Engineering Manager - Supply Chain Execution (Microservices, Kotlin/Java)

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Engineering Manager - Supply Chain Execution (Microservices, Kotlin/Java)

  • Zaandam
  • Bachelor
  • Technology
  • Bachelor
  • Albert Heijn Support
  • The Netherlands
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How you can
make a difference

Team AH Technology Supply Chain Execution is looking for an experienced Engineering Manager to help rebuild the traditional tech into a modern cutting-edge technology landscape (Microservices, Kotlin/Java, Kafka, React, Mongodb). A critical role in a complex and large cluster that is responsible for the delivery of goods from the distribution centers to the stores.


This is how you will reinvent food retail. 

1.    Hands-on value delivery 

  • Ensure team delivery is aligned and implemented according to the Tech Radar, OKR’s and Engineering Excellence Principles. 
  • Be accountable as code owner together with your teams and be responsible for the team's technical performance. 
  • Enable team members to build and run their applications autonomously and spend part of your time on coding. 
  • Drive your teams to adhere to high quality standards in both development and operation of mission critical AH applications.  
  • Work closely with the architects and help roadmap the design.
  • Build an engineering team that welcomes technical discussions and challenges, while ensuring the application is fit for purpose. 


2.    Leadership and People Management 

  • Organizing, decision-making, and mentoring 
  • Organize teams to be fully empowered, autonomous, and correctly “T” shaped. 
  • Instill an engineering culture in your teams and the broader platform. 
  • Guide team members to uphold high code quality standards. 
  • Ensure there is a healthy culture in the team and that team members can bring their whole selves to work. 
  • Play an active role in facilitating the growth, mentorship, and learning of DevOps engineers. 

 3. Vision, Strategy and Alignment 

  • Vision & Strategy OKRs 
  • Align the team to the mission and vision of the Tech department and understand their role in the delivery. 
  • Balance technical and product roadmap goals and priorities for the applications you are responsible for. 
  • Work together with different departments and stakeholders 


Your new team and office. 

Together with your teams you will work on inspiring projects to accelerate our transition into a hybrid Food & Tech company. We want to leverage data and technology to future-proof food shopping and give our customers the accessibility to healthy food more easily available for everyone. At Albert Heijn, you team up with inspiring peers in the data, digital and tech domains. A community of diverse individuals who share a common goal; to create digital solutions that make (online) shopping simpler and more inspiring. Are you ready to reinvent the way millions of people buy and enjoy their food? We invest heavily in data, digital and tech. And that includes investing in your career! Our teams work in a hybrid way: both from home as well as in the office. We are located right next to the train station of Zaandam.  


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! 


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 125K 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. 

The recipe for maximum impact 

As an Engineering Manager, you will be accountable for the products and applications your teams builds and maintains, as well as mentorship and well-being of team members: 

  • 8+ years of software engineering experience, familiar with the DevOps methodology, cloud engineering, observability and security. You should be well versed in programming high quality Kotlin/Java, React and PL SQL code and be familiar with technologies like Kubernetes, Kafka, MongoDB, OracleDB and Webmethods.
  • Good understanding of Microservices Architecture.
  • 3+ years of hands-on experience leading multiple teams (10+ persons), with excellent communication skills in English. Speaking Dutch is a plus. 
  • Experience working on large scale complex projects, preferably in a large enterprise environment
  • Able to create an environment to grow and learn while keeping focus on the developer experience.  
  • Experience mentoring tech talent and developing learning and growth pathways for engineers.  
  • A learning mindset and eager to keep up to date with IT trends, new technologies and other relevant focus area’s.  
  • Comfortable presenting and public speaking and able to clearly articulate a vision and strategy for the team to execute. You manage expectations both up and down the organization and control conflict. You're good at managing budgets. 
  • You are strong in the negotiation of products and services needed for the team and will create a network with vendors  
  • You have an Agile mentality and focus on delivering value at every iteration. You can think strategically and inspire and encourage teams to design for the long term. You automate wherever possible. 
  • Located in The Netherlands.

We’re Albert Heijn, food retail reinventors. 🚀 

Albert Heijn goes way back. More than 135 years, to be exact. So for millions of people, food shopping is synonymous with the Albert Heijn brand. We didn’t achieve this with a complacent, ‘hey, if it works today, it’ll work tomorrow’ approach, but by continually rethinking our propositions and staying plugged in to customer demands. More than 125,000 colleagues? Check. Over 1,250 stores in the Netherlands and Flanders? Check. The leading online food retail platform? Check, we build, run and love it.   


Together we make eating better the easy choice. For everyone. 
The world around us has changed, and significantly at that. These changes have impact on the lives of our customers, colleagues and partners. And therefore, also on Albert Heijn. We’re moving towards a new world with new opportunities and challenges. Albert Heijn wants more people to eat fresher, healthier and more sustainable food. Eating brings us together, keeps us healthier and contributes positively to the world. Our mission is: Together we make eating better the easy choice. For everyone. 


Ready to contribute to our mission? 

Do you want to play an active role in changing the food retail landscape as we know it? Then hop on board and join us on our expedition. Would you like to learn more first, before you apply to Albert Heijn? We’re happy to tell you everything about this vacancy! An assessment might be part of our selection process. 



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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