Lead Backend Developer

  • Delft, Netherlands

Lead Backend Developer

Job description

Plotwise is a Planning Service Provider and shapes the new standard for planning. By using our API, our pick-up and delivery customers are able to dynamically plan their distribution of goods in the most efficient way possible. To make it very simple, we help them deal with the increasing amount of online orders and demanding customers who want their purchases delivered within a day, in a time slot and location of their choice...and even change it last minute. Currently our customers are mostly situated in the Benelux and are expanding rapidly across the world. Due to rapid growth and high demand of new inquiries we are seeking a

Lead Backend Python Developer

‘Coordinate the design and development of robust services, working with your team to ensure long term technical goals are met’

Job profile

As our Lead Backend Developer you lead the Backend Chapter from a content point of view. On the one hand you will spend a large part of your day designing architecture and developing code that will innovate our services and applications, being very much operationally involved in the backend squad. On the other hand you will coordinate the research, design, implementation and management of the Plotwise architecture and software, working with the tech team to guard our long term technical goals. People Management of your squad is left to the CTO, you will however provide him with input on this matter to ensure your teams performance. In this role you will be part of our Product & Tech team, working closely together with the Delivery team, Product Manager and Development Manager. You will report directly to our CTO.


As our Lead Backend Developer you will

  • Design, document and develop new solutions and architecture to solve our complex challenges;
  • Contribute to improving, stabilising and further developing existing solutions and applications;
  • Develop and manage technical expertise within the Backend Chapter, making sure that Plotwise stays up to date with the latest technologies;
  • Provide technical guidance to the development team, coaching them where necessary to improve individual, team and application performance;
  • Document, implement and enforce “best practices” and standards within the development, testing and release of the product and solutions;
  • Align all designs and developments in your area with the business strategy, product strategy, and tech strategy;
  • Provide input to the CTO regarding the performance and talent development of your Chapter members;

Job requirements


In order to be successful you have:

  • MSc in Computer Science or equivalent;
  • 8+ years experience as a Backend Developer with 2+ years experience as team lead;
  • Excellent programming skills in C++ and Python
  • Experience with REST APIs, event driven architecture and SaaS solutions;
  • Strong interpersonal skills: you have the ability to teach and mentor team members providing them with positive feedback and constructive criticism;
  • The ability to make quick decisions and resolve obstacles ensuring that projects are completed on time and according to specifications;
  • Excellent communication skills in English, both verbal and in writing;

It would be nice if you also have:

  • Knowledge of other programming languages;
  • Experience with route optimisation, algorithms, GIS;
  • Experience with Microservice Architecture (Docker + Kubernetes)

What we offer

  • A challenging position where you will have to solve complex problems and design state of the art solutions;
  • The opportunity to shape a successful team and make an impact on solving the delivery crisis;
  • A competitive salary;
  • An inspiring office in Delft (nearby the city centre);
  • An international team with highly skilled (tech)professionals;
  • Weekly and monthly team meetings;
  • Daily healthy lunch and fresh coffee;
  • Lots of social events such as quarterly team building activities and Friday drinks.

We are only interested in individual applications, recruitment agencies need not contact us concerning this vacancy.