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Junior Frontend Engineer

My name is Edgar, Lead Frontend Engineer at ricardo.ch. We're the largest online marketplace in Switzerland and owned by the Swiss media group Tamedia. We are looking for someone to strengthen our team in Zug, Switzerland as

Junior Frontend Engineer

Working at ricardo.ch is challenging but rewarding at the same time. We work in small autonomous teams, so I have a strong voice not only when it comes to technical decisions, but also on how to shape the product. Our teams (there are multiple) combine people with different backgrounds: Product managers, User Experience designers, Analysts, SEO experts and more. Everybody can and should pitch ideas.

Here's a small sample of recent features I've worked on:

  • Built a single page application to allow customer care agents to act on user accounts much quicker
  • Improved how customers find the login page through Google and other search engines
  • Built dashboards using Prometheus and Grafana to track the performance of our apps

Does this mean that you can just throw in all the newest toys? I’m afraid not.

Our site is trafficked with 4 million page views every day. Combine that with 60 other Engineers working on the same codebase and you realize that consistency is key. We test our code, we monitor our apps and we make sure it performs on production. But despite this, we happily use React, Redux, Webpack and Express. If you code in Javascript, have experience creating and testing responsive layouts and have consumed APIs before, you should apply.

Besides tech skills, what else do we expect?

First and foremost you should be passionate about Frontend. We expect you to craft user interfaces on a daily basis and deploy new code to production all the time. The code you ship is the first thing our customers are going to interact with on our website and we want you to care about it! That doesn't mean you should defend your code at all costs. We expect you to be at ease with throwing code away and build something better also. You may find yourself working on a wide variety of teams over time, which require your expertise and attention to detail and you should be comfortable with that as well. We’re looking for people who thrive in such situations. Above all else, we value engagement, reliability, identification with the company and a ‘let's-ship-it’ attitude.

You’ll also need a good command of English; German (or any other Swiss language) would be advantageous.

Every week, I spend 20 percent of my time learning and experimenting with technology. So that when time comes, the company has my knowledge at its disposal. Another cool thing about ricardo.ch is the office. It's modern and spacious. In walking distance from the Zug main station and awesome vistas to the alps and the lake. There is free coffee and fruits as much as you want. To free my mind, I sometimes play table football, X-Box or join one of the many sports offerings over lunch. 

If you're still not sure whether to apply, let me tell you this: you'd be joining a fast paced and established online company in Switzerland with lots of opportunities to grow!

I would be happy to review your application. Keep in mind that a cover letter is a perfect medium to tell me more about why it is you're applying and why you'd be a fit.

Apply Now!

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!

Zug, Switzerland

General-Guisan-Strasse 8
6301 Zug Directions jobs@ricardo.ch

Workplace & culture

We share, learn, party, ship, fail and succeed together (not necessarily in that order).

We believe in healthy living and offer free flow of fresh fruit and other healthy snacks, and replenish our Felfel fridge every day with tasty and nutritious meals. During lunch hours there's the opportunity to do all kinds of different sports - just 5 minutes from our main office which is located in Zug, a short train ride away from Zurich or Lucerne.

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