Experienced Scala Engineer

Experienced Scala Engineer
Kaizo - Amsterdam, Netherlands
70,000 €- 80,000 €
Full Time
Engineering & Technical
Akka Scala

Your role in our team

As an Experienced Scala Engineer, you will be responsible for designing and implementing backend services on existing or new microservices, integrate with third-party APIs, and help run all of this in production. You will work tightly with our frontend developers as well as with our AI Engineers.


You will focus on

  • Playing an integral part in the design and architecture of our gamification platform
  • Developing features in a fast paced startup environment without compromising automated tests or neglecting software craftsmanship
  • Working on our distributed, real-time engine that handles millions of events per day
  • Getting our system ready to scale by one order of magnitude
  • ‘Big Picture’ thinking
  • Help the AI team implement distributed machine learning algorithms
  • Coaching and mentoring Juniors in the team

What you bring to the table

  • 4 years professional experience with Scala Software Engineering
  • 3-4 years experience working with complex data sets in a data driven company
  • Experiences with stream processing as well as with designing and implementing REST APIs
  • Diverse technology knowledge and a sense of curiosity combined with strong problem solving skills
  • Experience with at least some of the technologies used: Akka, Akka-Stream, Akka-Http, Kafka, ElasticSearch, MongoDB
  • Experience with deploying services to Kubernetes and running software in production on Google Cloud (or AWS/Azure)
  • BS/Masters degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • A Github or StackOverflow profile is always a good way to impress us; so feel free to include it in your application!
  • Being part of an early stage startup we sometimes need you to wear multiple hats just to keep things going, hence being a team player is a must have.

You will work with some of the best global talent to build a tool used by great companies like Miro, Marley Spoon, Footlocker, Soundcloud, Tripaneer or WeTransfer. You will be part of a team of diverse and passionate people with a culture that empowers great work.

What we bring to the table
We do everything to make sure you feel motivated and supported by offering:

  • Teamwork & fun perks when full remote work is required (weekly team games & drinks, morning coffee chats and more)
  • Investment into your personal development using our network of internal and external mentors
  • New laptop & tools
  • Free lunch (even while working from home)
  • Flexible working hours and unlimited holiday policy
  • Remote possible within the EU time zone
  • Workations (2019: Tuscany, 2020: Zoom 😢, 2021: to be announced soon)