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Software Engineering Intern

About us

ricardo.ch is the largest online marketplace in Switzerland with over 1 million listed items and more than 3 million users.

We work between three locations in an international environment which will give you a head start in the industry. Internally we adopted a cloud native infrastructure, we use Kubernetes, Docker, Git, Prometheus, Grafana, Jaeger, Kafka, GoLang, React, Node, Javascript, Java and many others. Our engineers built a microservice architecture, web applications with react and native apps to change the face of ecommerce in Switzerland.

We believe in open source, code quality, going to conferences, hacking, celebrating successes and having fun together while building great software. We invest 20% of our time innovating, experimenting new technologies and breaking ground on new findings to improve our business. Things we’ve been experimenting with lately include machine learning algorithms, picture recognition, voice commands.

Internship/Apprenticeship Offer

As engineers, we also want to train and mentor the next generation. We are opening a unique position in our french engineering center to integrate our teams and build a complete product with us. If you enjoy hacking, learn about all kind of techs and want to challenge yourself, please join us.

We are pleased to offer you an educational internship/apprenticeship opportunity within ricardo engineering. This position is located in Sophia Antipolis, Valbonne - FRANCE. Your assignment will conclude for at least 6-7 months.


You’ll have your own team and start from scratch. You’ll define the requirements, talk to customers, build prototypes and iterate on our product. We’ll assign you a dedicated mentor and you’ll get access to the other 30 engineers on site to support your growth as you progress. Your major duties will include:

  • Design and build Cloud-native microservice components and web pages
  • Collect and understand end-users requirements
  • Write, automate test cases and ensure high-code quality
  • Build and maintain REST APIs

What we look for:

  • Comfortable with programming and related concepts (Web, Projects, Open Source, Version Control)
  • Currently pursuing studies in Computer Science or a related field
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-tasks and meet tight deadlines
  • Demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills and be a team player
  • Ability to quickly learn new concepts and languages
  • Passionate about solving problems and crafting software

What we offer:

  • Strong engineering culture, empowerment and trust.
  • Cutting-edge development experience - we use Docker, Kafka, Kubernetes, GoLang, React, metrics, dashboards, automation - we're always looking ahead.
  • Fun working atmosphere with attractive working conditions - we have PS4, Baby-Foot, swimming pool, tennis yard and a lot of sports activities.
  • Attractive allowance
  • Restaurant tickets


Great, we look forward to reading your application, make sure it includes a cover letter that highlights why you think you would be the best candidate for this internship/apprenticeship and your CV.

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Valbonne, France

1300 Route des Crêtes
06560 Valbonne Directions

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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