Amersfoort & From Home, 32-40 hours

Scala Backend Developer


Within Simacan we have chosen Scala as our backend programming language. It is not the only language we use, but it is our first choice because of its robustness and interoperability. If you are willing to learn Scala, you are welcome with us! We are also an innovative team that likes to work with modern technologies, like Akka, Cats, ZIO and Kafka. We will tell you more about the team and their skills.

Do you make a good fit to our team?
  • We work with Functional Programming, Akka and Kafka, as well as Microservices, AWS, CI/CD and TDD
  • Within Simacan we have different nationalities, so our the main language is English (spoken and written)
  • We are team players, analytical and like to share knowledge and insights with each other
  • Our teams consist of 0,5 to 10+ years of experience with Scala development in JVM
  • We have an average of bachelor leveled colleagues
Benefits at Simacan
  • Gross salary between € 3.055,- (starter) and € 5.515,- (experienced) 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
  • Inspiring ideas are always appreciated
  • Your own choice of equipment (laptop, headset, etc.)
  • Flexible working hours
  • The freedom to work from home (including home working budget)
  • Daily team lunches, good coffee, sit-stand desks and cool company events.
  • Sports activities at or near the office with professional trainer

Scala Backend Developer

We are Simacan! A no-nonsense SaaS company in routing, planning and execution management. Big chance you don't know us. And an even bigger chance that, with the support of our platform, your groceries, parcels or flowers will be delivered to you on time. Our platform integrates real-time traffic information into our customers' primary business processes. This is how we help companies such as Albert Heijn, Jumbo and PostNL optimise their logistics processes. We also make an important contribution to CO2 reduction.

Our 50 bright minds work on this every day. We devise and optimise the most advanced algorithms and technical solutions and ensure that these are seamlessly implemented at our customers' sites. We regularly visit customers and end users to hear first-hand how they experience the use of our platform and what we can improve. We also take a lot of time for teambuilding. New employees are surprised at what we can do, how we do it and which customers we serve.

Your future at Simacan
When you start within the team as Scala Backend Developer, you will become a part of Product Engineering. This department contains a group of enthusiastic engineers who work together in smaller development teams based on Scrum. We do this in an environment that revolves around TDD and CI/CD. Together we work on various projects and subjects, focused on our cloud platform, based on an agile way of working. These projects include designing and developing APIs, improving our existing algorithms (such as routing or travel time calculation) and designing and developing new, unique features that help customers use our platform even better. These features relate to tangible subjects like delivery, route calculation, travel times and traffic jams.

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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