Public Interest Job: Mobilsicher - Python / Test Automation / Android / GitLab

I don’t recall ever seeing job posts on this forum, but this call is so closely aligned with F-Droid, it has to be on-topic. Let me know if someone objects. Specifically, they are a government-funded organization to review Android apps and are writing free software tools to make this easier. They are using Python and GitLab.

Looking for a job with purpose and social impact? Enjoy software development and digitalization? Come join our team!

Weekly working time: 20 hours

Duration: from 1. May 2021 until 30. April 2022

Salary: 2.300 Euro / month

Location: Berlin-Mitte

Application: Rolling deadline

All job details in a pdf file

The Institute for Technology and Journalism (TUJ e.V.) is a non-profit organisation located in Berlin. We run the platform, providing consumer information on security and privacy of smartphones. Last year, we launched the „App-Checker“, our own open source testing system that monitors and informs the public about tracking activities in Android apps.

Funding for our projects is provided by the Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection (BMJV) as well as the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

You‘ll continue to develop our Python-based test system, fix bugs, and implement new features. You‘ll optimise our Appium-based test automation system and formulate solutions for different testing situations.

You‘ll maintain and manage our GitLab repository and coordinate collaboration with our external developers. Feel free to take a look at the source code here.

We‘re a small, friendly team with flat hierarchies and room for new ideas. You’ll enjoy flexible working hours, interesting tasks, and a lot of variety.

You‘ll work closely with the existing team and be involved in all activities concerning the project. Your contributions will have immediate relevance and practical impact as they are deployed to the App-Checker system. This way you’ll help shape one of the most socially relevant issues at the interface of technology, civil rights, and digital politics.

strong command of Python
indepth knowledge of Linux (Debian) in a server environment and bash scripting experience
good working knowledge of network technologies and web protocols
experience with Appium and Docker
experience with Android
above average willingness to familiarise yourself with new topics
strong interest in data protection and privacy
Advantageous: Experience with MySQL databases
Advantageous: Experience with GitLab


Please email your motivational letter, CV (without photo), and references from your previous employment to:

Following our initial selection, we may require further references and certificates. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Miriam Ruhenstroth:


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