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Software Engineering Practice Lead

Date:  12 Jul 2024
Job ID:  8524
Company:  Alpiq AG

Olten, CH

Contract Type:  Permanent
Job Type:  Full-time position
Job Level:  Experienced professionals
LinkedIn:  #LI-SFCH

Are you an experienced software developer with a passion for maintaining high coding standards and driving best practices? Alpiq is seeking a dynamic leader to join their team and shape the future of their software development processes.
As the Software Engineering Practices Lead, you will be at the forefront of ensuring high-quality software development. You will implement and maintain coding standards, guide the adoption of methodologies, and foster a culture of continuous improvement.


Your main responsibilities

  • Develop, implement, and maintain guidance coding standards, software development methodologies (e.g., Agile, Scrum, DevOps), and best practices to ensure high-quality software development and consistency across projects.
  • Conduct regular reviews to ensure compliance with established standards and ensure compliance with industry standards.
  • Organize and lead training sessions, workshops, and seminars for software developers on the latest development methodologies, technologies, and best practices.
  • Act as a technical expert, providing guidance and support.
  • Collaborate with IT leadership to align development practices with strategic objectives.
  • Create and manage a centralized repository of software development resources, including documentation, coding guidelines, and toolsets, accessible to all development staff.
  • Monitor the effectiveness of implemented practices and report on their impact.
  • Normalize the evaluation and integration of new technologies, tools, and frameworks to enhance development processes and product innovation.
  • Encourage a culture of continuous improvement and innovation and provides leadership to Alpiq software developers via matrix reporting structure


Your profile

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or related discipline.
  • Over 5 years of experience in software development with a comprehensive understanding of coding standards, development methodologies, and best practices.
  • AWS Certification (Solution Architect, DevOps) or proven equivalent knowledge is a must.
  • Certifications in Scrum, Agile, or similar methodologies are highly desirable.
  • Knowledge of Six Sigma or Lean IT is an asset.
  • Proven ability to enforce software development standards and practices.
  • Expertise in multiple programming languages, development frameworks, and tools.
  • Proven track record in facilitating the adoption of new technologies and practices within a development team.
  • Experience with software quality assurance and CI/CD processes.
  • Collaborative and able to influence change across teams.
  • Fluent in English.
Your benefits
  • Generous annual leave incl. bridge days and free working days between Christmas and New Year
  • Opportunity of 5 days flexible leave
  • Very good social benefits and excellent pension fund contributions, optional additional savings contribution (tax free)
  • Financial contribution to daycare center costs and voluntary family allowance
  • Free barista coffee and fruit
  • Various flexible work models
  • Financial and/or time support for further education
  • Complete benefits overview

What is also important to us:

Diversity and inclusion
At Alpiq, we believe in the power of diverse teams. We pay great attention to keeping our recruiting process free of any discriminatory bias and we actively use diversity as a selection criteria, when personal and functional requirements are met. We always strive to create an inclusive company culture, and an example of this is, that we try to offer part-time solutions for candidates who match our requirements. Is that important to you and are you really keen on a role, that is only posted as full time? If yes, then please reach out to us and we will check if we can find a solution that works for both sides.

Data protection
At Alpiq, data privacy is an important topic. Please therefore take note of the corresponding Privacy Notice that appears in the online application form and explains in detail the purpose for which we process your personal data. It is of great concern to us to inform you as transparently as possible and process your data only in a fair manner.

Application process
Even though we try to consider candidate needs individually, we are not always able to avoid standard communication, due to the high number of applications. Therefore, we kindly ask for your understanding. For more information about our recruiting process and some useful tips and tricks on how to apply, please follow this link.  

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Jessica Arber



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