Senior Backend Engineer Golang

SMG Swiss Marketplace Group
Viettel Tower, 285 CMT8, District 10, Ho Chi Minh
32 days ago

Top 3 Reasons To Join Us

  • Market leading compensation & benefits
  • Hybrid working model, flexible time arrangement
  • 21 annual paid day-off

Job Description

🤩 Welcome to SMG Swiss Marketplace Group AG

We are a pioneering network of online marketplaces and a leading European digital company that simplifies people’s lives with forward-looking products.

About started in 2010 and is the biggest classifieds marketplace in Switzerland with almost 3 million monthly active users. is part of the (SMG), one of the largest digital companies in Switzerland, headquartered in Zürich. In our Backend Team, we are looking for a passionate engineer located in Vietnam in the position of Senior Backend Engineer Go.

Become a part of our winning team at SMG

We hire the best digital talents to meet the highest demands of our users and customers in Switzerland. In return, we offer you an attractive, innovative, friendly and fast-paced work environment where you can reach your full potential, achieve your goals, and your successes are celebrated.

👨‍💻 How are we working in the Backend Team?

As an engineer, it is a very fulfilling experience to work in the Backend Team at , as you are involved in every aspect of software development. We don't use Scrum but a development model based on the  Basecamp's Shape Up approach, which means we get involved from the very beginning of a new feature development where we assist the Product and Design Team in technical questions. We collaborate with the Web, iOS, and Android developers to provide them with an API on which they can build upon. In the Backend Team, we work also closely with our colleagues from the Systems Team and you can choose to be involved in System Engineering tasks.

We run our services written in Go on AWS using Kubernetes. We deploy daily to more than 300k active users, directly from Gitlab where we also do code reviews. We celebrate ownership and responsibility; we are responsible not only for the software design and implementation but also for the deployment and monitoring of our services.

At , we have been working on many exciting projects, and we have a lot more in the pipeline. One big project we worked on in 2021, and which we are very proud of, is the development of an on-platform instant messaging to allow our users to get in contact even more direct and safely. We offer seamless integration of Web, iOS, Android, and email communication. The Backend Team built a solution from the ground up using Golang, Redis, PostgreSQL, and SendGrid as an external email service provider. The system has proven to be very solid and handles high numbers of connections and messages.

Your Skills and Experience

🔎 What should you bring to start working with us?

Most important is a positive attitude and passion for your job. We live a people over processes mentality - we are looking for a pragmatic and empathic team member, who seeks understanding before being understood.

You should have:

  • a solid background in Go programming and
  • real-world experience providing web-services.

It would be a great addition if you have experience in:

  • Fulltext search (Elasticsearch)
  • Relational databases at a reasonable scale (PostgreSQL)
  • Service orchestration (Docker, Kubernetes)
  • AWS and cloud services in general

Why You'll Love Working Here

  • Attractive salary you’ll love!!!
  • Full salary in probation
  • 13th-month bonus
  • 21 annual paid day-off
  • 24 paid days per year for learning & sharing activities
  • Full contribution to social insurances
  • Premium private insurances coverage for you and your family members
  • Personal development plan and yearly budget for educational courses, conferences, aiming to grow both your soft and hard skills
  • Assistance and support through all aspects of the onboarding process
  • Lots of team activities and regular Hackathons
  • Opportunity to travel to Switzerland and other European countries
  • Flexible working time
  • Hybrid working model (home office and in office)
  • 40 hours per week, Mon-Fri, No OT
  • Modern laptops (Macbook Pro 16" M1 Pro, Lenovo P1 Gen4, etc.)
  • Free food, classes and social clubs (English, swimming, art and music, football, etc.)
  • Work in an open-minded, friendly, positive, transparent and agile environment.


THE GREAT PLACE TO WORK! Delivering top-performing mobile and platform products in Switzerland.