Hatch is hiring a

Scala/Java Developer

Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Company

Hatch is a on a mission to make the world shoppable! By listing retail purchase options (both online and in-store) on brand websites around the globe, consumers have various buying options at their fingertips with an immediate path to purchase. Our platform imports product inventories from thousands of retailers on a near real-time basis. This allows Hatch to list offers or nearby purchase options for virtually any product worldwide.

The solution instantly adds e-commerce capabilities to a brand website without a need for brands to invest heavily in an e-commerce platform and operations such as logistics, support, returns, development, warehousing while acting in a highly competitive and knowledge intense e-commerce landscape. Hatch adds even more value by measuring retail sales conversion and providing brands with a real-time reporting dashboard.

The Role

We are looking for a talented individual to join our growing technology team. We are seeking someone who is self-motivated, likes challenges, and loves coding. In this position, you’ll help the team to deliver state-of-the-art, high performing back-end solutions.

As our new Scala Developer, you will be part of one of the squads (scrum-teams). The squad consists of a selection of highly skilled individuals such as yourself, including front-end developers, back-end developers, test (automation) engineers, dev/ops engineers, etc.

Your squad will be working on developing high performing data streaming solutions to run in high availability, 24x7 environment, using the latest technologies, such as Scala, Akka, AWS, Java/Spring, Apache Spark/Flink, Kafka, Cassandra, Elasticsearch, Docker, Kubernetes, GitLab CI, etc. The usage of the latest technologies combined with the freedom and expectation of introducing new technologies will make your daily work exciting and challenging.

As part of the Product Development team, you will work closely with the Product Managers & Owners, other Back-End Developers, Frontend Developers, Dev/Ops Engineers. UX Designers and our CTO to develop new product offerings, improve existing ones, roll out products to production, and ensure all work well in our DTAP. The key to success is automation. Together we will be paving the path to Continuous Delivery.


Qualifications, skills, experience

  • Bachelor or Master’s degree, in Computer Science, IT Engineering or Information Systems.
  • Significant experience with Scala, Akka, Cassandra & Elasticsearch.
  • Experience with Java, Spring, Apache Spark/Flink & Kafka.
  • Significant experience with complex system development of high performing (24/7) date streaming solutions
  • Applied knowledge of best in class design and development practices and principles
  • Experience working in an Agile environment (Scrum or Kanban).
  • Experience with GitLab CI & Ansible (continuous integration/continuous deployment).
  • Experience with multilayer application design & integrations and dependencies management
  • Experience with Jira, Confluence.
  • Experience in the e-commerce business is an advantage.
  • Experience with data-driven products is a big plus.
  • Experience with solid API design is a big plus
  • Knowledge of cloud computing concepts and Hybrid setup of DTAP environments (AWS is big plus)
  • Experience with infrastructure as code approach (exposure to Ansible / Chef / Puppet / similar framework is a plus)

Interpersonal / soft skills:

  • Strong sense of accountability and ownership.
  • Good team player and communicator with a flexible, customer-driven attitude.
  • Agile / Lean attitude and mindset.
  • Believe in daily improvement, easily adapt to change, and have fun while doing it.
  • Work well independently and within a team.
  • Ambition to grow through experience, curiosity to understand new technologies.
  • Ability to work cross-culturally and across regions
  • Excellent communication skills in English


  • Being part of a very successful fast-growing company;
  • Top location in Amsterdam;
  • Very talented and progressive international team;
  • Agile work environment;
  • Start-Up/Scale-Up culture & mindset;
  • Free fresh fruit and good coffee;
  • Weekly company drinks and awesome quarterly events;
  • Competitive salary;
  • 26 holidays per year;
  • Excellent training and development opportunities.

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