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Innsbruck, the capital of the Alps, Austria • Full-time

Cropster is the market leader in software for the speciality coffee industry. We work with farmers, exporters, importers and roasters in over 80 countries around the world to help them deliver a better cup of coffee in a sustainable way.

We work with state of the art software development tools with a focus on reliability and security. We’re a fast growing business that is highly focused on our customers and the benefits we can bring them through close collaboration—with a successful history of over 10 years. We also believe that work-life balance is more than a catch phrase, it is a part of our success.

We encourage empowerment and taking over responsibilities. We provide our team with room to grow within our organization, to develop their interests and expertise whatever their current experience level.

About the role

As a Java software developer you will support forward progress on Roasting Intelligence, an industry-leading software for coffee roasters. Roasting Intelligence is a tool that helps to record, analyze, and control parameters throughout the roasting process. Companies, big or small, rely on it to ensure compliance with highest quality standards in the industry. In addition to Roasting Intelligence software development, the position provides the opportunity to support the speciality coffee industry directly through internal research and development and customer-driven technical advancements.

We offer fair, competitive, and transparent pay. The range for this position is €39K to €54K gross and we look at factors like your experience and individual qualification to determine our offer, which comes with benefits like an educational budget, an endless stream of really great coffee, as well as a company wide bonus based on shared goals. We also make our best possible offer upfront—no games.

Requirements

We are looking for people with:

  • Degree in Computer Science, Communications Engineering or a proven track record in developing desktop applications
  • Strong knowledge of Java 7+, multithreading and concurrency
  • Willingness and ability to learn JavaFX
  • Experience in working with REST based APIs via JSON
  • Familiar with tools such as: Git, Gradle, Maven
  • A strong command of written and spoken English

That said, we'd be particularly delighted to hire someone with:

  • Familiarity with GUI development using JavaFX, or Swing
  • Keen interest in physical hardware to sense and control objects in the real world
  • Experience with programmable logic controllers (PLCs)

More about us

What is it like to work from the Innsbruck office at Cropster?

Our office was carefully and thoughtfully designed to encourage both collaborative work and give you quiet space to focus. In addition to the standard height-adjustable desk, you'll have several spaces throughout the office to work. We often cook and eat together. We don’t eat at our desks. We’re social both in and outside the office.

What is it like to live in Innsbruck?

As the capital of the Austrian Alps in Tyrol, Innsbruck is a world class destination for skiing, snowboarding, hiking, biking, climbing and countless other outdoor activities. It only takes 20 minutes to get from the city center to 2,256 meters above sea level, summer and winter. If you enjoy outdoor sports it is one of the world leaders—we think #1. It also has a great university, lots of bars, cafes and clubs, a good live music scene, an impressive infrastructure and business environment for a city of its size along with a well connected airport. Innsbruck is only 30 minutes from Italy and 45 minutes from Germany. Bottom line, outside the office you are spoiled for choice in Innsbruck.

TL;DR It’s awesome. Seriously. 

Photos courtesy of TVB Innsbruck [Christof Lackner, Tommy Bause, Klaus Polzer]

Flexible hours and work-life balance, what does that mean?

Work-life balance at Cropster means that you'll have time to tend to the life stuff that comes up outside your job. Doctors appointment? Sick kid? Waiting for a handyman? We have all been there and you won't need to plan your life around your working hours to take care of your life. Beside flexible working hours, we also provide the option to work from home if you want or need to. Also 38.5 hour/week are the norm, not the exception. And if there is a big powder day, there is not much stopping you from hitting the slopes.

How to apply

To apply, head over to our online form or send a current resume in HTML, Plain Text, or PDF format to jobs@cropster.com. In the body of the email tell us why you would be a great for this position. If you have a website, or GitHub page, send us the URL.

After that, rest assured your application will be read by a real human being.

If we decide to move forward, we'll schedule a call with you, or if you are close by we'd be happy to have you in our office. We will talk more about what you've done and why you're interested in the role. This interview will also be an opportunity to ask any questions you have about the role or Cropster in general.

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You’ll work on interesting problems with passionate people.

We're always looking to move the coffee industry forward. With that comes a slew of fun, frustrating, and ultimately rewarding problems to solve. You'll always be covering new ground and surprising yourself with what you accomplish. Your work will influence the future of an entire industry.

We love our products and are dedicated to seeing them flourish. Along with a group of smart, passionate, and productive makers, your voice will be valued and you'll have a major say in the development of our products.

Cropster supports workplace diversity.

Cropster does not discriminate in employment matters on the basis of race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or any other protected class.