Backend Developer Supply Chain ( Java and/or Kotlin )

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Backend Developer Supply Chain ( Java and/or Kotlin )

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

Join AH Technology Supply Chain team as Backend Developer and help rebuild our traditional tech into a modern cutting-edge technology landscape 🚀


Hi, we’re AH Technology, food retail reinventors 
Albert Heijn goes way back. More than 130 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. Over 1100 stores? Check. The leading online food retail platform? Check, we build, run and love it. ;-). So what’s next? Accelerating our transition into a hybrid Food & Tech company is. We want to leverage data and technology to future-proof food shopping and 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 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!


This is how you will reinvent food retail 

Our Albert Heijn Technology Supply Chain platform aims to create the best Supply Chain architecture and infrastructure that has a huge impact on our Supply Chain processes and the shopping experience of millions of customers who daily visit one of our Albert Heijn stores. Within this platform there are multiple products that drive this success, each owned by a product team which can be categorized under Replenishment, Logistics or Transport.


The team which you will join is the AH Warehouse Replenishment team. The respective product consists creating/modifying microservices to support the process to create orders towards suppliers to maintain enough stock to supply 1100+ Albert Heijn stores. We build in such a way we could even implement other banners such as e.g. Etos or Gall. Our goal is to create stable and highly available microservice architecture to create efficient and event driven system handling for millions of events. With such a huge scope, even the smallest improvements can generate huge benefits. As backend developer you will join a talented scrum team, consisting of a Tech Lead, Solution Consultants and other Software Engineers. Together with the team and product Owner you will closely collaborate to deliver enormous impact every day!


More specifically, as Backend Developer you will: 

• Be a valued team member and a valuable team player, celebrating successes together;

• Have an appetite to learn from the experts around you;

• Put the organization in a position to deliver value as quickly as possible;

• Join an agile scrum team that works in increments of two weeks; participating in all ceremonies of standups, refinement, planning, retrospective…

• Analyze/design application and data architecture solutions, build code, enforce code quality, develop best practices and manage deployments;

• Develop applications that run our business critical and strategic processes of replenishment.


As Backend developer, you will contribute directly to the development of a new, state of the art Technology landscape for the AH Supply Chain product. A mission you won’t take on solo, but as a full-fledged (and very welcome) member of the AH Technology. Together you strive to develop a new system architecture in an Agile setting. A challenging role, because this challenge can only be overcome if you utilize your engineering and personal skills to the fullest. The role mostly boils down to a mix of software engineering work, learning on the job, doing standups, refinements and problem solving on business critical systems which are real-time, supercritical and highly responsive. To maximize your impact as Backend Developer, it is important that you really want this and make your team work efficiently. How do you create awesome Supply Chain solutions in a rapidly changing environment, where today's brilliant idea can be ‘past its expiration date’ tomorrow?


You will work hard on those solutions with the support of your team and Product Owner, while weighing the effects on our architecture and managing dependencies like a boss. You also engage intensively with colleagues in the whole AH Tech department. In short, this is a fantastic and challenging role in which you work on great projects and help us to deliver on our promise to our millions of shopping customers. As for the setting: we actively promote autonomy and experimenting. Misadventures are learnings to be shared with your colleagues! Speaking of which, at AH Technology you work with the brightest minds in the data, digital and tech domains, so inspiration is never in short supply...


As a Backend Developer within the Replenishment team, you will be involved in different subjects. Current topics and projects include:

  • Creating solid and robust microservice architecture to solve future needs of replenishment within Albert Heijn group;
  • Working on lot of greenfield microservices which are being built on modern tech stack;
  • Developing strategic capabilities that makes AH a leading food & tech company;
  • Cloud (Azure) transformation and migration program;
  • Everyday is new challenge and new opportunity.


The best ingredients for a meaningful job

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 depending on your experience and a bonus on top of your salary;
  • 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 for traveling to and from Zaandam or a NS-business card to travel from home to work;
  • 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 and telephone.

The recipe for maximum impact

  • Bachelor or University degree in Computer Science, IT or a comparable subject;
  • 4+ years of work experience as a Backend Developer in Java and/or Kotlin;
  • Knowledge of Java 11 or higher, Services (APIs) and CI/CD. Experience with the Spring Framework is a plus;
  • Big plus if you have experience with Kotlin, MongoDB and Kafka; 
  • Knowledge of Cloud, preferably Azure; 
  • Knowledge of Scrum/Kanban (Agile);
  • You enjoy teamwork, like working in greenfield settings and make things happen;
  • You’re tech savvy, pro-active and have a big passion for tech;


Apply now

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 AH Technology? Alexandra Smelt, Talent Acquisition Partner – Technology will be happy to tell you everything about this vacancy and AH Technology through

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

Alexandra Smelt

Talent Acquisition Partner

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