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Jobs at Kopernikus Automotive

We are a startup that develops autonomous driving solutions for geo-fenced areas. We already completed several projects at parking garages, factories and exhibitions and have a lot more projects in the pipeline. This is an example of our solution: Vehicles Could Soon Be Driving Themselves Off The Production Line at Ford’s Cologne EV Centre. Our Implementation Team is mainly based out of Berlin in a very nice and comfortable work mobility hub, but remote work is possible. We are looking for people that help us ensure the functional safety of our products and that are willing to bring their ideas to the table to achieve something the entire automotive industry is currently looking for – level 4 autonomous driving based on artificial intelligence (AI). 


The Implementation Team at Kopernikus needs a talented person who would love to join us as in a 

Rust Senior Developer Role: API and Backend - Rust (m/f/d)
(Leipzig / Berlin / partly remote possible)

 The Implementation Team is mainly responsible for: 

  • Writing code to communicate with the vehicle and factory/parking infrastructure 

  • DevOps and developer tooling, including logging and visualization 

  • Hacking cars, so we can control them remotely - like an RC car 

  • Motion Control and Path Planning 

  • State estimation of vehicles, pedestrians and other entities 

  • Communication between internal components, using DDS 

  • Company security (VPN access, SSH keys, secrets, etc) and defense against adversarial attacks 

  • Hardware selection for new project sites, including servers and networking hardware 

  • Site maintenance (usually remote) 


We are seeking an experienced Backend Developer who is passionate about creating robust, scalable, and secure back-end systems. You should be proficient in the Rust programming language and have a strong understanding of system design, data structures, and algorithms. You will be responsible for building and maintaining the server-side logic of our services, with the following key responsibilities

  • Write clean, maintainable, and efficient code in Rust 

  • Design and implement server-side architecture and algorithms to improve system performance 

  • Create database schemas that represent and support business processes 

  • Design and deploy Rust-based applications in a cloud environment 

  • Document codebase and provide technical support when needed 

Your profile:

  • You can write high-quality and well-structured Rust code 

  • Proven experience as an API Developer, with demonstrable experience of using Rust 

  • Experience with containerization technologies like Docker or Kubernetes 

  • Experience with CI/CD 

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or related field 

  • Proficient understanding of code versioning tools such as Git 

  • Familiarity with RESTful APIs and server-side push technologies 

  • Experience with database technology such as MongoDB or PostgreSQL 

To stand out of a crowd:

  • CKA or CKAD certification

  • Experience with WebRTC 

  • Familiarity with other programming languages such as Python, JavaScript, or C++  

  • Previous experience in a startup or agile development environment

What we offer:


  • Permanent contract starting immediately

  • Continuing education: Courses to further your understanding of your Tech Stack as well as German language courses and support in acquiring your German driver’s license 

  • Free sports membership across Germany 

  • Free Bahn Card which can also be used for your private travels 

  • Great office space in Berlin and remote work is currently possible (but you should be able to travel to Berlin office and to project locations within Germany) 

  • Interesting projects in autonomous driving while working hand to hand with big car manufacturers 

  • Work in a merit-based organization with low hierarchies and a high degree of individual responsibility 

  • Feeling that your work is essential! Within our team, every member has a big influence on the final product 

  • Extremely nice and friendly team that is always motivated to help

If this sound like the right role for you - please get in touch and send us your application to

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