Smallpdf is the most-loved and most trusted PDF software on the planet. We serve over 500 million users in 24 different languages processing millions of documents per day, and in every country in the world—even Antarctica! To deliver a product that users love, we solve complex technical problems at scale using cloud-native and open source technologies.
As one of the most successful startups in Switzerland, with staff from all over the world, we're on a mission to make PDF easy. We love open-source and using the latest technologies to scale our distributed application to process millions of files every day.
💁♂️ About the Contract Management Team:
The Contract Management team aims to streamline and automate routine contracts of business customers so they can stay on top of their legal and financial needs with no hassle. This team is responsible to enable our users to manage the lifecycle of their contracts from the creation to the execution, archiving, and renewal while ensuring the highest level of security and legality. We are a highly engaged, hands-on team that values ideas and collaboration.
As a Backend engineer in our team, you'll contribute to solving challenges tackling digital signatures and advanced file management for our users.
What you will do:
Design and build systems at scale, which will be used by millions of people every day
Work on most impactful changes, researched and prioritized by the team to make sure we are focusing on the right things
Collaborate with other team members by challenging ideas, brainstorming, and having discussions to get to the best solutions.
Take ownership of one of the services that power our product for millions of users
Ensure the scalability and reliability of services from top to bottom.
Build simple, loosely coupled, composable, and reliable software
Architect and develop infrastructure to mitigate scalability, security, and reliability risks.
Mentor and grow a community of backend engineers to contribute to Smallpdf
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3+ years of experience in backend software development.
Expertise with at least one of the following languages, or equivalent: Golang, Java, Kotlin, C#, C, C++, Python.
Ability to quickly pick up new technologies. We use Golang as our language of choice for backend services.
Experience scaling (micro-) web services to millions of users.
Can excel independently and have a sense of ownership of your own work.
Based in Zurich or willing to relocate (this is an on-site role).
Swiss or EU passport holder (or other permits that allow you to work in Switzerland).
Nice to have:
Experience with Golang.
Experience with AWS.
Experience with high traffic backend services.
The opportunity to impact a successful, growing scale-up and its tools used by millions worldwide.
We are remote-work friendly (we prioritize a healthy work-life balance).
Work in small, highly motivated, cross-functional teams that push boundaries.
A dedicated annual budget and time off for personal development
Enjoy company events in the Swiss Alps, on Lake Zurich, or even further afield.
After-work events include BBQs, cinema, game nights, meet-ups, and more.
Learn German with our free German language course.
Hack days to challenge yourself and the team.
Unlimited free coffee and drinks.
Weekly team lunch on the house.
Brand new offices in the heart of Zurich.
Rated by Forbes as one of the top 10 cities in the world for work-life balance, Zurich is the place to work for anyone who wants more out of life. From chocolate, cheese, and Rӧsti to snow-capped mountains, haute couture, Swiss-made watches, and outstanding public transport, whatever it is that makes your heart beat faster, it’s all right here in Switzerland—and so is Smallpdf.
Smallpdf is an equal opportunity employer. We believe a talented, diverse, and inclusive workforce is our greatest strength. We strongly oppose any form of hiring or workplace discrimination against candidates or employees on any basis, including race, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, philosophy, nationality, disability, or genetic information. We’re committed to fostering a safe, supportive environment where everyone can come to work as their full selves and reach their greatest potential.
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