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Senior Java Developer

Products | Amsterdam, Netherlands | Full Time and Contract

Job Description

Backbase is hiring | Senior Java Developer

 

We are Backbase

Companies want the most compelling digital experience for their customers, but older systems can't keep up with today's rapid changes and Web 2.0 World. Applications and IT systems can be fragmented and complex, which makes them difficult to change and makes it hard to create a true outside-in, customer-focused experience. Backbase overcomes these challenges. With our flagship product, the Bank 2.0 Portal, we link people to the vital information and resources they need. We create a seamless online experience without the need to change underlying infrastructure and IT systems. An efficient design enables companies to create high-quality portals that empower both end-customers as well as e-business professionals who need to manage their online customer interactions with less IT support. This means faster time to market for new business requirements and more flexibility to optimize online channels.

Backbase was founded in 2003 by Jouk Pleiter and Gerbert Kaandorp and is privately funded. Working for Backbase you have the opportunity to live in two of the most culturally vibrant cities in the world: Amsterdam (headquarters) or New York City (North American office).

The team

The Sr. Java Developer is part of Backbase’s R&D Team in Amsterdam. This team is responsible for the product development for the Backbase Suite. The product suite consists of the following: the Portal, the Portal Manager, Forms and the CMS. R&D uses Scrum for its development process along with elements from XP and TDD. The Scrum teams are highly self-sufficient, which gives developers the freedom, as well as responsibility, to deliver functionality as a team. Backbase has strong ambitions to become a major player in its field. We provide a challenging, professional, and informal working environment.

The goal

As Sr. Java Developer you will work together with the R&D team on different components of our Backbase Suite to build, expand, and enhance our products. As Sr. Java Developer we expect you to help improve the R&D development department. You support the organization by sharing your knowledge, coaching colleagues and show ownership of one of our products. This role is a peer position in a product team, with the goal of defining the product architecture. It will give you the opportunity to put your mark on our products.

Your profile

The ideal candidate for this challenging and demanding job will fit the following profile:

  • Bachelor or Masters-level degree;
  • Proven experience (7 plus years) within enterprise projects in different roles;
  • Capable of transforming business requirements into technical architecture;
  • Able to make estimations for various projects;
  • Excellent understanding of, and ability to communicate in, the English language.

Your personality can be classified as:

  • Leader by example who is passionate about software development;
  • Team player who takes pride in, and facilitates the sharing of, knowledge;
  • Flexible, balanced, and willing to embrace change.

In addition, you have knowledge of:

  • Spring and Spring extensions such as: Web, Security, Data or Batch;
  • Persistence frameworks such as Hibernate or JPA;
  • Application Servers such as WebSphere, Weblogic or JBoss;
  • Databases such as Oracle or DB2;
  • Scrum and Test-Driven-Development (TDD) with jUnit is most desirable;
  • Experience with restfull services (REST);
  • Experience within a product organization is an absolute must!

The offer

Backbase provides excellent company benefits for this role including:

  • Market rate salary (depending on experience);
  • 25 holidays (based upon a 40hr work week)
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Free lunch
  • Potential International career opportunities (USA)

Backbase offers you a challenging job in an informal and ambitious environment where personal development is highly valued. This is all within a successful, young and growing organization with a matching company spirit.

Next steps

If this job appeals to you and you think you are up for the challenge, please use the apply button on this page.

For more information please contact Backbase Recruitment at 020 468 6838 or by email: recruitment [at] backbase.com