Backend Developer, Deskwanted, Berlin, Germany

Engineering – Javascript, Ruby, Lisp, PostgreSQL
Full Time – Berlin, Germany

Deskwanted is a coworking space search and management web application based in Berlin. We are searching for a backend developer to join our small and energetic team as we improve and expand Deskwanted.

As Deskwanted’s Backend Developer, you’re a passionate about web application. Our ultimate goal is to build strong, scalable systems while building upon existing infrastructure. We think that the best software is developed in iterations and rapidly deployed to customers, and that learning happens best in short feedback loops.

We’re a motivated team of people with a diverse range of interests. We love Berlin, and we make our collaborative workspace and our company a great place to work.
What we are looking for

  • 3+ years development experience
  • Significant experience in a dynamic object oriented language (Javascript/Ruby/Perl/Lisp)
  • Excellent skills in database design and programming (PostgreSQL)
  • Exceptional proficiency using HTML/CSS3/Javascript/AJAX in a production environment
  • Strong Linux system administration background
  • Ability to write clean, beautiful code
  • An aptitude for backend engineering sense, and an understanding of problems faced by high
  • traffic sites
  • Someone who thrives in a start-up environment

What you’ll do

  • Develop and maintain the software architecture, which includes frontend, middleware and database servers
  • Implement new functionality, develop and design scalable code
  • Provide time and resource estimates on proposed features
  • Solving problems with little guidance
  • Work in a small, fast-moving team in a great Berlin coworking space, using agile Kanbaninfluenced workflows

Additional Awesomeness

  • Experience designing for mobile devices

If you’re thinking “That sounds like me”, then you should send an email to

About Deskwanted is a global network of coworking spaces and shared offices which offer their vacant desks and meeting spaces to a community of independent workers. Individuals or teams can find a place for short or long periods in shared working locations in hundreds of cities worldwide.

As well as a search-and-booking system, Deskwanted offers a web-based workspace management tool which makes it easy to run a coworking space or shared office. Users can organize finances, book meeting rooms, interact with coworkers and improve the function and profitability of their location.

Deskwanted was founded in Berlin in 2010, and in 2011 it joined the YOU IS NOW start-up incubator program run by Immobilienscout24, Europe’s largest real estate portal. It is using this support to develop better tools for coworking spaces and their communities. Deskwanted also operates, an online magazine about coworking – the leading source of news and information about coworking.


SBCL Programmer, (we need one more!)

Another job opportunity at ( is looking for another full time SBCL programmer to help manage and improve our main website builder application. No relocation required – North American working hours, 5+ years of SBCL experience (Hunchentoot / Debian) with strong communication skills. Contact for more details.

Web development, Centro Euro-Mediterraneo per i Cambiamenti Climatici

The CMCC (Centro Euro-Mediterraneo per i Cambiamenti Climatici) is looking for developers experts in Common Lisp web development to renew its site ( currently implemented in Plone.

We are sending a requirements document to everyone interested in developing the new site.

If you are interested and have a provable experience in Common Lisp web development, please write to (format nil “~a~a~a~a~a” “andrea” #\. “russo” #\@ “”).

Senior Engineer, Clojure (etc) at Amazon

[Note, although this job doesn’t seem to focus on Clojure, the manager, Annie Groeninger, pitched it as such.- Will F.]
Here’s a link to the posting @ and here’s description:
The Consumer Electronics Customer Experience Team is looking for a senior level passionate software engineer to build a complete e-commerce solution for shopping for electronics. A successful candidate will be an experienced and talented engineer who is excited to work with a team of smart developers to build out our software platform including the customer facing website, the backend services to power our website, and internal tools contributing to our operational excellence.
You will be a significant contributor to our team and to our department. You will have plenty of opportunities to solve complex and broad business problems. Successful candidates should be passionate about providing an exceptional customer experience and writing high quality, well tested, maintainable code. We strive to maintain a reasonable work-life balance through operational excellence and have fun at work.
Basic Qualifications
    * At least five years of relevant software development experience
    * Outstanding Java or C++ skills
    * Strong technical leadership skills
    * Results-oriented with strong emphasis on delivery
    * Strong customer and business focus
    * BS in Computer Science or related field
    * Linux or Unix experience
Preferred Qualifications
    * Experience building complex software systems that have been successfully delivered to customers
    * Knowledge of professional software engineering practices & best practices for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations
    * Ability to take a project from scoping requirements through actual launch of the project
    * Experience in communicating with users, other technical teams, and management to collect requirements, describe software product features, and technical designs.
    * Programming experience in Clojure or Scala
Annie Groeninger
Manager, CE-CX Dev

(Even more!) Lisp developers, MCNA Dental, Ft Lauderdale, FL.

MCNA Dental of Ft Lauderdale continues to win new business and is developing cutting-edge enterprise software to help it manage the growth. Management has asked me to let the world know MCNA is still looking for solid, self-starting Common Lisp developers willing to relocate to sunny Ft Lauderdale, FL for permanent or consulting positions, permanent preferred. Telecommuting is highly unlikely to be considered just now. We are doing very cool things in Common Lisp and Postgres, including programming the Web via my qooxlisp library which largely hides the Javascript. We have a strong team of five developers but with the ambitious software goals and rapid growth MCNA will consider adding one or two strong candidates. Note that a strong developer in any Lispy language will be considered for a permanent position. Resumes and letters of interest can be sent to ktilton at mcna dot net.

Ken Tilton
MCNA Senior Software Architect.