— Minimum 5 years of full-time post-university development experience in Front End and Back End (Java)
— A proven track record of building/leading a high-performing engineering team
— Experience with recommendation engines, predictive modeling, and machine learning is a big plus
— You prefer working in a start-up environment
— You are flexible and dynamic, and comfortable with rapid prototyping, iteration and dealing with a level of uncertainty
— Excellent coding abilities and experience with architectural patterns
— Thorough knowledge of Object Oriented Analysis and Design (OOAD) concepts
— Strong experience of Web Services and API development using REST
— Experience with developing solutions in large cloud computing infrastructures
— Strong experience in integrating solutions to existing web-sites
— Experience with relational databases (Oracle, MySQL) and NoSQL (Cassandra, MongoDB)
— Familiarity with web UI technology such as React
— Familiar with working in distributed teams
— Able to “think out of the box”, take on new ideas
— Good command of English, and comfortable with regular voice/video calls to discuss the way forward
— You enjoy working in a highly collaborative environment
— Challenging projects from clients around the global market;
— Comfortable home format office near the metro station;
— Positive corporate environment;
— Team building and corporate celebration;
— Paid health insurance;
— Minimum bureaucracy;
— Working with the founders to set the direction and goals for development
— Designing and reviewing scalable technical solutions, as well as driving architecture definitions
— Developing E2E solutions (design, code, tests, documentation) along with the team
— Mentoring and coaching of engineers
Our client is a Swiss start-up and we are looking for a very strong and capable Tech Lead to join the team, to lead the architecture design and development of the innovative AI-based search agent platform.
The team is developing a paradigm-shifting search agent mechanism, involving a whole new search experience driven by AI (ML/NLP). The first application is in product search, essentially replacing the standard ‘filter’ component in marketplaces and e-commerce sites. The result is a virtual agent that helps you to discover the right products for you — by helping you explore choices, stimulating you to consider alternatives, automatically processing your (potentially conflicting) preferences, and engaging with you through multiple channels (web, mobile, messenger) using natural language.
The first development phases have been completed, and an MVP for a fully functional marketplace is in place. This enables us to test all the core concepts, before moving to the development of components and a service backbone (tech stacks yet to be finalized) that we can integrate and deliver to marketplace/e-commerce players.
You will be the Tech Lead to take us through these important next phases.