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Backend Developer


We are Vandebron

Vandebron is the challenger within the Dutch energy market and is there to ensure radical transparency. At Vandebron you choose from whom you buy energy and where your money goes. We are pioneers, because at Vandebron we develop smart energy applications such as 100% green and smart charging. As an innovative Tech Scale-up, we strive to make the energy market even more sustainable. Our mission is crystal clear: 100% sustainable energy in the Netherlands as quickly as possible.

This is where you’ll end up

In our Digital team, your main focus will be on developing, improving and maintaining our products that empower our various digital products. Our products include energy, electric mobility, energy trading, smart grids and much more. The team is working mostly in Scala with technologies and tools like Kafka, Spark, Kubernetes and much more. Across all of these products we share a similar tech-stack: React (Native) with TypeScript, and we use Scala for our API's. For this specific position we would value proven expertise in building backend services, with preferably experience in scala or other functional programming languages. All Vandebron developers have a full stack mindset, so we would value willingness to expand your knowledge and jump into (new) technologies in addition to the ones you are already familiar with. You will be surrounded by a diverse team that strives to push each other forward, and you will become an integral part of this by also sharing your own knowledge and expertise. In addition you will work closely with our designers, product owners and stakeholders to help shape the future of Vandebron.


What are you going to do?

  • Write code to implement features and improve apps and microservices that serve the users (internal and external)

  • Reviewing code from other software engineers within your own Scrum team and throughout the Digital team

  • Discussing and collaboratively solving software engineering and product problems with other software engineers, designers and stakeholders

  • Actively share knowledge with other software engineers across the company in our "Guilds" structure

  • Mentoring and coaching other engineers within the Digital team

  • Working, with the help from your manager and other members of your team, to actively grow your own career

This is how you make a difference

  • You have a minimum of 2 years of working experience as a software engineer

  • You have strong experience with functional programming, in a JVM based language (Scala experience strongly preferred, or are willing to learn this)

  • You have experience building RESTful APIs, preferably in a microservice architecture

  • You take responsibility for the quality of your work i.e. through the disciplines of automated testing, continuous refactoring and CI/CD

  • It would be great if you have JavaScript experience (preferably React and TypeScript) and are familiar with Docker.

  • You are a quick learner who values personal development by keeping up-to-date by reading books, tutorials, blogs and joining meetups

  • You are a passionate developer and you motivate the developers around you (by sharing your knowledge and your enthusiasm)

  • You are familiar with software testing methodologies and frameworks

  • You are motivated for the mission of Vandebron

What do we offer?

  • An office in the center of Amsterdam

  • A career within the pioneer of the Dutch energy market

  • An ambitious, innovative and dynamic work environment

  • In consultation with your team you can work from home a few days a week

  • We believe that you never stop learning, therefore you will receive a yearly development budget

  • A tasty and organic lunch every day

  • The chance to be your authentic self within the Vandebron culture

  • Our quarterly Hackathon, (team)events and monthly company update concerning our mission

  • Discount on your energy contract with Vandebron

  • Chats and laughter at our (sunny) roof terrace or in our garden


At Vandebron we believe in diversity, inclusiveness and equal career opportunities. Be your authentic self and it's totally okay with us if you don't mention your gender or date of birth on your resume. If you are as enthusiastic as we are, please apply via this page. Not convinced yet and do you have questions? Feel free to ask them via Minkevandijk@vandebron.nl