Backend Engineer

Product Dev. - Software Engineering · Lausanne, Vaud
Department Product Dev. - Software Engineering
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced


Akselos is the creator of the world’s most advanced engineering simulation technology – the Digital Guardian. Founded in 2012 and with operations in Europe, the USA, and South East Asia, the company’s products are designed specifically to help protect the world’s critical infrastructure with real-time, condition-based monitoring for large critical assets. Awarded as 2020 Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum, Akselos is an MIT spin-out that was born in response to two societal challenges: the climate change driven transition to a low carbon economy, and the multi-trillion dollar infrastructure investment shortfall hampering economic growth and putting societies at extreme risk.

We’re working towards speeding up the megascale deployment of offshore wind by lowering the cost of energy, and making infrastructure more resilient, with condition-based monitoring and predictive maintenance at the center of our efforts.

We’ve taken the technology ubiquitously used in design, and applied breakthrough mathematics to make it powerful enough to also be used in operations.

The result is our flagship product, the Digital Guardian, which monitors the structural condition of critical infrastructure in real time, by combining next generation simulation software with sensors and data analytics. This offers asset owners/operators a window into the future, and the ability to have eyes on their assets 24/7.


The Backend Engineer's role is to help us enhance our server infrastructure.  Our cloud-based HPC platform allows all types of engineers to configure models, perform large-scale engineering simulations, and visualize/post-process results. The Backend Engineer may help deploy and maintain our server infrastructure, and may add new features in areas such as user authentication, diagnostics, and cloud scaling.

 The position should be located remotely or ideally nearby Akselos offices: in the US Boston (MA), Houston (TX) or Lausanne (Switzerland) 


  • Add new features to the server backend

       ○   Develop the server backend, adding new features to meet business requirements.

       ○   Create new logging, diagnostic, monitoring, and notification tools to help ensure reliable operation of the cloud service and adherence to any SLAs.

       ○   Make architectural changes as necessary to smoothly scale cloud resource usage according to customer demand.

       ○   Migrate backend services to use cloud services provided by the hosting cloud platform

       ○   Profile backend services and make necessary performance improvements.

  • Deploy and maintain the service on the cloud platform

       ○   Diagnose server failures

       ○   Ensure services are operating as designed

       ○   Avoid server downtime due to resource exhaustion

       ○   Provision new server instances as required by customer demand

       ○   Automate deployment of new server instances

  • Test the server backend, creating new automated tests as necessary to ensure continuous availability of the service.


  • Fluency in Python
  • Linux systems administration experience - mandatory
  • Very good knowledge and proven experience with Docker technology
  • Ability to deploy, maintain, and develop cloud platform infrastructure
  • Familiarity with common tools and workflows used for building, testing, and deployment
  • Experience with automation and other server-related tasks using Python or a similar language


  • A Back-end Engineer should have a bachelor's degree in computer science, physics, engineering, or related field.
  • Four or more years professional software development experience or other demonstrable development experience
  • Production experience using a cloud platform such as AWS or GCP

  • Initiative to come up with ideas for ways to improve the code base
  • Ability to communicate ideas effectively to other team members
  • Passionate about learning new technologies and developing technical solutions
  • detail-oriented 


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  • Location
    Lausanne, Vaud
  • Department
    Product Dev. - Software Engineering
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience