Vacature Backend Developer Scala Utrecht | Build a streaming data platform for mission-critical logistics challenges | Scala, Akka, Cats, Zio, Kafka, Docker, TDD, Scrum | €74.000 + Bonus 12%

Vacancy: Backend Developer Scala Utrecht

  • Do you enjoy working on highly tangible products that make the lives of many Dutch people easier and safer every day?
  • Is it intriguing to you to work on systems for traffic safety and self-driving cars?
  • Do you thrive on varied backend puzzles involving microservices architecture, real-time data processing, greenfield, and performance?
  • Would you like to work with technologies and methods such as Scala, Akka, Cats, Zio, Kafka, Docker, TDD, Scrum?

Then read on!

Your Employer: 100% Product Company Innovating Core Engines for Self-Driving Cars and Traffic Safety

This medium-sized product company based in Amersfoort has been a great success for years. Here, highly tangible products are developed that make the daily lives of many Dutch (and soon European) citizens a bit easier. Think of everything from self-driving cars to groceries and traffic safety. The societal relevance here is significant. The products and systems developed here are all high available, real-time, and deal with massive amounts of data. Add to that in-house developed algorithms that have excelled in the world of software engineering, and you have a variety of complex backend challenges to sink your teeth into.

The company is entering an interesting phase. After years of healthy growth within the Netherlands, there is now much interest in the products from Europe. This means teams will be scaled up, products innovated, and many new features developed. This translates to lots of new construction and even more data for the systems to process.

The culture embodies everything you would expect from an innovative product organization: driven, professional, and energetic. Knowledge sharing and the opportunity to apply new technologies in their current environment are central. They really push the boundaries of current technology, so making mistakes is part of the process of learning, isn’t it? Furthermore, the atmosphere is very informal, with a lot of camaraderie, flexible working hours, and the possibility of fixed remote working days.

Your Role: Backend Developer Scala

In your role as a Backend Developer Scala, you will work in an agile environment. You and your multidisciplinary team will tackle various backend challenges. The core engine where all the data comes in will be completely modernized (brownfield). This means many questions around architecture (microservices & cloud), new technology (Cats, Zio). The number of users is growing rapidly, which brings scalability and performance challenges. Additionally, various new products and services will be developed, so there will be plenty of new construction for you to find here.

Career Growth Opportunities

In your role as a Backend Developer Scala, you can advance to Senior and Lead Developer positions. The organization is experiencing healthy and strong growth. More teams are being formed, with each team having a Lead Developer.


  • Minimum of 2 years of professional JVM software engineering experience
  • Experience with Scala is a plus (you can learn it here)
  • Experience with Akka, Cats, and/or Zio is a plus
  • Experience with Kafka is a plus
  • Experience with Docker is a plus
  • Experience with TDD is a plus
  • Completed HBO or WO-level education or demonstrable equivalent working level

What’s Offered

  • Salary between €47,000 and €74,000 based on knowledge and experience
  • Bonus of up to 1.5 months (12%) salary on top of your salary
  • Option to work 32, 36, or 40 hours per week
  • 3 to 4 remote working days per week
  • Highly flexible working hours
  • Laptop of your choice
  • €30 net expense allowance per month
  • 25 vacation days with the option to purchase more
  • Excellent pension scheme

Are you interested in building highly tangible products related to logistics challenges, traffic safety, and self-driving cars?


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