Vacature Senior Backend Engineer Amsterdam Java/Kotlin | Heavy-Load Distributed Mission Critical Backend Systems with 24/7 uptime | 30% growth per month! | Java/Kotlin, Spring Boot, Docker/K8s, GCP, Kafka, TDD & DDD | €105.000 + stocks options

Your job: Senior Backend Engineer Amsterdam Java/Kotlin

  • Would you like to work very well funded 100% tech company that is backed by 500 million in funding by the same investors as Uber and Google?
  • Would you like to help develop mission critical highly scalable super resilient financial services that are fundamental in the way we live our day to day life?
  • What about cracking non trivial highly complex coding puzzles together with the brightest minds from the region with modern tech like Kotlin, Spring Boot, Kafka, Docker, Kubernetes, GCP, TDD and DDD?
  • Do you like to earn up to € 105.000 base salary + Indefinite contract with a clear path to grow to Staff Engineer and even Principal in the future?

Don’t wait any longer, this is your job!

Your employer: Hyper Growth Engineering Heavy Product Company building THE Mission Critical Payment infrastructures that Enable Small, Medium and Large companies to fly! 

Fintech, payments and managing the ever evolving global financial system, it is getting more and more important in our current world! How do you enable your payment infrastructure to scale securely with ever demanding customer wishes? These are challenges that small, medium and even larger companies have to solve in our modern age. This is exactly what this hyper successful, quickly growing amazingly funded 100% tech company solves. With their highly distributed white label infrastructures, with 100% global up-time. So successful that the load on their systems is growing with 30% month on month. And this is just the beginning!

With over 500 million in funding, offices all over the world and a huge growth market in Asia they  are backed by same investors that backed Uber and Google. Their trust solidifies this tech disrupter as the next big thing in FinTech! And now you have come at a fantastic moment! They are scaling up their Amsterdam office, to build key parts in their product portfolio.

So working here in the Amsterdam office offers the best of both worlds! A medium sized tech company in Amsterdam where you can still have big impact in the further development of their systems, the growth of the office and culture, with the backing of a worldwide operating tech company backed by some of the biggest tech investors on the planet!

The culture here is everything you dream of as an engineer. This is an engineering heavy environment, so most of your colleagues are techies too. With lot of room to try out new tech, speak on (or go to) conferences and share ideas and grow yourself. Led by inspiring technical management with a strong engineering background. Here you are 100% understood! Even though they have a very inspiring office in the buzzing heart of Amsterdam, working remote is just as OK!

Your Role: Senior Backend Engineer Amsterdam Java/Kotlin

In your role as Senior Backend Engineer Amsterdam Java/Kotlin you will play a fundamental role in the further development of the Amsterdam office as well as the mission critical high quality heavily distributed backend services. These are all non-trivial, highly distributed, fault highly resilient, globally used fintech solutions, which run 24/7 without with 0 downtime! Talk about a challenge!

As a Senior Backend Engineer Amsterdam Java/Kotlin there is a lot of room to have impact on the roadmap and introduce new ways of doing things. There are many examples of engineers driving the innovation in the business. You as an engineer are the key asset for the company and will get all the room the add value with you creativity!

To help you get the best out of your work you can use the best of the best technologies, like Event Driven Architecture, DDD, TDD, GCP, Kotlin, Spring Boot, PostGres, Docker, Kubernetes, Kafka and Gitlab CI. Although this stack is always evolving as they have a true polyglot engineering mind-set. Always looking for the best way to solve challenges!

And, as the Amsterdam hub is new, so is the codebase. So you can work within a fresh codebase without legacy! You can imagine that core engineering fundamentals around clean coding, design patterns and TDD are really important here.

Career opportunities

As the company is dominated by engineers, they offer a great career path which is unique for the region. As a software engineer you can grow your career without ever having to manage (although that is always an option too!) Here you can grow to Staff Engineer, Senior Staff Engineer and even Principal/evangelist! Talking about a career path!

What is required?

  • Minimum of 5 years professional software engineering experience
  • Solid Computer Science Fundamentals, Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Experience in a modern backend language like Kotlin, Java, Scala or Go
  • TDD/high quality product mind-set
  • System design experience
  • Solid communicator and team player
    Experience designing, building and running high volume heavily distributed (near) real-time resilient backend systems
  • Professional experience with Docker and Kubernetes within a modern cloud environment
    Experience in Kotlin is a plus
  • A Bachelor or Master in Computer science or similar is a big plus


What is offered?

  • Salary between € 80.000 and € 105.000 based on experience and impact
  • Indefinite contract from the start!
  • Stock option program!
  • Great pension scheme
  • 25 holidays
  • 4 days working from home, 1 from the office (more in  the office is also fine!)
  • Great office facilities in the buzzing centre of Amsterdam
  • Best of the best MacBook


Are you looking to crack you brain on global payment challenges, that boost our global economy with some of the best engineering minds of the world?


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