Hiring Lead Full-Stack Developer (PHP / React) | Konova AG

Lead Full-Stack Developer (Php / React)

Konova Ag

Date listed

1 month ago



Do you want to play a key role in developing a SaaS product that creates real value for society? Do you want to make a difference and develop yourself at the same time? You are an experienced lead full-stack developer? Apply and work with us!

With our innovative solution "E-Mitwirkung" we are digitalizing the Swiss democracy and help governments communicating with their citizens and engaging them in projects. Our product is successful and attracts a lot of interest. To develop the solution further and ensure a stable operation, we are looking for an interested, independent and communicative team leader with a hands-on mentality, who is willing to actively shape our company and our product.


  • Taking the overall responsibility for our engineering team and their activities
  • Designing the software architecture (software, technologies, systems, standards)
  • Actively contributing ideas and approaches to develop our startup further in terms of
    product and technology
  • Providing leadership, coaching and mentoring to the existing development team
  • Software engineering throughout the entire development lifecycle (conception, implementation, testing and release)
  • Developing prototypes to validate new business cases in close collaboration with the
    product team
  • Ensuring stable and reliable operation, together with our external DevOps partner
  • Analyzing business processes and issues, proactively identifying opportunities and risks,
    developing technical concepts
  • Performing code reviews


  • Have at least 5 years of relevant experience in PHP and JavaScript
  • Have several years of experience with frameworks (Laravel, Symfony or Zend for backend,
    React, Vue.js or AngularJS for frontend)
  • Are fluent in English
  • Have excellent communication skills and a positive mindset
  • Have experience in leading a development team and taking ownership
  • Are able to work from Monday to Friday in a time zone range CET +/- 3 hours
Even better, if you: 
  • Have experience working in a startup, SaaS, e-government or the public sector 
  • Have experience with DevOps 
  • Speak or understand some German

Our technology stack

Backend: PHP / Laravel / MySQL / REST API
Frontend: JavaScript / TypeScript / React / SCSS / Bootstrap
DevOps: Kubernetes, Docker, Git, Bitbucket CI/CD, Jira

Even if you do not have all the necessary skills written in the requirements but are fully motivated, please contact us.


  • A product with real value for society that is already successful in Switzerland
  • Gross-Salary between $ 65'000 and $ 80'000, based on your experience
  • You will have a strong impact on how the product is being developed. We value your input!
  • 20 paid vacation days plus bank holidays
  • Flat hierarchies and short decision-making processes
  • A small, friendly and motivated international team consisting of 11 people
  • Training & education budget
  • Bring your own device (BYOD) and get compensated
  • Possibility of company stock

Hiring Process
  1. We receive and review your application.
  2. If you meet all the mandatory requirements, we will send you an invitation for a first meeting with our CEO to introduce the company, our product and answer questions from your side.
  3. If the meeting went well, you will be invited for a technical assignment to check your technical skills, followed by a technical interview.
  4. If you pass this last round: Congratulations and welcome in our team!


We would be happy to get to know you in a personal meeting. Please send us your CV on our job site.
Miro Hegnauer, CEO and founder, will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

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