Principal Frontend Engineer m|w|d (Germany Berlin - Hybrid Work Model 80-100%)


Offered by:

SMG Swiss Marketplace Group AG

IT & Technology

Company Description

 Welcome to SMG Swiss Marketplace Group AG

We are a pioneering network of online marketplaces and a leading European digital company that simplifies people's lives with forward-looking products.

Become a part of our winning team at SMG.

We hire the best digital talents to meet the highest demands of our users and customers in Switzerland. In return, we offer you an attractive, innovative, friendly and fast-paced work environment where you can reach your full potential, achieve your goals, and your successes are celebrated.This job refers to our Real Estate marketplaces, which includes Swiss top brands like and ImmoScout24. With more than 200k users visiting us every day, we have a real impact on how people search and find their next place to live in Switzerland! Our state-of-the-art, AWS serverless infrastructure serves more than 2 million daily impressions and generates millions of contact requests every month. If you look for a place, where things you build are used by millions of users and have real impact, keep reading. 



Job Description


As a Principal Engineer, you have a strong focus on giving direction, vision and strategy in the frontend universe. With the high innovation speed, sheer amount of frameworks and different approaches in this realm, you bring the clarity and are able to show how all of these pieces fit together and can be used to delight our users.  As a technical leader, you support product teams with your technical expertise and work collaboratively with them to find the best solutions for functionality they build. You keep the big picture across the teams, you look what’s ahead in tech and business and are able to connect the dots.  You are a multiplier, helping engineers to grow and be your ambassadors in their product teams. In this role, you are part of the engineering leadership team, shaping the engineering organization and building the space where everyone can bring its best. In this role, you will:
  • Shape the vision & plan/ strategy for the frontend realm 
  • Stay on top of the tech trends and educate others how to leverage them to boost the business and improve users experience on our platform 
  • Coach, mentor and inspire engineers by:
    1. Working directly within feature teams on particular topics / delivering new features 
    2. Organizing Workshops, trainings and writing tutorials 
    3. Working with engineers that need help or request support
  • Provide  governance of the given area of technology 
  • Understand overall complexity and keep it on a sustainable level
  • Recommend solutions with business priorities in mind
  • Foster kledge sharing and use of team synergies  (guilds, tech events, meetups) 
  • Document architectural decisions, create demos and POCs, review code 
  • Represent engineering to the outside world and help to attract great people
  • Shape engineering organization and its culture, by being a role model and working closely with engineering leadership 





Who you are / What do you bring:
  • Wide experience in technologies such as Typescript, React,Vue.js, Node.js and design systems. 
  • Deep understanding of modern web applications design architecture, good API design patterns, performance and scale
  • Demonstrated technical leadership experience, such as being an architect or tech lead for high impact customer facing projects
  • Strong leadership skills and easiness to set yourselves as a natural point of contact
  • Great communication skills to build and articulate a technical vision
  • Passionate about helping others learn and grow. Focused on the best, not ‘own’ solutions
  • Eagerness to learn and understand the business vision, strategy and its priorities
  • Ideally experience in the AWS field, working with AWS services 

Our tech stack:

  • Frontend is implemented with Vue.js / React, with Typescript as the language of choice. It consists of a mix of client-side, server-side, pre-rendered and hybrid web apps.
  • Backend is written in Node.js and Typescript, following a serverless and microservices architecture in a cloud-based environment using AWS. Our main services leverage Lambda, DynamoDB, SQS, SNS and S3 among others. 
  • Monitoring is done mainly through Datadog and Sentry.
  • Codebase and services are documented using Backstage.

Learn more about us and our engineering practices in our



Additional Information


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