Java Developer

Zaandam, The Netherlands
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The job

The world of "shopping" is changing dramatically and quickly. Customers are definitively at the wheel. Offline and online markets are becoming increasingly intertwined and technology offers unprecedented opportunities. In this world, where "traditional" retail no longer exists, Albert Heijn is an experienced player and market leader in online shopping.

Albert Heijn Digital Development continuously contributes to innovating, improving, facilitating and speeding up the online shopping process. We use artificial intelligence and machine learning to help customers predict their shopping basket, we increasingly integrate the AH environment with IoT solutions, we continuously optimize our AH app and we also add new, seamless payment methods such as Tap to go.

As a food-tech company we obviously work with the latest technologies and fully scrum & agile, but also increasingly with new ways of working such as Design Thinking and Lean Startup. And in addition to and the AH App, we also work for, Gall & Gall and Allerhande! Do you have a get-shit-done mentality, a passion for technological innovations and affinity with retail?

Then we are looking for you! Our department is growing fast and has several scrum teams in which you as a Java Developer with kick-ass code make our website a little better every day. We are immediately looking for enthusiastic Java Developers who also get excited about APIs, CI / CD and performance testing. Developers with passion for retail, who want to make a difference in the lives of millions of customers!

Your new office

As a Java Developer at AH Digital Development you work at and with Ahold Delhaize at the head office in Zaandam. By working together to do better every day and by innovating, we strengthen our role as a leader in retail and e-commerce.

If you choose for AH Digital Development you will work for a company where we continuously innovate and endlessly put new releases live in complex development environments! And this does not go unnoticed because our websites have more than 2 million visitors a week.

As a Java expert you will work in your own scrum team. Together with your team you contribute to the objectives of AH Digital Development and you never lose sight of customer focus. The working environment is open & informal; There are regular Thursday afternoons or Friday afternoons, table tennis tournaments, game room battles, Hackathons, Code Camps and IT conferences!

What do we offer?

At Albert Heijn Digital Development we want to grow, and this is only possible if you grow with us. That is why we think it is important that you develop yourself. In addition, we offer:

  • A career at the fastest growing online supermarket in the Netherlands;
  • The chance to show your work to the entire country;
  • Lots of responsibility and room for own initiatives;
  • An informal working environment with a get-things-done mentality;
  • Excellent working conditions such as holiday pay, a thirteenth month, guaranteed profit sharing, good pension scheme and commuting allowance;
  • Laptop and mobile phone;
  • 10% discount on your Albert Heijn shopping with a golden bonus card;
  • Plenty of room for your career and personal development.


As the largest supermarket in the Netherlands, we fill around 5 million plates every day with our 100.000 employees. And if it's up to us, we'll do that together with you as our new Java Developer. Especially, if you are accurate and communicative. You also have:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, IT or equivalent level based on experience;
  • 3+ years of experience as a DevOps Java with Java 8 or higher;
  • Knowledge of Git and Maven;
  • Experience with Services (API’s);
  • Understanding testing, automated testing and performance testing;
  • Experience with CI/CD;
  • Knowledge of Scrum/kanban (Agile);
  • Knowledge of API documentation, API security and REST API’s;
  • Experience with Docker and Spring boot;
  • Knowledge of SQL databases and NoSQL databases;
  • Knowledge of Design and architecture of software area;
  • Understanding software migration projects;
  • You are hands on.

In addition, it is an advantage if you have knowledge of, or experience with:

Kubernetes, Elastic Search, Cloud technology, Serverless, Jenkins pipelines, DevOps, Node.js, Oauth2 and JWT.

Apply now

Seeing is believing. This is true in our stores, as well as in our head office in Zaandam. It could be your new workplace, where you, as Java Developer, have influence over the most renowned retail markets in the Netherlands.

Would you like to learn more first before applying? Andrei Curtui, Talent Acquisition Specialist IT can tell you a lot more about this position via 

Already interested?
Apply via the website only, because we can monitor progress from every candidate.

Please note that Ahold Delhaize (including AH, ETOS en Gall) does not approve of commercial, contractor and/or agency acquisition or commercial use of this advertisement. Proposing candidates without invitation is not appreciated and will not be considered by us

Andrei Curtui

Application process

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