Senior Back-end Engineer (Java )

Job description

ERIKS Digital is looking for an experienced Java back-end engineer.

ERIKS Digital is the Amsterdam based digital hub of ERIKS, a specialized industrial service provider that offers a wide range of technical products in 17 countries. We are working on five different propositions, building new digital solutions for our external customers and internal use. Most of the projects we build from scratch by exploring innovative technologies. As our back-end engineer you will join the Wiki team. Wiki is an innovative portal on a product knowledge base that uses a graph database and an ElasticSearch engine. It is a fast paced, user driven, highly valued tool used by everyone in the company that wants to lookup, know, sell or show product information.

Your main focus will be: Internationalization, building user-driven features and embedding more data sources. The front end platform is currently built in ReactJS with typescript and has GRANDstack as a framework. The back end uses a GraphQL data platform on top of Neo4J and ElasticSearch. You will work closely together in an agile team (Kanban) with the Product Owner, software developers, data architects, designers, QA engineer, and DevOps. We would like you to take ownership by collaborating with users and stakeholders where required and come up with the best solution. This team searches for an independent but collaborative colleague, who does not shy away from pro-activity to help other team members.

For 2021 this team has promising plans and therefore we are growing. We have three vacancies supporting this growth: front-end, back-end and database oriented. Curious about the other two vacancies? Check our career page or ask our recruiter.

Job duties and responsibilities

  • Translate user stories into production grade code
  • Make architectural choices that will lead to a smart and agile product
  • Overcome technical challenges within the back end architecture and align on the integrations with our front end architect and with other microservices
  • Work on bugs and customer feedback in a way that makes our customers happy
  • Is not afraid to contact stakeholders to create the best solution


We are looking for someone with:

  • >5 years of experience in working with Java
  • Thorough understanding of Spring and its core principles (data, security, contracts, etc)
  • Familiarity with RESTful APIs
  • Demonstrable ability to make no-nonsense architectures and software and work on integrations with front end or other back end systems

Experienced in our preferred stack

  • Java + Spring
  • ElasticSearch
  • Testing with Junit, Mockito
  • Git

The following is a plus, but not a hard requirement:

  • Neo4J with Apollo/GraphQL
  • Azure Service BUS
  • Oauth2 & Azure AD
  • Swagger
  • Docker

What do we offer?

  • Competitive salary and a good pension scheme
  • Small & high energy team, lots of challenges
  • Working on new technologies and have impact on decision making
  • Limited defined roles and paths
  • Joining interesting conferences
  • Fast learning experience due to immediate scale-up potential
  • A nice office next to Amstel station with a good lunch
  • Flexibility

Eriks Digital is an equal opportunity employer and strives for equal treatment for all genders. Eriks Digital adheres to ethical recruiting methods ensuring that we do not discriminate against any candidate because of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation. This is a fundamental part of our values and beliefs and we strive to create an inclusive environment where everyone can reach their potential.