Amersfoort & From Home, 32-40 hours

Java Backend Developer

What will you bring to Simacan?
  • Bachelor work and intellectual level.
  • Minimum of 2 years java development experience.
  • Knowledge of Spring, Hibernate, PostgreSQL and Kafka.
  • Familiarity with Microservices, AWS, CI/CD or TDD is considered an advantage.
  • Good communication skills in English, both verbal and written.
  • You are a team player, analytical and like to share knowledge and insights. 
Benefits at Simacan
  • Gross salary between € 3.230,- and € 5.280,-  per month.
  • Yearly incentive, up to 1.5x your monthly salary.
  • 25 Vacation days and 8% vacation pay.
  • A pension plan with 50% employer contribution.
  • Personal development budget of €1.200,- per year to use as you wish.
  • An open company culture with experienced and fun colleagues where ideas are appreciated.
  • Your own choice of equipment (laptop, headset, etc.).
  • Flexible working hours and the freedom to work from home (including home working budget).
  • Lots of freedom, daily team lunches, good coffee, sit-stand desks and cool company events.
  • Sports activities at or near the office with professional trainer.

Java Backend Developer

Your future at Simacan
The Simacan Control Tower is one of our most important systems. It helps organizations in the transport and logistics sector to digitize their delivery processes. Sooner or later, data from all of our customers will pass through this system. We laid the foundation for this system over eight years ago, in the early startup phase. It was (and to some extent is) set up according to a conventional architecture based on Java, Spring Framework, Hibernate and PostgreSQL, running in a microservice cluster. Sound familiar?  

This service has served us for over eight years and made a big difference for customers like Ahold, Jumbo and PostNL. However, testing has shown that we probably can't grow another 20-fold with this setup. That's not a bad thing, that's growing pains, and every company will experience them sooner or later. Fundamental issues will have to be addressed, and of course we have plans for this, but not everything is in place yet by a long shot. Would you like to join us in laying the foundation for the coming years at Simacan, so that we can grow by a factor of 20? You are more than welcome to think along. We are going to solve interesting puzzles and you can (co) make the difference.  

The department you will be working in, Product Engineering, consists of about 30 enthusiastic engineers (in a healthy mix of junior, medior, senior and lead) who work together in smaller development teams based on Scrum. We do this in an environment that revolves around TDD and CI/CD. We use Scala and Java as the main programming languages. Together we work on projects focused on the cloud platform to help our customers use it even better. 

Simacan is a young and innovative scale-up, based in Amersfoort. A growing organization with over 75 employees. Millions of people experience the benefits of our platform on a daily basis. Our platform integrates real-time traffic information into the primary business processes of our customers. In this way we help companies such as Albert Heijn, Jumbo, Simon Loos, NedCargo, Cornelissen and PostNL to optimize their logistics processes.

Obviously, we would love to tell you more, so reach out to us if you meet the requirements for this position. You can apply below or send an email with a short motivation letter, your CV and any relevant links to Gijs Martini at If you have any questions about this exciting role, feel free to send us an email.

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