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  • ZenMate Culture

    You're a Human Being, not a Human Resource.

    Here at ZenMate, we’re striving to make the web a free and secure place with our awesome, vision driven products and highly skilled team. We provide a dynamic work environment that will allow you to develop and learn new things every day. Although we work hard and expect excellence, we appreciate that everyone has a life outside of work and encourage a healthy work/life balance.

  • Get in touch!

    We're located in Berlin, Germany (a great place to live!) and work out of an awesome, spacious office with a rooftop terrace. In general we don't really care if you have a university degree or not, but what we expect is mastery in the field you are working in, so please tell us in a few lines why your are the best person for the job. We offer attractive salary packages for ambitious applicants with a lot of room for growth and greatly encourage people with the creativity and ideas that’ll help us become even better - so come join our amazing team in our trendy, light-filled office in Berlin.

  • Apply now!

    We’re looking for people who share our passion for online privacy and security and take pride in the ownership of their work while being able to function fully in a team setting in the busy environment of a start-up. Sound like you? Check out our current positions below – We’re looking forward to hearing from you! ☺

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Startup jobs in Berlin

Get a job you'll love.

At ZenMate we embrace the challenges we face every day.

We’re looking forward to meeting skilled individuals who like to get things done – daily.

Unlike other start-ups, we don’t just copy what’s already out there but work hard to stay on the cutting edge of web and network development.

  • Bored with e-commerce?

    Join a great team and embrace challenges everyday.

  • Tired with working for a penny?

    We offer attractive salary packages above the Berlin-Brandenburg average.

  • Looking for respect?

    Here, you're valued as a kickass expert - not just another employee.

  • Everything is included.

    MacBooks and displays on every desk, delicious food and drinks and all the support you'll need in Berlin.
    Need a Visa or Flat? - Let us handle that for you.

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An inspiring city to live in.

Berlin is the most hyped city in the world for a reason.

Have a better life, not just a better job.
Come here and check it out for yourself!

Berlin has everything you could want in a city; world class clubs, the most famous orchestra in the world, great places to eat and a gigantic start-up scene with lots of events to attend every month. Surrounded by beautiful lakes and forests – no wonder tourism has exploded here recently! Despite this, flats and hotels are still an absolute steal. So come and check it out and don’t forget to drop by to say hello!

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Work with the tools you love

At ZenMate we believe that experts work best with tools they choose themselves

Need new hardware or software? Anything is possible!

New employees can freely configure the hardware they need to truly excel at their work. Whether it's the newest Linux-powerhouse or an individually configured Mac: You name it, we'll order for you.

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Food and Drinks delivered.

Because the basics should be taken care of.

Great places to eat nearby, delivery services all around

When there’s nothing you fancy in our well stocked kitchen, the ZenMate team normally enjoys their lunchbreaks at one of the many nearby restaurants or sitting on the meadow in the park. If you just can’t tear yourself away from your project for that long – don’t worry! We’ll call in a take-away for you!

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A team: Not just at work.

Not just colleagues, but friends.

Everyone has a place in our fun, international team.

We believe that a team that gets along well together, works well together. After you get to know our fantastic group at one of our many team events or evenings, you’ll see that at ZenMate, everyone is considered a friend, not just a co-worker.

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The Jobs

Jet-packed Turbo Geeks
Happy Business Hustlers
Client Developer (m/f)

Your Mission:

You will ensure that our products operate smoothly on all clients.

Your Tasks:

  • You will work on existing products as well as upcoming new products which are used by millions
  • Develop and ideate innovative solutions based on product requirements and business challenges 
  • You will contribute to the product development and serve as an internal resource for technical software applications
  • Architecting and implementation pragmatic and robust solutions 
  • Maintaining and improving our four clients for Android (Java), iOS (Swift), MacOSX (Objective-C) & Windows (C#)
  • While you are experienced in at least one of the clients you will become acquainted with the other ones
  • Working together with the backend to improve the API that is used by all our clients
  • Deployment of the clients to the various stores
  • Documentation, writing tests and reliable code are a strong focus
  • Supporting the other departments with your knowledge for technical questions to our product

Your Profile:

  • 5+ years of experience in a similar position as a Mobile or Desktop client developer
  • You have a brilliant knowledge of software architecture and best practices in software engineering
  • Strong interest or experience in integrating service based API components
  • Sizable experience concerning testing frameworks, writing testable code and knowledge about best practises/coding patterns
  • Expertise at least in one mobile (iOS / Android) or desktop (MacOSX / Windows) technology
  • Strong knowledge in one of the other client technologies is a plus
  • You are great at documenting your work and having it peer-reviewed
  • Nice to have: Knowledge / Proficiency in React native
  • You have integrated REST APIs before and know how to implement secure authentication (e.g. tokens, etc.) according to best practices
  • You know how to build robust, and fault-tolerant clients that support our unique growth requirements
  • You stay up-to-date with the latest architectural trends
  • Fluent English

If you are interested in this challenging position and environment, get in touch with us. Please include a CV and/or work samples/references and a few lines why you are the best person for the job.

DevOps Automation Engineer (m/f)

Your Tasks:

  • Maintain and guarantee the availability and performance of our global infrastructure platform (bare-metal and cloud)

  • Working together with our providers to solve issues and server provisioning

  • Architecting and implementing pragmatic and scalable solutions for new challenges

  • Implementing and maintaining automated health-checks and corresponding services to automate our server fleet and to make it more robust

  • Making sure that our development and deployment infrastructure is flexible, easy to management and easily to use

  • Working closely together with our developers to deploy new services and solve performance problems

  • Scaling applications for performance and reliability depending on type of workload

  • Automate deployment, provisioning, monitoring as much as possible, write supporting tools and services to manage our fleet of machines

  • Experience debugging performance issues on Linux

  • Establish and maintain a clean documentation for all DevOps processes

Your Profile:

  • Minimum 3 years experience as DevOps Engineer or similar position 

  • Extensive knowledge in architecting, managing and maintaining large scale server deployments and general supporting infrastructure

  • Expert in Linux and related system solutions

  • Experience with database systems (e.g.: Redis, PostgreSQL)

  • Expert in developing, deploying and maintenance using Chef

  • Highly proficient in at least two independent scripting languages (e.g. Python, Ruby)

  • Experience with or strong interest in modern DevOps tools (Docker, Orchestration, CI server, etc.)

  • Experience with bare-metal machines as well as orchestrating cloud services (e.g. AWS, GCE)

  • Extensive knowledge concerning monitoring systems

  • Proficiency in continuous integration as well as delivery/deployment

  • Extensive experience towards distributed, clustered, large scale monitoring efforts

  • Your are able to search, find and hot fix problems in systems and code

  • You have strong attention to keep the system up and running

  • You know how to deploy software and track down the changes which causes any problems

  • Fluent English


Nice to have:

  • Knowledge and proficiency in at least one other programming language (e.g. C#, Java, Golang)

  • Knowledge of another infrastructure management solution besides Chef

If you are interested in this challenging position and environment, get in touch with us. Please include a CV and/or work samples/references and a few lines why you are the best person for the job.

Sr. Backend Engineer (Ruby) (m/f)

Your Tasks:

  • You will work on existing products as well as upcoming new products which are used by millions
  • Develop and ideate innovative solutions based on product requirements and business challenges 
  • You will contribute to the product development and serve as an internal resource for technical software applications
  • Architecting and implementation pragmatic and scalable solutions 
  • Maintaining and scaling our API and its connected services (RVS, user dashboard, voucher service etc.)
  • Architecting, developing and maintaining core components split off from the API as separate more isolated services
  • Scaling our internal services (messaging infrastructure, API, other services etc.) to a point where supporting just a few different endpoints needs changed in order to support a larger magnitude of different scenarios
  • Documentation, writing tests and reliable code are a strong focus
  • Coaching and mentoring more junior colleagues when needed
  • Supporting the other departments with your knowledge for technical questions to our product

Your Profile:

  • 5+ years of experience in a similar position as a Backend Engineer or Fullstack Developer with a focus on Backend 
  • You have a brilliant knowledge of software architecture and best practices in software engineering
  • Strong interest or experience in architecting service based API components
  • Sizable experience concerning testing frameworks, writing testable code and knowledge about best practises/coding patterns
  • Expertise as Ruby developer and you stay up to date with the current Ruby ecosystem (Ruby versions, Gems, Capistrano, etc.), as well as Ruby on Rails
  • Strong knowledge in JavaScript is a plus
  • You’re great at documenting your work and having it peer-reviewed
  • You know how to work with Databases and ORMs (Postgres, Redis, ActiveRecord) and know how to utilize caching strategies
  • Nice to have: Knowledge / Proficiency in another Language (Python, etc.)
  • You have built REST APIs before and know how to implement secure authentication (e.g. tokens, etc.) according to best practices
  • You are able to issue deployments, debug using curl, etc.
  • Interest in modern deployment tools and strategies (e.g. Docker, Kubernetes, etc.)
  • You know how to build highly scalable, robust, and fault-tolerant services that support our unique growth requirements. You stay up-to-date with the latest architectural trends
  • Fluent English

If you are interested in this challenging position and environment, get in touch with us. Please include a CV and/or work samples/references and a few lines why you are the best person for the job.

Freelance Translator Bahasa Indonesia (m/f)

Your Mission:

You will have an important role to make ZenMate even easier to use for users all over the world by translating our website and content in their local language.

Start: asap
Duration: long-term

Your Tasks:

  • Translate English-language product copy into Bahasa Indonesia for our website, apps and other pages.
  • Ensure that Bahasa Indonesian texts convey original meanings and tone of the English originals, while also adapting to the language and culture of the Indonesian market
  • Work with the local team to define the appropriate style and tone for our Indonesian website and ensure alignment with external translation agencies
  • Proofread translated texts for correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation
  • Assist with other ad-hoc translation, copy-writing, and QA tasks
  • Work across all our products to ensure they have top-quality translations for our customers, riders and restaurants

Your Profile:

  • Native level of Bahasa Indonesia and based in Berlin
  • Good knowledge of the local culture in Indonesia
  • Exceptional knowledge of Bahasa Indonesian spelling and grammar norms and well as English
  • Have a proficient working knowledge of translation management software and experience in translation for technical products
  • Are able to translate and localise short, user-focused content along with larger sections of text
  • Have a good knowledge of UX/UI content best practice
  • Able to work independently along with a hands-on attitude
  • Have a bachelor's degree in English, Translation/Interpreting, Linguistics, Communications or similar (desirable)
  • Openness to work (sometimes) onsite in our Berlin 

If you are interested in this engaging position and environment, get in touch with us. Please include a CV AND some work samples or references which you think reflect your kickass writing skills best.

Freelance Translator Brazilian-Portuguese (m/f)

Your Mission:

You will have an important role to make ZenMate even easier to use for users all over the world by translating our website and content in their local language.

Start: asap
Duration: long-term

Your Tasks:

  • Translate English-language product copy into Brazilian-Portuguese for our website, apps and other pages.
  • Ensure that Brazilian-Portuguese texts convey original meanings and tone of the English originals, while also adapting to the language and culture of the Brazilian market
  • Work with the local team to define the appropriate style and tone for our Brazilian website and ensure alignment with external translation agencies
  • Proofread translated texts for correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation
  • Assist with other ad-hoc translation, copy-writing, and QA tasks
  • Work across all our products to ensure they have top-quality translations for our customers, riders and restaurants

Your Profile:

  • Native level of Brazilian-Portuguese and based in Berlin
  • Good knowledge of the local culture in Brazil
  • Exceptional knowledge of Brazilian-Portuguese spelling and grammar norms and well as English
  • Have a proficient working knowledge of translation management software and experience in translation for technical products
  • Are able to translate and localise short, user-focused content along with larger sections of text
  • Have a good knowledge of UX/UI content best practice
  • Able to work independently along with a hands-on attitude
  • Have a bachelor's degree in English, Translation/Interpreting, Linguistics, Communications or similar (desirable)
  • Openness to work (sometimes) onsite in our Berlin 

If you are interested in this engaging position and environment, get in touch with us. Please include a CV AND some work samples or references which you think reflect your kickass writing skills best.

Head of Marketing (Growth) (m/f)

Your Mission:

As leader of our marketing team, you will play a key role in both shaping the product as well as building and retaining our customer base. You will drive the growth and customer acquisition strategies through product and marketing channel optimization.

Your Tasks:

  • Overseeing and being main driver for the following areas: Online Marketing, Growth Hacking, App Store Optimization, Business Development with focus on Marketing, as well as managing all product development related projects from a marketing perspective, and direct reporting line to the VP of Product

  • Constant re-evaluation of performance of all Online Marketing channels

  • Increase number of users and conversion rate (website and in-product)

  • Development of a consistent Marketing Strategy, which efficiently scales the ZenMate business

  • Developing mobile marketing portfolio objectives and strategies for growth

  • Develop and manage the lead management process, including the strategy for lead qualification and nurturing

  • Challenge existing business model of our freemium and premium-only products

  • Responsible for effectively managing your team, conducting one-on-one's, driving KPI’s, deciding on and delegating tasks, conducting performance reviews & salary discussions

  • Leadership and mentoring role for our global Marketing Team 

Your Profile:

  • Proven track record as Online Marketeer, growth hacker, or similar for a SaaS or online tech company (minimum 3 years working experience)

  • Extensive experience in managing a full and integrated marketing mix and of introducing new channels to existing plans. Knowledge should include web (usability, accessibility, user experience) and at least two online marketing channels and email marketing

  • First working experience in either people management or project/stakeholder management 

  • You possess a unique blend of business and technical savvy, as well as entrepreneurial spirit

  • You are very interested in digital marketing and in leveraging and building amazing, impactful products

  • In depth knowledge about SaaS funnels & metrics

  • You are data driven & very analytical: You don’t need to be a data scientist, per se, but you do need to know how data works and how to utilize quantitative methods. You’ve got to be familiar and comfortable with the technology and analytics, have a genuine inquisitiveness and curiosity for data. 

  • You own a strong understanding of the mobile marketing landscape and about the potential and track record of the possibilities and solutions

  • You are a very sociable person, able to lead, to coach, to create cooperation, and create a winners mentality

  • You have a distinct competitive mentality of wanting to improve the business, your team and yourself every day

  • You communicate fluently in English

If you are interested in this challenging position and environment, get in touch with us. Please include a CV and/or work samples/references and a few lines why you are the best person for the job.