Back End Engineer

Job description

Are you the senior C# engineer that is going to help innovate the micro services back end of a fast-paced and growing international SaaS company? Does simplifying the complexity of big organizations sound like an interesting challenge to you? Then this job might be for you, keep reading to learn more about working at ValueBlue in our office in Utrecht.


Sounds interesting, tell me more

ValueBlue is the innovative and highly driven organization behind BlueDolphin, the best software for Enterprise Architecture. Our mission is to enable organizations to achieve goals faster, together and based on insights. We achieve this by providing a SaaS platform that companies use to achieve strategic goals such as digital transformations in areas of business, IT, and data. Companies such as Disney, Randstad, Wakefern corp., Boskalis, the ANWB, Erasmus University, VolkerWessels and many hospitals and municipalities in the Netherlands and the US. But, in order for us to keep delivering the best possible product to our customers, a high performing Back-end is crucial.


What about the team?

You will work with a nice mix of QA's, front end and back end developers from more than 7 different nationalities, located in both the Netherlands and Romania. We love working in an agile way (scrum/kanban) and hope you do too. At this moment our back end development team consists of 3 tech specialists and is split between both locations. Our plan for the near future is to scale up our engineering department by growing both Back end and Front end teams and improving our codebase. 


Do you love C#, .NET(Core), API's, MongoDB, Microservices and Dev/Ops?

It is important to us that every colleague does what they love to do every day. We believe this is the best way for everyone to have a great and positive contribution to our solution, the team and the company. We strive for a combination of constant learning and fun and offer an environment where people can work independently and communicate openly. As an international scale up company, we love the changes and challenges that happen every day. We are looking for like-minded colleagues who are up to date with the latest techniques (websockets, concurrency, big data processing technologies) and who understand that the performance and user experience of our platform are the result of great collaboration across functional borders.


Where would I fit in?

Our Platform is currently built on C# and .Net on Azure Service Fabric and MongoDB. At the moment, we are evaluating the granularity and efficiency of our codebase to be able to better support multi-user actions and experiences. Your main focus will be on the R&D and maintenance of our back-end by researching new technologies, creating new functionalities and innovations, doing maintenance work when needed and supporting the rest of the team. In addition, you will support our customers when they are facing complicated technical issues on their environments. We would like to hear your vision on test-driven development, websockets, efficient data processing/pipelines and intergrations with infra and front-end. Nothing is set in stone here and we truly are a company that embraces change.


Does this sound like you?
I know how to manage my own work in an agile environment and collaborate with people from other expertises and from different (cultural) backgrounds. I understand that everything we do should be done with our customers in mind. I am a professional and take ownership of my results. I care about high quality code and see great value in testing. Building complex new features or rebuilding outdated ones? That’s exactly what I’ve been doing in my previous job. When I have a great idea, I share it with my team, because I want us to continuously improve. I also support my colleagues when they need help, because I believe that the best results are achieved together with a great team. I basically just love IT, so I try to keep up to date on new technologies and innovations.


How about our tech stack, frameworks, and the rest?

Take a look at our tech stack to get more insight into how we currently get things done.

VB tech stack

Job requirements

What will make me successful in this role?

  • 5+ Years of experience with Back End Development (C#) on Enterprise SaaS platforms
  • Experience with multiple, modern frameworks and techniques (websockets, big data processing)
  • Experience with complex, modular back ends that are built to scale
  • Knowledge of micro services architectures
  • You own your work and your results and you take great pride in your achievements
  • Ability to get the buy-in of multiple (non-tech) stakeholders
  • Drive to be up-to-date in your field and interest to share new knowledge
  • Experience with coaching junior team members
  • Self-starter mentality with good communication skills
  • You are currently living in the Netherlands or in the process of relocating

What do I get in return?

  • The opportunity to define the direction of the Back End innovation of our product
  • Deciding on and working with the latest technologies
  • An innovative and committed workplace where ideas and opinions are valued
  • Pleasant and flexible work environment with the option to work from home
  • A great salary based on your knowledge and experience
  • Stock option plan
  • Quarterly bonus plan
  • Pension scheme
  • 25 vacation days
  • Company laptop and phone
  • Substantial opportunities and your personal budget to improve yourself, by taking courses or visiting conferences


Wow, you’ve made it all the way to the end

Now that you’ve come this far, you’re probably a bit like us and still have some questions.

No worries! We understand you might want to clarify some more before you decide to apply. You can contact us with any questions you may have. So let’s get talking! Or apply directly … The choice is yours ;)