Established by the Financial Stability Board in June 2014, the Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF) is a not-for-profit organization created to support the implementation and use of the Legal Entity Identifier (LEI). GLEIF manages a network of partners, the LEI issuing organizations, to provide trusted services and open, reliable data for unique legal entity identification worldwide. GLEIF services ensure the operational integrity of the Global LEI System and facilitate making the LEI a broad public good available on our website. As a result, the LEI remains the industry standard best suited to providing open and reliable data for unique legal entity identification management. Learn more at

Position summary

The Software Developer maintains and creates quality, data-centric, interdependent systems to provide GLEIF’s services, in collaboration with colleagues and outsourcing partners. Throughout a project’s life cycle, the Software Developer will autonomously and/or collaboratively drive technical projects, identify dependencies, facilitate technical decision and participate in cross-functional team discussions and be responsible for the quality, scope, effort, and timeliness of the deliverables.

Key Responsibilities

  • Technical design, implementation, testing, documentation, integration and maintenance of data-centric applications and interdependent systems
  • Analyze problems, gather requirements and create technical designs & specifications
  • Maintain a high standard of software quality within the team by adhering to and establishing QA pipelines & best practices
  • Work on new projects and support the maintenance of existing ones
  • Collaborate with colleagues of all departments and outsourcing partners to plan, coordinate, and deliver work throughout a project’s life cycle
  • Provide and receive constructive feedback in technical meetings and code reviews
  • Support the Head of IT Development & Operations in IT and service related matters
  • Proactively apprise the Head of IT Development & Operations of issues/concerns regarding IT development and/or operational matters
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Experience and competencies for success

  • Fluent spoken and written English; additional language skills advantageous
  • Team spirit and good communication skills
  • University degree in Computer Science or related field preferred
  • At least 3 years of experience writing robust software in a test-driven approach, ideally collaboratively
  • Excellent knowledge of PHP7, its ecosystem and best practices
  • Test-driven development workflow that results in modular and maintainable software
  • Knowledge of security best practices and defensive programming
  • Practical and recent experience with Laravel and a good understanding of its various components and underlying design principles
  • Ability to model complex problem domains and a good grasp of (No)SQL technologies
  • Comfortable collaborating in a multi-branch git workflow; e.g. “git flow”
  • Efficient & effective utilization of your text editor/IDE of choice
  • Ability to build and consume (RESTful) APIs; preferably knowledge of the JSON:API specification
  • Familiarity with the Linux command line

A plus would be

  • Python 3+
  • Fundamental understanding of XML, XSD, XSLT
  • Practical experience with processing large data sets and/or streams
  • Familarity with modern frontend web development technology & frameworks such as Vue.js
  • Practical “dev-ops” experience in utilizing tools such as Docker, Ansible, GitLab CI, etc. during the whole lifecycle of an application
  • Knowledge of Solr or similar search platforms
  • Exposure to ITIL in practice
  • A public GitHub profile
Department:IT Development & Operations
Reports into:Head of IT Development & Operations
Management responsibility:No

All foreign applicants from outside the EU must have a valid work permit to work in Germany.

What we offer

This is an opportunity to make an impact on the transparency of the financial services and other industries in a not-for-profit, stable business that is committed to investing in the foundation, its partner relationships and its employees. You will join a highly motivated new team with the mission to successfully implement the Global Legal Entity Identifier system. Compensation and benefits will be of course adequate to the position.
We look forward to your application. Please send your résumé alongside a letter of interest to

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In addition, we offer:

  • Professional development
  • Flexible working hours
  • Access to online learning Platforms (e.g. Pluralsight, Laracast)
  • Multicultural organization with the office directly in the city center of Frankfurt
  • Open office space that facilitates & encourages collaboration; headphones allowed
  • Beverages & Fresh fruit
  • Subsidized gym membership
  • iMac workstation with 2 displays; custom Keyboard if required
  • Company iPhone & Macbook
  • Casual get-togethers on sunny Friday afternoons on our spacious terrace


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