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Backend Development Lead- Rotterdam


An outstanding opportunity for an experienced developer who wants to become the driving force  behind  the further development and performance increase of one of the largest Dutch travel websites for the next few years, while working in a highly innovative, successful and well-funded scale-up company in one of the hotspots of Rotterdam.


Our client is the largest hotel and travel rating portal in the Netherlands (over 3 million ratings, 400,000 hotels and campsites and 900,000 travel tips), employs about 35 people and was recently acquired by a scale-up competitor. Following they relaunched an entirely new platform, to enable their combined brands to go ‘all-in’ as a leading player in the Dutch/Belgian travel market.



Tstrengthen their team, our client is recruiting for an experienced Backend Developer who will be focusing on the further development of high performing backend services together with your team. Your responsibilities are to:

  • Drive continuous evolution and improvement of the backend architecture using Google Cloud Platform services, while increasing manageability, usability and peak performance;

  • Implement new features and components in our Node.js and Python based backend, while continuously optimizing the Google Cloud Service integration;

  • Consistently care for very good test coverage and automation;

  • Co-own the backend architecture, design, development and documentation;  

  • Co-develop RESTful APIs which provide an outstanding Developer Experience.


Reporting to the CTO, you’’ll be working in a small and dedicated team, which collectively drives the product and platform development, while pushing for an optimal User Experience by using technical cleverness, daring innovations, joined decision making and state of the art platform architecture and design. 


  • You combine an highly energized, hands-on and goal-oriented approach, with a successful track record in  multi-disciplinary scrum development, working on the backend development of platforms with a large consumer audience and big brands;

  • You’ve been working in The Netherland for over 5 years of which at least 2 using Python, Node.js and preferably also Next.js as well as relational databases (SQL);

  • In addition you’re also familiar with ElasticSearch, Google Cloud Platform, Redis, Microservices architecture, ISTIO service mesh, Kubernetes, Docker, Grafana, Prometheus, Multi-threaded/Async programming patterns, Jenkins, Cloud build and/or Terraform;

  • Previous experience in online travel industry is definitely a plus;

  • You are permitted to work in the Netherlands for an indefinite period. 

NB: Our client will only consider candidates who apply for a permanent job and who have been working in the Netherlands already for at least the last few years. 


If you would like to receive more information, please call our executing consultant Jasper Ligtenberg on his mobile +31654274914 (available on working days from 8AM to 8 PM).



If you want to apply directly, please use the button above ('apply direct') to send your resume (in Word) with your motivation and salary details attached. Pending your qualifications, we will contact you discretely for a pre-selection interview.



Being compliant to the most recent privacy regulations, we will handle your response confidentially and will never discuss your candidacy with anyone else, unless you specifically permit us to do so, whereas your details will be kept on file for future reference.

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