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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
QA Tester and Automation Specialist (m/f)

Your Tasks:

  • Define and ensure quality standards for existing and new software on all of our platforms (web, mobile, APIs)
  • Create detailed, comprehensive and well-structured test plans and test cases
  • Testing web and mobile applications manually and with the help from automated scripts in order to ensure the quality of the products we build
  • Create full test documentation, and execution: STP, STD and STR
  • Design, develop and execute automation scripts 
  • Identify, record, document thoroughly and track bugs
  • Perform thorough regression testing when bugs are resolved
  • Provide assistance to Product Owners for deriving acceptance criteria of user stories
  • Review requirements specifications and technical design documents to provide timely and meaningful feedback
  • Collaborate actively with our Support team to be aware of common issues among our products 
  • Maintain, extend and migrate our existing suite of functional and integration tests and help improving our CI tools (Travis CI and Jenkins)
  • Coordinating work of external tester

Your Profile:

  • University degree in Computer science, Engineering or related subject is a plus but not a must
  • Proven working experience in as software quality assurance / testing analyst
  • Strong knowledge of software QA methodologies, tools, and processes
  • Experience in writing clear, concise and comprehensive test plans and test cases
  • Basic experience with automated testing tools
  • ISTQB or an other relevate certificate as a plus
  • Basic knowledge of SQL and scripting and coding background are a plus
  • Experience working in an Agile development process
  • Experience with performance and/or security testing is a plus
  • Attentive to details and adept at spotting and pointing out issues and inconsistencies
  • Able to dig fast into new topics and technologies
  • Fluency 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.

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.

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.

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.

Technical SEO Specialist (m/f)

Your Tasks:

In this role, you should become the technical and strategic SEO lead for all global markets, especially:
  • Boosting the SEO rankings of ZenMate's products using innovative SEO techniques, prioritising the top 10 markets & strategizing for potential growth in new emerging markets
  • Refining & implementing suitable SEO tools for marketing team's usage
  • Defining & leading the technical & strategic SEO roadmap for all global markets and ZenMate web and app products
  • Advising VP of Product on which SEO-friendly improvements to implement for internal CMS system & keeping Product & IT up to date with all SEO changes in the CMS world
  • Re-defining new content needs for SEO purposes including re-definition of new Academy page layouts & internationalisation needs
  • Take an active role in other SEO related projects (e.g. migration projects)

Your Profile:

  • Extensive experience hands-on SEO technical experience using key SEO tools to analyse and improve rankings and on and off-page SEO performance e.g. Searchmetrics, SEMrush & Ahrefs
  • Deep knowledge of technical on-page and off-page SEO ranking factors
  • Experience of large-scale technical SEO projects e.g. site migrations, website re-launches, full-site technical audits etc.
  • Ability to analyse website SEO performance data and spot trends (i.e. financial, and/or competitive intelligence)
  • Experience in digital marketing, business analytics, ecommerce, or comparable position handling large data sets for digital businesses
  • Excellent problem solving & analytical skills
  • Creative, but straightforward writing style
  • You thrive as being part of a dynamic, results-oriented team.
  • You are an intuitive communicator who loves sharing knowledge and learning from those around them
  • Fluent English - spoken and written, with very good grammatical and spelling knowledge

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.

COO (m/f)

Your Mission:

As COO you will be part of the management team and ensure a strategic and successful development of ZenGuard.

Your Tasks:

  • As COO you will be part of the management team
  • Overall Management of internal Operations
  • Planning of company wide strategy
  • Definition of KPIs of all departments
  • Continuous roll-out of target management systems (OKRs & others)
  • Performance Management upgrading & continuous maintenance (controlling)
  • Responsible for Finance, BI, Marketing/Sales/BizDev with increased scope of responsibility down the line after successful trial period and satisfying results to entire company- P&L operations (Finance, BI, Marketing, Product, Engineering, Support, HR) with very strong senior leadership team (average 15-20 years industry experience) as direct reports
  • Optimizing processes, management structures, reporting lines, execution speed
  • Shareholder- & Board Reporting
  • Representing the company outside – giving talks, speeches
  • Optimizing processes, management structures, reporting lines, execution speed

Your Profile:

  • 10+ years of experience
  • Several Years in Investment Banking or Consulting at a Tier 1 firm is expected
  • Several Years Startup Experience – ideally in SaaS or Security
  • Experience at relevant firms from the industry is a large plus (Consumer AntiVirus or Consumer VPN)
  • Experience and Network within Telco’s / ISPs is a strong plus
  • Team Management experience of >40 people in the past
  • You are a results-driven, hands-on and analytical person with relevant experience in Finance and Operations with a proven track record
  • Strong experience with P&L responsibility, Shareholder and Board Reporting- & Management in the context of a Venture Capital financed Startup
  • As a strong networker you are well-versed in negotiation with investors and VCs
  • You gained strong leadership as well as interpersonal skills in cross-disciplinary teams
  • You are an entrepreneur by heart with a high drive for outstanding team spirit
  • Fluent English and German

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.

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.

Customer Support Agent (m/f)

Your Tasks:

  • Provide our customers with an outstanding customer service experience: Answer tickets (we use ZenDesk) and Emails in a timely and qualitative manner, as well as Social Media requests
  • Work closely in the team: prioritize your daily and more long term tasks in collaboration with our small, motivated and supportive team
  • Find solutions for the technical problems of our users through own research and in cooperation with our developers
  • Proactively further improve our customer support processes and generating new ideas to increase efficiency
  • Further improvement of ticket system automation
  • Help to establish and maintain further support channels
  • Take over responsibility: plan the customer support for one of our new products proactively and be the main contact person for questions from colleagues in this regard

Your Profile:

  • You can speak fluent English, other languages are a plus
  • You already gained experiences in the field of customer service/support
  • Ideally you have a strong passion for IT (e.g. basic understanding of different programming languages)
  • Interest and understanding of our products in technical terms
  • Enjoy working with our users in a patient and helpful way
  • Strong communication skills in written and verbal form
  • Experience with ZenDesk is a plus
  • Experience with moderation of forums is a plus

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.