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Backend Developer

Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, NederlandIT


Amsterdam - As a Back-end Engineer within our Freemium & Entertainment Area you will be part of the backbone of the largest Media house in the Netherlands, making sure our end-users get the very best experience by providing the foundation that our Frontend- and App development teams can build upon.

Our Video, Audio and Games content reaches millions of users daily, which makes the challenges for our backend systems interesting and exciting.

We have built a white-label platform for web and app which serves our 2 biggest news brands , AD.nl and HLN.be, as well as 8 regional brands in the Netherlands and Belgium.

What are you going to do?
Your main focus will be to take a central role in the development and continuous improvement of our systems and applications. These include back office applications, APIs that support our clients, job processing for creating and updating relevant data, and in addition creating new APIs where needed and solving interesting business requirements within the team where thinking outside the box is something that is the norm rather than an exception.

As a backend team we like to keep aligned across teams to ensure a shared vision and alignment on the direction of our backend system and best practices.
This will enable us to make sure we can keep delivering the impeccable quality we have done for years and will continue to stay up-to-date with new developments in our preferred technologies.

Your main tasks are:

  • Development of our new API’s to support our clients, fixing bugs and participating in architectural decisions.

  • Maintaining the vision for the backend applications and alignment on the direction of development with the other development teams;

  • Looking for opportunities to improve the product and process;

The team
About the team

You will be part of a cross-functional and agile web development team. We speak English to communicate with each other in the team. Our home base is our Amsterdam office and close to our editorial staff and other digital teams that work on this platform. Currently, we embrace a hybrid working model. We are two days a week in the office, the rest we work from home.

Who you are
You have experience and the following skills

  • 5-7 years of experience maintaining and developing systems in production

  • (complex)Problem solving and critical thinker

  • Speak up and communicate effectively (due to partly remote working)

  • Teamplayer

  • Autonomous self learner

  • Elixir/Erlang (or other functional languages),

  • Postgres

  • MongoDB

  • Event driven architecture

Nice to have:

  • Kubernetes/Helm

  • AWS / Akama

  • Phoenix Live view

  • GraphQL

  • Ash


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, NU.nl, 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.

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 organisation. We are curious about you, your qualities, and your experience.

Interested? Apply!

Want to know more first? I would be happy to answer your questions via Tino Moolenaar via tino.moolenaar@dpgmedia.nl

We love doing our own recruitment and are not interested in working with agencies.