Technical lead

Job description

Amsterdam - As a Technical Lead, you will influence our choices of technology and build upon our car platforms that will help five million users a month find their next car.

What you will be doing

We are currently transitioning our technical landscape while we keep serving millions of customers per month. You will help us by figuring out how we can continue to deliver value while improving our set of applications. You will also contribute to a modern distributed architecture. Your main focus:

  • Oversee our complete technical operation - Software development, releases, engineering work, etc
  • Lead the process to ensure that the AMV technical landscape is defined, documented, communicated & improved
  • Work with the teams to identify weaknesses in applications & chart out paths to improve
  • Work with the development team to help define & implement specific solutions
  • Participate with the teams - Coding, reviews, etc
  • Involved in hiring and helping development team members grow their skills
  • Ensures alignment with other dPOS architecture & technical areas

Who are we

Automotive Mediaventions consists of three brands: AutoTrack, Gaspedaal & Autowereld. We list thousands of dealers and hundreds of thousands of cars on these websites. Currently, our team is in transition between working top-down to a self-steering approach. Our priorities are being a great place to work as an engineer and delivering high-quality products and services.

Our stack: Scala, Java, Play, Axon, SQS, Javascript, Kubernetes, Elasticsearch, MongoDB, AWS.

You will be part of an agile development team which consists of people from different nationalities. We speak English to communicate with each other. You will be based in our Amsterdam office close to our other digital teams that work on automotive platforms. Currently, we all work from home.

We offer

We offer a high-performing tech workplace where we treasure freedom, from how you find solutions to choosing your path. Feel free to be an entrepreneur, an apprentice, a team player, and, of course, to be you. 

  • An experience-based salary.
  • 36-hour workweek.
  • 12% personal choice budget (of which 8% is holiday allowance).
  • Participation in the profit sharing arrangement.
  • Personal development opportunities such as education, training and certificates.
  • Location in Amsterdam (currently we work from home).
  • Working with the latest stack.
  • Knowledge sharing from our tech colleagues.

Even more reasons to work at DPG Media

At DPG Media, we work for more than 90 strong news brands, magazines, television shows, radio stations, and online services such as Qmusic,, Tweakers, Libelle, and VTM. Although we look like a media group, we are really a tech company. We get digital transformation done.

We offer a high-performing tech workplace where we treasure freedom, from how you find solutions to choosing your path. Feel free to be an entrepreneur, an apprentice, a team player, and, of course, to be you. We welcome everyone to apply, whatever your background may be. A great bunch of smart colleagues awaits you and are eager for you to join the team, whether that be a project team, a pub quiz team, or a sports team.

Learn what we have to offer you or get to know our tech company! And while you’re at it, you can find us on LinkedIn and Twitter too.

Job requirements

Who are you

Your enthusiasm and thirst for software engineering are what gets you out of bed in the morning. You’re looking for a career opportunity that allows you to prove yourself and your skills, day after day. You want your experience and capabilities to have a positive impact on other people. You are the Technical Lead we are looking for.

For this role, we are really looking for someone who can ensure that the proper things get done, not necessarily do them yourself. Working through others is the key to this role! Also, you should be interested in industry developments and good at keeping your knowledge relevant and recent.

As a Technical Lead, you are intrinsically motivated and you thrive when given autonomy, even more so, you take charge and ownership in your work. We want you to challenge us by sharing your thoughts and with that, as a team, we will come to the right solution. You love to challenge yourself and to keep learning.

You are:

  • Comfortable with handling high complexity
  • Experienced with various technologies, including AWS and Kubernetes
  • Someone with leadership / coaching experience
  • Able to communicate fluently in English, both spoken and written
  • Willing to develop yourself continuously
  • Conscientious in staying abreast of new developments
  • Highly knowledgeable in software development, with at least 5 years of experience
  • Inquisitive, creative and enthusiastic about sharing your ideas and know-how

As the largest media company in the Netherlands, we are open to all talents in our society. We call on candidates with a diverse background - in the broadest sense of the word - to apply for this position. It’s the differences between colleagues that lead to surprising insights and innovative solutions. And that, in turn, fits very well with us as an organization. We are curious about you, your qualities, and your experience.

Will you be our new colleague? Then apply now!

Want to know more first? I would be happy to answer your questions via You can also call or send an app to +316 83 80 00 59.

We prefer to do our recruitment ourselves and do not need any help with this.