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Fullstack Java developer

  • Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Nederland


Rotterdam - As a Fullstack Developer within our Freemium Area you will contribute to making sure our users get the highest quality features and an excellent user experience.
Our white-label platform for web and app serves our 2 biggest national news brands AD.nl and HLN.be, as well as 8 regional brands in the Netherlands and Belgium. On a daily basis our content reaches millions of users, making DPG Media the biggest media house of The Netherlands and Belgium.

About the team

You will be part of a cross-functional and agile web development team that consists of 10 people from the Netherlands and Belgium. Our home base is our Rotterdam office - located right next to Rotterdam Central Station - and close to our editorial staff and other digital teams that work on this platform. 2 days per week you will be working in the Rotterdam office and the other days you can work from home.

What you will be doing
Working with highly talented people, you’ll deliver the best news product to our users. Because you’re working in a huge landscape with advanced technologies, you will keep on learning every day. You will build backend applications/features in the cloud while always striving for the best code quality and applying security measures.
Your main tasks are:

  • Continuously develop and release new code to production within an agile work environment, ranging from backend services, our mobile API to some front end services (although we have front end specialists in the team too).
  • “You build it, you run it”; meaning you will take as a team full responsibility for delivering good working software and maintaining it.
  • Continuously improve our services to make them more robust, scalable and reliable.
  • Together with your peers, you define the software architecture of the services
  • Sharing knowledge within our group of developers and together making sure our platform evolves continuously

Our stack: AWS Services, Java 11+, Kotlin, NextJS, TypeScript, Spring Boot, Spring Cloud, Maven and Docker

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 Rotterdam (currently we work from home).
  • Working with the latest stack.
  • Knowledge sharing from our tech colleagues.


Who you are:
You love learning new things and keep a close eye on technological evolutions. You are open-minded and critical with a no-nonsense approach: always looking for the ‘why’ of things. Also, you are passionate about IT and development, always focused on quality. What else do we expect:

  • At least 3 years of professional experience with Java (we run v11+), Spring, NodeJS and AWS. You should be familiar with CI/CD, security best practices and designing REST API’s.
  • Experience with test automation, contract testing and test-driven development.
  • You have a team-oriented agile mindset and experience with scrum and DevOps.
  • You can work independently, but are never reluctant to ask for help or offer help to others. Reaching out to other teams or stakeholders comes natural to you.
  • Preferably you speak Dutch and English on a professional level.

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.

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 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.

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

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