Vacature Lead Backend Engineer Amsterdam | Play a Pivotal Role in Expanding EU Presence for this Silicon Valley Tech Scale-Up | Golang, GCP, Kubernetes | €120.000 + stock

Your job: Lead Backend Engineer Amsterdam

  • Would you, as a Lead Backend Engineer, like to work for a technically inspiring, heavily used open-source-based small Silicon Valley tech scale-up running on millions of devices?
  • Would you love to play a pivotal role in building their EU presence and your own team in Amsterdam?
  • Do you love solving very complex engineering challenges around heavily used, highly available, distributed API design & development, greenfield product/system development, get exposure to cryptography, distributed networking and global connectivity while building and mentoring your own team?
  • Do you love working with very skilled and experienced (C++/Rust) colleagues within a small-sized, well-funded tech company where you can have a significant impact on further development and share in the success through company stock?

Then wait no longer, read on!

Your employer: Hyper-Impactful Tech Scale-Up Using the Power of Cryptography, Distributed Networking, and Global Connectivity to Add Value to Hundreds of Millions!

If you have been waiting for a truly unique chance to join a small, tech-savvy Silicon Valley tech scale-up with very inspirational technical management and an impressive track record, you are in luck! This very successful open-source based tech scale-up combines the power of cryptography, distributed networking, and global connectivity to add immense value to millions of users all over the world.

Due to great success, they are now opening their EU office in Amsterdam to capitalize on their momentum and accelerate the realization of their ambitious and exciting roadmap. They currently offer you the chance to design and extend their product offering with a SaaS/Enterprise-focused addition on top of their already very successful installable agent.

Their culture is built around collaboration, technical ingenuity, enjoying this great journey together, and a healthy hybrid way of working with three days in the office and two days from home.

Your job: Lead Backend Engineer Amsterdam

As Lead Backend Engineer in Amsterdam, you join at one of the best times ever, as the company has already built an amazing track record, is cash-rich, has some of the most competent engineers as your colleagues, and is led by technical management with an impressive track record in building heavily used and very successful software products.

This allows you to work alongside very capable Rust and C++ backend engineers and get exposure to concepts like cryptography, distributed networking, and decentralized computing. As Lead Backend Engineer in Amsterdam, you will work closely with your European director to lay the foundation of the Amsterdam office, building the office and culture.

You will take the lead in architecting and building their SaaS offering (central API), define and document new API endpoints, translate requirements into technology, and help hire and build your own team in Amsterdam. Furthermore, you will be the technical contact point for other teams within the organization.

Growth perspective

You would not have guessed that a company that is still small could already have such an amazing user and installed base of millions! As you play such an impactful role in the further success of their roadmap, you can look forward to amazing career opportunities as the office grows, getting to grow your team to three and then up to six engineers in the first year. On top of this, your company stock will increase in value as you reach every milestone.

What is required?

  • 7+ years of backend development experience, with an emphasis on building and deploying systems at scale
  • Solid experience designing and building highly scalable, available, and business-critical APIs
  • Demonstrated experience translating business ideas into architecture and breaking them down for your team
  • Experience within a high-quality product environment in a small to medium-sized company
  • Experience mentoring developers, helping them to get the best out of themselves
  • Experience deploying and maintaining systems at scale; you are comfortable writing and running your own code
  • Solid communicator, with a proactive, hands-on nature
  • Experience with Golang is a big plus!
  • Experience with GCP, Kubernetes, and modern observability platforms is a plus
  • Knowledge of and experience with networking is a plus (TCP/IP, Linux networking, routing, firewalls)

What is offered?

  • Between €100,000 and €120,000 gross per year based on experience and impact
  • Company stock!
  • Two days working from home
  • 25 holidays
  • The best hardware you need
  • Solid training budget

Are you a seasoned backend engineer with experience designing and building systems at scale, looking for the right kind of adventure, adding value to tens of millions, and working with some of the most inspiring minds out there?


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