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Team Lead Backend Engineer - Ricardo Engineering Team

Team Lead Backend Engineer - Ricardo Engineering Team

Our partner ricardo.ch (www.ricardo.ch) is the largest online marketplace in Switzerland with over 1 million listed items and more than 2 million users and it has ownership on everything related to building the best search experience, from the infrastructure to the ranking algorithms and user experience.

To start our ricardo.ch team in Belgrade we are looking for a

Team Lead Backend Engineer

If you want to make a difference and have an impact on e-commerce shopping in Switzerland, join ricardo.ch!

We believe in continuous improvement, clean code, simple design, speed and scalability. We need strong team lead who can join most projects and push innovation forward.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Build robust and scalable software focused on data import, enrichment, search, discovery and classification
  • Domain expertise in the areas of product definitions, marketplace data handling, user shopping activities and external providers of content
  • Design and create services and architecture using containers, microservices, client applications, event sourcing and data analytics
  • Contribute and provide feedback to other teams and engineers, prototypes, pull requests
  • Help improve code quality through writing unit tests, automation tests and performing peer code reviews
  • Participate in brainstorming sessions and new ideas around our technology, algorithms and products
  • Work with the product and design teams to understand end-user requirements, formulate use cases, and then translate them into a pragmatic and effective technical solution
  • Dive into difficult problems and successfully deliver results in frequent iterations
  • Solve impediments impacting team productivity


  • High capacity of problem solving in data, algorithms, classification, and search
  • Strong communication with employees and the company
  • Creativity and challenging status quo
  • Ability to provide a positive and spirited atmosphere in the team (team building)
  • Leadership skills, fair decision making
  • Ability to motivate the team of engineers and shape outcomes

Required Skills:

  • Strong experience of Java, GoLang, SQL
  • Mastery of best practices in backend development across multiple languages and related frameworks
  • Knowledge about search systems like Solr or ElasticSearch
  • Knowledge about event based system and technology used (Kafka, ActiveMQ)
  • Knowledge about ReST API and RPC
  • Familiar with data processing pipelines, recommenders, classification, machine learning and statistics


  • Working closely with backend team in Zug (similar technology and same goals)
  • Participate in team events, on-site visits, hackdays, demos, all-hands, etc.
  • The team target is 3-4 people, senior engineers

Our offer:

  • Competitive salary and a variety of fringe benefits
  • Personal development/education (conferences, trainings)
  • Great equipment
  • Work in international team of talented engineers
  • Modern and cozy working place with positive and friendly atmosphere
  • Opportunity to grow both professionally and personally in an stimulating environment
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Working with us will provide you with exciting career opportunities in an international environment, a wide range of fringe benefits and the chance to develop further professionally as well as personally.

You will work out of our development center, which is located in the Belgrade Science Park. A modern working environment with free coffee, beverages, fresh fruits and a refrigerator full of candies along with a relaxation area with playstation and lazy bags await you.


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