We have a job for you

TLDR: We want a cool human who knows how to build iOS and macOS apps to help us make fun, practical, good-lookin’ stuff.

It’s neither the best of times nor the worst of times, but it sure as heck is the craziest of times.

In the current swirl of the world there sit two laser-focused developer-entrepreneurs, Alex and Andrew, creating the most Gikken software on the entire app market. And we need your help.

The most Gikken?

Gikken means experimentation—a derivative of Japanese Jikken. All of our software tests and tweaks useful, everyday features of life, making them just a bit better.

Where you come in

While Alex handles the business, Andrew handles development. Right now, we have four hot products with over 600,000 monthly active users combined.

Our super-lean dev team is looking for a confident iOS/macOS developer to help maintain and update our current app lineup and build those to come.

What you'll need

An open mind. This isn’t job description BS. Experimentation is at our very core. When we don’t know how to do something, we learn it. And we’d love for you to learn right along with us.

Raw skill. Not medium-rare… straight up raw. While learning’s awesome, you’ll still need to know how to code. We’re excited for you to show us what you’ve got.

A keen eye and kind heart. Aww. But really. Design means a lot to us and so does genuine human kindness. Gotta care about how things look and feel. Respect for user privacy fits right along in here.

And that’s it. Those are the tenets of Team Gikken.

Nuts and bolts

What else is there to know?

You can totally work remote. We’re a 21st century company. Though if you’d like a change of scenery, we’re based in beautiful Berlin.

We pay modestly and we’re extremely transparent. You won’t be doing the McDuck dive at Gikken. We’re a lean, honest team. But you absolutely will make enough to be comfortable while working at a completely independent company with lots of room to experiment. And hey, if we hit it off big, so will you. We’re in this together.

And that’s it. Those are the tenets of Team Gikken.


Sweet! Our application process is pretty informal. More having tea and shouting “Aye!” than crossing T’s and dotting I’s. Or something like that. Just hit apply and go from there.

We’re excited to read all about you! And waiting’s no fun, so we’ll write back soon.

Happy typing.

Update (10 June 2020): We don't mean to be a bummer but the application process has been paused for now. Even though we're not hiring at the moment, we're all ears if you have something cool to share! Just hit the contact link in the footer. In the meantime, check out our Twitter to stay in the loop on all things Gikken.