Tech Lead - Engineering Enablement

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FoodTech is hot! If you’re looking for a career in architecture, greenfield engineering with impact and scale, butyou don’t want to move away from coding as your core activity, keep reading.

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The company: About AH Technology, food retail reinventors 

Albert Heijn goes way back; more than 130 years, to be exact.  Ffor millions of people, food shopping is synonymous with the Albert Heijn brand. We didn’t achieve this with a complacent, ‘hey, if it works today, it’ll work tomorrow’ approach, but by continually rethinking our propositions and staying plugged in to customer demands.

Over 1,000 stores? Check.

The leading online food retail platform? Check.

We build it, we run it and we love it.

So, what’s next?

We want to accelerate our transition into a hybrid Food & Tech company by leveraging data and technology to future-proof food shopping. Our goal is to make better food more easily accessible to everyone. At AH Technology, you team up with inspiring peers in the data, digital and tech domains. A community of diverse individuals who share a common purpose: to create digital solutions that make shopping simpler and more inspiring, both online and in our stores.

We invest heavily in tech. That includes investing in your career! Are you ready to reinvent the way millions of people buy and enjoy their food?

The job

Our Engineering Enablement Department has a purpose to accelerate our teams worldwide.  We strive to provide teams a set of tools and services to enable unlock their full potential. In short, we enable them to deliver quality customer value quickly and autonomously. The tools and services we provide are built with and for our engineering community.

As Tech Lead in engineering enablement, you build products and platforms for our engineers. You contribute directly to creating a state-of-the-art, self-service eco-system of products and automation. This is a mission you won’t take on solo, but as a full-fledged member of the enablement team. Following Inner-Sourcing principles, you will work with users and maintainers throughout the whole organization to fit your ideas into the bigger picture: Accelerate our product teams, so they can deliver quality customer value quickly and autonomously.

This is how you will reinvent food retail 

  • Build and maintain our Cloud products, technical platforms, or paved roads with state-of-the-art technology.
  • Leverage your specialist knowledge your field to help decide the best technical architecture and solutions for our complete organization.
  • Be a part of the larger enablement community and help us improve every day.
  • Work with an “open-source and build yourself” mentality in a corporate environment: inner-sourcing.


Your ‘shopping list’

  • 8+ years of relevant work experience. By relevant, we mean having touched architecture, or having refactored code within a comparably complex environment, during at least some of those years. 
    • STREAMING PLATFORM:As a member of the streaming platform team, you will focus on architecting and delivering the central event-driven platform to fully enable the engineers to quickly deliver value to customers. You will have:
    • Built and maintained streaming platforms
    • hands-on production experience with distributed stream processing frameworks: Flink, Spark Streaming, Kafka Streams
    • good experience of Java including concurrency and memory management and familiarity with Python
    • Knowledge and experience of containers and Kubernetes cluster
    • A sense of ownership on feature deliverables end to end, spec out solutions and deliver independently
    • A desire to collaborate with application teams in designing effective solutions to challenging latency and/or throughput requirements
    • A desire to maintain an on-going understanding of emerging data management technologies, industry trends and best practices
      Keywords: Streaming Libraries (Kafka streams, Java Streams, Akka), Azure, Apache Kafka, Kubernetes

    • Keywords: API Gateway (Mulesoft, Azure API Gateway, WSO2 AM) , Azure, Kubernetes
    • Share your expertise and helping more junior team members to reach a higher technical level is something you enjoy doing.
    • Have well-developed collaboration and stakeholder management skills and can discuss issues with colleagues at all levels, including non-technical colleagues. 
    • Have experience building and scaling technical platforms.
    • Enjoy greenfield engineering, writing clean code and tests, and creating solutions that put a smile on the faces of your users. 
    • Participate in interviews and help build a world-class team of engineers
    • Participate in functional, technical, and code reviews

Our offer

  • An annual salary of up to €100K based on a full-time workweek.
  • Attractive bonus plan, travel expenses, a laptop and smartphone.
  • Generous retirement plan with a solid contribution from Albert Heijn.
  • 32.5 days of paid leave to enjoy your well-deserved holidays.
  • An employer that combines the best of two worlds: the career opportunities of a corporate, and the drive and autonomy ‘to boldly go where no one has gone before’ that typifies scaleups.

Dit breng je mee

Want to know more before you hit the Apply button? Our Talent Acquisition Partner Adam Taimount will gladly talk you through the position via

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