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Junior Backend Developer

Job description

Vandebron is a scale-up in the energy world, with a mission to transform the energy market, starting with 100% green and local energy in the Netherlands. We are doing so by using state of the art technology that helps us distinguish ourselves from other utility providers. Our Digital team is looking for a motivated Junior Backend Developer to join us.

As a Junior Backend Developer your main focus will be on developing, improving and maintaining our 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. 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 also work closely with our designers, product owners and stakeholders to help shape the future of Vandebron.

Vandebron is a flat organization so you will be able to get in direct contact with the business and you will be responsible for gathering requirements and designs and implementing the solution. We follow agile development practices, we have a daily stand-up, we demo our work regularly and we do team retrospectives to constantly improve our development process. In addition, as a Green Tech Innovator we continuously want to improve ourselves. This is why we organize a Hackathon every quarter. During this Hackathon we explore new ideas with the aim to improve our day-to-day operations and remain innovative.

What is your profile?

  • You have professional working experience as a software engineer.

  • You are motivated for the mission of Vandebron.

  • You have experience with functional programming, in a JVM based language (preferably Scala).

  • 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.

  • You are a quick learner who values personal development by keeping up-to-date with the latest developments in tech.

  • You ideally have JavaScript experience (preferably React and TypeScript).

  • You are a passionate developer and you motivate the developers around you by sharing your knowledge and your enthusiasm for technologies.

  • Interest in Big Data technologies is a plus (Kafka, NoSQL, Apache Spark, Elastic).

  • Last but not least: you are a team player!

Job requirements

What do we offer?

  • The experience of contributing to changing the world for the better.

  • An ambitious, innovative, fast-paced and fun work environment.
  • Room to fully own your role as Junior Back-End Developer together with your team at Vandebron.

  • Daily fresh organic lunches (if possible again).

  • An office in the heart of Amsterdam (if possible again).

  • There is always someone on our - mostly sunny - roof terrace to have a drink with.

  • Company and team building events, such as our quarterly Hackathon!

  • A discount on your Vandebron energy contract.

  • Because at Vandebron we highly value personal development, every employee receives a personal development budget of 800,- per year.


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