreneurship, climate action and energy efficiency (preferred starting date: 15 January 2021).

You will be working on the technical support through the provision of innovative web applications and web tools for projects like the Uganda Green Enterprise Finance Accelerator, which aims to facilitate the flow of green finance into the Ugandan SMEs sector through strengthening green SMEs and improving available financial mechanisms for SME debt financing. Further you will conceive, develop, deploy and administer various innovative web applications in the areas of entrepreneurial climate action or energy efficiency improvements.

Your tasks

  • You are responsible for the conception and further development of web applications and backend interfaces in cooperation with our project managers and IT colleagues
  • You are responsible for the deployment and continuous provision of web applications in close consultation with IT colleagues, using tools such as Docker
  • You write tests and perform code checks
  • You integrate, manage and optimise APIs in various web applications (JSON, REST
  • You will work in close consultation with Business Development and Project Management

Your qualifications

  • You have experience as Python developer and in Python frameworks (e.g. Django, Flask, Bottle) or alternatively as a PHP developer with experience in the Laravel framework
  • You have already gained experience with RESTful APIs and/or GraphQL
  • You are familiar with code versioning systems like GitHub or GitLab, and code review is no stranger to you
  • Clean code and testing are important to you
  • You are familiar with cloud environments (e.g. AWS, Heroku or Digital Ocean) - experience in setup of CI/CD pipelines is an advantage
  • You are familiar with database systems (e.g. MySQL/MariaDB, Postgres and possibly Redis)
  • You have knowledge of the common front-end technologies (HTML, CSS, JavaScript)
  • Experience in modern frontend web frameworks such as Angular, React or ideally VueJS is an advantage
  • You like to work in a team with flat hierarchies, take on more and more responsibility over time and like agile methods – familiarity with or experience in SCRUM is an advantage
  • You are motivated to familiarise yourself with new web topics and technologies
  • You have a good command of English, German and other languages are an advantage

    We offer

    • Active role in shaping debates on and solutions to the key issues of our time – climate, environment and development
    • Variety and autonomy in your work, and responsibility for a range of multi-faceted tasks at a sustainable company
    • A dynamic, multicultural workplace with flexible working conditions, flat hierarchies and an appreciative corporate culture
    • Free access to exercises classes (including yoga and Pilates) and Urban Sports Club membership at attractive, discounted rates
    • Active work-life balance through flexible working hours, varied working-time models and mobile working
    • Continuous, tailored support for developing your skills and planning your own personal career path at adelphi
    • An attractive and centrally located office on the banks of the river Spree, an ideal environment for creative work
    • A company pension plan subsidized by the employer and an attractive benefits programme


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