Founded in Switzerland in 2013, Smallpdf provides a simple, secure, and reliable answer to common frustrating PDF problems, and has become the most-loved and most trusted PDF software on the planet. We serve over 500 million users in 24 different languages, and in every country in the world—even Antarctica!
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.
If you are a passionate engineer with extensive experience working with Golang and AWS and would be interested in working on a product loved and used by 40+ million monthly active users, this job is for you!
💁♂️ About the Growth Team
At Smallpdf, we work in pods, which are autonomous and cross-functional teams within the company.
You would be working in the Growth pod. Our goal is to maximize the value of Smallpdf for our millions of users and help them become as productive as possible.
In more practical terms, we...
Collaborate together to plan, execute, and analyze experiments to drive activation, engagement, and ultimately—growth!
Make sure users find what they are looking for to get their work done
Help users discover and unlock 'superpowers' on our platforms
Build and maintain a stable and reliable payment infrastructure
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.
Build and maintain critical components in our payment system
Ensure the scalability and reliability of services from top to bottom
Architect and develop infrastructure to mitigate scalability, security, and reliability risks
Mentor and grow a community of backend engineers to contribute to Smallpdf
We use the latest technologies, including:
Full stack on Stackshare
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.
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 Subscription & Payment Management Systems.
* Experience with AWS.
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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