Vacature Principal Software Engineer Amsterdam | Shape the Future of Payments at a Fintech Scale-Up with Global Impact | Node.JS/Typescript, Golang, AWS Serverless, Event-Driven Architecture | €125,000 + Permanent Contract + €20,000 in Stocks

Your job: Principal Software Engineer Amsterdam

  • Do you want to shape the future of payments by building disruptive, real-time products with Golang, Node.JS, and AWS Serverless within a scalable, secure Event-Driven Architecture?
  • Are you the person who helps FANG-level backend engineers become even more productive while sinking your teeth into disruptive, real-time products that impact billions of end-users?
  • Do you want to work with inspiring tech founders who previously built a unicorn within an engineering culture characterized by complete freedom, maximum autonomy, no hierarchy, and endless innovation opportunities?
  • Are you enticed by €20,000 in stocks (which could be worth millions within a few years!), an immediate permanent contract, a pleasant work-life balance, and an unlimited training and conference budget?

Then continue reading, as this is the job for you!

Your Employer: This fintech scale-up is shaping the future of payments!

A successful group of tech entrepreneurs who previously built a Fintech unicorn from scratch came together with the ingenious plan to change the future of payments worldwide with disruptive, real-time products. Never before have so many brilliant technologists and business specialists with niche knowledge come together in the field of payments. Working here is like Amazon when they had only 50 engineers! With these brilliant minds, they achieve what organizations of 1500 people can’t.

Recently, the best engineers from Google, Amazon, and Facebook chose to work for this Fintech scale-up because of the unique engineering culture, product, and inspiring technical management. The company culture is international, with people from all over the world, and it is experienced as open, friendly, and informal. What makes the culture so unique is that there is literally no hierarchy!

The engineering culture is defined by the CTO, who wrote the first code and is involved hands-on every day. Everyone here is very positive about the fast decision cycles, direct interaction with management, knowledge-sharing sessions, and maximum autonomy. Here, the mindset is that the best engineers perform optimally with freedom and responsibility, and you are constantly encouraged to come up with innovative ideas. You can create your own schedule and work for just 35 hours if the results are achieved.

The conditions are attractive because, in addition to a high salary (up to €125,000), you will receive €20,000 in stocks, which could be worth millions in a few years! You will also receive an immediate permanent contract, an excellent pension, an unlimited training and conference budget, and the opportunity to contribute to open source.

Your Role: Principal Software Engineer Amsterdam

As a Principal Software Engineer in Amsterdam, you will help multiple teams of experienced, talented, and seasoned backend engineers to be even more effective. As a bridge between business and technology, you will refine processes and have full ownership of the architecture/design and end result of brand-new projects, with a direct impact on end-users. You will also have the opportunity to be technically leading in the most important API, Node.JS, and Golang Microservices within AWS-Serverless infrastructure.

This is the perfect time to join, as there is a transition phase where you can shape the bigger picture and the future of this Fintech scale-up. With your crucial role as a Principal, you can make an incredible impact within this growing tech scale-up and on a global 24/7 market with billions of end-users!

You can still pursue your passion because 50% of your time is hands-on. Since millions of users from around the world use the server, and payment transactions must never fail, scalability, security, and performance are crucial, and you can tackle these fun challenges! As server load continues to increase, concurrency and the role of Golang become even more important!


  • 8+ years of professional backend development experience
  • Professional experience with Node.JS & Typescript
  • Experience with scalable, distributed Cloud/Microservices architectures
  • Experience with architecture/design and technical leadership of development team(s)
  • DevOps mindset and comfort with Public Cloud and CI/CD Automation
  • Experience with end-to-end delivery
  • Proactive problem-solving mindset by asking questions
  • Experience with security, cryptography, encryption, and compliance
  • A technical bachelor’s or master’s degree or equivalent demonstrated work level
  • Experience with Golang is a plus
  • Experience with AWS Serverless is a significant plus
  • Experience in the Fintech industry is a plus
  • Experience in start/scale-up environments is a significant plus

What’s on offer?

  • Gross annual salary between €100,000 and €125,000 based on experience and added value
  • €20,000 in stocks!
  • Immediate permanent contract!
  • Flexible working hours
  • Remote work options
  • Travel expense reimbursement
  • Unlimited training and conference budget
  • Excellent pension
  • Laptop or Macbook
  • Beautiful office and free parking options!

Do you want to shape the future of payments and make a global impact on millions of people?


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