Xara is a fast-growing, international company with core offices in the heart of Berlin and Hemel Hempstead UK. Our team at Xara has years of experience with building innovative, award winning products for the creative software market. Creative software, that encompasses document and content creation of all kinds, is the most used, the most important class of productivity software. Now we are embarking on our next challenge of shaping the future of business web apps.

Web Developer

Xara has recently launched an exciting new SAAS product, an online tool designed to give businesses a central platform to create and control all necessary documents they need to build their business, we are looking shake up the industry and grow quickly.

We are now looking for a talented and passionate web developer to help push the growth of the product and develop our online marketing platforms. This is the perfect role for someone looking to have a big impact on a growing business, as you will be working closely with the CEO and marketing team to drive our online performance.

  • Package

    Competitive salary based on experience.

  • Location

    Berlin – The Berlin office is a vibrant technology hub with multiple startups in the area.

  • Applying

    Complete the form below and attach your CV or resume.

Responsibilities

  • 01

    Design, develop & maintain a user-focused website to boost online visibility

  • 02

    Enhance user experience of online tools to increase lead generation

  • 03

    Lead online 3rd party web integrations with leading marketing platforms such as Intercom, Segment and Selligent

  • 04

    Be on top of latest web applications and security features to drive forward the quality of our online platforms

  • 05

    Use your coding skills to assist with marketing activities such as developing emails & landing pages

  • 06

    Liaise with different departments within the company to drive forward projects

Your Profile

  • 01

    Minimum of 2 years experience of developing user-focused quality websites

  • 02

    Bachelor degree or equivalent in Web Development or a related field

  • 03

    Fluency in English

  • 04

    Deep understanding of JavaScript, HTML, CSS and WordPress

  • 05

    Proficient in MySQL

  • 06

    Comfortable on the command line (SSH, bash)

  • 07

    Experience of container technologies (preferably docker)

System Administrator / DevOps Engineer

Xara are looking for a System Administrator / DevOps engineer to help manage the company’s internal network services and Xara Cloud, which is Xara’s online document editing solution.


The role is based in our Hemel Hempstead office.

Reporting to Xara’s Network Manager, the role includes varied duties across the network of our office in Hemel Hempstead, UK, where the role is based, and for our office in Berlin. The role also includes support of multiple remote technical staff who are located around Europe. Xara Cloud systems management brings exposure to Amazon Web Services, with which the service is hosted, and the many modern technology solutions that the service utilises, including NoSQL databases, docker container systems, JavaScript with NodeJS, CI/CD, Linux and Windows Server operating systems. Therefore the role comes with ample opportunities for growth across a range of technologies.

Requirements

  • 01

    Linux Server administration (Basic administration: Disk space, services, samba, bind/named, mdadm, bash scripting) OS: Ubuntu, Redhat (inc CentOS)

  • 02

    Windows Server 2012 R2 administration (Active Directory, Group Policy, server backup, Powershell)

  • 03

    Windows Desktop (Windows 10, Windows 8)

  • 04

    Desktop Hardware (HDD, Graphics Cards, networking).

  • 05

    Server Hardware installation / use (Hardware RAID, NIC)

  • 06

    Understanding of networking (Protocols, firewall management, routing, hardware (Switch administration), VPNs)

  • 07

    Previous experience using Virtualisation Technologies (Vmware ESXi)

  • Package

    Competitive salary based on experience.

  • Location

    The role is based in our Hemel Hempstead office.

  • Applying

    Complete the form below and attach your CV or resume.

Desirable experience

  • 01

    Linux server administration (Basic understanding of Docker, docker-compose, mailservers, iptables)

  • 02

    Centralised Anti-virus solutions

  • 03

    Windows Server 2012 R2 Administration (IIS, SQL)

  • 04

    Previous experience with AWS / Cloud hosting providers

  • 05

    Experience working with mongodb, redis-server

  • 06

    Previous use of Nagios for Server / Desktop / Networking Monitoring

  • 07

    Basic web development skills (html, css)

  • 08

    Git / SVN experience

  • 09

    Office 365 experience

Content Specialist

Working Student

This is a perfect opportunity to learn the ropes of corporate identity, brand management, and content creation. You will work hand in hand with a small, experienced team of designers to test and release a wide variety of content for Xara Business customers.

  • Package

    Competitive salary based on experience.

  • Location

    Berlin – The Berlin office is a vibrant technology hub with multiple startups in the area.

  • Applying

    Complete the form below and attach your CV or resume.

Your CHALLENGE

  • 01

    Ensure that any content released to customers is of the highest quality

  • 02

    Execute user scenarios to verify content templates are working as expected

  • 03

    Provide clear and concise feedback on bugs, usability, and other test results

  • 04

    Be an active part of a diverse team with a hands-on mentality

  • 05

    Work closely with our development Team in London

Your Profile

  • 01

    Fluent in English

  • 02

    Want to learn new concepts and applications

  • 03

    Be an inquisitive person, with a solution-oriented work ethic

  • 04

    Ability to create or refine processes and identify opportunities for improvement

  • 05

    Excellent attention to detail and ability to execute predefined test cases

  • 06

    Currently enrolled in a Bachelor / Master program

Node.JS Server Developer

We’re looking for an experienced full stack developer to work in a new distributed team, building a new slick product, using the very latest, state of the art web technologies: Javascript, HTML5, CSS and WebGL.

Requirements

  • 01

    An IT or Science Degree, or equivalent.

  • 02

    Solid commercial experience (3 years +) with:

    • Server-side programming
    • Linux configuration
    • TDD and continuous integration
    • JavaScript and Node.js
    • NOSQL (Redis and MongoDB are required)
    • TSDB, Docker & GIT
  • 03

    A solid understanding of cloud deployment strategies and scalable architectures.

  • 04

    A desire to work on world-leading web software products.

  • 05

    Highly motivated, with a positive attitude to work and the ability to learn quickly.

  • 06

    Good trouble-shooting skills with the perseverance to solve problems.

  • Package

    Competitive salary based on experience.

  • Location

    The Berlin office is a vibrant technology hub with multiple startups in the area.

  • Applying

    Complete the form below and attach your CV or resume.

Desirable experience

  • 01

    Commercial experience with high-volume scalable architectures.

  • 02

    Good knowledge of the most common web servers / load balancers (Apache, Nginx, HAProxy).

  • 03

    Experience with ELK and Grafana.

  • 04

    Experience with AWS or GCP.

  • 05

    Experience with Kubernetes.

  • 06

    An interest in online security.

Applying

If you’re interested in joining the Xara team, please complete the form.