Backend Software Engineer (Remote/Relocation) Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Backend Software Engineer (Remote/Relocation)

Rotterdam, The Netherlands


Visa Sponsorship if necessary
Relocation Assistance
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Interview Preparation

About the company:

This Rotterdam-based company has been changing the world of mid to long-term accommodation rentals since 2009. Today, according to the Deloitte Technology Fast 50, it is one of the fastest-growing IT companies in the Netherlands. With over 50k active ads in more than 400 cities around the world, its housing platform is a real catch for young professionals and international students who are on the lookout for a new home abroad. The platform currently has over 5m active users.

Your Role:

As a Software Engineer in the Internal Ops team, you will be part of a newly founded team that is focused on improving and automating internal tooling. Over the past couple of years, the company has grown exponentially and currently boasts a 150-people strong team. The company has the ambition to at least double its business in the upcoming years and improved internal tooling is at the cornerstone of that ambition. The technology and tooling should facilitate them to grow in an efficient way, meaning that the same amount of people should be able to support a much larger business a few years from now.

Internal teams, such as customer support, sales, and marketing, are leveraging tooling that has been built throughout the years to support them on a daily basis. Much of these processes are eligible to be simplified or automated. 

By becoming more efficient and effective, the company will be able to scale its operations at a much faster pace. On a more human level, the company is going to positively reinforce the daily work lives of its employees and empower them to grow and to spend their time on those matters that really matter and make an impact.

Besides empowering its staff, the company will also make an active commitment to embedding data privacy and security standards into its internal tooling.

The team

Your team will consist of six members. Among them, there will be a product owner, both frontend and backend engineers, and one team lead. 

The tech stack

The backend runs on Golang, with PostgreSQL database(s). The company runs its services inside Docker containers in a Kubernetes cluster, all running in GCP. For communication, the team is using gRPC and messaging queue(s), in addition to HTTP. The frontend stack is built on React/TypeScript. The tech team loves Git. The company is quickly moving towards cross-platform Domain and Event-Driven Architecture.


Your qualification:

  • You preferably have 5 years of backend development experience of which 2 years of experience working with Go
  • Experience with relational databases (PostgreSQL) is a great strength
  • You have experience in designing and building simple Restful API used by many different teams/developers
  • Experience with gRPC and Protobuf is a strong advantage
  • Experience with Docker and Kubernetes is a strong advantage 
  • Experience with DDD and Event-Driven Architecture is a strong advantage 
  • You have built simple distributed systems in the past and are willing to solve complex distributed problems

Who you are:

  • A product-oriented person: you love developing products that help people and you’re driven by the impact you can make
  • A real team player. You understand your colleagues may have different opinions and you consider them to make our product better. You understand how to challenge ideas, disagree, and still commit to team decisions
  • A strategic thinker. You take initiative and are comfortable in interacting with stakeholders to elicit and clarify requirements and to create a plan to deliver your work in a timely manner
  • A problem solver. You start from the problems and not the solutions, and you go the extra mile to find innovative and pragmatic solutions to the problems at hand
  • A pragmatic and quality-driven engineer. You believe in the importance of writing good unit, integration, and E2E tests
  • An advocate of clean and simple solutions. When writing code you take into account who will read your code, and make your intentions clear and explicit for others to work with it
  • A tech enthusiast! You are interested in new technologies and you constantly seek to improve yourself

Relocation support:

You don't just get a new full-time IT job abroad, you are becoming a part of something bigger – the team of awesome techies where every single individual matters. We care about you and aim to make your move abroad as smooth as possible. Besides visa sponsorship, the hiring company is ready to take on the flight ticket costs.

Additional information:

This Backend Software Engineer job in the Netherlands comes with an impressive list of perks, including:

  • The opportunity to take full ownership of your work and dare to do things differently
  • Work with a creative, diverse, and inclusive team! Think 130+ people from 30+ different nationalities 
  • Budget for Dutch or English classes to help you kick off your stay in the Netherlands, and help you immerse into the Dutch culture
  • 10% of the time on personal development and side projects 
  • Work in a spacious, modern, and brand new office in heart of Rotterdam, with free coffee and snacks, and a social space with entertainment facilities
  • Personal equipment including new MacBook, screens, adjustable tables and chairs 
  • "Work from anywhere" policy, including flexible working hours
  • Unlimited holiday policy, with a minimum amount mandatory each year


  • Full-time position (40 hours a week) w/ schedule flexibility
  • An opportunity to work remotely or on-site at our HQ in Rotterdam, the Netherlands


For additional details on this role contact – Anna Kalniei


Have a great day!

Backend Software Engineer (Remote/Relocation) job with relocation support (including visa sponsorship)

Rotterdam, The Netherlands