Backend Developer

  • Zürich, Switzerland
  • Full-time

Company Description

Nexxiot AG, headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, is a pioneer and industry leader in the development and delivery of digital supply chain management solutions. It is a spin-off of ETH Zurich, one of the world's leading technical universities. Founded in 2015, the company can rely on more than ten years of research in the areas of complex systems, big data algorithms, and ultra-low-power embedded technology. Currently employing more than 60 people across 4 offices and more than USD 80m in total debt and equity funding, the company is established as the market leader in Europe and well-equipped for future growth world-wide.

Job Description

As a Backend Developer working at Nexxiot you are part of an interdisciplinary agile product team, responsible for implementing software features according to the requirements and priorities provided by the Product Owner (PO). Working closely with the rest of the team your goal is to design, implement and test software solutions and to operate and maintain the resulting software services.


Profile Description:

You’re a curious and open-minded person who is eager to learn new ideas and technologies. Ideally, you’re always looking to find ways to improve on existing processes and automate recurring tasks, freeing up time for us to focus on the bigger picture! We take a structured approach to engineering and documentation so being goal orientated and well organized when it comes to your code is critical!



  • Work closely with your team, product owner and software architects to design, implement, operate and maintain software services.
  • Deploy, operate and maintain software services to different environments (development, testing, and production) according to Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) principles.
  • Participate in the team’s on-call rotation to provide 3rd level support and to ensure service availability.
  • Apply peer programming practices and conduct code, design and security reviews together with your teammates.
  • Act as an onboarding buddy for new team members.


  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in backend development, preferably working on/with microservices.
  • Although a University degree in Computer Science or any related technical field isn’t a requirement it certainly is an advantage.
  • The ability to work independently in a dynamic environment.


  • Experience in writing JVM based software (we use Kotlin & Java). 
  • Familiar with concepts, patterns and technologies like SQL (PostgreSQL), NoSQL (DynamoDB), Message Queuing (SQS), Publish & Subscribe (SNS & Apache Kafka), Twelve-Factor App, Serverless (AWS Lambda) and Containerized (Docker) workloads.
  • Well acquainted with the Git version management system (Gitlab) and CI/CD best practices (Gitlab pipelines).
  • Experience in writing and operating containerized software services. Prior experience working with Kubernetes, AWS ECS, AWS Fargate or Docker is a great plus.
  • In addition to the above skills, Python and Linux/Unix shell know-how is “great to have” but not a necessity.
  • Fluent in English spoken and written. German is a plus, but not mandatory.

Additional Information

We expect a lot from our developers here at Nexxiot, that’s why we also give a lot in return. In addition to a competitive salary and benefits package we also have the following to offer:


  • Dress: Wear anything you like to the office – and be as comfortable at work as you are in your own home.
  • Flexibility: Can’t make it into the office at 07:30? No problem. Feel free to hit snooze a little longer and come in when you’re most productive due to our flexible working hours policy.
  • Location: On the days you are in the office, get here quickly thanks to our highly accessible central location in the Zürich prime tower.
  • Remote work: Prefer to work from home? We understand! Provided you are based anywhere in Switzerland or Germany we can work something out that fits your lifestyle.
  • Travel: Get from A to B anywhere in the Kanton of Zürich and beyond, whether or not you’re on the way to work cause we’ll cover a large part of your monthly commuter expenses, provided you’re using public transport.