supervisor_account SMG Swiss Marketplace Group
room Belgrade, Serbia
stars Senior
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Senior Golang Engineer at SMG Swiss Marketplace Group


What we are looking for:

Engineers are expected to be proficient in their technology, IDE & operating system of choice, we do not dictate your exact tooling, but you need to be comfortable to perform all aspects of the engineering process efficiently. We are looking for someone with strong experience in Go, as well as working knowledge of CI/CD processes. Additionally, you would have experience with distributed systems running on Kubernetes on AWS.

Our ideal employee would be self organising and would not have to be told what to do on every single detail, they would be given a general task or direction, and as part of their due diligence they would uncover, and execute on what is needed to get from point A → B. When you notice a problem, you don't look the other way; you either fix it or come up with a plan. You are curious and want to understand how things work. You are not afraid to ask for help and you are willing to help other engineers.

We know engineering is a vast field, and nobody can know everything, but you should be familiar with some of the following tools and technologies:

  • Strong proficiency in Go programming language.
  • An understanding of microservices architecture and RESTful API design.
  • Experience with relational and NoSQL databases.
  • Familiarity with containerization technologies such as Docker and orchestration tools like Kubernetes.
  • Knowledge of best practices in software development, including code reviews and automated testing.
  • Strong problem-solving and debugging skills.
  • Good communication and collaboration skills.

Recruitment Process:

  1. Screening call with HR representative
  2. Hiring Manager Call with Engineering Manager
    1. Introduction team, role, and responsibilities (45min)
  3. At home technical task
  4. Interview Day
    1. Coding Interview (60min)
    2. Architecture & Design (60min)
    3. Meet the team (25min)
    4. Meet the Director (25min)
  5. Decision within 48 hrs after interview day


Scope of Work

Why work for General Marketplaces (GM)?

Ricardo, & are services with a positive impact on the world. Reducing waste by giving unused items a new home is a cornerstone of sustainability. Today there are already over four million people using Ricardo, tutti & anibis but we are not done yet. We are working hard on making it easy for everyone to participate.

We have modern tech-stack and interesting challenges ahead. We know that keeping up with technology is no easy feat, which is why we have dedicated training and conference budgets for every engineer.

What is GM Engineering?

You will be part of GM Engineering specifically on the tutti & anibis applications. We have 3 remote-friendly teams working in various domains. Each team consists of ~7 engineers located in five countries (Switzerland, France, Germany, Serbia, Vietnam).

Each engineering team has the following 2 main responsibilities:

  1. Take ownership of their domain, from design to implementation & deployment
  2. Build the tech that powers our marketplaces & empowers our users

As a Senior Golang Engineer you’ll be part of all aspects of the engineering cycle. You’ll develop and design software. Knowledge sharing is equally important, this includes code reviews as well as Golang Guild contributions, so be expected to mentor peers and other engineers. We have a view of leaving the codebase in a better state than how you found it, so continual code improvement is part of your day to day.

How do we work?

We are a team distributed over multiple locations. Therefore, our default work mode is asynchronous. We write a lot and try to communicate as concisely as possible. We limit our ”Work in Progress” so that you can focus on the task at hand.

Usually, work is assigned to two people so that you always have a sparring partner. This gives you the flexibility to plan the work as you see fit and to pair when needed. It is also a great way to share the knowledge in the team.

Every day we have a short (15-30 min) team daily, where we sync with each other on what we worked on, highlight any blockers we’ve encountered or share what we've learned.

Because the activities on tutti & anibis never stop, we have to keep the lights-on 24/7. For that we have a mature on-call organization.



Your first year at GM Engineering

The first three months:

For the first three months you will mainly be paired on tasks with another engineer in your tech field who will guide you through our codebase and processes, the your engineering manager will assist you with any other on-boarding issues, and your local team is of course available to you for any other questions you might have.

You will get to know our architecture, our rituals, and our tools.

During your on-boarding you will be using the same tools and processes that all our developers use.

You will deploy your first changes and you will join our on-duty rotation during business hours.

Month three to six:

By now you should be familiar with our ways of working and you will work on the first projects as an individual contributor.

You are able to contribute code to our product with reduced supervision or support, and you can assist developers when they have questions regarding the infrastructure.

We will set your post-probation period goals and figure out in which area you want to become an expert.

Six months+

After six months your on-boarding should be completed and you’ll be able to take over the lead for projects. You’ll be working with other teams, participate in broader initiative shaping & planning discussions, and help us towards ours goals as General Marketplaces grows.
Benefits you’ll love:

  • Be a part of well established Swiss-based subsidiary in Belgrade
  • We value work-life balance and employee happiness. That’s why we grant you 25 vacation days per year, with the option to buy another 10 days in an unbureaucratic process. You get 5 fully paid sick days per year, and another 5 days for special occasions
  • Lots of team activities and perks
  • Great equipment, competitive salary and a variety of fringe benefits like a gym membership and discounts at local stores
  • International team and working environment of talented and fun people
  • Stimulating work experience that will allow you to grow both professionally and personally (yearly budget for your personal development)

Please send a CV in English. The position is open in Serbia, please apply only if you are eligible to work in the location.

Looking forward to meeting you!


SMG Swiss Marketplace Group AG primarily engages directly with candidates. We do not accept unsolicited resumes or candidate profiles from recruitment agencies unless we have specifically requested their assistance for particular roles. Any submissions made without a prior request from our Talent Acquisition team will not be acknowledged or considered. We appreciate the understanding and cooperation of recruitment agencies in respecting this policy.

About Us

SMG Swiss Marketplace Group AG. is a pioneering network of online marketplaces and cutting-edge European digital company that simplifies people’s lives with innovative products.

SMG Swiss Marketplace Group AG. provides customers with the best tools to meet their life decision needs. The portfolio includes Real Estate (ImmoScout24, Homegate,,, Publimmo,, CASASOFT, IAZI), Automotive (AutoScout24, MotoScout24, CAR FOR YOU), General Marketplaces (,, Ricardo) and Finance & Insurance (FinanceScout24). The company was founded in November 2021 by TX Group AG, Ringier AG, La Mobilière and General Atlantic.

Applicant Location Requirements

in  Belgrade (Serbia).

About SMG Swiss Marketplace Group

Welcome to SMG Swiss Marketplace Group AG

We are a pioneering network of online marketplaces and a cutting-edge European digital company that simplifies people’s lives with innovative products.

A little bit about us to help ignite your imagination
SMG Swiss Marketplace Group AG came together following the merger of Scout24 Switzerland and TX Markets in 2021. A union which included some of Switzerland’s most well-known leading marketplaces.

Our exciting portfolio currently spans four business areas and includes Real Estate (ImmoScout24, Homegate,,,, Automotive (AutoScout24, MotoScout24, CAR FOR YOU), General Marketplaces (,, Ricardo) and Finance and Insurance (FinancesSout24).

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.