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Scaling Smart Charging (Internship)


Introduction & background

At Vandebron we want to get to 100% renewable energy, 100% of the time. As fast as possible. One big challenge of our mission is the increasing imbalance on the grid which is caused by unpredictable weather. The more solar panels and wind turbines we install on the grid, the harder it gets to keep our electricity grid working. Our solution to this problem is managing the demand side of energy. We can help our customers use energy when there is enough (e.g. when there is a strong wind) and they can also earn money by doing this. Win-win! This is what we call smart charging.

To achieve our mission, we need to increase the number of devices we can smart charge. We are in talks with interesting partners who could enable us to integrate with different devices (cars, batteries, etc). The technical integration often differs per asset so extensive research and testing are needed to link up new devices to our smart charging network. It is your assignment to:

  • Test the integration of different assets to our smart charging platform. This will require you to work with authentication & APIs.
  • Write front-end code that allows users (for example EV owners) to join smart charging. This will include working with our style guide and collaborating with our designers.


What is your profile?

    • You are a student at a HBO or WO institute with a focus on computer science (or similar).
    • You are interested in full-stack development.
    • You can work independently and you know your way around StackOverflow to find solutions.
    • You have a hands-on mentality and quick learner!
    • You are enthusiastic about new technology and can't wait to investigate the stack of Vandebron.
    • You are motivated to help Vandebron on our sustainable mission.
    • You are available full-time 4-6 months.


What do we offer?

    • Mentorship and coaching from Vandebron.
    • Learning opportunities on our innovative tech stack (e.g. React, TypeScript, Docker).
    • Internship compensation of 350 euro (40 hour work-week).
    • Depending on the developments of the Corona pandemic:
      • Daily fresh lunches and drinks
      • An office in the heart of Amsterdam
    • Ability to contribute to the green mission of Vandebron: https://blog.vandebron.nl/



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More about Vandebron

Best working place. In the center of Amsterdam!

Vandebron is a scale-up in the energy world, with a mission to transform the energy market. Starting with 100% green & local energy in the Netherlands. We are doing so by using state of the art technology that distinguishes us from other utility providers. In our latest developments we are using blockchain technology to create a flexible energy solution for electric vehicles.

With your skills as a developer, you can contribute to this awesome and ambitious mission. So not only you will get to work with the latest technologies and a group of enthusiastic international developers in an office with free bio-lunch and great parties: your effort will also help making the world a better place at the same time.


"Why wouldn’t you try to make the future better, if you are going to be a part of it?"

- Elon Musk


Our Way 

At Vandebron we strongly believe in the agile principles. We strive to follow the manifesto and we use Scrum as a structure way to plan and adapt our development. Always with a strong focus on customer value. We believe in quality and clean code and our speed is based releasing the smartest MVP rather than compromising the quality of our work. We have 2 week sprints and we manage to continuously deliver value for Vandebron. We move fast and we want our improvements to be in production even before our sprint is finished. We make it possible for Vandebron to offer new services online, like our new ‘smart energy platform’ where we use blockchain technology to develop ‘smart charging’ propositions which is used to speed up the transition to sustainable energy. Also, we offer all our services via a state of the art ecosystem where web (React.js) and app (React native) play an important role and while disrupting our market. Of course we are making sure that our (internal/external) processes, which rely heavily on IT (cloud) systems, remain speedy and flexible. We love creativity, and we're more than happy to give our developers the freedom to express themselves, growing both personally and professionally in a wonderful working environment.