LEAD Java Backend Developer (AWS Spring) – Amsterdam/ REMOTE initially – 8000 Euros PM

An innovative international data-driven company operating in Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania and with headquarters located in Amsterdam has an exciting role for a Senior Java Backend Developer.

As senior backend software engineer you are part of one of their developer teams working on core features of the platform. You will be part of a multidisciplinary team including frontend engineers, cloud engineers, business analysts, designers, and business owners

An opportunity to apply for a work permit in Europe and relocate internationally in time.


  • Java
  • SQL
  • Cloud/ AWS
  • SpringBoot
  • Angular
  • Android
  • Cloud


  • Leadership skills
  • Have a cloud native mindset
  • Experience setting up CI/CD tools and pipelines
  • Experience with Github or Bitbucket
  • Experience with mobile technology and development
  • Security and GDPR are always part of your development cycle.
  • Experience with developing solutions as part of a team
  • Experience working in a highly competitive, international business environment

What they offer

  • The opportunity to work on projects with high social impact with a fun and motivated team
  • Startup culture with an international team (>50% in Kenya), flat hierarchies, and Friday beers
  • Based in Amsterdam with travel opportunities
  • Relocation expenses covered
  • Work permits arranged
  • Your choice of equipment and tools
  • Competitive salary and flexible hours

Reference Number for this position is GZ53749 which is a permanent role with offices in the Netherlands but working fully remotely from SA initially. They are offering a cost to company of 6000 to 8000 euros per month negotiable on experience and ability. Email Garth on garthz@e-merge.co.za or call him on 011 463 3633 to discuss this and other opportunities.

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