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Senior Backend Engineer

ricardo.ch is the largest online marketplace in Switzerland with over 1 million listed items and more than 2 million users. If you enjoy solving problems in a creative way with elegant solutions then you will enjoy working with us.

We believe in continuous improvement, clean code, simple design, speed, scalability. We need strong engineers who can join most projects and push innovation forward.

What are software engineers building at ricardo.ch ?

  • We deploy 30-50 times per day, using continuous deployment using Werker
  • We switched all engineers to node.js and golang in just three months
  • Our new platform runs on Kubernetes, and we developed a sweet pipeline for all apps and services to deploy containers easily
  • We’re working with Java, Golang, Python, and Node and talking to each other with REST and gRPC (protobuf).
  • Our internal APIs are fully documented with a very nice tool, and we keep things up to date
  • Our engineers and PM take advantage of feature flags in production, constantly testing and rolling things out gradually
  • We implemented multiple solutions with Kafka even streams, ranging from instant search index updates to bookkeeping
  • We’ve integrated Stripe, Auth0, SendGrid and many other services into our platform
  • Our engineers work with machine-learning algorithms to detect fraud, notice image quality issues, and identify objects within images
  • We have released open source libraries for Go and Node, and write blog posts about cool things
  • We automate and monitor everything, using tools like Grafana, ElasticSearch, Kibana, Zipkin, Prometheus, Sumologic, and more.

Your responsibilities will be to:

  • Build robust and scalable software
  • Design and create services and system architecture for your projects, and contribute and provide feedback to other team members
  • Help improve our code quality through writing unit tests, automation and performing code reviews
  • Participate in brainstorming sessions and contribute ideas to our technology, algorithms and products
  • Work with the product and design teams to understand end-user requirements, formulate use cases, and then translate that into a pragmatic and effective technical solution
  • Dive into difficult problems and successfully deliver results on schedule

Examples of profiles we are looking for:

  • Strong experience in SOA environments, APIs, services, architectures
  • Mastery of best practices in server-side development using multiple languages and related frameworks, preferably Java with Spring , Go, Javascript, etc.
  • Experience designing and implementing APIs and microservices using REST and RPC
  • Plus: experience with event-driven and pub/sub systems, Kafka, CQRS, ActiveMQ/ZeroMQ etc.
  • Plus: Experience with frontend-backend architecture, web applications, mobile clients

About ricardo.engineering

ricardo.engineering is the largest part of EPD - a unified Engineering, Product and Design department. We work cross-functionally, with around 6-8 team active on different topics at once. We share a hackday-style way of working, with weekly shared standups and demos, strong self-organization, and individual responsibility. With over 60 engineers, and two offices (Zug and the south of France), we work remotely well, and travel often. Together, we share in workshops, hack days, and allocate 20% of engineering time for innovation, learning, and experiments. Our culture is geek, our working style is agile, our mindset is collaborative.

Today, ricardo.ch is the largest online marketplace in Switzerland with over 1 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, then you will enjoy working with us.


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