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Location: Ebikon, Lucerne, Switzerland 
Job ID: 56820 

We Elevate... You

Join Schindler and help us elevate our world: Use your skills to allow megacities to grow. With our elevators and escalators, we keep the urban world moving.

Since 1874 Schindler has been a Citymaker with proud reputation for elevating not only buildings, but the well-being of everyone who lives and works in them. People, passion, and innovation are the pillars of our success.


Schindler is one of the world's leading suppliers of elevators, escalators and moving walkways. We employ talented individuals in over 100 countries worldwide to design, develop, install, maintain and modernize the mobility systems that keep the world's urban population on the move. We offer a dynamic, forward-looking work environment that enables our employees to innovate and excel in their chosen fields.


Join us as a

Principal Software Engineer 80 - 100 % (m/f/d)


We Elevate... Your Responsibilities

We are looking for an out-of-the-box thinking software engineer that is passionate about shaping the software architecture of our current and future PORT ecosystem spanning from on-premise software up to cloud. Design, evaluate, specify, and develop APIs and software services for PORT as part of an international, globally distributed software engineering team.

The PORT ecosystem is a key element of Schindler’s ambition to be the leading provider of seamless indoor mobility solutions. In order to drive and further improve the development and delivery of best-in-class offerings providing delightful experiences and differentiating features a strong and future orientated software architecture is key. The PORT software architect will interface between various internal stakeholders as well as internal and external development teams.
Key responsibilities include:


  • Drive and ensure future-proven software architecture for the on-premise and cloud components of the PORT ecosystem in accordance with the Schindler strategy
  • Partner with various stakeholders to identify architecturally significant requirements and shape architecture vision and technology roadmap
  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to define and align vision and identify requirements for APIs
  • Develop, maintain, and document a set of private and public APIs that are used by Schindler or third-party developers
  • Interact with product owners and development teams in terms of software architectural decisions (cloud, mobile app, embedded software, network communication)
  • Establish and implement API documentation and management standards
  • Define and evangelize best practices for API development
  • Actively contribute as part of an Agile development team
  • Mentor and coach Technical Competence Center & Integrators in effective usage of provided APIs
  • Ensure high standard of quality by performing code reviews as well as manual and automated unit and integration tests

We Elevate... Your Best Self

You are a self-starting and motivated personality with a strong passion and interest in learning and working on new technology innovations. You are well-versed in collaborating in an international, distributed, fast-paced environment with changing priorities. You are self-directed and self-organized, highly responsible and a reliable team player with good analytics skills and an entrepreneurial mindset and integrative thinking.


  • Degree in computer science and/or software development
  • Proven experience in design and evaluation of on-premise and cloud solutions - Experience in designing and managing RESTful APIs and Web Services - Experience with cloud-based infrastructures and technologies (e.g., Microsoft Azure) and expertise with API management solutions and in building API development kits
  • Experience with authentication protocols such as OAuth and public-key cryptography
  • Experience with docker container orchestration
  • Strong software engineering capabilities for .NET & Python / Knowledge of HTML/CSS/JavaScript is a plus
  • Excellent system and software architecture design skills

We Elevate... You

Benefit from our services as a TOP employer:

  • We offer a position in a future-oriented industry with a diverse product range as well as attractive and performance-related remuneration
  • You will work in a state-of-the-art environment on our Campus in Ebikon
  • Development opportunities: You start with a position-specific familiarization and are supported by us through professional and personal training measures
  • Family friendliness: We enable you to conciliate your professional and private life through flexible working hours
  • Health: Your health is important to us - Benefit from a variety of measures including prevention courses, cooperations with fitness studios and in-house sporting events
  • Corporate benefits: Benefit from our various employee discounts
  • Diversity: We promote a culture of diversity 

Can You Elevate Us?

Be part of a highly driven organization where high performance connects people and is a vital part of achieving strong business results. Send us your application. If you have any question on this position, please contact Carlos Arturo Pintado Cesar (recruiting.ch@schindler.com).




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