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Valtech Sweden Bern Full time

Senior Backend Engineer (all genders)

About the job

What technologies do you love to work with everyday? Looking to work on modern frameworks? T-Shaped interest with interest and experience in containerised and cloud technologies? Looking to work on enterprise scale greenfield technology projects? If the above resonates with you then great news- as this role offers all of the above, and a bit more.

The Opportunity

We are looking for the sharpest coding minds to join our Java-oriented development team in Valtech Switzerland. So... Do you want to play a key role in keeping Valtech’s solutions at the forefront of digital? Do you want to work closely with some of the best developers out there? Then read on...

The Position

As a new Senior Backend Engineer within our team, you’ll spend your time:

  • Supporting Valtech in various engagements to design, develop, test, and maintain architecturally sound, modular, customised and complex software applications and extensions (greenfield and existing)
  • Leading and participating in the architecture, design, implementation and debugging of distributed, high performance applications built on Java code.
  • Leveraging modern development and DevOps practices, including CI/CD, containerisation and automated testing (incl. Docker/Kubernetes)
  • Working in a multifaceted Agile project team which is fully responsible for their applications all the way from design, implementation through to production
  • Maintaining system and design documentation and preparing materials for project reviews.
  • Supporting the implementation, UAT (User Acceptance Testing) and production release for the project.
  • Contributing to the Java API Practice and seeking to prepare, improve and introduce new approaches/methodologies/tools and techniques into the Practice.
  • The above list is not exhaustive of all responsibilities


Senior Backend Engineer Essentials:

  • You hold relevant technical education or equivalent level of experience within the following areas or similar: computer science, software engineering, application development, backend engineering.
  • You hold 5+ years relevant practical and professional experience within backend development in an agile project environment
  • You are able to work on your both by your own initiative and as a team, have a good analytical understanding and are able to quickly work out complex issues.
  • You hold a solid knowledge of Java 11 and experience working within various sizes of Microservices.
  • You have a good understanding of modern software architectures and engineering methods
  • You have experience using the Spring ecosystem (IOC, Spring Boot, Sprint Data (JPA), Rest Services, Spring Security, JMS Modules)
  • You are comfortable working with Maven, Jenkins, Code Quality Tools (Sonar) and containerized solutions (Docker, Kubernetes)
  • You may hold some initial understanding and experience working with cloud technologies
  • You are familiar with event streaming (e.g. Kafka)
  • You can communicate effectively and collaborate with stakeholders.
  • Proficiency in German (at least B2 level) is required

What you can expect from us

Discover our Swiss benefits here.

Apart from the country specific benefits listed, we have more to offer. Our growth development program, for example, to help you excel in your existing profession, or enable you to explore another. Also, there are plenty of internal initiatives for you to take part in. Whether it's about improving Valtech as a business or contributing to the world around us, we encourage our employees to pursue their professional and personal ambitions.

About the Valtech Switzerland

You will join our international Swiss team made up of 100+ people, 30+ different nationalities and many mother tongues. Here at Valtech our jobs wrap around our lives – not the other way around. Whether you’d like to work part-time or from home, we make sure to find a work model that fits your lifestyle. Furthermore we understand that the right equipment is essential to do great work. When joining us you have the opportunity to select the brand you feel most comfortable with and we will make sure you have everything you need.

At work honesty, openness and respect reflect our core values and we encourage an open feedback culture in order to build trust and grow together. Outside of working time we offer plenty of optional downtime activities such as Ski trips, wine tasting or cooking classes to get to know your colleagues.

Why do we state “all genders” in the title of this job description?

As per the AGG (General Equal Treatment Act) , jobs must be advertised in a gender-neutral manner. We use the statement (all genders) to make it clear that this position is open to all genders in these countries, even if the job title itself can be translated or interpreted as "masculine" in the French or German language. 

  • Advantage: Beer fridge Beer fridge
  • Advantage: 30 days paid holidays 30 days paid holidays
  • Advantage: Retirement savings Retirement savings
  • Advantage: Competent and fun colleagues Competent and fun colleagues
  • Advantage: Career opportunities Career opportunities
  • Advantage: Central office Central office
Om företaget

 Valtech är en digital partner som med kreativitet, teknik och lättrörliga arbetssätt gör våra kunder bättre.

Vi samlar olika specialister under ett och samma tak och ungefär två tredjedelar av våra konsulter har sina rötter i tekniken medan en tredjedel fokuserar på strategi, upplevelse och design. Vår kompetensbredd gör att vi har muskler att hjälpa våra kunder med ett helhetsperspektiv – från idéstadie till lansering, och även med att vidareutveckla tjänsterna därefter. 

Våra medarbetare kommer från världens alla hörn, vilket innebär att vi kan ta lärdom av varandra och du kan alltid hitta någon att connecta med och lära dig mer av. Valtech grundades i Frankrike 1993 och har funnits i Sverige sedan 1999. Globalt har Valtech verksamheter i totalt 15 länder (45 kontor) och 3 500+ anställda medarbetare globalt. I Sverige är vi cirka 280 anställda som sitter i fantastiska lokaler i Kungliga Myntet vid Stadshuset i Stockholm samt på Kyrkogatan i Göteborg.

Hurdana är vi då, vi som jobbar på Valtech? Som individer är vi nog ganska olika - från vår erfarenhet vet vi att homogena grupper inte alltid presterar bäst. Och i grupp arbetar vi nästan alltid! Även om vi på Valtech är olika som människor är det desto mer som förenar oss. Först och främst är vi passionerade i det vi gör.

Tveka inte att kontakta oss om du har några frågor, eller bara vill komma förbi på en kopp kaffe och prata om dina passioner!

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