Senior Backend Software Engineer

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Senior Backend Software Engineer


fashionTrade is a small but dedicated team. As part of the engineering team, you’ll work closely with product management and the commercial team for getting the best out there. Located in central Amsterdam, you will find most of your colleagues at the office all day. We enjoy daily catered lunches and complimentary breakfast in the morning. fashionTrade is true startup environment with focused professionals who value entrepreneurship, flexibility, commitment, transparency and above all a sense of humour.

Our tech team and culture is built on four important pillars:

Engineering Agility

Our solution can move where the market moves. We use continuous integration and continuous delivery pipelines for deployment. We rely on cloud infrastructure for scalability and flexibility. We make pragmatic use of (micro-)services for a loosely coupled architecture.

Data Driven Insights

You can’t improve what you don’t measure. We have tracking in our software from the get-go. We use data to measure how well we are doing with the product itself and also to help our users improve their business. fashionTrade aims to make the use of data a true differentiator for our service.

Superior User Experience

You won’t have users if it’s not usable. We’re not creating a run of the mill enterprise product. We’re helping our users do business; that also means our software doesn’t get in the way. We achieve this with a focus on interactions and aim for the right combination between mobile and desktop (web).


Scaling up or out must be an automated process, not a manual one. We are a small team and operate in a dynamic environment with unpredictable capacity requirements. We use automation, programmable infrastructure and cloud to make sure scaling the solution doesn’t require scaling the team.

About You & Job Responsibilities

You’re pragmatic, learn quickly, and have a proven track record of experience. You communicate well and enjoy working in a startup team. Above all, you’re curious about the world and passionate about what you do.

You are a software engineer who is comfortable building and scaling systems, overseeing the full stack and setting up and using cloud infrastructure / services. You care about continuous everything and automation of anything you’ll do often enough. 

On top of that, these describe you:

  • Excellence in a JVM based language (Java 8, Scala).
  • Proficient at one or more dynamic languages (e.g. Python, Ruby, JavaScript).
  • Appreciation of pragmatic Test Driven Development.
  • Understand and appreciate the goal of micro-services in architectures.
  • Know a thing or two about Linux and Bash scripting.
  • Hands-on experience with cloud providers (AWS / Google Cloud).
  • Hands-on experience with continuous delivery / deployment.
  • Ideally, worked with containers and related technology (Docker).
  • Ideally, worked with distributed databases (e.g. Cassandra, Riak).
  • Ideally, experience with search based systems and ElasticSearch.

We Offer

As a young company with solid funding, insightful knowledge into the fashion industry and invaluable connections – the biggest offer we have for you is the opportunity for long term growth, impact and learning.

fashionTrade is a investment from a sufficiently liquid fund committed to making it a success. As such, we provide the unique combination of a startup culture and environment with market rate compensation.

We would love to welcome you to our international office centrally located in Amsterdam on the second floor of the TQ building on the Singel. As part of a co-working space, we have a great community of events and opportunities and offer a tasty, healthy lunch.


If you have any question regarding the position you are welcome to contact Friso van Vollenhoven (