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Backend Software Engineer

Netherlands, Noord-Holland, AmsterdamSoftware Engineering

Job description

Join a fast-growing, listed company with a purpose! Fastned owns and operates a network of over 240+ fast charging stations across Europe, allowing electric vehicle drivers to charge their car with 100% green energy in just 15 minutes. Our goal is a European network of 1000 fast charging stations in prime locations, where all electric vehicles can charge with renewable energy from the sun and wind. 


Your role

Fastned is a pioneer in a completely new industry, aiming to accelerate the transition towards sustainable mobility by giving freedom to electric drivers. As a Backend Engineer at Fastned you will actively contribute to accelerating the transition to sustainable mobility through developing and implementing the best in class business critical features for our proprietary back office platform called Revolt. A platform that our team and EV drivers rely on every day! 

With your exemplary in-depth knowledge of Kotlin and/or Java, Spring Boot (Micro Services), AWS, Kubernetes, SQL, CI/CD and Rest API’s you are fully equipped to create the most scalable high availability services that ensure our customers can charge at any time.

This role is part of the Product and Software Engineering scrum team consisting of fellow Backend Engineers, Frontend Engineers, a Scrum Master, Product Owner and Product Designer. You will play as a key sparring partner for the Backend Engineers, developing solutions together with them to drive the success of our applications to new heights.


Your overall responsibilities include

  • Handling the design, development, testing and review of reusable, maintainable and scalable code for the Fastned Revolt platform and infrastructure;

  • Working closely with the Tech Leads to define feature requirements to deliver a product that materially impacts the business and improves the customer experience;

  • Interacting with your team to construct sprint planning to agree on technical direction and overseeing technical development from ideation to deployment;

  • Assisting the team in improving development methodologies and applying best practice patterns;

  • You'll be the driving force behind all back-end activities in order to help all EV-drivers have a great charging experience!

Job requirements

Who we are looking for

In order to be successful in this role you bring along a highly entrepreneurial mindset — we want our employees to ‘Think like a founder’. You thrive in taking ownership of all software engineering aspects that help create the best-in-class user experience. Additionally, you tick the following boxes:

  • You demonstrate great communication skills and love working in a team. Proficiency in English is mandatory for this role.

  • You have 3+ years of professional experience with Kotlin and/or Java.

  • You have worked with AWS or other cloud platforms.

  • It's a big plus if you are familiar with Maven, Spring Boot and Postgres or some equivalent.

  • Experienced with building micro services using RESTful web services.

  • You have a strong affinity with the energy transition and Fastned’s mission.


Join us in building a better future

We work hard to change the world, but we don't forget to celebrate our successes, big and small. Our benefits include a pension plan (fully covered by Fastned) and participation in the company stock options program. We provide daily vegetarian lunches & the best coffee at our Amsterdam headquarters close to the Amstel station. In order to feel & enjoy the EV life you get access to our fully electric vehicle fleet (all charging expenses covered). Next to fun events year-round, we throw notorious Christmas parties and organize an amazing yearly trip abroad. Other perks include flexible working hours, full travel compensation and the gear of your choice (MacBook, iPhone vs Android).


Interested in making an impact?

We would love to have a conversation with you! Apply now, send us your CV and explain in your motivation letter why you’re excited about joining Fastned. Here’s the next steps of the hiring process:

  • Screening call with Recruiter

  • Take-home assignment and technical interview with our Senior Engineers

  • Chat with Engineering Manager and Scrum Master

  • We will end the process having a Coffee Chat with the Director of Product & Engineering

Then, it’s time to welcome you on board to Fastned!


Fastned stands for equity and inclusion. We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds, gender identities, sexual orientations, religions, neurodiversity, disabilities, parental status or any other protected characteristic that makes you unique.