Schwarz Global Services offers excellent IT solutions and business financial services for the internationally operating Schwarz Group. Besides acting as an excellent go-to technology provider which ensures access to innovative and scalable IT solutions, Schwarz Global Services provides business financial services for the whole group. Kaufland, Lidl, Schwarz Produktion, PreZero and other Schwarz companies are among the customers of Schwarz Global Services.

We are looking for a GO Lead Developer to work with our cross-functional team and join our world-class community of talented experts in StackIT. The GO Developer is responsible for the development and support of individual applications. This involves planning, analysis, detailed design, testing and implementing the components. 
The GO Lead Developer adheres to the established lifecycle methodology and practices in accordance to project plans while carrying out their responsibilities. This may include maintaining program libraries and technical documentation of the individual applications.

Key Responsibilities 

  • Making a modern and future-oriented technology choice when creating new applications and providing APIs; 
  • Further development and optimization of existing applications and architectures and quality assurance; 
  • Planning and implementation of new features and the connection of interfaces and databases; 
  • Support of our internal business partners with technical consulting; 
  • Contribute to all aspects of software development, you will drive your product from idea to successful go-live;  
  • Manage the solution design and new implementations (configuration and development) related to the Product Information Management domain;  
  • Together with Product owners, you develop the product strategy and plan its technical implementation;
  • Drive and solve complex problems with creative solutions and state of the art technologies; 
  • Work closely with Architects\Solution experts, POs and Development teams in order to provide the solution and effort estimation; 
  • Implement safe, extensively tested code; 
  • Responsible for the development stack and set the technical direction; 
  • Moderate architecture reviews and ensure high software quality; 
  • Analyze and provide input for fixing issues\bugs; 
  • Develop best practices and establish them in the team. Provide input for refactoring and improving quality for existing code; 
  • Engage and work with all involved stakeholders -internal and external (POs, dev teams, testing teams, operations, infrastructure, business); 
  • Support testing for existing and new solutions\implementations; 
  • Identify risks and constraints and proactively mitigate them; 
  • Support progress tracking for various stages of projects and adapt to difficult situations;  
  • Communicate and engage vendors for new requirements or issues; 
  • Coordinate development team members, assign tasks, delegate; 
  • Support on monitoring team capacity and priorities;


  • 7+ years of core development experience in Java/Kotlin/GO; 
  • Experience in object-oriented modeling and software design; 
  • Passion and enthusiasm for new technologies, such as topics related to software development, Kubernetes and cloud backends; 
  • Extensive knowledge of programming using Go will be impressive; any other programming language like Java\Kotlin may be an advantage;
  • High own demand on code quality, performance, maintainability and extensibility; 
  • Service Oriented Architecture REST;  
  • Hands on experience with developing REST APIs; 
  • Knowledge in handling cloud technologies (e.g. dockers, Kubernetes); 
  • Open minded, fast learner; 
  • Experienced in technical leading (be able to manage multiple streams in parallel) - projects and initiatives (integration, transformation, upgrade) and capacity planning; 
  • Experienced in End-to-End delivery of solution; 
  • Experienced in Enterprise architecture;
  • Proactive and persistent; 
  • Good communicator, team player, smart worker and adaptable to new environments easily and quickly; 
  • Be able to work both within the team and independently.

Nice to have Experience with: Retail landscape experience (MDM, PIM) 

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