Team Lead Back-end

Marley Spoon
Marley Spoon makes it easy to cook a delicious meal at home

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Marley Spoon (ASE:MMM) is bringing delightful, market fresh and easy cooking back to the people, while re-inventing the global food supply chain to reduce unethical food waste. We are connecting consumers with quality producers, providing fresh food directly to customer's homes and we are present in Europe, the US and Australia, shipping our product to about 50.000 zip codes..

Help us make the move from a monolith to an event-driven microservice architecture running in Kubernetes on AWS. You will be working in the 14 engineers strong Customer Experience team (the only team at Marley Spoon building customer-facing products) and you will be leading a smaller sub-team of backend engineers. The CX team is responsible for the website and the two mobile apps our customers use to buy and personalise their weekly meal kit delivery.

Tech Stack

  • Web app, REST and GraphQL API are built with Ruby on Rails
  • PostgreSQL and Redis
  • Event-architecture built with Kafka and custom Ruby-based tooling
  • Beanstalk for background processing
  • CI/CD pipeline with Codeship
  • Terraform and Ansible to manage our infrastructure

Your role

  • Lead a team of 3-4 backend engineers (tech and people)
  • Shape the future of our backend architecture
  • Write testable and readable code, that runs fast and reliably
  • Work closely with the other teams and your teammates to arrive at the best possible feature implementation
  • Mentor Junior developers and help them reach their growth goals

Our values

We are a growing team of hard-working, hands-on individuals who have the common goal of creating the perfect meal kit experience for our customers. We are proud to have people who take initiative, are dedicated and are committed. We have an open and inclusive culture where you can be yourself, learn new skills and are surrounded with interesting people.

As part of this open culture, we have chosen our own team values and agreed that we

  • strive for high product and code quality
  • keep our customers in focus
  • maintain a healthy work-life balance
  • work in an environment where it is safe to fail
  • are committed to personal growth

Main requirements


  • 5+ years of experience in software development
  • Previous leadership experience or strong interest in taking on a leadership role within the backend team
  • Professional experience in Ruby (on Rails)
  • Strong testing mindset
  • Proven experience of working with relational and NoSQL databases
  • A drive to learn and improve yourself and others around you
  • Worked on a Microservice architecture before or have experience in spanning applications across the globe

Nice to have


  • Elixir, Go, Rust? We are open for change!
  • Docker + Kubernetes knowledge


  • Autonomy & Impact
  • Flexible working hours, home office and remote work
  • Spend 5% of your working time on personal learning and development
  • Conference / Training budget
  • Our beautiful and cozy office is located in the heart of Berlin Kreuzberg close to some of the best restaurants (from tasty Köfte to two star Michelin!)
  • Free food boxes delivered to your doorstep
  • Cooked food from our test kitchen
  • Gym membership
  • Craving for a fancy Espresso? We've got you covered! If coffee is not your cup of tea, we've also got tea and soft drinks
  • Friday beers and many after work events
  • An open, diverse and respectful culture with over 50 nationalities
  • Possibility to trade part of your salary for double the amount of stock options

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