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Lead Back-end Developer



The Adecco Group is the world’s leading HR solutions partner. We provide more than 700,000 people with permanent and flexible employment every day. With more than 34,000 employees in 60 countries, we transform the world of work one job at a time. Our colleagues serve more than 100,000 organisations with the talent, HR services and cutting-edge technology they need to succeed in an ever-changing global economy. As a Fortune Global 500 company, we lead by example, creating shared value that meets social needs while driving business innovation. Our culture of inclusivity, fairness and teamwork empowers individuals and organisations, fuels economies, and builds better societies. These values resonate with our employees, who voted us number 11 on the Great Place to Work® - World’s Best Multinational Workplaces 2019 list. We make the future work for everyone.

The Adecco Group is based in Zurich, Switzerland. Adecco Group AG is registered in Switzerland (ISIN: CH0012138605) and listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (ADEN). Nine lead brands power the group: Adecco, Modis, Badenoch & Clark, Spring Professional, Lee Hecht Harrison, Pontoon, General Assembly, Adia and YOSS.

As the Lead Back-end Developer for The Adecco Common Backend team, you will be a central player of an agile team developing the next generation of “Common Backend- Candidate Store”. Candidate Store is a backend product for managing candidate data all Adecco’s global products, that support close to a million users across multiple lines of business and countries.
With these volumes, all kinds of automation will also come into play, possibly including machine learnings and advanced data analytics. You will organizationally be working in the CTO organization and will be expected to contribute and make a global impact.


You will collaborate with the rest of the team comprising of full-stack and back-end engineers, QA engineers, cloud engineers, and product delivery leads. You will have the opportunity to build scalable and maintainable product solutions for Adecco and its customers. You are expected to lead work both systematically and independently, cooperating with colleagues and piers – evaluating progress and deciding on next steps. We further expect you to be creative and result-oriented, and we will give you a high level of personal responsibility and an excellent opportunity to influence the decisions and the results.


Lead the enhancement of Adecco Common Backend currently developed in JavaScript, TypeScript and deployed in Azure
Work closely with Product Delivery Lead, and support the vision for the team
Create detailed technical tasks in Azure Board / JIRA and collaborate with other back end, and full-stack developers
Participate in the design and creation of scalable and maintainable software solutions
Maintain change control over the code base and data schemas and document developed solution
Lead team to create unit tests, integration tests, and automated tests as part of the implementation
Create bi-weekly reports for technical and business stakeholders across the organization
Stay up to date with emerging technologies and take initiative in sharing solutions with the team

You have a bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Information Systems, Science, Technology, Data Science, Math or Physics from an accredited university.
Master’s degree Preferred.

Work experience

8-10 years of experience in large scale software development
Proven experience as a Lead Back-end engineer or similar role
Experience with languages like JS, TypeScript, C++, C#, or similar
Experience with managing team tasks using Azure Boards / JIRA / Confluence
Designing and operating high-performance, secure, multi-tenant cloud services supporting a CI/CD model
Experience with a variety of SQL and NoSQL databases
Working knowledge of Microsoft Azure Commands and Events is a plus
Working with general Azure services (App Service, Traffic Manager, API Management etc.) is a plus
Working in a CI/CD environment including failure testing for distributed systems, graceful degradation, parametric releases and A/B testing is a plus
Working in config and infra as code environment is a plus

Other requirements

An interest in development patterns and delivering quality code
Team first and get it done attitude
Excellent communication skills
Fluency in both written and spoken English
Ability to multi-task and work independently and collaboratively
Creative and analytical mindset, and naturally facilitate creative/collaborative problem-solving techniques

This job advert is posted byAdecco Group AGwith registered address at Bellerivestrasse 30, 8008 Zürich,

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