Staff Engineer (Kafka) - Engineering Enablement Platform

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Staff Engineer (Kafka) - Engineering Enablement Platform

  • Zaandam
  • Bachelor
  • Technology
  • Bachelor
  • Albert Heijn Support
  • The Netherlands
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  • To keep growing
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  • True tech-savvy
  • The ability to connect

How you can
make a difference

We are seeking a talented Staff Engineer skilled in Kafka and integrations to contribute their expertise in creating cohesive integrations both within our platform and connecting across other departments, ensuring seamless workflows and an unparalleled experience for engineering teams.


As a Staff Engineer at Albert Heijn, you will play a pivotal role in designing, implementing, and optimizing integrations across our diverse range of products and services. You will collaborate across departments, providing technical leadership to ensure the successful integration of systems,
applications, and data sources.


Key Responsibilities

  • Integration Architecture: Design and architect end-to-end integration solutions that align with business goals and technical requirements.
  • Collaboration: Work closely with development, operations, and product teams to understand integration needs, identify opportunities for improvement, and implement effective solutions.
  • Technical Leadership: Provide guidance and mentorship to engineers, fostering a collaborative and innovative work environment. 
  • Prototyping and Testing: Develop prototypes and conduct thorough testing of integration solutions to ensure reliability, scalability, and performance.
  • Documentation: Create comprehensive documentation for integration processes, configurations, and best practices to facilitate knowledge transfer and ensure maintainability.
  • Problem Resolution: Troubleshoot and resolve integration issues, collaborating with relevant teams to implement corrective measures.
  • Continuous Improvement: Stay up to date of industry trends and emerging technologies, recommending and implementing improvements to enhance integration processes.


The recipe for maximum impact:

We think it’s important to be part of an high-belonging team; a team where you can be yourself and feel safe, accepted and appreciated. For this job we are preferably looking for someone who brings diversity in our team, in the widest possible sense. Someone who is a great addition to our team by bringing other ideas to the table. Don’t check all the boxes? Don’t worry, we probably don’t either 😉. Don’t hesitate to apply if you think you are up for the challenge, we’re happy to have a look at your resume!  

  • Proven experience in designing and implementing complex integration solutions.
  • Experience with Kafka as a messaging and event streaming platform, including the ability to design and implement solutions using Kafka for real-time data integration.
  • Familiarity with microservices architecture and the design and implementation of microservices-based systems.
  • Proficiency in programming languages, with expertise in languages such as Python, Java, and Kotlin.
  • In-depth knowledge of API design, RESTful services, and data serialization formats (JSON, XML) within the context of engineering workflows.
  • Proficiency in version control systems (e.g., Git), continuous integration, and continuous deployment practices.
  • Hands-on experience with integration platforms, middleware technologies, and tools specific to Engineering Enablement.
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills, with meticulous attention to detail.
  • Effective communication skills, with the ability to convey technical concepts to both technical and non-technical stakeholders.


What we offer.

At Albert Heijn we aim to grow, and this is only possible if you grow along with us. As we work together to build our brand and your career, you can count on (based on 40 hours per week): 

  • An annual salary up to 110K including holiday allowance and a flexible bonus. Depending on your level of seniority and experience;  
  • A minimum of 20 days paid vacation, optionally 12.5 days extra. Do you want to take that extra time off, or would you rather convert the extra days into discounts or sell them for cash? You’re the end boss!; 
  • Flexible working hours; 
  • Access to a challenging training curriculum – AH Tech Academy; 
  • An excellent pension plan where we as an employer contribute 4,5 more than you as an employee;  
  • A travel allowance or a NS-business card for traveling to and from Zaandam by train; 
  • Attractive discounts on various insurance policies; 
  • 10% staff discount on groceries in all Albert Heijn stores, to a maximum of €300 per year; 
  • A free Mijn Albert Heijn Premium membership with many benefits;
  • A company laptop and telephone.

If you are a skilled Kafka Integration Engineer with a passion for solving complex challenges and driving technological advancements, we invite you to join our team. Be part of the driving force behind the evolution of engineering excellence. Apply today!



matters to us?

Ahold Delhaize is one of the world’s largest food retail groups and a leader in both supermarkets and e-commerce. Together, we help people eat well, save time and live better – it’s how we make a difference. And we do it because we care: for our customers, our people and the world around us.

Be courageous

"I realized how much impact you can truly have as an individual, working for such a huge international company.”

Live wholeheartedly 

“The support this company has always offered means the world to me."

Keep growing

“I feel the freedom to show initiative, propose changes and try new things. Having that freedom gave me wings to fly.”

What our selection
process looks like?



Share your enthusiasm for Ahold Delhaize or of our great local brands — explain why do you want to work for us and how you can add value. Your goal is to engage the hiring manager and to get them thinking about you as a potential new hire. Give it your all!


Job interview(s)

After you have been selected and depending on the role, you will be invited for one or more job interviews. The job interview, which is a two way conversation, will take place online (via Teams) or at the office. You will be informed by the recruiter. This is your moment to shine (but you always do ofcourse)


Online Assessment

When both parties would like to continue the conversation you will be invited for an online assessement, also known as pre-employment tests. The purpose of the test is helping hiring manager determine whether a candidate has the skills, work style, knowlegde of personality to succeed in a the role. 


Job Offer

We are thrilled to get you onboard and would like to offer you the job. In this phase we start the conversation about the details which comes with the job, such as compensation, benefits and other contract details. 


Welcome the Ahold Delhaize family

We do our utmost for you to feel at home, heard and valued and encourage you to be courageous, live wholehearted and keep growing. Therefore, we start the (pre)onboarding process as soon as you accepted the job offer. This process includes a technical and functional onboarding within Ahold Delhaize or our great familiy of local brands. 

Need help with application or orientation?

Hello, send me a message and I'll be happy to help you

Alexandra Smelt

Talent Acquisition Partner

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