Tasks at hand:

The EdTech sector is picking up speed quickly and digitalization finally arrives at schools. In this dynamic area, you will join our efforts to continuously update and improve our web-based learning tools for math and orthography with feedback from customers, distributors and research results from ETH. Your main technologies will be JavaScript/ TypeScript with HTML5 for the clients and Java for the backend and the coaching applications. At the same time, you will be introduced to operating and running the tools, which are deployed in Docker containers to servers in Europe and North America. We estimate that you will use 80% of your time for development and 20% for DevOps.

That said, we are a small team of three developers, where each must be a “jack of all trades”, willing to take on any tasks, and getting one’s hands dirty with a variety of technologies. This might also include working on our internal IT infrastructure such as our development and file servers.

Core Competences:

  • Pragmatic approach to develop programs that the end user will get to use within days (or even hours)
  • High willingness and capability to learn
  • Strong problem-solving skills and algorithmic thinking 

Technical Competences:

  • Bachelors or master’s degree in computer science, or equivalent
  • Operation of Linux systems and servers
  • Java and TypeScript/JavaScript programming experience
  • We expect 4 to 6 years of experience as a SW developer or in DevOps. This experience does not necessarily have to be from jobs but can also be from volunteer work or work from personal projects.

 Administrative Remarks:

  • Employment ~80% (depending on your plans)
  • Place of Work: Weinbergstr. 20, 8001 Zürich
  • Compensation: approx. CHF 100’000 p.a.
  • Start date: from mid January 2020