Senior Golang Engineer (f|m|d) (80-100%) - Valbonne - Hybrid Work

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Permanent contract
Salary: Not specified
No remote work
Experience: > 4 years
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Communication skills
Problem-solving skills

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Welcome to SMG Swiss Marketplace Group
We are a pioneering network of online marketplaces and a leading European digital company that simplifies people's lives with forward-looking products.

Job Description

Why work for our General Marketplaces? & are services with a positive impact on the world. Reducing waste by giving unused items a new home is a cornerstone of sustainability. Today there are already over four million people using Ricardo, tutti & anibis but we are not done yet. We are working hard to make it easy for everyone to participate.

We have a modern tech stack and interesting challenges ahead. We know that keeping up with technology is no easy feat, which is why we have dedicated training and conference budgets for every engineer.

What is GM Engineering?
You will be part of GM Engineering specifically on the tutti & anibis applications. We have 3 remote-friendly teams working in various domains. Each team consists of ~7 engineers located in five countries (Switzerland, France, Germany, Serbia, Vietnam).

Each engineering team has the following 2 main responsibilities:

  1. Take ownership of their domain, from design to implementation & deployment
  2. Build the tech that powers our marketplaces & empowers our users

As a Senior Golang Engineer, you’ll be part of all aspects of the engineering cycle. You’ll develop and design software. Knowledge sharing is equally important, this includes code reviews as well as Golang Guild contributions, so be expected to mentor peers and other engineers. We have a view of leaving the codebase in a better state than how you found it, so continual code improvement is part of your day-to-day.

How do we work?
We are a team distributed over multiple locations. Therefore, our default work mode is asynchronous. We write a lot and try to communicate as concisely as possible. We limit our ”Work in Progress” so that you can focus on the task at hand.

Usually, work is assigned to two people so that you always have a sparring partner. This gives you the flexibility to plan the work as you see fit and to pair when needed. It is also a great way to share knowledge within the team.

Every day we have a short (15-30 min) team daily, where we sync with each other on what we worked on, highlight any blockers we’ve encountered or share what we've learned.

Because the activities on tutti & anibis never stop, we have to keep the lights on 24/7. For that, we have a mature on-call organization.

Preferred experience

What we are looking for:

Engineers are expected to be proficient in their technology, IDE & operating system of choice, we do not dictate your exact tooling, but you need to be comfortable to perform all aspects of the engineering process efficiently. We are looking for someone with strong experience in Go, as well as working knowledge of CI/CD processes**.** Additionally, you would have experience with distributed systems running on Kubernetes on AWS.

Our ideal employee would be self organising and would not have to be told what to do on every single detail, they would be given a general task or direction, and as part of their due diligence they would uncover, and execute on what is needed to get from point A → B. When you notice a problem, you don't look the other way; you either fix it or come up with a plan. You are curious and want to understand how things work. You are not afraid to ask for help and you are willing to help other engineers.

We know engineering is a vast field, and nobody can know everything, but you should be familiar with some of the following tools and technologies:

  • Strong proficiency in Go programming language.
  • An understanding of microservices architecture and RESTful API design.
  • Experience with relational and NoSQL databases.
  • Familiarity with containerization technologies such as Docker and orchestration tools like Kubernetes.
  • Knowledge of best practices in software development, including code reviews and automated testing.
  • Strong problem-solving and debugging skills.
  • Good communication and collaboration skills.

Additional Information


Recruitment Process:

  1. Hiring Manager Call with Engineering Manager
    1. Introduction team, role, and responsibilities (45min)
  2. Technical task as Homework
  3. Interview Day
    1. Coding Interview (60min)
    2. Architecture & Design (60min)
    3. Meet the team (25min)
    4. Meet the Director (25min)
  4. Decision within 48 hrs after interview day


Your first year at GM Engineering

The first three months:
For the first three months, you will mainly be paired on tasks with another engineer in your tech field who will guide you through our codebase and processes, your engineering manager will assist you with any other onboarding issues, and your local team is, of course, available to you for any other questions you might have.

You will get to know our architecture, our rituals, and our tools.

During your onboarding, you will be using the same tools and processes that all our developers use.

You will deploy your first changes and you will join our on-duty rotation during business hours.

Month three to six:
By now you should be familiar with our ways of working and you will get the first projects assigned to lead.

You can contribute code to our product with reduced supervision or support, and you can assist developers when they have questions regarding the infrastructure.

We will set your post-probation period goals and figure out in which area you want to become an expert.

Six months+
After six months, your onboarding should be completed and you’ll be able to take over the lead for projects. You’ll be working with other teams, participating in broader initiative shaping & planning discussions, and helping us towards our goals as General Marketplaces grows.

Benefits you’ll love:

  • Training and conference budget available for everybody
  • Hybrid work mode with 2 days/week in the office
  • Fresh fruits and free coffee @ Office
  • Free charging station for electric cars
  • Friday drinks & seasonal parties
  • Be-yearly party with all our colleagues
  • 12 recovery days in addition to the 25 holidays
  • Lunch ticket EUR 12.-
  • Swimming pool and tennis courts in free access right next to the office
  • International Co-working days

If this job speaks to you, please don't hesitate to apply even if you don't meet all the criteria listed. If you are in the ballpark of your skills are transferable, we are happy to figure out if this position is a good fit for both of us.

Please send your CV in English including a daytime number where we can reach out to you. 
This position is open to all candidates eligible to work in France.

Looking forward to meeting you!


SMG Swiss Marketplace Group AG primarily engages directly with candidates. We do not accept unsolicited resumes or candidate profiles from recruitment agencies unless we have specifically requested their assistance for particular roles. Any submissions made without a prior request from our Talent Acquisition team will not be acknowledged or considered. We appreciate the understanding and cooperation of recruitment agencies in respecting this policy.

About Us

SMG Swiss Marketplace Group AG. is a pioneering network of online marketplaces and cutting-edge European digital company that simplifies people’s lives with innovative products.

SMG Swiss Marketplace Group AG. provides customers the best tools to meet their life decision needs. The portfolio includes Real Estate (ImmoScout24, Homegate,,, Publimmo,, CASASOFT, IAZI, Flatfox), Automotive (AutoScout24, MotoScout24), General Marketplaces (,, Ricardo) and Finance & Insurance (FinanceScout24). The company was founded in November 2021 by TX Group AG, Ringier AG, La Mobilière and General Atlantic.

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