Senior Phoenix Engineer @ Marko - Zurich, Switzerland - Remote

Introductory paragraph

We at Marko strive to make second-hand the default choice. We will make buying and selling second hand online easy, fun and secure with our next-generation marketplace.

  • Step 1 Make buying and selling second-hand an amazing experience :sparkles:
  • Step 2 Invite everybody to join our community :two_women_holding_hands::dancer::people_holding_hands::man_dancing::two_men_holding_hands:
  • Step 3 Make it even better :rocket:

Join our dynamic and driven team and help advance the :arrows_counterclockwise: economy.
Let’s make Switzerland (and later more countries…) more sustainable and less wasteful!

About us

My name: Dominic Rubas
My position: Founder
Company name: Marko Switzerland AG
Country: Switzerland
Company info and history:

We rallied some of the biggest brands in Switzerland behind our mission and expanding our team with key players. :tada:

Join us at the very beginning of building an iconic product and company.

About the job

Job title:
Senior Full Stack Engineer (Phoenix/Elixir)

Job description:

We’re looking for an experienced individual contributor (IC) who enjoys working alongside other experienced engineers and designers to quickly build and iterate on backend and frontend.

  • Build the core, user-facing product. You’ll build the product and everything behind the scenes from the ground up, having a huge and direct impact by shipping your work to users daily.
  • Use modern web tech and influence the stack. We use the PETAL stack. LiveView with Alpine.js and TailwindCSS on the frontend, and Elixir/Phoenix on the backend to build a best-in-class client and infrastructure that scales. As we build out our stack, you get to make critical choices and lay the foundations.
  • Create a robust and scalable backend. Build PostgreSQL database models, performant API, 3rd party integrations (payment, shipping, insurance), product analytics, transactional email, and service monitoring. We currently deploy to AWS to keep DevOps simple and will be looking for you to establish viable long-term cloud infrastructure and operations.
  • Build UI components. You’ll implement basic UI with TailwindCSS and Alpine.js based on Figma mocks and our design system. You’ll collaborate with designers and frontend engineers on user-facing features powered by your backend code. We rapidly ship UI that has an amazing feel to it by polishing CSS, interaction states, and animations.
  • Solve interesting technical problems. Bring your full creativity to solve super-challenging technical problems: from complex backend architecture with many 3rd party integrations, real-time product search, recommendation engine, highly scalable ecommerce platform, to nifty client-side interactions.

Salary range:
Competitive salary and equity — multiple options based on your desire for ownership.

Position on remote work:

Qualifications or experience required:

Used Elixir and Phoenix in production before. You are a strong supporter of FP and keep up diligently with the advances in the Elixir universe. Being an active member of the community would be a strong plus.

What the successful job applicant will be working on:

Build the first version of the marketplace platform with the PETAL stack together with an experienced team.

About the interview process

  • Send along links that best showcase the relevant things you’ve built, and tell us briefly why you’re interested in joining Marko.
  • Get invited to short introduction interview
  • Dive deeper in a technical interview and take us through some code of you
  • Final interview with all the founders

Further info

Learn more at or DM me if you have any questions.


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I have a question regarding position:
What about the working hours? How flexible are they?

You manage your work-hours yourself (flex-time). On the same time we are working in a collaborative environment and it’s important to be available for an exchange with your colleagues. An overlap with the general business hour is expected.

At the end you know the best, when you are working on a problem (or during a phase) where there is more collaboration and more overlap needed, or less.

We are all experienced devs and as company try to make it work for everybody. If you have certain needs, let me know and I’m happy to discuss options in a quick call.