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Senior Backend Developer

Posted 17 May 2024
Work experience
0 to 7 years
Full-time / part-time
Job function
Degree level
Required language
Dutch (Fluent)

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Being a Backend engineer for our My Lifestyle app means that you help our customers to live a healthier life, exercise more, sleep better or relax more often. We are also rebuilding our My Lifestyle theme in our AH app. This app is used by thousands of people daily. Which makes this an exciting project to work on!

About the job

As a passionate Backender you will work on new features that offer our customers insight and coaching in regards to a healthy lifestyle; It is not only about nutrition but also about exercise, sleep and relaxation. You participate in standups and refinements, develop code, write tests and continuously integrate/deploy the solutions. Beyond your own team, you contribute to the AH Tech community via Guilds, inner source initiatives, and more. Furthermore, you actively participate in developing a feature-rich product for our Lifestyle app which is currently being integrated with our AH app.

Why we believe this is a cool job

You get to work with modern technologies and contribute to our My Lifestyle App AND Albert Heijn app which is used by thousands of customers per day.

Everything we build in the app is scalable, using Azure and Microservices, Kubernetes, CI/CD pipelines.

We work in a multi-disciplinarian team; with dedicated QA, 2 Backend developers, 3 frontend developers (flutter) a UX designer and a Product Owner.

Recipe for maximum impact:

At AH Technology you'll be working for one of the biggest food retailers in the Netherlands. To be successful as our new backend engineer you bring:

A Technology/IT Engineering bachelor or master's degree, or equivalent 3/5 years of work experience;

You know your technology stack: you are experienced in Kotlin and preferably MongoDB, GraphQL, Spring boot.

Experience in Cloud (Azure preferred, but we will get you up to speed if you have AWS/Google experience);

Know your way around with CI/CD, including test automation integrations and release engineering automation (fyi, we use Azure Devops and Github Actions)

Experience with the DevOps way of work. You build it, you run it!

Outstanding communication in English.

What we offer;

At Albert Heijn we aim to grow, and this is only possible if you grow along with us. As we work together to build our brand and your career, you can count on (based on 40 hours per week):

An annual salary up to 90K including holiday allowance and a flexible bonus. Depending on your experience.

Possibility to work 32-40 hours a week.

Working hybrid where we go to the office once or twice a week. We are next to Zaandam's train station!

An attractive pension plan of which we pay out over 4,5 x times the amount you contribute to the fund. So you’ll continue to enjoy a comfortable income even after retiring 🙂

45 days of paid leave to enjoy your well-deserved holidays: 25,5 regular vacation days and 19,5 ADV days. Enjoy!

NS Train card for commuting by train from your home to Zaandam, a laptop and smartphone.

10% staff discount on groceries in all Albert Heijn stores, up to €300 discount a year.

Follow training and courses via our AH Tech Academy.

Your new office

Curious about your colleagues? At AH Technology you work with the best experts in the field. In an open environment, where expertise is valued, where we learn from each other and have the freedom to innovate. We work in a hybrid way, where we meet (on average) 2 days at the office in Zaandam, what is close to the train station, and 8 min from Amsterdam ;-).

More information?

You need to look no further than your favorite omnichannel neighborhood supermarket. Hit the apply button and discover how we can make a difference together to the customer! Want to know more? Please feel free to reach out to Carly DeSantis(Talent Acquisition Partner technology). You can apply by hitting the apply button and uploading your resume. We look forward meeting you!

We’re Albert Heijn, food retail reinventors. 🚀

Albert Heijn goes way back. More than 135 years, to be exact. So for millions of people, food shopping is synonymous with the Albert Heijn brand. We didn’t achieve this with a complacent, ‘hey, if it works today, it’ll work tomorrow’ approach, but by continually rethinking our propositions and staying plugged in to customer demands. More than 125,000 colleagues? Check. Over 1,250 stores in the Netherlands and Flanders? Check. The leading online food retail platform? Check, we build, run and love it.

Together we make eating better the easy choice. For everyone.

The world around us has changed, and significantly at that. These changes have impact on the lives of our customers, colleagues and partners. And therefore, also on Albert Heijn. We’re moving towards a new world with new opportunities and challenges. Albert Heijn wants more people to eat fresher, healthier and more sustainable food. Eating brings us together, keeps us healthier and contributes positively to the world. Our mission is: Together we make eating better the easy choice. For everyone.



Bij Albert Heijn hebben we één grote missie: onze klanten iedere dag weer inspireren. Ook stellen we onszelf als doel om iedere dag te verbeteren.
Albert Heijn valt samen met Etos en Gall & Gall onder de lokale merken van Ahold Delhaize, een van de grootste foodretailgroepen ter wereld.
Op ons hoofdkantoor in Zaandam, bieden wij veel mogelijkheden op het gebied van leerzame stages, Internationale traineeships en startersfuncties binnen verschillende afdelingen.

Active in 3 countries
375,000 employees
50% men - 50% women
Average age is 30 years