Your community to find the right Startup Job in Berlin

We are a growing bunch of tech people who offer you unique insights from our personal network of startups and match you with the right teams we know and we trust.

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For Candidates

We want to understand your motivation, the challenges you are looking for, and which Startup team can help you to reach that goal!

Our advantage over recruiters is that we can give you real insights about the Berlin Startup scene! We are developers ourselves, so we speak your language. Having worked with many Startups as developers, we can tell you honestly about the team, culture, product and tech stack of our clients - who are often our friends. We share our genuine opinion and actual experience with you, not the standard job description you can read online. You will hear the good, the bad and the ugly - nobody is perfect!

Moreover, we can help you in negotiating your salary and - if you’re not yet based in Berlin - tell you everything we love about this city, support you in the visa application process, and even help you find an apartment and connect you to our fellow friends in tech. We want to be your partners in starting your new life in this great city!

For Startups

Our main goal is to find the people that perfectly fit your company culture and share your goals and motivations!

We like to take the time to meet you and your team, understand your product, your technical challenges and your vision. We really want to grasp what’s important to you and what makes you and your company special. Your technical requirements are only part of the story, more important is that you find developers with the right mindset and attitude. With a personal connection to you and your vision we can become ambassadors for your brand and naturally extend your network with ours.

We value your time, so before we introduce a candidate to you, we really get to know them personally - we go above and beyond to get a clear picture of their attitude and ambitions. In technical interviews and through code challenges we find out about their technical abilities and how they approach things.

About Us

devBuddies is a network of tech people from Berlin, Germany (and other beautiful places :) who have been working in tech for years.

We have seen traditional tech recruiting fail over and over again - good candidates who were turned away for the wrong reasons and bad candidates who were hired simply because they ticked all the boxes. We saw some developers who multiplied the output of the people they worked with, and others who slowed down progress to a halt. And we noticed that most of the time, their technical abilities had nothing to do with it, but their attitude and mindset was the problem.

What brings us together is the fascination for people and human networks. We love to hear peoples' stories, understand their motivations and how they "match" with other people.

We believe that personal growth is based on having the right people around you. Recruiting needs no new magical matching algorithm - It needs a more human and natural approach how people connect!











…and thanks to the countless friends in our network! Without you all of this wouldn't be possible!

Our Motivation

When it comes down to any organizational structure, it's a group of people who have to pull in the same direction.

People are like pieces of a puzzle - you can only see the big picture if they fit together!

We believe that the right attitude and cultural fit are the foundation for a healthy and successful team. It's far more important than just a perfect match of the company tech stack and developer's skills, or a good looking CV with a linear career path.

Startups aim to disrupt markets and bring real change to society and people's behaviour. That journey is not going to be linear. It's a journey into the unknown, full of excitement for sure, but also rejection, failure, regrets, hard learnings, difficult choices, and change of direction.

Often also in terms of technology: Today's most popular JavaScript framework might be forgotten in a few years. People need to take on new challenges every day. No institutional education system has really prepared us for this.

We need to stop looking for the common people with a common career path, the unicorn that can match all our dream expectations right away. We need to start looking for the people with the right attitude - people who are willing to take on any challenge.

What really keeps us going!

  • Florian helped up to scale our Scala and React team at MONOQI. The quality of his network is great and he always suggests leads that fit both in terms of skills and personality. Florian is also very nice as a person and it is always a pleasure to work with him. I highly recommend Florian for any IT recruitment needs.

  • I first met Florian by chance and he told - let‘s find you a job where you feel at home. Now I am 3000 km away from my country, but I have found my home. Thank you Florian :)

  • Florian was a great help for us to find a skilled devOp that is as well a good cultural fit. For him the personal relationship is important and he takes his time to find out what the company needs and screens candidates accordingly beforehand.

  • Florian is one of the best people I've met. He commands immediate trust, and I've never seen anyone be able to read people so well and so quickly. His strong technical background lets him deal with (us) developers much better than most talent hunters. He's put me in contact with amazing people, and I will always be thankful for that!

  • Florian has a very different approach to everyday situation. Recruiting process replaced with cool and smart people meeting each other, broadening their horizons and possibly taking a step up in their career. The first words that come to my mind after meeting Florian is good vibes and good energy. Happy to know him not only as a professional, but also as a person.

  • Florian is the real human problem - solver. When I needed a job, he presented before me every possibility abroad an in my country. He even suggested to come and stay in his place if needed. He was available anytime on Skype etc. So no wonder we became like friends. So in short, take this as the best recommendation from me, and I would love to work with Florian in the future as well. Thanks friend!

  • Florian ist der erste "Recruiter" der konkrete Projekte vermitteln konnte. Und es waren dann auch gleich mehrere. Recruiter in Anführungszeichen, weil Florian einfach viel mehr tut als einfach auf Linkedin oder Xing wild alle anzuschreiben. Er schaut ob das Projekt und der Freelancer zusammenpassen. Das was kaum einer der sogenannten Recruiter aus englischen oder polnischen Callcentern leisten kann. Auch menschlich überzeugt Florian durch seine charmante Art. Ich kann meinen Agenten nur empfehlen :) Weiter so Florian! Das macht echt Spaß mit dir!

  • Florian is one of the best recruiters I have ever worked with. His approach is unique. He really wants to know you, what drives you, your life & your passions to help you find the best position. On a personal level I found him: friendly, smart, honest & forward thinking. I would be happy to meet with him for a drink and work with him again. Which is not something you would normally say about a recruiter.

    Brian Shannon, SaaS and Javascript specialist at

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