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Java Software Engineer - Platform Engineering



Software Engineering
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Posted on Saturday, January 14, 2023

This is Adyen

Adyen provides payments, data, and financial products in a single solution for customers like Meta, Uber, H&M, and Microsoft - making us the financial technology platform of choice. At Adyen, everything we do is engineered for ambition. 

For our teams, we create an environment with opportunities for our people to succeed, backed by the culture and support to ensure they are enabled to truly own their careers. The people of Adyen are motivated individuals who tackle unique technical challenges at scale and solve them as a team. Together, we deliver innovative and ethical solutions that help businesses achieve their ambitions faster.

Platform Engineering

The purpose of Platform Engineering is to enable Adyen engineers to autonomously build and support secure, scalable and reliable applications with high speed and quality through a common technology ecosystem.

Adyen has grown rapidly over the past years and this is bringing great opportunities for our platform teams. You will work on the primary building blocks on which other solutions and streams can easily and quickly build their products and services. As such, our focus is to develop, build and run the application at scale, rather than extending a feature set on applications. Additionally, we value knowledge on how technology works over knowledge on how to use frameworks.

Some examples of the projects that are driven by our teams are the instrumentation of our apps to provide logs, metrics and tracing capabilities, platform wide anomaly detection and alerting through different delivery channels, containerized environment, the design and testing of database partition strategies and the development of a benchmarking methodology. All of these require sensitivity to the needs of engineers in the organization to make sure we are building the right things and to facilitate adoption. 

Who you are

  • Interested to work on a complex, distributed, high-performance platform
  • Focused on getting projects into production
  • Able to understand the needs of colleagues
  • Experience with Core Java
  • Comfortable with Linux command line interface
  • Enthusiastic about enabling other developers to be efficient and autonomous
  • Experience with or interested in coordinating larger cross team engineering effort

The common denominator across all core platform teams is that they work with infrastructure technologies that support the application. If you have experience with several of the following skills, we strongly encourage you to apply for this position:

  • JVM internals (garbage collection, class loading, resource profiling) 
  • Managing a large mono-repository
  • Database internals and advanced query optimizations (specifically PostgreSQL)
  • Container fundamentals and inner workings
  • Hashicorp stack
  • Complex build systems

Our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion commitments 

Our unique approach is a product of our diverse perspectives. This diversity of backgrounds and cultures is essential in helping us maintain our momentum. Our business and technical challenges are unique, and we need as many different voices as possible to join us in solving them - voices like yours. No matter who you are or where you’re from, we welcome you to be your true self at Adyen. 

Studies show that women and members of underrepresented communities apply for jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications. Does this sound like you? If so, Adyen encourages you to reconsider and apply. We look forward to your application!

What’s next?

Ensuring a smooth and enjoyable candidate experience is critical for us. We aim to get back to you regarding your application within 5 business days. Our interview process tends to take about 4 weeks to complete, but may fluctuate depending on the role. Learn more about our hiring process here. Don’t be afraid to let us know if you need more flexibility.

Please note that this role is a full-time position in Amsterdam. It will require a relocation in case you live outside of the Netherlands.