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Software Language Engineer (m/f/d)

What’s your job?

As a Software Language Engineer at BRYTER you’ll be part of our remote-first team with the task to evolve the design and implementation of the BRYTER language and interpreter. You’ll play an essential role in shaping the direction of the BRYTER language and evaluating the viability of making more language features available to use in our no-code editor.

The BRYTER language is only edited through the graphical editor. This means we are currently not concerned with lexing and parsing. Your work is beginning at the level of our own control flow graph representation that we manipulate directly. What you should bring is a good understanding of topics like type-systems, abstract semantic graphs, static and dynamic program analysis, automated optimizations and refactoring operations.

You should already have experience working on the design and implementation of high-level programming languages and interpreters, domain specific languages or the tooling around them (e.g. IDEs, transpilers, type checkers). Ideally, you have already contributed in an environment where design decisions are made in an RFC-like process. Besides, working knowledge of TypeScript is definitely a plus as well.

The BRYTER team at our October 2019 on-site
The BRYTER team at our October 2019 on-site

Why should you apply? 

  • Direct impact on our product from day one 
  • Colleagues that care about the product and the people who build it
  • We support you in your journey to become the best version of yourself. Not the least by providing challenging work, people around you who you can learn from, as well as a personal conference & training budget
  • BRYTER has a product & business model that’s tried and tested and we’re in the process of scaling our impact, so your impact can scale with us 
  • Customers love our product which you’ll have a key role in developing

This job is not for you

If you reside outside of CET +/-4h time zones and have no practical experience in software language design, then this job is not for you.

How to apply? 

Start a conversation by reaching out to us 📧. Just say hi, why you’re interested in working with us and please include a CV in your message.

Who are we?

We enable business experts to build and distribute powerful applications. Our software is intuitive and simple enough for non-IT-experts to understand within minutes, yet powerful enough and enterprise-ready for industries with complex reasoning and demanding use cases. We especially cater to experts in law, finance, tax and compliance by helping them automate and standardise decision making.

What does working at BRYTER look like?  

We are a remote-first Software-as-a-Service company, with people across Europe. At BRYTER, we believe in the power of self-organising teams and that everyone can be a leader. That’s why we strive for a way of working that reduces unnecessary burden and instead focuses on delivering value.

📅 Meetings 

There are only two regular, mandatory meetings:

  1. A short 30min company-wide update meeting that happens weekly. This provides a forum for each business area of BRYTER to update the company on their progress towards their quarterly objectives.
  2. Our weekly Product Sync/Planning, where we revisit what we’re currently working on and what we plan to do in the upcoming week(s).

Other than that, we do a company-wide virtual-coffee session every morning. Anyone who is interested and available can join this call. The only rule is, that we don’t talk about work. It is an opportunity to laugh at what our dogs do to our shoes, share our first (or third?) coffee with each other and just try to kick-off the day in a great mood.

We do daily, written check-ins in Slack to keep everyone in the loop on what we’re working on. 

👨‍👨‍👧‍👦 Quarterly Get-together

We are a remote-first company. At the same time, we value the face-to-face time. That’s why we get together at the same place at the beginning of each quarter. We spend the time strategizing, planning as well as just talking, having fun and getting to know each other better.

To date we have always done this in Frankfurt, Germany, where we have one of our offices. That’s why we sometimes call the time that we get together, on-sites.

🎹 Processes & Tools 

Our main tool for coordinating our day-to-day work is Gitlab. We not only use it as central git host, but also for our complete CI pipeline, to trigger and execute deployments with it and track our work items (and bugs 🐛) with Gitlab boards. 

Developers own the development of their improvements and features and guide them until they are in production. And while some parts of the application are worked on mostly by a smaller subset of the team, we practice shared code ownership.  

We practice a branch-based development workflow and do code reviews via merge requests (Gitlab-speak for pull requests). To enable quick feedback-cycles we aim for short-lived branches and provide automated means to deploy every branch to their own environment.  

We put a strong emphasis on automated testing and having a test coverage that follows the testing pyramid. And as with most things, we aim to get better at these practices, which means we’re not perfect. 😇

When it comes to tools, such as an IDE or editor, you are free to use whatever you prefer. We provide JetBrains licenses, in case you like to use their tools. And of course, you’re free to choose your computer hardware and operating system. 

👩‍🚀 Organisational Model 

At BRYTER we believe in the power of self-organizing teams and that everyone can be a leader. Everyone can participate in shaping the way we work at BRYTER, based on their interests and capabilities.

To that end we work hard to make the way we work explicit, to enable us to improve it continuously. Anybody on the team can propose changes and improvements in the form of a proposal, and proposals are by default accepted. Only if by getting feedback on a proposal a serious risk or harm for the organisation is identified, we ask the authors of a proposal to adapt it, usually with the help of the people who identified the risks.

Advantages of working at BRYTER

🗺 Location/Travel

Being a distributed team, you can work from wherever you want. The whole company gets together every quarter for a 2-day company get together. Depending on where you’re based and the location of the company on-site, you might get to travel for a few days each quarter.

👩🏻‍💻 Flexible working hours

We know life comes with responsibilities and the occasional, unexpected occurrences, and encourage everyone at BRYTER to spend time on people and the things they care about. That’s why working hours at BRYTER are usually as flexible as you need them to be. 

💪🏽 Professional and Personal Growth

We cover up to 5 days of training or conferences per year, including travel and entrance fee. Additionally, BRYTER covers all costs for books and online courses, based on a fair-use-policy. And all that without lengthy, complicated processes or approvals. We trust you! 

How to apply? 

Start a conversation by reaching out to us 📧. Just say hi, why you’re interested in working with us and please include a CV in your message.

If you want to work with us, don’t hesitate to contact us!

careers@bryter.io