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Java Backend Software Engineer

Colect - http://colect.io/ and Apptitude
Location – Laren NH (greater Amsterdam area)
Apply for this position by emailing jobs@colect.io

Who are you

You are ambitious and like to be challenged, are pragmatic, and have a proven track-record of experience. You work well in a fast growing entrepreneurial environment, with a professional, fun and informal culture. You are a team player, communicate well, digitally savvy and have a great passion for technical development.

Required skills

  • You have at least 3 years of experience as a Java engineer.
  • Experience with interfacing (REST/SOAP/JSON /XML)
  • Must be able to write advanced SQL queries/ stored procedures.
  • Ambitious, strong drive to learn and adopt new technologies
  • Improve our testing and continuous-integration system;

Good to know:

  • Experience with Tomcat, PostgreSQL, HTML, JavaScript, Wicket, iText, Spring (Boot) and Bitbucket (Pipelines) is a plus
  • Appreciation of pragmatic test driven development
  • Experience with AWS Cloud
  • Solid experience & proficiency with Apache open source components.

What is our challenge

Our platform consists of a number of Amazon hosted services that we are currently modernizing. We are moving from SOAP based webservices to REST API’s on all of our service components. Currently our main challenge is to develop the API’s that will service both our web based (newly developed Vue.js) and iOS app components. We will make this transition within our Amazon Service infrastructure, while continuing to service our clients based on the currently active SOAP based infrastructure. Your role within the team will be to (co-)develop new backend services. These will need to be tested, deployed and integrated with new and existing frontend components.

We have a number of frontend developers in our team, however within this role we expect some frontend development (html or Vue.js) to be required, mainly for instance regarding development of interfaces for admin tooling.

Who are we

Apptitude is a world-class mobile solutions provider for the fashion industry, with over 420 fashion brands and 86,000+ retailers worldwide using our tools on a daily basis. We deliver integrated scalable solutions for Mobile Sales, B2B and In-Store Sales for brands in Fashion, Footwear, Sportswear, Body Fashion and Accessories, under the Colect brand name. Some well known brands using our tools are: Triumph & Sloggi, Scotch & Soda, Marc O’ Polo, Denham, PME Legend and many more.

We digitalize Sales, Marketing and Distribution processes allowing fashion brands, agencies, distributors, and retailers to connect via a mobile and cloud-based platform, improving the time-to-market, reduce costs of physical catalogues, salesman samples, and look-books, and expand their global footprint. It allows both sides to grow their business more quickly through efficient and impactful exchange of product information, assortment planning, order processing, and data analytics.

We are a high-powered team of very motivated professionals, with our HQ located in picturesque Laren NH (25kms from Amsterdam, Netherlands), We have an international team with people all over europe and are hiring new people to accelerate our international growth.

If you want to work on cutting-edge technology & solutions, and lead the digitalization in the fashion industry, then we’re the right company for you!

Why Colect

  • With our products and solutions we continue to transform the fashion, footwear and sporting goods industries
  • We are quickly growing into the home and living verticals
  • We have exciting plans to accelerate our international growth strategy
  • We work with the best and coolest fashion brands
  • We are a multicultural team of top-talents with a great team spirit
  • We have strengthened and expanded our top management team
  • We are hiring new top talent

What we offer

  • Be part of a fun, experienced and highly ambitious tech & business team
  • Latest Apple gear (laptop / iPhone / ipad) and accessories
  • Continued self-development and progression through on-the-job training and education courses
  • Spectacular office in Laren NH
  • Free snacks, fruit, coffee/tea, soft-drinks, etc.
  • Very competitive compensation
  • Mobility allowance and free parking
  • Regular fun team outings
  • Attractive discounts on some of our client brands