Senior backend engineer

Due to circumstances, the starting date for this position will be the 1st of July, 2020 at the earliest possibility. 

Amsterdam – We are looking for a senior backend engineer to join the News Personalisation Team. A team with about nine engineers, scientists, and research interns. The team is responsible for personalizing the news products across major Dutch and Belgian news titles (Volkskrant, AD, Trouw, Parool, HLN, De Morgen and many others) owned by DPG Media. In particular, we currently work on personalising push notifications, for which we have a real time recommendation pipeline running in production. 

In our team, we believe that no-one should be a bottleneck and that knowledge should spread across people as much as possible. We believe it is vital that everyone should be able to bring in new ideas. 

As a senior engineer, the following will be at the core of your responsibilities:

  • Translate business requirements into system design
  • Take technical decisions using your experience, preventing the team from going down rabbit holes you have been in before
  • Guide more junior team members into seniority
  • Managing complexity 

Soft skills

  • Experience with an effective code review process
  • Experience with pair-programming
  • General guidance of junior/medior engineers
  • Scrum experience

Hard Skills

  • Experience with translating business requirements into system design
  • Experience with Python, Bash, SQL, Scala
  • Experience with our stack: RDB, Kafka, Kubernetes, Redis, PySpark, Elasticsearch, Concourse
  • CI/CD experience
  • Logging, monitoring, alerting
  • AWS experience
  • Lambda architecture
  • Experience in handling tens of thousands of data points per second

We offer

  • A competitive, experience-based salary
  • A one-year or permanent contract
  • 36-hour work week
  • 12% in flexible benefits (of which 8% is holiday allowance)
  • A percentage of profit shares
  • Reimbursement of travel expenses
  • 24 paid holiday days
  • An excellent pension scheme
  • Located in Amsterdam
  • Fully paid functional technical training
  • The opportunity to work with the latest tech stack

Interested? Apply!

Want to apply directly? Click the ‘apply now’ button. Want to know more about this position? Contact Mark van Dommelen via or tel:+316 83 80 00 59.

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