Vacature Senior Backend Engineer Amsterdam | Build the Architecture for Heavily used Online Platform with Millions of Online Customers | Complete Revamp | TDD, Java, Kotlin, Scala, Docker, Kubernetes, AWS, NoSQL | €85.000 + 10% bonus + permanent contract

Your job: Senior Backend Engineer Amsterdam

  • Would you like to lay the architectural foundation for the future for one of the most heavily used online platforms of Europe, dealing with immense scaling, concurrency and availability challenges?
  • Do you want to help form and drive an amazing agile engineering culture with matching high quality software engineering standards and best practices?
  • Do you like working on a very tangible, famous, heavily used product which all of the people you know use and helps facilitate a greener world?
  • Do you say yes to 10% yearend bonus and an indefinite contract from day one?

Then wait no longer, be sure to read on!

Your employer: The most heavily used online platform of the Netherlands!

This Amsterdam based tech company for as long as one can remember have been the leading online platform, used by millions of unique consumer and business users every day. As you might expect from such a technology juggernaut their culture is one where intelligent, passionate engineers thrive. Here you get the freedom, tools, budget and autonomy to really drive innovation. With a very loyal customer base of millions to cater to. Think of the impact you can have!

Joining now means you join at the best time! They are in the middle of one of the largest transition and upgrades in their history. They are revamping their entire microservices architecture, are moving to AWS, will introduce Kotlin in the coming months and upgrading their engineering best practices. Here you can sink your teeth into very interesting non trivial engineering challenges for many many years to come!

You can join their elite architecture board and help to think out, plan and drive all of this. While always having the opportunity to get your hands dirty and show how amazing code is written!

Do you want to help one of the most challenging transitions you could find here in Amsterdam?

Your role: Senior Backend Engineer Amsterdam

As Senior Backend Engineer Amsterdam you will play a fundamental role in the amazing transition of this heavily used online platform, where you can directly impact the engineering culture, companywide platform architecture, engineering best practices and of course tens of millions of unique monthly customers! You will be part of the elite- backend team, where each is responsible for one of the different market domains.

You will help to define goals, revamp their microservices architecture, be involved in the migration to AWS, help to replace their messaging system, form and drive high quality and innovative agile engineering best practices. All while acting as a technological inspiration for the many software engineering teams and helping them to build great products and services for millions!

What is required?

  • 5+ years of backend engineering experience
  • Professional development experience with a JVM development language
  • Experience with architecture, design, TDD and agile best practices
  • Experience working on backend systems handling heavy load (scaling, concurrency, performance, etc)
  • Solid knowledge of NoSQL and relational databases
  • Experience working on public cloud, AWS would be a nice to have
  • Communicatively strong, able ask good questions
  • Experience with product development (roadmapping, refining, etc)


What is offered?

  • Between €75.000 and 85.000, based on experience and added value
  • + 10% bonus!
  • Up to 4 days working from home possible!
  • Permanent contract from the start!
  • 26 vacation days
  • Pension
  • Laptop or MacBook
  • Generous training budget
  • Freedom to attend seminars or take courses
  • Travel allowance
  • Flexible working hours
  • 1/6 paid for childcare
  • Massages every two weeks
  • € 40 net per month for health insurance
  • 50% discount on gym membership
  • A bicycle plan every 3 years
  • After having worked for 5 years, a sabbatical for 1 month


Do you want to play a fundamental role in shaping the architecture, culture and user experience of one of the most heavily used online platforms of Europe?


Then apply via the form below, or send your resume directly to Roy Schaper, via


Ps. If this vacancy is not what you are looking for, but are interested to other suitable Java or Kotlin vacancies, then do not hesitate to contact me!

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