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Lead Python Developer
NetKnights GmbH
Kassel, Germany

Job Title

Lead Python Developer

Job Description

Do you feel like changing the world? To strengthen our team we are looking for you as the Lead Python Developer with professional experience.

Your tasks

  • You will be a leading role in the development of the unique open source MFA system privacyIDEA (
  • Together with the management you define overall goals and strategies and keep them in mind during software development.
  • You organize and lead discussions, meetings and hackathons.
  • You help decide which tasks and issues will be included in a corresponding release.
  • You define and optimize the development process.

Our offer

  • You work in a forward-looking field of IT security.
  • We are an open company with short ways.
  • Because of the short ways, you have the possibility to look into other areas.
  • You can help to determine the direction of the software.
  • Your work has a great impact and your opinion and expertise is heard.
  • You take responsibility.

Your employee package

  • An attractive salary
  • Organized and extensive onboarding
  • A dedicated buddy during induction who is available to answer any questions you may have.
  • You will be working on an open source product that you can be proud of.
  • Regular one-on-ones with your supervisor for your personal feedback.
  • Career opportunities to match your personal development and the development of the company
  • Company outings - walking tours or unconferences
  • Company retirement plan
  • Annual recreation allowance
  • Monthly telephone allowance
  • Ergonomic chairs and height-adjustable desks
  • Current notebooks (usually Thinkpad T-series)
  • Convenient location next to streetcar and near ICE train station
  • Employee parking spaces
  • Possibility of home office
  • Flexible working hours through flexitime
  • Special days off for working on open source projects
  • Free drinks, vitamins, fruit and nuts
  • In-house canteen, supermarket around the corner


  • No telecommuting
  • Agencies are OK


Your profile

  • Initiative, independent thinking and independent working skills
  • The ability to see the bigger picture
  • Team leadership experience helpful
  • Web server and SQL databases
  • Git and Github
  • Knowledge of Agile software development helpful
  • Familiarity with IT security

Other requirements

Due to our processes in our company speaking German is currently necessary. Our development process takes place in person on site in the beautiful town of Kassel. Working in home office some of the time is possible.

About the Company

At NetKnights we believe that proprietary solutions for multi-factor authentication are inflexible and make companies dependent.

That is why we are developing the open source solution "privacyIDEA" for secure user authentication that we freely share with the world.

We support our customers in using this solution. This way they are independent and always have full control over their login processes and data.

Contact Info

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