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About Ricardo

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! 

About us

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.

Job description

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.

The Tech Lead team is composed of five engineers leading the product development efforts across the entire company. We’d like to complete our group with someone who has a proven track record of designing end to end experience and a deep understanding of modern web application user experience, requirements, architecture, patterns and practices. 

We have a microservice architecture continuously deployed on Google Cloud Platform. Application engineers are developing in Node.js, React, TypeScript, Go, Java, 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

About you

  • 5+ years of relevant engineering work experience 
  • Hands on experience with Node.js, REST APIs, databases and building modern web experiences using technologies such as React, Vue, Angular
  • Excellent troubleshooting and web performance analysis skills
  • You shipped several projects with dependencies between teams
  • You have excellent coding abilities and experience with architectural patterns.
  • You have a proven track record of building/leading a high-performing engineering team
  • You worked well in a highly collaborative environment 
  • You’re into user experience, design topics and love crafting beautiful websites

It’s not expected that a single candidate has expertise in all these areas. We’re looking for professional engineers, who can quickly learn and adapt as our systems and situation changes, rather than candidates with a rigid skill set.


- Strong engineering culture, empowerment and trust

- Working on a very popular product (90% recognition) in Switzerland

- Training and conference budget available for every Engineer

- Home office if requested

- Video games, table soccer, sports offering over lunch

- Fresh fruits, Free coffee

 - Lunch ticket

and much more...

Please send us your cover letter and CV in English.

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

Valbonne, France

1300 Route des Crêtes
06560 Valbonne Directions View page

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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