With 10 million customers, 30 million monthly visits and about 23 million products on display, bol.com is the most successful online retail platform in The Netherlands and Belgium. And when we say ‘platform’, we mean it. Well over 24,000 external partners – and counting – enrich the product base. Data-driven, adventurous (making mistakes is no biggie, as long as learnings are shared), we intend to deliver on our promise to make life easier and more fun for customers. And that is exactly what our 600 IT professionals (25% internationals), who comprise 100+ autonomous Scrum teams, do.
The biggest challenge
Although our business model may sound familiar, our approach to network retailing sets us apart from the usual suspects. So much so, in fact, that while we admire the achievements of international platforms, we don’t necessarily consider them our peers. We opt for a more localized approach (up close and personal!) and our ways of working reflect our idiosyncratic DNA. At bol.com, it’s all about autonomy and taking ownership, so end-to-end responsibility is the norm. Can you shoulder that?
What you do as Software Engineer
Who you are
A Software Engineer who is passionate about modern (open source) solutions. You have a proven ability to comprehend functional requirements and can translate those insights into scalable solutions. You cherish performance, security, and craftsmanship. You keep close tabs on IT-developments and love to be a front-runner.
As a Software Engineer, you will join one of our Scrum teams. We believe in ownership, and you will have a mandate (together with your team) to develop features end-to-end. At bol.com, we are big on autonomy, and that makes us strong: we expect you to make all (technical) choices along the way but also to assume ownership when things go awry. You build it – you run it – you love it is our mantra, and we live it every day. Every Scrum team is part of a Fleet – every Fleet part of a Space. As for your GPS location within the bol.com universe, check below which one you may call your (temporary because moving between spaces is possible) home.
The Shopping Experience Space builds and runs the store environment, ranging from Search (elastic as a rubber band) to our App, and from Subscriptions to Checkout. The team is customer-facing, multidisciplinary, crazy about Kotlin, Google Cloud, React and Redux. And slightly quirky. Ever tried to complete a racetrack on your office chair? Join us and you can strike that one off your bucket list!
The Retail Platform Space developers are the primary enablers of our external partners. Here you’ll crunch code that helps partners to entice our customers with amazing offers. Machine learning to improve sales-forecasts? An engine that determines the perfect price point? Tools that tell partners what customers want and expect? Automated reminders? We have our partners’ backs!
The Logistics Space streamlines the physical flow of all goods. No easy feat, because we ship 16m individual products, and offer disruptive fulfillment services. No drones yet, but everything is on the table. We also support one the largest and most sustainable (BREAAM award winner, home to colleagues, bees and bats) fulfillment centers in the EU.
The Content & Marketing Space is one navy that consists of two fleets. 😉 Content focuses on product information and processes over 700,000 changes each day, every day. The Marketing Fleet assures our relevance. Both as a brand, and on a customer-facing level. SEA, SEO, APM, personalization? Machine learning, Java, Spring, Postgres, BigQuery? Been there, done that.
The Platform Space keeps the fabric of our entire universe together. They also enable roughly 500 developers in other spaces to shine like stars. Home to the hardcore techies, we deliver the data (BigQuery, PubSub, Postgres), Provisioning (Kubernetes, VM’s), and Application (Continuous delivery, metrics, logging) goods.
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