Tamedia is the leading private media group in Switzerland. The company was founded in 1893 and today employs a staff of approximately 3,400 in Switzerland, Austria, Denmark, France, Germany, Israel, Luxembourg and Serbia. It has been traded at the Swiss stock exchange since 2000.
Tamedia is a major investor in some of Switzerland's most well known Digital Brands, including JobCloud (jobs.ch), Homegate, Tutti, Ricardo, Doodle and Zattoo. The combined audience on the web and mobile represents almost 50% of Internet traffic in Switzerland. As such Tamedia plays an active role in supporting and guiding these companies to further success.

Tech Lead - Software Engineering (w/m) 80-100%

We are a small team of veteran software engineers, providing consulting, services and systems across the Tamedia group. This includes building and maintaining centralized, highly available and mission-critical services for some of the biggest mobile and web audiences in Switzerland. Our main office is located in Zürich, with a satellite office in Belgrade.
What you'll do:
  • Lead a remote team of software engineers in Belgrade, Serbia
  • Design and review technical solutions, as well as driving architecture definitions
  • Ensure compliance to internal standards and practices
  • Dive into difficult problems with your team and successfully deliver results on schedule
  • Mentor and coach engineers
  • Presenting the progress and goals of your team
  • Work with the product and design teams to understand end-user requirements, formulate use cases, and then translate that into a pragmatic and effective technical solutions
  • Collaborate with other development teams in Tamedia's portfolio
We are looking for:
  • Enthusiasm for web technologies
  • A positive mindset
  • At least 5+ years of experience working on production systems
  • You have a proven track record of leading a high-performing engineering team
  • You worked well in a highly collaborative environment
  • Excellent technical communication skills - documentation, presentations and conference-calls
  • Strong experience in server-side development using multiple languages and related frameworks, preferably Java or Go
  • Experience with event-driven pub/sub systems, Kafka, ActiveMQ/ZeroMQ, Redis Pub/Sub etc
  • Strong experience in SOA environments, APIs, services, architectures
  • Strong experience in database design and development with common tools such as MySQL, Postgresql, MongoDB and/or cloud services
  • Experience with containers, Kubernetes, continuous deployment and testing
  • Linux proficiency: BASH, configuration, basic scripting, process control, scheduling, permissions, tools, etc
  • Plus: Experience with frontend development for web applications and mobile clients
  • Fluent in English, German is a plus
  • A healthy aversion to deploying on Fridays or after 16:00
  • Good sense of humor

What you can expect from us:
  • Your Laptop of choice and a standing desk
  • Flexible working hours and Home-office possibilities
  • We value personal improvement and support you in expanding your knowledge with courses and conferences
  • A yearly internal conference (https://tx.tamedia.ch/), with international keynote speakers and an opportunity for you to learn how other teams work and show off your own successes and experiences
  • Assistance and Support through all aspects of the onboarding process
  • On-site canteen with plentiful selection of fresh food and salad
  • Travel opportunities to our satellite offices around Europe (Engineering Center in Belgrade)

We look forward to your application

Martin Zwahlen
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