Backend Engineer (AWS)

Backend Engineer (AWS)

locationSwitzerland | Zürich, Switzerland
location Backend Developer

Verity is seeking an experienced Cloud Backend Engineer to shape and contribute to our efforts in building cloud-based solutions to manage our industrial drone system, extending its functionalities, and preparing for large-scale commercialization. In this role, you will contribute to the continuous design, development, test, and maintenance of our serverless cloud backend. Depending on your profile, the focus could be on the underlying functionality and frameworks needed to connect drones to the cloud, or on the client-facing dashboard while working closely with our solution teams to integrate with the systems of our clients.

Your daily tasks will focus on architectural design and development of our backend code, with emphasis on reliability and scalability. You will ensure that best practices continue to be the standard in our code base and code review process. With your background in realizing scalable production systems, you enrich the team’s expertise and become a key contributor to the development roadmap. Finally, you will contribute to a fun working environment, delivering state-of-the-art drone-based solutions that are already revolutionizing logistic processes for renowned clients.

The global leader in autonomous indoor drone systems, Verity enables zero-error warehousing for big box retailers, third-party logistics providers, and manufacturers, with our integrated inventory tracking system. Verity counts 3PL giant DSV and IKEA among their current client base. Our live events solutions help create stunning effects for top names in the entertainment industry like Drake, Céline Dion, Metallica, and Cirque du Soleil. We continuously reach beyond existing limitations to rethink, reimagine, and rework the role of robotics in the world today.

Come help us break new boundaries for drone systems and technologies!

What you'll do

  • Contribute to the design and development of our cloud backend applications, with interfaces to the drone system, user-facing dashboard, and client-specific APIs.
  • Identify new relevant technologies and services and propose architectural patterns that ensure the performance, scalability, and reliability of our solutions.
  • Collaborate closely with our team of software engineers, UX designers, and other internal teams, to design high-quality solutions that deliver high value to our clients and are a pleasure to use.
  • Ensure the highest standards of software quality through unit and integration tests, and by defining (new) local and remote testing processes and infrastructure.
  • Spread knowledge about cloud solutions within the department and enable other developers as we continue our shift towards the cloud.
  • Assist with the analysis of general and client-specific requirements.
  • Participate in daily activities of the team, such as code and design reviews, project planning, periodic meetings, etc.
  • Mentor and train other team members on design techniques and coding standards.

What you bring

  • Degree (MSc, BSc) in computer science, software engineering, or relevant field. At least 4+ years of professional hands-on experience in software engineering, with a focus on developing and designing cloud-based applications and services
  • Proven experience in the development and design of scalable, performant, robust and fault-tolerant micro-service architectures
  • Excellent knowledge of AWS services (such as Lambdas, DynamoDB, S3, IoT Core, etc.)
  • Excellent knowledge of an object-oriented programming language (C++, Python, Java, etc.)
  • Proven experience in NoSQL data modeling
  • Strong commitment to high coding and design/architecture standards and best practices
  • Practical experience delivering in agile environments
  • Fluent in English, both written and spoken

Additional plus:

  • Good knowledge of Python
  • Experience with containers (Docker)
  • Proven experience in developing large architectures, serving many clients and users
  • Experience in dealing with partner companies and collaborating with remote teams
  • Experience with implementing tracing, monitoring and alerting (AWS CloudWatch, AWS X-Ray, etc.)
  • Experience with IoT/robotics applications

Why you'll love Verity

We are a great (and growing) team.

At Verity, you’ll be surrounded by team members who are passionate about applying cutting-edge technology to solve some of today’s most fascinating challenges. Our team represents more than 20 nationalities, a variety of advanced degrees, and experience at some of today’s most innovative companies.

We think big.

We know that our employees are the key to our success. We are big thinkers—creative problem solvers who share a total commitment to client success. And we believe in the importance of balancing practical experience with honed skill and higher education.

We have an engineering culture.

70% of our team—including our leadership team—are engineers. No matter what your role at Verity, you’ll enjoy our solution-oriented engineering culture that features flat hierarchies, an open-door policy, and a focus on mutual trust and joint responsibility.

We deliver cutting-edge technologies.

To solve some of today’s most complex challenges, we combine mechanical, electrical, and software engineering with sophisticated algorithms and machine learning. Our solutions encompass everything from embedded applications, to cloud microservices, to complete, innovative autonomous drone systems—that work.

We offer exceptional quality of life.

The picturesque mountains near our Zürich headquarters will take your breath away, but the view is just the beginning. Over the past 20 years, the city of Zurich has been ranked in 1st or 2nd place as the "worldwide quality of living city." We also offer flexible working hours, competitive benefits, and regular events and activities to constantly strengthen our Verity community.

We are growing—fast!

Named one of the 25 most-promising Swiss scale-ups in 2020, we are expanding our solutions, extending our markets, and growing our team. Headed by founder and CEO, Raffaello D’Andrea (of Kiva Systems/Amazon Robotics fame), our team has decades of experience building success from the ground up—and creating disruptive solutions that make a mark on the world.

Are you ready for a great adventure?

Learn more about who we are, what we do, and how we think at www.verity.ch.