Vacature Principal Backend Engineer Amsterdam | Booming Online Tech Company is launching a completely new SaaS product | Kotlin, Spring Boot, Docker, K8s, AWS, Kafka, Terraform, Python | €118.000

Your job: Principal Backend Engineer Amsterdam

  • How would you like to build a successful multi-tenant software product from scratch, while technically leading a group of passionate software engineers?
  • Do you like to have lots of responsibility and freedom while working on fully cloud-native systems, millions of daily transactions and challenges around 24/7 availability, high volumes and scaling?
  • Do you love working in a buzzing, friendly, medium-sized, challenging, international, fresh and driven online tech organization with quick decision cycles, where you have major influence and can really push innovation?

Then wait no longer, this is your job!

Your employer: Buzzing online tech company connecting millions every day!

This medium-sized online tech company in Amsterdam has truly built something unique for everyone that loves innovation, freedom, autonomy, fun and personal growth! Just over a decade old, they have positioned themselves to be the main international tech provider within their domain linking some of the biggest advertisers from around the whole world to tens of millions of consumers daily. Due to our global situation online is growing fast, which they are booming!

This company is currently entering an exciting phase: it’s the perfect time to join! With the high demand for their innovative software and new investments pouring in, your future employer has decided to build a completely new multi-tenant software product from scratch. This strategic move aims to make an even bigger impact worldwide! Here, you’ll have the opportunity to tackle engineering challenges around architecture, cloud-native solutions, and scalability, all while helping your tech team grow. Talk about being at the right place at the right time!

Here you will get to work in a fabulous designed and decorated office with energetic colleagues who love sharing knowledge, great stories and success. You really feel that you are part of something! Lunches are made by a professional chef, the drinks on Friday are legendary and enjoy company trips abroad!  Furthermore, you can look forward to very flexible working hours and working from home possibilities. As the company grows, you can look forward to solid career growth and learning possibilities!

Your role: Principal Backend Engineer Amsterdam

As a Principal Backend Engineer Amsterdam you will join a group of international, very driven and experienced software engineers. Because of the growth of the engineering-teams, one large team will separate into two agile teams. That is where you come in!  Together with your team, you will be involved in designing and building their next-level multi-tenant SaaS-product completely from scratch, with already some big clients waiting to be their launching customer!

As you might notice, this is a very handson role, so you do not have to worry you will be stuck in management! You will focus on a wide range of challenges involving huge loads of data, millions of transactions and complex data visualization, with a good mix of greenfield and improvements. You and your engineering colleagues are the tech department, which sits at the heart of the company and is the main driver of innovation.

You have end to end responsibility and autonomy in advising/proposing, defining/refining requirements, backend and infrastructure development, as well as R&D. All in a state of the art cloud native environment!

What is required?

  • A minimum of 7 years of professional software development experience
  • Backend Engineering experience in Java or Kotlin
  • You have technically led at least 2 software engineers
  • Experience with Docker and Kubernetes is a plus
  • Experience with Cloud as AWS, GCP or Azure is a plus
  • Experience with Kafka is a plus
  • Experience with IaC such as Terraform is a plus
  • A passion for well-engineered and clean code
  • You have a strong product- and polyglot mindset
  • A solid communicator

What is offered?

  • Between €90.000 and €110.000 based on experience and added value
  • + around €8.000 as annual bonus (paid every year to date)
  • 25 holidays + chance to buy 10 more
  • Flexible working hours
  • Work 40, 36 or 32 hours per week
  • Working from home possibilities (3 days from home)
  • Amazing company lunches with a professional chef
  • An amazing office within a great Amsterdam area
  • Public transportation compensation
  • Laptop or Macbook
  • Big training budgets!
  • Company-sponsored Dutch lessons
  • Epic company trips abroad and drinks!
  • Discount on gym subscription

Are you a broadly interested knowledge hungry Principal Backend Engineer that likes working in a fast pace environment where you are in the lead?


Wait no longer and be sure to send you CV to Roy Schaper via or apply via the form below.

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