Staff Backend Engineer (a)*

Ringier AG
Contracted hours 80-100%
Place of work Zurich
Type of contract Festanstellung

Join our dynamic and diverse team as a Staff Backend Engineer and contribute to shaping our applications' architecture. We are enlarging our team by June 1st, 2024, or by arrangement, for a motivated and committed engineer ready to make an impact.

Your tasks

  • Act as the Tech Lead for our Backend team, mentoring and coaching engineers at all seniority levels
  • Lead major initiatives and projects on a technical level, optimizing data pipelines and service performance
  • Contribute to our evolving software architecture, making key technology decisions by participating in the architecture board
  • Build and maintain services mainly written in Node.js with NestJS using Redis, DynamoDB, SQL databases, and SOLR
  • Working in an agile project team supporting other teams by delivering performant and robust backend functionality and services

Your profile

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or equivalent and 6+ years of professional experience in software development, with a strong emphasis on Node.js
  • Solid understanding of back-end technologies such as Node.js, Redis, DynamoDB, SQL Databases, and modern service frameworks like NestJS
  • You are familiar with GraphQL, containerized development, and hosting (Docker), and know AWS CLI and/or console
  • Experience working with GIT and automated CI/CD pipelines and release cycles
  • Deep knowledge of caching strategies to unload the origin
  • Fluency in English; German is a plus

Your benefits
  • Help to build and grow Switzerland's most engaging media brand
  • Varied tasks through participation in a variety of different projects
  • Working with a motivated and young team with a flat hierarchy
  • Modern employment conditions with a guaranteed flex-office quota
  • Gym, in-house restaurant, coffee corner, trendy eateries in the immediate vicinity, various employee discounts
  • You can freely choose your workplace between the Medienpark (Flurstrasse 55, 8048) and the Pressehaus (Dufourstrasse 23, 8008)

Interested? Then we look forward to receiving your online application.

We show our colors and are convinced that diversity is an opportunity. Everyone (*all) should be exactly who they are. We create a working environment in which this is possible.

For this position we only consider direct applications.

Your benefits with us

The in-house staff restaurant cooks fresh and balanced meals daily at good value for money. Free coffee, tea, mineral water and fruit are available.

All employees may use the 24/7 gym at the Zurich site for free.

Sixteen weeks' maternity leave and four weeks' paternity leave with full pay. Contribution to childcare costs.

We encourage mobile and flexible working, part-time work and job sharing wherever possible. Five weeks' annual leave as standard. There is also the option to purchase an additional 10 days of annual leave.

Ringier AG

Ringier is a Swiss media and technology company. The Group comprises around 140 companies in 20 countries, which operate a range of leading media brands, digital platforms, and marketplaces. 83 percent of the operating profit comes from the digital business. This makes Ringier one of the leading media companies in Europe. The family business has been based on entrepreneurship, cooperation, innovation, trust and courage for 191 years.

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What sets us apart

Ringier AG is EDGE Assess and EDGEplus certified and is thus committed to the closing of the gender and intersectional equity gap through a systematic and structured approach.

Employees of Ringier AG rate us as a 'Great Place To Work'!

Employees of Ringier AG rate us as a 'Great Place To Work'!

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