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Jobs of the Week – work for Epic Companies, Melino, Kaffee Toro, Westwing Written by Charmaine Li on 19. April 2013

How Animals Eat Their Food

Spring’s here – and a fresh batch of the best internet company job offers in Germany and beyond, delivered to your browser each Friday. This week, we’ve got spots for ambitious developers, CEOs, music fans and aspiring photo production experts…

Here’s to the sweet taste of that first team lunch in sunny Mitte (all animals included):

Epic Companies needs someone in the area of postproduction product pictures (m/f – Berlin)

Epic CompaniesEpic Companies is the new accelerator and incubator of ProSiebenSat.1, based in Berlin. For our young and dynamic team, we are looking for support in postproduction for product pictures in one of our new online shops. This position also contains the co-ordination of, and cooperation with, shared service centers.

We are looking for applicants (f/m):

  • With profound Photoshop knowledge
  • With experience in management of large picture databases
  • Willing to develop new and efficient administration workflows of picture databases


Epic Companies is an innovative online company builder, based in Berlin. Together with our partner ProSiebenSat.1, we aim to identify and realise online business concepts with strong value-creation models. We help great entrepreneurs to win and partner with online leaders to conquer new markets. Our target is to start at least five exciting new companies each year.


Epic Companies will build on a unique combination of resources, from the start: substantial seed financing, unparalleled customer reach via TV advertisement and brand-building capabilities through our partner ProSiebenSat.1, and extensive entrepreneurial expertise. Our leadership team has a unique track record. We build on functional know-how, deep industry knowledge, and rigorous execution.


We love to work with ambitious people in a place we enjoy. We thrive on always learning something new. Every day is a step-up opportunity. We offer a constant chance to take on more responsibility and develop your skillset further.


We are looking for great people that are up to the challenge. We ask for excitement, excellence, humor and passion. We value integrity. We like light-heartedness. Interested? Feel free to contact us for further information or send your application directly to Helga Schmidt:

Melino Label Management is looking for a Software Developer (m/f – Berlin)

melino Label Management GmbH

Melino‘s rich history in the music industry dates back more than 20 years: Music producer and founder Sebastian Wolter first used the name as a pseudonym for a dance project in the early 90s. Over the following years, Melino evolved into a music production company and eventually its own label, Uptunes.

After international successes and collaborations with reknowned labels worldwide, we wanted to share our knowledge. As of 2012, we support other producers and labels as Melino Label Management and provide guidance with our innovative ideas.

We are looking for a software developer who has experience with

  • PHP
  • MySQL
  • JavaScript

Bonus characteristics include:

  • Positive attitude
  • Ability to take initiative
  • Comfortable with team work

Your tasks would include working closely with our developer to improve current functionalities and to gain an overall idea of the music industry and its backend. The long-term perspective is to work autonomously, integrate your ideas and create new features and benefits for our clients.

We offer

  • A flexible work environment with either full-time or part-time employment based on your current projects and abilities
  • Room to grow and develop your skills
  • Insight into the music industry

If you love music and you love to program, please send your CV and expected salary to Martina Hahn:

Kaffee Toro wants a CEO (m/f – Berlin)

Kaffee Toro GmbH

It is our vision to revolutionise the culture of coffee consumption and change the second most important commodity market in the world. To achieve that goal, we import and sell green raw coffee beans.

Due to disintermediation of the value chain, we are able to offer our high quality and directly-traded coffees at average conventional industry coffee prices. To shift the roasting step within the coffee value chain to the customer, we developed the world‘s first coffee machine to enable you to roast green coffee beans on your own!

Do you want to be part of the revolution? Become part of our team!

We’re looking for a CEO. Your position:

  • Leader of the management team, developing and executing an ambitious market entry
  • Responsible for the entire operations strategy, including planning and executing of the market entry

If you can offer the following profile…

  • Prior work experience of three to five years demonstrating leadership capabilities
  • Drive and willingness to make and execute decisions
  • Team player, who is looking for an entrepreneurial environment in which you can work independently
  • Pragmatic and problem-solving hands-on working style
  • Preferably obtained internet involvement through prior engagements
  • Working proficiency in German

…we will offer you:

  • Leadership and development of your own team
  • Two highly motivated young professionals as part of your management team
  • The unique opportunity to launch our business model and shape its development in an attractive market
  • Access to a network of successful founders that provides you with existing knowledge and experience
  • A roof-top loft office in the middle of Berlin
  • The possibility to benefit from a communicative, stimulating and inspiring environment
  • A highly competitive compensation scheme

Up for a challenge?

You are very welcome to send your application either in German or in English to
Hans Christian Stier: or
Felix Artmann:

Westwing Home & Living needs a Senior System Administrator (m/f – Munich)

Westwing Home & Living GmbH

Westwing is a high-growth eCommerce business. Backed by well-known investors with over $80m in funding and growing rapidly, we are one of the leading Home & Living verticals in Europe, on a mission to provide our millions of members with stylish furniture and homewares from well-known and beloved brands.

To pursue our ambitious expansion strategy, we are looking for a Senior System Administrator (m/f) to join our international software development team.

We offer a high degree of responsibility and autonomy as well as great opportunities for personal and professional growth. Additionally, you will find an attractive working environment in a dynamic eCommerce sector involving steep learning curves and a flat command structure.


  • nginx, php-fpm, apc, gearman, memcache, mogilefs
  • puppet
  • php profiling (xhprof, xdebug,..)
  • MySQL Query optimisation
  • passionate about performance tuning
  • vmware vsphere 5, hp lefthand, ssds
  • hardware loadbalancers
  • 10g networking, routing, BGP, openvpn
  • zend framework based eCommerce shop system
  • automated deploy and monitoring, jenkins, munin, icinga, cacti, newrelic, pingdom


  • Maintain our complex infrastructure including web applications
  • Optimise our platform for scalability during peak traffic hours
  • Ensure automated configuration management
  • Work closely with development
  • Participation in our 24/7 continuous support team


  • You are familiar with most of the keywords described above
  • You don’t care if we use puppet, chef, cfengine or ansible as long as we do use it
  • You have several years of experience in high traffic environments with PHP5
  • You can install a usual LAMP stack without looking at the screen
  • You are very experienced with MySQL
  • You are passionate about what you do (or call it proactive, goal-oriented, reliable and a self-structured way of working)
  • You are fluent in English and feel comfortable working in an English team

Please forward your application documents (covering letter, CV, certificates) indicating your salary expectations and your earliest possible starting date to (location: Munich).

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