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Zattoo AG

In office: Berlin

  • 🇩🇪 Germany

Senior Python Engineer


The ideal blend of stability and flexibility. A genuinely human employer that cares for people and the planet. True autonomy to shape what comes next, for us and you. This is the perfect platform to take your career where you want.

Back in 2005, we pioneered Europe’s first TV streaming service. Today, we’re the world’s first certified climate neutral TV streaming provider. 3 million users across three countries. Over 230 colleagues of 47 nationalities. We’re the grown-up start-up, helping to shape a better future since day one. That hasn’t changed, even if the world has. We’re friendly, international, inclusive – and our people say we’re reliable and transparent, too. It’s why they trust us and believe in what we do.


As Backend Engineer at Zattoo, you will build the foundation for a seamless and stable TV experience for millions of TV lovers which involves quite sophisticated engineering and architecting to bring what used to be broadcast into the personalized world of the Internet. We, the Backend Engineers, tackle this challenge every day by using the latest software design and development standards and constantly improving our processes and tools. We do all that with a strong focus on scalability, distribution, efficiency and maintainability.


  • Wrap your head around our multi-tenant, distributed and international web API service infrastructure and push it to the next level

  • Design, develop and deploy backend services and API gateways with focus on high availability, low latency and scalability

  • Collaborate closely with other engineers (frontend, backend, video and ops), understand their needs and become a valued member of an autonomous, cross- functional team

  • Take operational responsibility for the services that are build by your team

  • Build and maintain admin interfaces to make multi-tenancy business logic configuration accessible for tenant-facing teams


  • 4+ years of experience in programming Python, building highly available services and APIs that scale and work efficiently even under the highest load

  • Experience in python-based web frameworks such as Sanic, FastAPI and/or Django, additionally with both relational and non-relational databases (MySQL, Postgres, Elasticsearch, Redis)

  • Proficient skills and DevOps mentality with on-prem and cloud hosting experience

  • Experience in working in a distributed services landscape

  • A deep understanding of how web-based platforms work, from client requests to server-side handling to front-end rendering

  • Fluent verbal and written English language skills


  • BS/MS degree in computer science or similar discipline

  • Experience in programming languages such as GoLang or Ruby

  • Experience in declarative API frameworks such as GraphQL or Falcor

  • Experience with service oriented architecture and/or event driven architectures with integrated external (3rd party) services

  • Basic Frontend skills to maintain simple Admin UIs (HTML, Javascript, Bootstrap)


At Zattoo, you’re always on firm ground with real freedom to explore. You’ll have the support and opportunity you need to go far, while you’re helping us create a sustainable and entertainment-filled future for all.


  • Reward: strong market competitive salary

  • Recharge: 30 days vacation plus public holidays

  • Regulate:trust based flexible working hours and the option for remote work worldwide for up to 8 weeks per year


  • We’re sharing: Free access to the best streaming experience on the market

  • We're developing: Your own development budget, German classes and Zattoo all-company hack days

  • We’re inclusive: ‘Zattooies’ are a fun, engaged, and diverse team made up of 47 nationalities

  • We’re healthy: Health checks, team sports, organic fruit, vegan options and more!

  • We’re responsible: We are carbon neutral, an active employee Green team, discounted BVG tickets and free bike rentals

  • We’re sociable: A calendar of events with fireside chats, lunches, in-house bar, BBQ’s, monthly socials, summer party and an annual off-site event

Zattoo enables our users to view indiscriminately and we reflect that in our team too. Regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability or any other characteristic protected by law we encourage everyone to apply and will give everyone equal consideration. We are an equal opportunities employer, join us and help build a diverse team dedicated to the future of TV.