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Maklando is a modern digital real estate broker

Lead Web Developer / CTO for a digital real estate start-up

$90k – $130k
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Maklando is a newly founded digital real estate company based in Zurich. We want to make the sale of residential real estate property hassle-free by automating processes, e.g. the upload of all relevant data and documents around real estate transactions, and by improving communication between sellers, buyers and Maklando’s broker using our own digital platform.
As a subsidiary of a renowned Zurich-based real estate company, which has been active for many years as an established player in the Swiss real estate transaction business, we profit from vast industry experience and the financial backing needed to deliver a great new service.

Your role
As our Lead Web Developer, you will create our technology strategy, and design and implement a web-based software architecture aligned with Maklando’s vision to become the leading digital real estate broker in Switzerland. We are looking for a hands-on coder, who is ready to take a next step and join us as not only as our first programmer but also as our Chief Technology Officer (CTO).

What you will be working on
- Build Maklando as a company as part of our management team, together with business and product development (UX/UI)
- Active software development of Maklando as a new web platform for real estate transactions in Switzerland from scratch. There is no legacy software in place: You can use the right tools for the job!
- Recruit, lead and motivate the development team by example, locally or remote, front(end) to back(end)
- Communicate our technology strategy to partners and the board
- Use stakeholders’ feedback for necessary improvements and adjustments to technology
- Design and build scalable solutions to automate data collection from external services to benefit our users
- Build our platform in a way that users actually like using the platform we provide, supported by business and UX/UI insights

What you bring with you
- 3+ years of experience in using web technologies hands-on as a software developer
- Desire to actively shape our platform and develop new services
- Willingness to roll up your sleeves and get stuff done
- Ability to design our backend-frontend architecture / API design
- Experience in agile development
- Understanding of the importance of proper UX/UI design
- Ability to speak business & code
- Fluency in English
- Swiss or EU passport (or other permit that allows you to work in Switzerland)

Nice to have
- BSc or MSc degree in Computer Science, Engineering or other related area
- Previous work experience in early-stage product development and/or in a start-up
- Fluency in German

What we can offer
- Opportunity to be one of the first employees in a young and dynamic team reshaping the real estate market
- As an early team member, you will have the benefit of growing alongside our team and on the job
- High level of freedom and self-management with corresponding responsibility
- No financial risk but still a start-up feeling with the backing of an existing real estate company
- A great culture that promotes open feedback and personal development
- Centrally located offices in the heart of Zurich, Switzerland
- Competitive compensation

By agreement, ideally on 1st February 2020

Build a company and influence its direction? Make a difference in the real estate market? Find a challenging job in an exciting environment? Get in touch!

If you are interested to know more, please send a few words about you and your motivation, your CV and a link to your LinkedIn or GitHub profile, or your website, blog, etc with some info about yourself to hallo@maklando.ch. We look forward to hearing from you! Or maybe you know someone and simply forward this job? Danke!

Matteo Schmid