Backend Engineer (Golang)

Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland · Zürich expand job description ↓

Description

Smallpdf is the most used online PDF software and belongs to the 500 most visited website worldwide. The 5-year-old company is one of the most recognized and awarded startups in Switzerland and has the ambition to simplify the life of its customers.


As a senior team full of passion for design, engineering, and business we create remarkable user experiences. Join our cross-functional team and have a direct impact on how over 20 million users worldwide work with documents.


We love open-source and using the latest technologies to scale our distributed application to process millions of files every day. As a backend engineer at Smallpdf, you will not only contribute to our backend but also to our infrastructure and tooling. You will work in a cross-functional development team that includes experienced frontend engineers and designers.


Our Backend Stack:

  • Golang
  • AWS
  • Docker
  • Ansible
  • Terraform


Full stack on Stackshare


Responsibilities:

  • Develop new features for Smallpdf
  • Manage and automate our infrastructure that spans across more than 100 machines
  • Analyze and monitor our application to spot problems
  • Help designing our architecture

Requirements

  • Golang Experience
  • Work independently and take responsibility and ownership of your work
  • Ability to quickly learn new technologies
  • 5+ years of experience with software development
  • Good programming skills
  • Good knowledge of linux
  • Fluent in English (German is useful but not necessary)
  • Full-time position
  • Permanently based in Zurich (or willing to move)
  • Swiss or EU passport holder (or other permit that allows you to work in Switzerland)


Nice to Have:

  • Experience with DevOps tools such as
    • Docker
    • Ansible
    • Terraform
  • Experience scaling (micro-) webservices to millions of users
  • Experience with AWS

Benefits

  • The chance to personally impact a successful & rapidly growing startup
  • Tricky challenges scaling a high-traffic web application
  • Work in small teams that have direct impact on tools that are used by million of users
  • Become part of a highly motivated and international team that pushes boundaries
  • Fun company events, such as snowshoe hikes in the Swiss Alps, wake-surfing on lake Zurich, after work BBQs and more!
  • Free German language course
  • Regular Hack Days to challenge yourself
  • Nice rooftop office in central Zurich


Do you like the job please apply https://smallpdf.workable.com/jobs/297690/candidates/new


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