Parce - Makes Your Device Smart

Working Student IoT Platform Developer

About Parce

Parce is a young company based in Munich, Germany. Everything started with the crowdfunding campaign "The Parce Idea" on Indiegogo with the objective to build the "Parce One", a smart power plug that enables the user to monitor power consumption and switch on/off an attached device. It is the first step of making your devices smart. As of April 2016, the Parce One is in serial production and is available for purchase throughout Germany via the biggest consumer electronics retailer.

As switching devices on and off is just the beginning our next step on the way to make every device smart is to get our technology into various products: We will build and sell a fully fledged IoT stack for other device manufacturers. We want to make products intelligent and bring great features to the customer. We want to transform manufacturers' business models by providing new technology helping them to differentiate from the competition.

We are a team of three founders with backgrounds in electronics, business administration, aerodynamics, mechanical engineering, software development, cloud infrastructure and design. Now we are looking for Parce's first employees who share the vision, want to apply themselves and help to shape the future of Parce.

Your Responsibilities

The Parce IoT Platform is based on a microservices architecture and leverages twelve-factor app design. You will help the team to design and code microservices as well as backing services for the Parce IoT Platform (e.g. authentication service, message brokers, intelligent proxies, analytics services, ...). We love beautifully designed APIs. Your services will expose RESTful HTTP APIs or gRPC interfaces. We will provide room for creativity and help you to grow your knowledge.

Our target is to build a highly scalable and reliable platform. For this we use the best technology and are constantly evaluating new stuff. Expect to work a lot with Docker, Kubernetes, Cassandra, Redis or Kafka! Still in some cases we use good ol' PostgreSQL. To build solid services we rely on automated tests and continuous integration. We use the products we build for our customers ourselves. This allows us to leverage the great technology we are building but also feel our customers' pain and know exactly what should be improved.

As your work will have lots of touch points to the infrastructure you will work closely with our cloud infrastructure developers. They are responsible for the low-level stuff and care about VMs, networks, routing etc. However the distinction between the IoT Platform Developer and a Cloud Infrastructure Developer is fuzzy. If you are not afraid of virtualization, containers and networks, you will learn a lot for sure!

Your Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree in computer science, software engineering or equivalent, or already have a track record in this area
  • Good communication skills and fluency in English (German is a plus)
  • You are able to explain complex technology and like to share knowledge with your peers
  • Extensive experience in at least one programming language
  • You already have developed a Restful API in the past
  • You want to learn how to leverage a microservice architecture
  • Interest in Internet of Things technology and connectivity (MQTT, CoAP etc.)
  • Ability and willingness to work as part of a self-organizing team
  • You like to work with cutting edge technology like containerization and virtualization (e.g. Docker)
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