Java Software Engineer - Platform Engineering


This is Adyen

Adyen is the payments platform of choice for the world's leading companies, delivering frictionless payments across online, mobile, and in-store channels. Our team members are motivated individuals that help each other do remarkable things every day. We face unique technical challenges at scale and we solve those as a team. And together, we deliver innovative and ethical solutions that transform the way the world pays.

We took an unobvious approach to starting a payments company, building a platform from scratch. Now, Adyen serves the world's brightest companies like Facebook, Uber, L'Oreal, Casper, Bonobos, and Spotify.

Our engineers are reshaping the payments landscape. We’re looking for more talented problem solvers to help us address a unique set of challenges.

Platform Engineering

Core platform engineers focus on Adyen’s internal platform, we aim to keep it scalable, reliable and secure. We identify strategic technical challenges and build solutions impacting the whole company. 

Adyen has grown rapidly over the past years and this is bringing great opportunities for our Core Platform teams. We are focused on providing hundreds of other engineers with tooling to work efficiently and to build scalable products. 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 optimization of our build system, the transition away from fully local development, the migration to running our platform in a dynamic 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 organisation to make sure we are building the right things and to facilitate adoption. 

Who you are

  • Able to reason about 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 efforts

The common denominator across all core platform teams is that they work with infrastructure technologies that support the application. If you have experience with and willing to learn, several of the following, 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

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.

Our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion commitments

Our unobvious approach is a product of our diverse perspectives. This diversity of backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives is essential in helping us maintain our momentum. Our business and technical challenges are unique, we need as many different voices as possible to join us in solving them - voices like yours. So no matter where you’re from, who you love, or what you believe in, 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. Even if you don’t meet 100% of the criteria then Adyen encourages you to reconsider and apply. We look forward to your application.

The Adyen Formula

How we work together is guided by the Adyen Formula. These eight principles are not constant – but constantly evolving to keep pace with our merchants, our business and the growth of the team.

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Tech careers

Since building our platform from scratch, our engineers have continuously been reshaping the payments landscape. We’re looking for people who can see the bigger picture and work towards it from inception to implementation.

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