Senior Software Engineer (Big Data)



Software Engineering
Lausanne, Switzerland
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Company Description

Nexthink is the leader in digital employee experience management software. The company provides IT leaders with unprecedented insight allowing them to see, diagnose and fix issues at scale impacting employees anywhere, with any application or network, before employees notice the issue. As the first solution to allow IT to progress from reactive problem solving to proactive optimization, Nexthink enables its more than 1,200 customers to provide better digital experiences to more than 15 million employees. Dual headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland and Boston, Massachusetts, Nexthink has 9 offices worldwide.


Job Description

We are looking for a skilled Senior Software Engineer (Big Data) with a strong desire to learn and innovate – you help challenge the status quo and you are very eager to develop new skills to help Nexthink stay on the leading edge of digital employee experience. The candidate should be heavily motivated by both the product and technology stack. This is a unique opportunity to design and build distributed systems at scale.

Nexthink’s mission is to delight people at work and your contributions will impact the work-life of millions of workers. As a Software Engineer at Nexthink, we expect you to ensure that the delivered software is of the highest quality, fulfilling both functional and non-functional requirements. You will participate in all stages of software development and collaborate with different teams.

You are highly motivated, result-driven, and detail-oriented. You have a high sense of product ownership, constantly learning and enhancing your computer science skills and understanding. You are familiar with the concepts and patterns described in the Reactive Manifesto, and terms such as CAP theorem, data models, data catalogs, parser generators, domain specific languages, model to model transformations sound familiar and interesting to you. You are pragmatic, open to feedback, accountable, and a team player. We look forward to meeting you!

Job Duties

  • Design, implement, deliver and maintain systems that handle large volumes, variety and velocity of data
  • Create and test data pipelines, data models, and data architectures
  • Leading contributor to the overall product’s architecture and design (including storage strategies)
  • Help improve the team development best practices
  • Supporting and mentoring other team members
  • Handle L3 support requests (together with the rest of the team)
  • Participate actively in the technology roadmap
  • Drives innovation in the own team and the whole Product Group, propose and contribute to valuable improvements
  • Work with the agile iterative/incremental mindset and best practices and participate actively in the different ceremonials


  • BSc in Computer Science (or equivalent), MSc preferred
  • Strong Java development experience (experience with other languages a plus)
  • Experience with Docker, Kafka, ClickHouse, Micronaut, AWS, and Data Dog is highly valuable
  • Outstanding OO & Functional programming skills, data structures, algorithms & distributed computing know-how
  • Experience with internal or external DSL's, meta-programming, model-to-model transformations in any system
  • Experience with or training in compiler implementation
  • Strong refactoring and test automation abilities
  • Familiarity with Git, Gradle, Jenkins, and Sonar
  • Experience with various query languages
  • Mind-set oriented towards continuous improvement, lean thinking, and high-quality work
  • Strong motivation for complex challenges and learning new technologies
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills, professional knowledge of English (spoken and written)

Valued optional experience

  • Proven experience with data-intensive applications
  • Business intelligence systems or data warehousing knowledge
  • Experience with speaking at technical conferences is a plus

Additional Information

We are the pioneers and trailblazers of a global IT Market Category (DEX) that is shaping the future of how the world works, giving our customers’ IT Teams total digital visibility across their enterprise. Our innovative solutions integrate real-time analytics, automation, and employee feedback across all endpoints. This enables our IT teams to solve complex technical challenges, create ever more productive workplaces, and deliver happy, satisfied employees in the digital workplace.

With over 1000 employees across 5 continents, Nexthink operates as One Team, connecting, collaborating and innovating to continuously grow. We call our employees ‘Nexthinkers’ and our commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity is second to none. We currently have over 75 nationalities working with us, from all cultures and backgrounds, speaking many different languages.

If you are looking for a change and like a nice atmosphere, lots of challenges, and having fun while working, this is a great opportunity for you! Check what we offer:

  • 💼 Permanent Contract and a competitive compensation package (including stock options).
  • 📍 Very good location next to the Prilly-Malley train station.
  • 🏡 Hybrid work model balancing office and remote work, with a structured approach for new hires to foster connections and onboarding.
  • 🏖️ Flexible Hours and unlimited vacation (employees have unlimited paid time off on top of the 25 days of holidays we offer) plus 3 company-paid volunteer days.
  • 🤸 Free access to a fitness centre inside the building.
  • 🚞 Reimbursement of the half-fare travel card for public transport.
  • 🧑‍🏫 Reimbursement up to 50% of the cost of French classes.
  • 🍉 Fresh fruit, cookies, and soft drinks as well.
  • 🤝 Regular company and team events like Voluntary Days, Pizza talks, Team Building activities, hosting Meetups at the office and more!
  • 📣 Bonuses for referring successful hires after three months of continuous employment.
  • 🚚 We offer a relocation package to people who are coming from another country.

Please note that not all the benefits listed above are available for temporary, contract, and internship roles. To ensure you have the most up-to-date information, we recommend checking with your Recruitment Partner.