Vacature Principal Clojure Developer Amsterdam | Help Build this Real Time Streaming/AI Powered Rocket Ship | Pure FP, Clojure, Akka, Kafka, GCP, Kubernetes | Up to € 150.000 + Stock Options!

Your job: Principal Clojure Developer Amsterdam

  • Do you want to help build a very innovative, quickly growing, AI/Streaming data-powered, product start- backed by some of the biggest tech companies on the planet?
  • Do you love functional programming, solving data-driven/event-based challenges and building a booming tech scale-up company with the potential to dwarf competitors in Silicon Valley?
  • Do you love building a high impact heavily distributed, real-time product that has the potential to improve the daily lives of millions of consumers all over the world?

Did I get your attention? You can’t miss this opportunity, so read on!

Your employer: User the power of real-time data to enable millions of people to receive better service

This high tech scale-up from the amazing city of Amsterdam is currently in a very unique position! They have built and run the Beta version of their product and it’s a hit! Hundreds of customers and tens of thousands of users are raving fans and have used their real-time, (streaming) data-driven product to learn better, faster and work more efficiently. They also enable growth and engagement so users can offer amazingly better service to their hundreds of thousands of consumer customers. Your efforts help lots of people all over the world in a very direct way!

Their product is such a hit that they have attracted the eyes and investments of some of the biggest tech names on the planet. Now they are ready to build the rocket ship! This is where you come in!

Are you ready to help build it, join this epic journey and reap the amazing benefits like an amazing salary, stock options, fun, excitement, team nights out, celebrations, fame, and honor?

Your role: Principal Clojure Developer Amsterdam

As Principal Clojure Developer Amsterdam you play a fundamental role in enabling this tech-scale to grow, be successful, build the product further and help attract the best minds to help you. The impact you can have is huge!  You will form the essential part of the nucleus and will have a big impact on the further development of the team and the technology stack. You are tasked to grow the product, help implement the ambitious roadmap and find the best market-fit. Once this challenging phase has been completed all is set for world domination!

If you love the excitement of developing awesome AI/Streaming data-driven features in a fast-paced startup environment, without compromising on tests or neglecting software craftsmanship, this is for you! You will get to work on heavily distributed, real-time systems that process millions, if not billions of events per day. You will also get to help improve the CI/CD environment and implement distributed ML algorithms. To top it off you will get to work in an autonomous team of some of the smartest backend developers, data engineers, frontend specialists and product designers you will find!

Growth potential

This role is one where you can really boost your career! As you help grow the company you can grow as a principal engineer, tech lead or even claim the prize of CTO.

What is required?

  • 5+ years of professional software engineering experience
  • Professional experience with Clojure, streaming technology and real time architectures
  • Experience working within data driven companies
  • Experience working within a microservices architecture
  • Strong can-do mentality with good communication and collaboration skills
  • Prior experience helping an (early stage) scale-up grow is a big plus
  • Experience with Akka, Akka-steams is a plus
  • Experience with Kafka, NoSQL or ElasticSearch is a plus
  • Experience with Kubernetes or GCP is a plus

What is offered?

  • Up to € 150.000 gross per year based on skills, experience, and added value
  • Stock options!
  • Up to 2 days working from home per week
  • Your own (external) coach facilitating your growth
  • Unlimited holidays
  • Amazing team events
  • Friday events
  • The best hardware
  • Lots of room to go to conferences
  • Training budget
  • The opportunity of a lifetime!


Are you ready to help build this rocket ship and take it to the moon?


Then apply now via the form below or send your cv to Robert Hawker via

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