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Software Development Engineer at Stream - Amsterdam, Netherlands

Salary €60k - €90k • Company Website https://getstream.io

Job Description

We are looking for a software engineer to join our development team as a backend software engineer. Job duties will include working on Stream’s core API technology, design and build high-performance software.

What you’ll be doing

Most of your day will be dedicated to software design, research, and coding. On typical projects, you will have a lot of freedom and you will be paired with another team member. Our team is made up of very experienced engineers, some with >10 years of experience. By working together you will learn from each other along the way. You will have an enormous impact on making our API service faster, more scalable and more flexible.

Culture

Stream has a casual social culture, our team is very diverse in age, nationality and we all have different backgrounds. Our team in Amsterdam is very focused, you will see us heads-down coding or drawing complex charts on whiteboards; until we pop up momentarily to have a chat or play merciless games of ping-pong. When it comes to software engineering our culture is oriented towards ownership and quality; our goal is to deliver stable software that focuses on solving only the right problems. While driven by ambitious visions we execute with great pragmatism.

The Work

Working at Stream, you will add new features to the service and find ways to make the existing ones perform orders of magnitude faster. Our customers have millions of users; they use Stream for mission critical features such as showing content and exposing core functionality of their application. Building stable and reliable software is not just an option; as a member of the development team, you will design and write state of the art software, follow best-practices, measure everything and be responsible for its deployment to production. You will also spend part of your time talking to our customers and help them to use Stream in their app.

Challenges

Location

Our Amsterdam office is located in the TQ tech space in the heart of the city. It’s a fantastic building with all the amenities you’d expect. There’s a cafe upstairs, a shared lunch area and a sports room with table tennis and badminton.

Technology that powers Stream

At Stream we use a wide collection of technologies to offer highly optimized and available features to our customers. Over the years we have experimented with different programming languages, frameworks, databases, and libraries. Here’s a short list of the technology that we currently use. Don’t worry if you don’t master them all or if you don’t see your favorite tool or language: you will have the chance to be exposed to most and to convince us on expanding the list


Perks & Benefits

Stream employees enjoy some of the best benefits in the industry:

Interview Process

  1. First contact. We’ll tell you more about the company, the work that we do, and why we think Stream is a great place to work. This is a great time for you to ask us questions. We will also have some basic technical and practical questions to make sure we have a first match.

  2. Tech interview. We’ll put you in the same room with our CTO and another team member for in-depth technical conversations. We are going to challenge your practical abilities in areas like problem-solving, web applications, database design and software design in general. You will not have to write code at this time.

  3. In-person interviews. At this point we have a good understanding of your technical skills, it that looks like a good fit, we’ll bring you in to meet with the rest of the team.

  4. The offer. If you made it this far, we are only a signature away from your first day at Stream!