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Frontend Lead



Smallpdf is the most used online PDF software and belongs to the 300 most visited website worldwide. The 6-year-old company is one of the most recognized and awarded startups in Switzerland and has the ambition to make working with Pdfs easy.

As a Frontend Lead at Smallpdf you will have a significant and direct impact on a fast growing startup with 30+ million users.

What you will do

  • Take responsibility for a team of frontend engineers; enable and inspire them to do great work
  • Take ownership of tech topics and challenging projects
  • Shape the way we develop our frontend
  • Solve problems both by delegating and by coding
  • Take an active part in our growth by recruiting awesome engineers


  • Experience as a line manager
  • Motivate and inspire people
  • Outstanding skills in Javascript
  • Experience with React
  • Fluent English
  • Based in Zurich or willing to relocate
  • Swiss or EU passport holder (or other permits that allow you to work in Switzerland)


  • Enjoy company events in the Swiss Alps, on Lake Zurich, or even further afield.
  • 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.

By sending your application you allow Smallpdf to handle and store your data.

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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