Functional software developer

The functional software developer will join the dev team and contribute as a full stack developer to the Nuvla software, powering the software solution.


SixSq is building the most advanced edge-to-cloud B2B SaaS platform: With the recent 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. In time, since we sell as a team, you will also be asked to support sales efforts via creative demonstrations and technical discussions with customers and prospects. 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. While remote working is possible, a regular presence in Geneva is expected. 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 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, 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.

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 functional software developer you will you 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 of a shell scripting language (e.g. bash)
  • Good experience of Linux ( runs on Ubuntu)
  • Experience with Rest APIs
  • Experience with React for browser/UI development

Nice to have

  • Functional language programming experience (e.g. Clojure/Clojurescript, Scala, Haskell)
  • Experience with micro-service architecture ( 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
  • 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
  • E-payment integration experience (e.g. Stripe, Paypal) - 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.


Geneva, Switzerland. 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 ASAP to

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If you have any questions on the vacancy, the recruiting process or SixSq itself, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

About SixSq

At SixSq, we enable organisations to accelerate their business from the Edge to the Cloud. We are a fast-growing Software as a Service company, offering, an agile, secure and open Edge-to-Cloud software platform for the most demanding organisations. SixSq has an open and a highly collaborative culture, internally and externally with our customers & partners. We manage the entire organisation as an agile operation. We sell as a team. We believe that achieving customer success is our value “secret sauce” and is key for our growth.

Now part of the Ekinops Group, SixSq benefits from an established organisation, with shared leads and opportunities, yet also has its own roadmap and objectives.

SixSq is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We will give all qualified applicants a consideration for employment without regard to age, colour, gender identity or expression, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, religion, sex (including pregnancy).

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