Senior Python Engineer

Zurich – Published December 2015 – Multiple Positions Open

Our team is building the platform Squirro, a Unstructured Data Discovery and Analysis platform. We combine our unique Smart Filter technology with a very easy-to-use interface so that you can easily and quickly unearth gold in your landfills of digital data.



  • Work with a team of engineers to design and implement core components of the Squirro platform
  • Use your experience and imagination to shape the direction of the product
  • Address challenges of a DevOps (development and operations) organization and participate in the deployment and maintenance of various software components

Required Qualifications

  • BS, MS or PhD in Computer Science or related technical field
  • Exceptional programming experience in Python
  • Strong track record in software systems design and implementation
  • Familiarity with REST web services and extensive knowledge of UNIX/Linux
  • Experience with testing and test-driven development
  • Good communication skills with fluency in English
  • Work permit in Switzerland, which is given for citizens of EU and EFTA member states or work permit in the UK

Preferred Qualifications and Experience

  • Experience with information retrieval technologies (Elasticsearch, Lucene) and machine learning algorithms
  • Experience with cloud deployments and configuration management.

About the team

Squirro is a Swiss startup. We are a team of passionate Internet geeks and entrepreneurs and one of the most experienced startup teams around. We love Python and ElasticSearch on the server side and JavaScript with Backbone.js on the client side. We work with Git, believe in testing, code reviews, continuous integration and continuous deployment. Our work is structured with Scrum. Our compensations package includes shares in the company because we believe our employees are our biggest asset.

Our headquarter is in located in Zurich, Switzerland.

Get in Touch

Harry Fuecks, VP of Engineering
Phone: +41 44 586 98 98