Senior Java Developer (microservices) - Retail Enablement

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Senior Java Developer (microservices) - Retail Enablement

  • Zaandam
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  • Technology
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  • Albert Heijn Support
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Your new job and office

FoodTech is hot! If you’re looking for a career in architecture, greenfield engineering with impact and scale, but you don’t want to move away from coding as your core activity, keep reading. 🙂

The company: About AH Technology, food retail reinventors 

Albert Heijn goes way back; more than 130 years, to be exact.  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.


Over 1,000 stores? Check.


The leading online food retail platform? Check.


We build it, we run it and we love it. 😉


So, what’s next?

We want to accelerate our transition into a hybrid Food & Tech company by leveraging data and technology to future-proof food shopping. Our goal is to make better food more easily accessible to everyone. At AH Technology, you team up with inspiring peers in the data, digital and tech domains. A community of diverse individuals who share a common purpose: to create digital solutions that make shopping simpler and more inspiring, both online and in our stores.


We invest heavily in tech. That includes investing in your career! Are you ready to reinvent the way millions of people buy and enjoy their food?

Your new job  

As a senior (full stack) java engineer you are technically co-responsible for the work of the Retail Microservices & Front-end enablement team. The team develops and enables state-of-the-art software products, such as Microservices and React development templates, to accelerate and standardize the work of 15+ product teams that use this to develop back-end and (web- and mobile) front-end applications.


You will work closely with our Product Owner and Product Architect, to develop our technology landscape. Next to providing technical leadership to our product teams, you will also do hands-on work together with other experts in the team to further accelerate our technology. These experts range from front-end engineers, back-end engineers, cloud engineers, release engineers etc. You will report directly to the head of tech.


As a passionate developer you participate in the realization of new cool initiatives. You will accelerate the work of multiple teams in keeping up the high standards of the platform, push the engineering skills of the teams, and developing new features using the latest technology.


More specifically you will:


  • Be a valued team member and a valuable team player, celebrating successes together.
  • Enable and help other product teams and developers to accelerate their development and standardize & improve solutions.
  • Develop proofs of concept, build code, implement and execute automated testing, ensure security and code quality, develop best practices and manage deployments.
  • Be an active member of the AH Tech community and collaborate with other experts in the community, where you have an appetite to learn from the experts around you and be an example for them too.   
  • Contribute to developing our technical standards and guidelines.
  • Understand what new tools or frameworks, or how changes in the language or new features in the application can help improve our products.
  • Work closely with the Head of Tech, Platform Architect, Product Owner, Engineers and our development community.


Is this you? 

To become successful as our new senior (Full Stack) Java developer you will bring:  

  • A Technology/IT Engineering Master or Bachelor degree or equivalent experience.
  • You’re tech savvy, pro-active and have a big passion for tech.
  • At least 5 years’ experience as a Backend Developer, Java Developer, or Backend DevOps Engineer etc.
  • You have hands-on experience in Java (Kotlin) and REST APIs – with a good understanding of containerization. Knowledge of technologies such as GraphQL, Kafka and MongoDB is a plus.
  • You enjoy teamwork and are used to agile/scrum ways of working.
  • Excellent communication skills, open, transparent and motivated to continuously help the team grow.
  • A getting-things-done mentality.
  • An outstanding command of English. Dutch would be a big plus.


This is what we can offer

At AH Technology 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):

  • A competitive annual gross salary up to 87k euro and a bonus on top of your salary.
  • 20 vacation days and a Personal Budget for you to decide whether to spend it on 12.5 extra vacation days, discounts or a pay-out.
  • Hybrid working environment with flexible working hours.
  • Access to a challenging training curriculum - AH Tech Academy.
  • An excellent pension plan.
  • A travel allowance for traveling to and from Zaandam.
  • Attractive discounts on various insurance policies.
  • 10% staff discount on groceries in all Albert Heijn stores, to a maximum of €300 per year.
  • A company laptop (Macbook) and smartphone.


Your new office and colleagues 

Curious about your colleagues? At AH Technology you work with the best experts in the field in an open environment, where expertise is valued, where we learn from each other and have the freedom to innovate. You will work in the  team with several other colleagues, which operates within the Retail Technology platform. This department can be considered the engine room of AH, consisting of multiple teams developing and supporting AH’s Merchandise, Finance, Stores, Supply Chain and Support disciplines.

Ready to reinvent food retail with us?
Click the apply button and discover how you can work with diverse and enthusiastic colleagues to make the future of food retail a little brighter each day.

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.”

Meet your colleagues

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

Gökhan Aytekin

Talent Acquisition Partner

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