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Lead Developer – JavaScript / Node.js (m/w/d)

51nodes – Enabling the Crypto Economy

As 51nodes, we believe that the economy of the future is digital, collaborative and decentralized. Our vision is to use blockchain technology to turn customers into successful players in the Crypto Economy and our employees into active shapers of the Internet of Value. Due to our company growth we are looking for a Lead Developer – JavaScript / Node.js (m/f/d) in full-time or part-time.

Your Tasks

  • You take over the technical leadership as well as the coaching of 6 internal and 2-4 external employees
  • As a responsible (senior) consultant you work independently in exciting customer projects with economic and social relevance and take responsibility for agile project management
  • As part of an agile team, you will design the technical concept and software architecture and develop innovative solutions for the decentralized future using DLT / blockchain technology
  • Technologically, you cover web and mobile frontends, backends and integration solutions as well as DevOps and security topics

Your Qualifications

  • Feel at home in the tech stack below?
    web technologies (HTML, CSS, JavaScript/TypeScript + frameworks (e.g., Angular), single page apps, responsive web design)
    Backend: Java/JVM stack or Node.js, knowledge of certain products or libraries is advantageous (e.g., Spring Boot, NestJS)
    Service architectures and data integration: design, implementation and use of REST APIs, database concepts and database integration (using SQL, No-SQL)
    Infrastructure: cloud technologies (e.g., AWS, Google Cloud), container technologies (Docker, Kubernetes), automation of installation and configuration (e.g., Ansible)
    DevOps: Continuous integration processes and tools (e.g., Jenkins, GitLab CI)
    Methods: agile software development (especially Scrum), test-driven development
  • Business fluent in written and spoken German and English (German at least at C1)
  • Ideally, but not required, first experience in employee management and development

Your Benefits

  • Budget for high-quality IT equipment with hardware of your choice
  • Flexible working hours and home office options for a good work-life balance
  • Intensive and individual support in achieving your personal development goals
  • Focus on blockchain technology & development of specific knowledge
  • Allowance for attendance at conferences, participation in meetups, mob programming, hackathons as part of our engagement with the blockchain community
  • Opportunities for further education and training – 20% of the working time can be used for your own projects

Application Process and Onboarding

  • If the position and conditions suit you, please apply via the application form or send your application directly to
  • If your references and formal skills match the profile, we will first invite you to an initial interview. If this is positive, we will define the next steps together – if we find a match, we will make an offer.
  • When you start work, you will receive intensive training from the tech lead
  • If you live in Stuttgart, you are welcome to work on site in our office

51nodes GmbH

Since 2017, we have been supporting companies such as Bosch, Daimler Mobility and the Stuttgart Stock Exchange in the development of decentralized platforms, tokenization projects and the adaptation of Web3 technologies.
As a Lead Developer, you will have a direct impact on the advancement of the company and the use of blockchain technologies in leading companies in the energy, industrial, mobility and financial sectors.