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Software Engineer with focus on JavaScript (m/f/d)



Software Engineering
Multiple locations · North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany · Halle (Saale), Germany · Berlin, Germany · Baden-Württemberg, Germany · Freiburg, Germany · Tessin, Germany · Schleswig-Holstein, Germany · Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany · Brandenburg, Germany · Bavaria, Germany · Hamburg, Germany · Saarland, Germany · Nuremberg, Germany · Cologne, Germany
Posted on Monday, November 6, 2023
Your team
At ottonova, we value teamwork, technical excellence, delivering value, positivity, constant improvement, growth and innovation. We aim to build the best digital health insurance in the world. Therefore, we are looking for a Software Engineer (m/f/d) to join our team and further develop the modern ottonova software ecosystem.

You will be part of one our five software engineering teams, which offer a great way to learn from experienced Software Engineers and advance in your professional career. In addition, you will have the opportunity to participate in our JavaScript and Architecture Chapters, where experience is shared among all Software Engineers in the company. This will enable you to learn and grow as an Engineer at an accelerated pace.

Take a look at our stack:
Your tasks
As a Software Engineer at ottonova, you'll be part of a team that focuses on turning potential customers into actual ones.
  • You'll help create a smooth and enjoyable digital signup process, making sure it's easy for users to join ottonova.
  • Working closely with other teams, you'll build and maintain different parts of our software, ensuring everything runs smoothly.
  • Your job will involve improving existing features, adding new ones, and making sure our code is reliable and works well.
  • You'll also be involved in reviewing each other's code, and writing down how it all works.
  • By being creative and tackling challenges head-on, you'll help us change the way people think about health insurance!
Being in this role at ottonova means that you are experienced at an intermediate level and employ your engineering practices confidently to achieve results. With an eye for detail, you know how to organize yourself best and are aware of your own strengths and weaknesses, constantly striving to improve.

Along with a positive work ethic and manner and a willingness to learn and develop both personally and professionally, you will bring the following to the table:
  • You graduated with a degree in Computer Science or Software Engineering
  • You are experienced (at an intermediate level) in producing high-quality software: testing, code reviews and clean coding practices
  • You are able to clearly express and discuss technical concepts and write technical documentation
  • You have a great understanding of your personal toolset: Operating system, IDE and debugging tools
  • You have a proficient level of written and spoken English as well as clear and effective communication skills
  • You complement your profile with advanced knowledge of:
    • JavaScript & TypeScript
    • HTML & CSS
    • Unit and end-to-end testing
    • Reactive programming and state management with rxjs
    • A major JavaScript framework like Angular, React or Vue.js
    • How to build backend services and APIs with express or NestJS
    • Messages queues like RabbitMQ, Bull or SQS
    • Package management via npm or yarn
    • Version control with git
    • Virtualisation via Docker
    • Relational databases like MySQL or PostgreSQL

Not a requirement, but a plus would be the following aspects:
  • Experience in a technology focussed environment
  • Experience with DevOps, AWS,, RabbitMQ
  • Experience with the Scrum process
  • Knowledge of the German language
  • Any other knowledge and skills that will help us build the best health insurance in the world!
What you can expect
At ottonova you have the opportunity to actively shape one of the most exciting new companies on the market. Here you can expect an experienced, highly motivated and colorful team and the freedom to contribute and pursue your own ideas.

As a health insurance company, we are committed to health - also for our employees. Since fruits, coffee and cereals are already part of our equipment, we offer you a variety of other benefits:

  • sports & fitness subsidy
  • Company health insurance
  • Company pension plan
  • travel subsidy
  • Corporate Benefits
  • trainings and courses
  • ottonova Balance – Mobile working
  • 30 days vacation, plus December 24th & 31st off
  • ottobike – Bike-Leasing
  • Ticket Plus City Card
  • Employees-recruit-employees

ottonova drives a mutually responsible, respectful and humorous interaction with a clear value system. Our diversity is a strength because it makes us more creative and productive. We value every individual and are fully committed to supporting their personal and professional development.
About us
ottonova is Germany's first digital private health insurance company. With its specially developed app and many other innovative and digital services, the young company from Munich provides advice at eye level and fast processes when it comes to the health of its customers. The unique combination of insurance company, tech expertise and personal customer advice is unique in the InsurTech industry and more than 100 employees* work every day to provide customers with an even better experience with their health insurance.

Employee benefits
ottonova is one of the most exciting new insurance companies on the market. Together, we are digitizing the dusty industry and offering completely new services. We show that health insurance can also be fun. Ingrained processes and dusty hierarchies are out of place with us. Our highly motivated employees are given plenty of personal freedom to develop their own ideas and drive them forward. Flexible working hours with a fair compensation package are a matter of course.

As a health insurance company, we are committed to health - for our policyholders, but also for our employees. Free health offers such as flu vaccinations and eye examinations, fruit, muesli and good coffee contribute to this just as much as subsidized gym offers and a subsidy for the public transport ticket.

Our benefits at a glance

  • Company health insurance
  • Public transportation subsidy
  • Corporate Benefits
  • Trainings and courses
  • ottonova balance (Home office und on-site)
  • Pension scheme
  • Ticket Plus City Card
  • Snacks & Drinks in the office
  • ottobike (Leasing bike Zuschuss)