Introducing Ourselves

About Us

volatiles lighting is a Berlin-based technology company that emerged as a spin-off from the original academic research project at the renown Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and Freie Universität Berlin. volatiles lighting develops and manufactures smart surface lighting that is unique in function and design. Glass mosaic tiles as they have been used as a decoration for many centuries are now equipped with modern LED as well as sensor and radio technology. All of these technologies are integrated into our ultra-thin modules without the need of any external control units. With our smartphone app, customers can download different light scenes and stream them on their smart mosaic tiles.

Our vision is to push the concept of smart lighting and to make lighting a totally new experience for our customers. We are fascinated by the combination of modern technology and traditional materials like glass tiles. Our product is both developed and made in Germany and we set highest standards in quality and technological perfection. Since 2017, we have a strategic partnership with the international lighting company LEDVANCE (affiliate of OSRAM) for developing and producing our illuminate mosaic tiles.

Our brand name volatiles is a combination of vola (made-up word based on the meaning of flying, moving quickly or floating) and tiles.

  • Florian Nübling

    CEO & Founder

    • Daniel Rhiel

      CTO & Software Lead

      • Florian Heptner

        Hardware Lead

        • Tiziana Kleine

          Sales Manager ( GER / IT )

          • Gül Schindler

            Sales Manager ( Middle East )

            • Alexander Trawny

              Sales Manager ( GER )

              • Florian Mair

                Software Development

                • Benjamin Valentin

                  Software Development

                  • Xu Cao

                    Software Development

                    • Mike Perez

                      Software Development

                      • Sandeep Manjunath

                        Software Development

                        • Kaya Luken

                          Software Development

                          • Sven Bestvater

                            Hardware Development

                            • Charlez Kwan

                              Hardware Development

                              Jobs

                              We are always looking for talented and motivated team members, who share our vision. Become a part of our fast-growing team and challenge yourself in our exciting work environment. We are looking forward to receiving your application!

                              Unsolicited applications are welcome.

                              Your responsibilities:

                              • Maintain and extend our React Native iOS/Android App
                              • Work on the React-based scene editor
                              • Write backend services in Node.JS
                              • Help the integration of Smart Home/IoT services like Alexa, IFTTT
                              • Help customers build bespoke solutions by interfacing with our hardware’s JSON API

                              Your background:

                              • Fluency in JavaScript
                              • Experience with Node.JS and React / React Native
                              • Knowledge of SQL ( PostgreSQL )
                              • Knowledge of Docker

                              Your responsibilities:

                              • Conception of responsive website and App layouts
                              • Design and visualization of layouts, graphics and newsletters
                              • Maintain our WordPress CMS

                              Your background:

                              • Fluency in JavaScript
                              • Experience with Node.JS and React / React Native
                              • Knowledge of SQL ( PostgreSQL )
                              • Knowledge of Docker

                              Your responsibilities:

                              • Advance the firmware for our distributed graphics system
                              • Port of the software to new platforms and drivers
                              • Maintain and extend test cases
                              • Hardening of User-Facing Interfaces

                              Your background:

                              • Fluency in the C Programming Language and the Make build system
                              • Amplitude to write secure and efficient code
                              • Experience in developing software for Cortex M4 based MCUs, ideally experience with STM32
                              • Knowledge of FreeRTOS
                              • Experience with debugging embedded systems
                              • Experience with Embedded Linux/OpenWRT/LEDE is a plus

                              Your responsibilities:

                              • Explore, assess and initiate new business opportunities (incl. strategic distribution partnerships, cooperation opportunities with strategic players, marketing opportunities)
                              • Gather information about competitive landscape
                              • Review and optimize internal processes and manuals
                              • Support in the organization of team events
                              • Help team with general admin tasks and participate in day-to-day activities

                              Your background:

                              • Excellent command of English + at least one other European language
                              • You are a natural communicator, both verbal and written
                              • You feel confident approaching people via phone
                              • You work in a structured, detail and result-oriented way
                              • You are highly resourceful and are able to work independently
                              • You have a positive attitude and are a team player