Senior Backend Developer (Typescript)

Zürich, Switzerland (hybrid)
Software Development

GOWAGO is the easiest and most transparent platform in Switzerland to get a car for a monthly payment. We make it simple for users to get their perfect car, all from the comfort of their own home. By doing so, we are taking the car journey into the future and are hiring amazing talent to join us on this adventure.

We are a team of 37 enthusiastic and talented people from many different nationalities working together on the next generation car marketplace. Our office is based in Zürich, Switzerland but our teams are working from different countries.

Join our team as a Senior Backend Developer and help us take our platform to the next level. We're seeking a passionate and skilled individual to join our product team of 14, with 7 engineers working from Zürich and Belgrade. We take pride in our fast pace and execution excellence.

At GOWAGO we have a cutting-edge technology stack that is constantly evolving. Our stack includes:

  • Main services written in Typescript using Postgres, Elasticsearch, Redis etc.
  • Several microservices and Lambda functions written mostly in Typescript but also in Python and Go
  • New services are based on an event driven, serverless architecture
  • Our front-end is written in Typescript using the Next.js framework and hosted on Vercel
  • Our back-end is mostly hosted on AWS and we have modern CI/CD pipelines, automated testing, and infrastructure as code


Your responsibilities include the following tasks:

  • Plan and implement new features on the backend in Typescript (or whatever other language is better suited for the task)
  • Come up with a sustainable and performant new architecture and decide on the right technology for the job
  • Help solving hard problems the engineers in the team are facing and perform rigorous peer-reviews on the pull requests
  • Ensure that the codebase follows best practices including unit, integration and e2e testing
  • Collaborate with the product teams and business stakeholders to define and create new amazing features
  • Monitor and maintain the current infrastructure


The following qualities are a must:

  • Eager to work in a young team with a lot of freedom, flexibility and responsibility
  • 5+ years of experience working with web technologies
  • Solid knowledge of modern backend architecture
  • Very passionate about coding and technology in general
  • In-depth knowledge of Typescript and proficient in web technologies
  • Engineering mindset
  • Fluent English speaker

Having the following qualities helps but is not strictly necessary:

  • Setup new infrastructure elements on AWS as code
  • Likes cars and is interested in the transportation and mobility of the future


What do we offer:

  • Bring the GOWAGO engineering team to the next level and implement some of the key areas of the backend
  • Work with a skilled team with diverse interests, backgrounds and lifestyles
  • Freedom to work how and from where you want
  • 25 days of holidays
  • A chance to get company equity in a fast growing startup

GOWAGO believes in rewarding success and working with outstanding people. We are seeking individuals that are passionate and can make a difference. We are offering a competitive package, including the chance for company equity in a fast growing startup.

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11-50 employees
Motor Vehicle Manufacturing

GOWAGO AG is the most transparent, easy and comfortable way to get a car for a monthly payment.

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