Senior Go Engineer (80% - 100%, Zurich)

🎯 Vision

Helio is a Swiss startup based in Zurich and is building the first carbon-aware cloud: By increasing the utilization rates of data centers worldwide (over 80% of the resources are not being used), accelerating the adaption of green energy sources (data centers consume around 5% of the global energy and are responsible for the same amount of Green House Gas as the aviation industry), and extending the lifetime of the hardware, Helio lowers the emissions of the cloud industry significantly.

📒 Job Description

Be part of our engineering team and work closely with the CTO to develop the technology for our multi-cloud infrastructure and market segment-specific customer applications. You’ll work with innovative, cloud-native, and open-source technology.

Are you a skilled and experienced Go Engineer passionate about developing high-quality cloud services and optimizing their performance? Do you thrive in a fast-paced environment dedicated to enhancing user experiences through exceptional cloud solutions? If you're driven by innovation and ready to contribute your expertise to a dynamic startup, we invite you to join our team! In this role, you'll play a key part in developing, running, and maintaining cutting-edge cloud services, collaborating closely with our Growth team, and contributing to the ongoing success of our projects.

You’ll be working with the following technology stack:

  • Various Cloud Providers (Azure, AWS, GCP, OpenStack, Bare Metal)
  • Various Cloud Services (CloudSQL, Blob Storage, Cloud Networking, …)
  • Kubernetes, Cluster API, Argo Workflows
  • GitOps (ArgoCD, Gitlab) and IaC (terraform, packer)
  • Windows and Linux Containers (docker, containerd, packer; PowerShell and bash)
  • Auth (keycloak, Open Policy Agent, OAuth)
  • Monitoring and Logging (Prometheus, Grafana, Elastic)
  • JavaScript (Node.js, GraphQL, Electron)
  • ML/AI Tooling, 3D software, and render engines (Blender, VRay, Redshift, Maya, …)

🌍 Location + Language

  • Our office is situated in Zurich, Switzerland.
  • This job is intended to be hybrid.
  • Proficiency in English is essential for effective communication.

💰 Salary and Benefits

  • Competitive salary range: CHF 100,000 - CHF 130,000 per year.
  • Equity plan offering ownership in Helio's exciting journey.
  • Embrace flexibility: Choose from hybrid or on-site, with flexible work hours.
  • Thrive in a vibrant startup culture that encourages innovation.
  • Enjoy a generous vacation allowance of 27 days annually.

🤝 You’ll be a great fit for the job if you

  • Possess a strong background in cloud based software engineering. Proficiency in Go is a must.
  • Showcase experience in several components of our technology stack.
  • Demonstrate technical savvy, self-drive, reliability, and an entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Have a passion for continuous learning, thriving in a fast-paced environment.
  • Exhibit a creative, problem-solving, and results-driven mindset.
  • Embrace the challenge of establishing processes in a startup environment.

🚀 Key Responsibilities

  • Develop high-quality cloud services using the Go language, contributing to enhancing user experiences.
  • Collaborate closely with cross-functional teams, including Customer Success, to ensure seamless operations and user satisfaction.
  • Contribute to the development, running, and maintenance of cloud applications across various providers and services.
  • Leverage Kubernetes, Cluster API, Argo Workflows, GitOps, IaC (particularly Terraform), Windows and Linux Containers, Auth mechanisms, and more from our extensive technology stack.
  • Implement robust monitoring and logging solutions, ensuring optimal performance and reliability.
  • Engage with JavaScript, Node.js, GraphQL, Electron, and ML/AI Tooling, contributing to diverse project requirements.

➡️ Application and Process

Starting Date: Flexible

  1. Initiate contact with Christoph, our CTO, via email at Share your GitHub and/or LinkedIn profiles – traditional CVs or cover letters are not necessary.
  2. Helio will review your profile and provide feedback within one week.
  3. Engage in a remote or in-person meeting (30-60 minutes) with the founders, Christoph and Kevin.
    • Gain insights into our company vision, culture, work environment, challenges, and role.
    • Evaluate the alignment of your values and mindset with our dynamic startup culture.
  4. Connect with our team – virtually or in real life.
    • Get acquainted with potential future colleagues.
    • Assess your technical fit within our team.
  5. Embark on your journey with us with a flexible starting date.

Note: We encourage applications from experienced cloud engineers passionate about innovation. Equity ownership is an integral part of our commitment to your growth. Diversity is embraced, and we are an equal opportunity employer.

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