[Vacancy] DPG Media is looking for a Senior Software Engineer - Editorial Area
23-08-2021 14:19:00 | Door: Pie Kamau | hits: 5448 | Tags:

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Senior Software Engineer - Editorial Area

As a senior backend engineer you will join our teams that work on digital article publishing (Team “The Shire”) and build technology based on the AWS Cloud with Fargate/EC2 containers, Lambda’s, ElasticSearch, MongoDB and S3.

Depending on the requirements we believe you should use the right tool for the job. Most of our backend services are written in either Java or Javascript. We use React and other modern technologies in the frontend such as Typescript.

For us it’s crucial that all team members are multi-skilled. So even the most seasoned Backend Engineers give a little bit of love to the Front End from time to time. We use React and other modern technologies in the frontend such as Typescript.

You’ll work with a small team that is experienced with remote pairing. You’ll be in control of the technology choices and work closely with an architect to ensure cross-domain and team decisions allow us to keep iterating on our products quickly and reliably.

About our team

On a daily basis hundreds of journalists of our major brands publish thousands of articles on our products such as AD, HLN, de Volkskrant.

In order to write digital articles we provide articles with an article editor that allows them to publish articles to an article display detail that ensures the article is always displayed as intended.

With our teams for digital article publishing and display we build an article editing environment that is reliable, collaborative and predictable.

On top of our article editing environment exists a single article module that both renders our articles an article as previewed in the article editor for both app and web on all our platforms. Heck, articles shared between Volkskrant and de Morgen can be shared in the original design of the original publication.

Different profiles, one TEAM. Different projects, one goal, one mission! As a team, you are responsible for the design, low-level architecture, build, QA testing and delivery of software. We live by the baseline: ‘you build it, you run it’.

We offer

  • An experience-based salary.
  • 36-hour workweek.
  • 12 percent in flexible benefits (of which 8 percent is holiday allowance).
  • A percentage of profit shares.
  • Reimbursement of travel expenses.
  • 24 paid holiday days.
  • Location in Amsterdam.
  • Fully paid functional technical training.


Even more reasons to work at DPG Media

At DPG Media, we work for more than 90 strong news brands, magazines, television shows, radio stations, and online services such as Qmusic, NU.nl, Tweakers, Libelle, and VTM. Although we look like a media group, we are really a tech company. We get digital transformation done.

We offer a high-performing tech workplace where we treasure freedom, from how you find solutions to choosing your path. Feel free to be an entrepreneur, an apprentice, a team player, and, of course, to be you. We welcome everyone to apply, whatever your background may be. A great bunch of smart colleagues awaits you and are eager for you to join the team, whether that be a project team, a pub quiz team, or a sports team.

Who you are

  • Must-have knowledge: Amazon Web Services, Java 11, database technologies (relational as well as document based), REST, Spring and Hibernate
  • Front End stack(s) : React, Typescript, HTML, CSS,....
  • CI/CD knowledge: Maven/Gradle, Bitbucket pipelines, docker, ECS, fargate
  • Beyond that, DDD, the SOLID principles and Clean Code hold no secrets for you.. TDD/BDD are a second nature to you and you’ve at least heard of Clean Architecture (a.k.a ports and adapters).
  • Agile mindset and relevant experience with Scrum or other agile methodologies
  • Curious and open-minded
  • Critical; always looking for the 'why' of things
  • Passionate about development and always focused on quality
  • Team oriented – going for victory together


You draw energy from working in a high-tech and continuously innovating environment as we're switching to an AWS cloud. This vacancy is for our office in Amsterdam but the Editorial Area is active in 3 locations: our office in Amsterdam, Hoofddorp and Antwerp. We are closely collaborating with teams in Belgium, so regular travelling to Antwerp may occur. (from the moment COVID19 has left this planet!)

As the largest media company in the Netherlands, we are open to all talents in our society. We call on candidates with a diverse background - in the broadest sense of the word - to apply for this position. It’s the differences between colleagues that lead to surprising insights and innovative solutions. And that, in turn, fits very well with us as an organization. We are curious about you, your qualities, and your experience.

Apply! Want to know more first? Ask via Venetia de Wit at venetia.de.wit@dpgmedia.nl You can also call or send an app on +31-615850813 or Apply here.