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Tech Lead - SRE (f/m) 80-100%

Today, Ricardo is the largest online marketplace in Switzerland with over 1.5 million listed items and more than 2 million users. We aim to improve our platform, innovate, grow the marketplace even further. If you enjoy challenges at scale, high energy work, and are creative in the solutions you bring, we are excited to hear from you!

Ricardo engineering is the largest part of EPD - a unified Engineering, Product and Design department. We work cross-functionally, with around 6-8 teams active on different topics at once. We share a hack day-style way of working, with weekly public stand-ups and demos, strong self-organization, and individual responsibility. With over 40 engineers, and three offices (Zug - Switzerland, Belgrade - Serbia,  Valbonne - France), we work closely with our colleagues across borders. Together, we partake in workshops, hack days, and organise special events/projects for innovation, learning, and experiments. Our culture is geek, our working style is agile, and our mindset is collaborative. 

Tech Lead - SRE (f/m) 80-100%

At Ricardo, Tech Leads are accountable for bringing their teams from success to success. They are servant leaders whose purpose is to guide talented engineers through uncertainties, direct them, move them away from hazards, clear obstacles and ensure everyone in their team has maximum impact. 

It’s a hybrid role that requires strong technology skills and leadership. They don’t have direct reports but constantly provide mentoring and feedback to their team members. They are recognized for their technical excellence, teamwork and flawless communication. They are relentless about improving productivity, applying standards and delivering value to our customers. 

We are now extending the tech lead group to add additional Site Reliability Engineering expertise in our ranks. For this Tech Lead position,we’re looking for someone with a DevOps background and experience with cloud development to help us address our next challenges. 

We have a microservice architecture continuously deployed on Google Cloud Platform. Application engineers are developing in golang, java, node.js, swift, kotlin, python and rely on cloud native technologies to keep complexity low. 

Role & Responsibilities 

  • Leading one or several teams of engineers to consistently deliver according to their roadmap 
  • Designing and reviewing technical solutions, as well as driving architecture definitions 
  • Ensuring compliance to internal standards and practices 
  • Developing solutions (design, code, tests, documentation) along with the team 
  • Mentoring and coaching of engineers 
  • Presenting the progress and goals of your team (or teams) 
  • Collaborating with product managers to set the direction and goals for your team (or teams) 
  • Contributing to the technical roadmap through architecture meetings, design documents

Your profile: 

  • About you 5+ years of relevant engineering work experience 
  • You shipped several projects with dependencies between teams 
  • You have excellent coding abilities and experience with architectural patterns 
  • Web or native experience is a plus 
  • You have a proven track record of building/leading a high-performing engineering team 
  • You worked well in a highly collaborative environment

What we offer:

  • Benefits Strong engineering culture, empowerment and trust 
  • Working on a very popular product (90% recognition) in Switzerland 
  • Training and conference budget available for every Engineer 
  • Central office close to Zug main station with great public transportation access (25 minutes from Zurich, 20 minutes from Luzern) 
  • Video games, table soccer, sports offering over lunch 
  • Free coffee



We do not accept unsolicited CVs from Third Party Agencies.


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Zug, Switzerland

Theilerstrasse 1a
6300 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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