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Functional/Clojure Software Developer


Remote within Switzerland, Germany, Italy, France

CET (–0/+0 h)

Posted over 1 year ago

Clojure backend and/or frontend developer

Tech stack

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SixSq is building the most advanced edge-to-cloud B2B SaaS platform: Nuvla. With the acquisition of SixSq by Ekinops, we are growing quickly. We are looking for software developers wanting to join a multi-cultural and international team. As a software developer you will contribute to the overall objective of the company, which is to disrupt the IT industry with an open, agile, simple and efficient platform. The platform also includes a marketplace of business applications targeting the far edge in a range of sectors such as retail, manufacturing, transport, telecoms and energy.

Nuvla is mostly built using the functional language Clojure and the web ui Clojurescript. We therefore are looking for developers with experience in functional languages or willing to learn this amazing paradigm and join a great community. The solution also leverages Elasticsearch, Zookeeper and Kafka. And our operations target public cloud infrastructures and Kubernetes as the container orchestration engine.

The core team is based in Geneva, in beautiful Switzerland. Remote working is possible, however you must be living in or around Switzerland, with the ability to come to Geneva from 2-4 times per year. As the company operates using mature agile methodologies, experience or interest in agile development is required, since this is how we think and do things.

Expect to be given time and space to learn before jumping right in to developing production code for Nuvla. As an agile team, we expect each developer to be able to contribute to feature definition, architecture, design, implementation, testing and operations support. Also, you will be expected to share and present your work to your peers, Nuvla Tech Lead, Scrum Master and Product Owner for feedback and guidance.

Since we continue to operate as a scale-up, with the backing of a publicly listed company, you will have the opportunity to thrive in our fast moving, and exciting work environment. This could include, if you are interested in participating to the sales effort, creating stimulating demonstrations and take part in technical discussions with customers and prospects.

Tasks and Activities

The responsibilities will include:

  • production software development including designing solutions, writing code, testing code, automating test and deployment
  • delivery of software components working in collaboration with the rest of the team and integrated into our CI/CD pipeline
  • involvement in R&D projects, both in Switzerland and other European countries
  • supporting the overall sales effort of the company, with pre-sales activities such as Q&A sessions, demonstrations and working with sales people to help them, when necessary, in their customer conversations.

Profile and Skills

As a clojure software developer you will need the following skills:


  • Experience in or willingness to learn the Clojure/Clojurescript functional programming language
  • Experience in developing production code
  • Able to enunciate simple designs from high-level user story requirements, alone and in a small team
  • Demonstrated experience in working in a multi-cultural environment
  • Ability to communicate effectively with internal teams, partners and customers
  • Experience or interest in agile methodologies (e.g. Scrum, Kanban, DevOps)
  • Experience in integration with Elasticsearch, other NoSQL databases, Kafka or Zookeeper
  • Experience with Rest APIs

Nice to have

  • Functional language programming experience (e.g. Clojure/Clojurescript, Scala, Haskell)
  • Experience with React for browser/UI development
  • Experience with micro-service architecture (Nuvla is a set of Docker images orchestrated using Kubernetes)
  • Experience with contribution to development of SaaS type solution
  • Experience in Python and its eco-system
  • Good experience of Linux (Nuvla runs on Ubuntu)
  • Knowledge of service operations in cloud environments - e.g. Exoscale, AWS, Azure, GCE
  • Experience in working in an open source environment
  • Experience in contributing to open source projects
  • Experience with Kubernetes and Docker
  • Experience with GitHub and its eco-system
  • Experience of a shell scripting language (e.g. bash)
  • E-payment integration experience (e.g. Stripe, Paypal) - Nuvla uses Stripe


University Degree or equivalent in a technical discipline and/or in-work experience.

Language skills

SixSq operates in English and French. All official documentation is written in English.

  • Fluent spoken and written English
  • French fluency would be an advantage

Additional information

The candidate must be a Swiss or European citizen. Possession of a Swiss work permit would be an advantage.

Travel within Europe for short periods should be expected, as part of our involvement in European research projects and customer support work.


Switzerland. The main SixSq office is in Geneva. Home working is possible, with regular presence at the Geneva office expected.

Starting Date

As soon as possible.


  • Competitive salary
  • Chance to be part of a knowledgable, high-achieving and fun team
  • An international work atmosphere
  • The chance to be part of a rapidly growing scale up and the next success story
  • Intensive training on the core technologies and processes of SixSq.

Selection Process

Interested? Apply now by sending your CV and motivation letter to jobs@sixsq.com.

What makes you a perfect
candidate for this role

  • An academic degree in the relevant field is good to have

  • 4+

    years of commercial experience



Role type

Full time

Visa sponsorship

Not provided

Benefits & perks

  • Remote Working

  • Flexible Working

  • Daily Stand Up

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