Technical Lead (M-F-D)

Full time

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EDGE Strategy is a high-growth, global and mission-driven Swiss-based tech company.

Its product, EDGE Empower, is an integrated SaaS-based DE&I solution that combines the power of the latest tech, diversity, equity and inclusion expert knowledge and experience, as well as independently verified certification into one solution.

Our customer base consists of large organizations in 47 different countries across five continents and 22 different industries and includes IKEA, L’Oréal, Philips, UNICEF, Dow, Nestlé, ENGIE, Deloitte, the World Bank, the European Central Bank, IFF, Firmenich, Zurich Financial Services, Pictet, and the International Committee of the Red Cross among many others. These clients use EDGE Empower to make meaningful and visible DE&I change today.

Our team brings together highly motivated, curious, and diverse professionals who want to find meaning in their work and to help each other thrive in the process.

 

EDGE Strategy offers a workplace that values flexibility, resourcefulness, and inclusiveness, as well as the opportunity to become an integral part of the company’s financial success through the employee stock-option plan.

Working for EDGE is unique first and foremost because you will learn from the best professionals in our industry. You will become part of a team of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion experts, data scientists, customer experience experts, software specialists and digital marketing experts.

Our company is growing rapidly, and you will have unique opportunities to grow with it, deepen your expertise, expand your knowledge and experiment with new things every day. You will have a word to how our offering and our ways of doing business are evolving.

Join the EDGE team and become part of our global journey in making Real. World. Change.

WHAT THIS POSITION OFFERS YOU

We are looking for an experienced, hands-on Technical Lead reporting directly to the Head of Product, to contribute to our growing software platform, working on wider development team, actively participate in client and internal conversations and help troubleshoot important problems when they arise.

Ultimately you will play a critical role in shaping our software platform, setting technical direction as well as doing hands-on development as needed.

Accountabilities

  • Contribute to all phases of the development lifecycle
  • Write well designed, testable, efficient code
  • Ensure designs follow specifications
  • Prepare and produce releases of software components
  • Interact with the customers and internal teams in Identifying and analyzing requirements for development purposes
  • Support continuous improvement by investigating alternatives and technologies and presenting these for architectural review
  • Comfortable interacting with business managers and other peer functions within the organization

Skills and Experience WE ARE LOOKING FOR

  • BS/MS degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or proven equivalent experience
  • Experienced in at least some of the following: Ruby, Rails, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, Docker and Linux. Knowledge of Identity Management and SSO (SAML, OpenID) would be an advantage
  • Experience with test-driven development and reviewing code / pull requests
  • Ability to troubleshoot and resolve issues, working closely with the business and customers to understand and solve problems
  • Experience in working with development teams, including offshore development, designing software and architecture
  • Willingness to contribute to development, taking and completing features and stories, in addition to and in balance with other responsibilities
  • Problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • Ability to work in a team as well as independently
  • Good project-management and time-management skills
  • For this position we can only accept Swiss, EU/EFTA applicants or applicants with a valid Swiss work permit

 

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