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Senior Backend Developer (Developer Platform / API Expertise)



Software Engineering
Eindhoven, Netherlands
Posted on Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Senior API Engineer

This is what you tell people at parties 👋

At Sendcloud we have an all-in-one shipping solution, where we automate the shipping processes for e-commerce. With more than 25,000 customers throughout Europe, and soon beyond, Sendcloud is aiming to become the leading shipping solution worldwide. We have a high performing environment and we get rewarded for all of our wins. Together with Sendcloud, I am on a mission to empower businesses with world-class shipping.

What you will do in this role 🧐

You will be working in the API enablement team as part of the Platform domain. Your role will be crucial in developing API standards as defined by API architects to help guide feature teams in following best practices. In addition you will be part of the team responsible for maintenance and configuration of API developer portal as an offering towards feature teams. Our code base has a high test coverage, we apply continuous integration and we love to automate stuff to squeeze out manual steps in our process.

Our perfect match has/is: 💗

  • good oral and written skills, a considerable amount of time spent over documentation, standards and guidelines.
  • strong with APIs and the development process (obviously).
  • Understands the importance of API consistency
  • Understands the importance of API design and documentation
  • Python, Docker and shell scripting experience (we heavily rely on those and Gitlab CI/CD for our tooling and automation)
  • strong skills with (Gitlab) CI/CD and automation
  • strong understanding of the OpenAPI specification
  • strong knowledge of REST API best practices
  • Evangelist / Devrel skills (he will be responsible for the ongoing efforts of “preaching” the importance of API first)

Nice to have:🤩

  • up to date with technology and especially API trends
  • understanding the importance of virtual/mock APIs
  • API testing (QAs are responsible, but API enablement is the initiator of the project, additionally we assist with some of the more complex problems QAs discover while moving forward the initiative)
  • VueJS and FrontEnd development experience
  • Familiar with Django / FastAPI / Pydantic / Locust (those are frameworks used within Sendcloud)

You share our core values:

  • 💩 No bullshit:We don’t like big egos, we like honesty, transparency & openness. Share your mistakes with us and learn from them!
  • 🎯 Grow & Win: Keep on learning and improving, from each other, mistakes and by actively searching for ways to keep on developing your skills
  • 🎠 Have fun:You are not afraid to be yourself and you love to be surrounded by your awesome colleagues!

Benefits 🎉

  • Working in an internationally oriented, fast-growing, certified Great Place to Work! 📌
  • A good salary that grows with the company and your accomplishments
  • After 3 years of employment, you get a sabbatical of 4 weeks from us
  • Keep growing with a study budget of €2000,- per year!
  • Stay fit in our Sendcloud gym, weekly bootcamp sessions and weekly online yoga sessions!
  • Pension scheme
  • Discount on health insurance
  • Access to many different discount programs, shop til you drop! 🛍

This position is open to worldwide candidates. We offer (in-house) relocation assistance, which will make sure that you have a smooth relocation process. 🏠

  • A relocation allowance of €3.000 (net) to help you cover the costs of your move to the Netherlands.
  • A flight ticket to the Netherlands for you (and your partner and children moving with you, if applicable);
  • Transfer from the airport to your first accommodation
  • We will help you out with your work VISA (and legal fees) and applying for the 30% ruling (if applicable). Read here more about the complete process.

Curious about the application process? Check it here!