Senior Backend Engineer


We are looking for an experienced engineer for our Amsterdam based team. You will build advanced tools, leverage cutting-edge technologies, and make a tangible impact on education.

At Wizenoze you will work on our products for teachers to discover and share inspiring content that aligns with their learners’ curriculum, language skills, age, and ambitions, creating barrier-free learning opportunities. Our platform offers the world’s largest library of trusted resources, carefully matched to specific curriculums. Educators can review and customize these resources, tailoring them to the learning outcomes they desire.

Join our passionate team and revolutionize education, one line of code at a time.

The job

As an experienced engineer, you will be a key member of our back-end team. You will be designing and building our technology to collect, curate and organise information. You will come up with plans to extent our data models and architecture to support new features and look for ways to improve existing components. Your job will be driven by data and input from the product team. All improvements come from a deeper understanding of user needs, usage data and customer feedback. You will be a mentor for other engineers on the team and a sounding board or sparring partner for the product and curation teams in the organisation. The close cooperation between these teams make this an exciting role in which you can really make an impact.

Your tasks

  • Build products that impact educators and learners globally
  • Build and maintain highly-scalable APIs in Java and Groovy using Spring framework.
  • Monitor, maintain and improve our web crawler, based on Apache Storm and StormCrawler, keeping it efficient yet polite.
  • Enhance our search engine based on OpenSearch.
  • Keep our AWS cloud-based architecturerunning together with our DevOps engineers.
  • Collaborate with product to find creative solutions for user needs and product features
  • Effectively communicate results

Your profile

  • Passionate about software, technology, and education
  • 8+ years of experience as a Java developer
  • Design and architecture of micro-services and REST APIs
  • Writing web backends in Java and Spring.
  • Wealth of understanding of development methodologies and design patterns
  • BSc or MSc degree in Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, Information Technology, or a related field
  • Attention to detail and good problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English (Knowledge of Dutch and other languages is an advantage).
  • High degree of personal responsibility over designated duties.
  • Able to learn and apply new concepts and tools rapidly.
  • Focused on helping the team win, before personal gain.

Our Offer

  • A competitive salary
  • Twenty-five holiday days, based on a full-time assignment.
  • Opportunities for growth and development within the company.
  • A hybrid working environment; 2-3 days per week at the office in Amsterdam.
  • Free lunch every day. We don’t eat behind our desks but take a break to have a Dutch lunch together at the kitchen table.
  • Regular drinks or events with the team.
  • An amazing ride in scaling a business and being part of a winning team.
  • Make an impact on our products to make an impact on education.


We aim to create an environment where every employee can develop and reach their full potential. You will have a high degree of autonomy and work partly from home and partly in the office. There is plenty of room for creativity and to make an impact on our offering. We are not a feature factory; the company culture is open, and we value everyone’s input and opinion. At Wizenoze, you will be working at an award-winning scaleup. We have won multiple awards for our social impact and potential to disrupt.


If you are passionate about making a difference in the global education sector and have a proven track record of success, we want to hear from you with a well-thought-out cover letter explaining why you fit the above responsibilities and want to work for Wizenoze. This will put you at the top of the list. Contact us at

NB: No recruiters. We only deal with individuals.

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