Recruiting FAQs

How do I submit my application?

We are using an applicant tracking system (ATS) to handle the recruitment process. Applications through any channel (either directly on our website or on external job boards) are all being redirected to the ATS. The system allows you to upload your CV, cover letter and contact information, as well as add additional information such as your LinkedIn and/or Github profile. If contact was established via one of our trusted recruiting agencies, they will take over the task to upload your data into the ATS. Your profile is only visible to the internal HR colleagues and the respective manager(s). Please refer to our Data Protection Declaration for detailed information on how we handle your personal data.

How do AAI proceed with the first screening and interview?

After successfull initial screening of your application, you will be either inivited for an call, or depending on the role, might receive an invitation to conduct an online coding challenge. In case that we do not see a great fit to the job you applied to, you will still always receive an e-mail notification from us.

If you are invited for an interview call or an on-site interview, please prepare yourself for technical as well as non-technical questions. Calls normally take around 1 hour. For on-site interviews plan 1h to 1h30 min.
For software development roles, we will assess your coding skills and your understanding of software design during the interview.

Overall we also want to understand your motivation to join us. Things that we value is openness and a respectful conversation. If you don’t know the answer to a question, we prefer that you say so instead of using buzzwords or swinging to another topic. We encourage you to ask questions during interview so that you get a clear picture of what we at AAI are doing and the role you are interviewing for is all about.

When can I expect the interview feedback? 

We try to give you feedback within a few days after you have had an interview. Please feel free to drop us an e-mail or call if you need feedback urgently.

Will I get a reimbursement for travel costs?

In case that we invite you for an on-site interview, we will cover travel costs, normally in the amount of a 2nd class train ticket and if aligned beforehand an overnight stay here in Berlin. If you reside in another country, we cover costs for plane tickets but ask you to check for reasonable prices and check with the recruiting department before making the booking. Please ensure that you ask for VAT invoices which are needed for a quick reimbursement.