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Senior Frontend Engineer [TypeScript, React] (m/f)


Founded in Switzerland in 2013, Smallpdf provides a simple, secure, and reliable answer to heavy, awkward PDF software, and has become the most-loved and most-trusted PDF software on the planet. We serve over 500 million users in 24 different languages, and in every country in the world—even Antarctica!

As one of the most successful startups in Switzerland, with 52 staff of 18 different nationalities, we’re on a mission to make PDF easy. We love open-source and using the latest technologies to scale our distributed application to process millions of files every day.

As a Frontend Engineer at Smallpdf, you will work closely with the team to improve and extend our product.

What you will do:

  • Team up with our designers and developers to create great user experiences and reliable interfaces.
  • Bring improvements to our platforms, used by millions of people every day by implementing new features and polishing existing ones.
  • Work closely together with other engineers by challenging ideas, brainstorming, and having discussions to get to the best solutions.

We use the latest technologies, including:

  • TypeScript (through Babel)
  • React (with hooks)
  • Redux
  • Styled Components

Check our stack via


  • 3+ years of experience in developing web-based user interfaces
  • Outstanding skills in Javascript with a type system (TypeScript or FlowType)
  • Extensive knowledge in working with React
  • An obsession with interactions, animations, and visual details
  • Basic knowledge in Node.js ecosystem
  • CSS, TDD, Git, and Linux experience
  • Can excel independently and have a sense of ownership of your own work
  • Fluent English
  • Based in Zurich or willing to relocate, this is an on-site role.
  • Swiss or EU passport holder (or other permits that allow you to work in Switzerland).


  • The opportunity to impact a successful, growing scale-up and its tools used by millions worldwide.
  • Work in small, highly-motivated, cross-functional teams that push boundaries.
  • Enjoy company events in the Swiss Alps, on Lake Zurich, or even further afield.
  • Flexible working from home policy.
  • After-work events include BBQs, cinema, game nights, meet-ups, and more.
  • Learn German with our free German language course.
  • Hack days to challenge yourself and the team.
  • Unlimited free coffee and drinks.
  • Weekly team lunch on the house.
  • Brand new offices in the heart of Zurich.

Rated by Forbes as one of the top 10 cities in the world for work-life balance, Zurich is the place to work for anyone who wants more out of life. From chocolate, cheese, and rӧsti to snow-capped mountains, haute couture, Swiss-made watches, and outstanding public transport, whatever it is that makes your heart beat faster, it’s all right here in Switzerland—and so is Smallpdf.

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Smallpdf does not seek or accept unsolicited resumes or CVs from recruitment agencies. We are not responsible for, and will not pay, any fees, commissions, or any other payment related to unsolicited resumes or CVs except as required in a written contract between Smallpdf and the recruitment agency or party requesting payment of a fee.


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