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Back-end (Scala) Engineer

Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, NetherlandsEngineering

Job description

Are you ready to be part of a team that builds the future of secure communications for high-stakes industries? We are seeking a talented Scala Engineer to join our collaborative backend guild that currently has 11 professionals. The Zivver platform is trusted by over 8000 organizations across various industries, and we need your skills to deliver quality, user-friendly solutions to meet the needs of our users.

Imagine yourself as an Engineer at the core of our product, fueling innovation and growth. You'll delve into refining business rules and machine learning models, pushing the boundaries of content data interpretation with your creativity and problem-solving skills.

As a driving force behind the scenes, you'll craft features that empower administrators to monitor Zivver’s impact and drive actionable insights, collaborating closely with data engineering gurus and backend engineers to shape the platform's evolution. Your contributions matter here, so let's build something incredible together.

What you will do:

  • Collaborate with the team in the design and implementation of projects.

  • Develop new features and maintain the performance of the Zivver backend platform.

  • Collaborate in code reviews, offering insightful feedback and championing a culture of continual enhancement and excellence.

  • Implement top-tier security practices, proactively identifying potential vulnerabilities, and fostering a security-centric mindset across the project.

  • Collaborate with other teams to deliver high-quality solutions and participate in the technical design of product features.

  • Enhance development tools and processes to streamline the development process and improve the development experience.

  • Review bugs, errors, and alerts, working with other engineers to fix them in a timely manner.

  • Contribute to the stability, scalability, and usability of the Zivver platform.

  • Participate in the Zivver backend guild, sharing your experience and fostering a culture of knowledge sharing and collaboration.


  • An exciting and energetic environment.

  • International diverse team with over 30 nationalities – and yes, we offer Dutch classes too!

  • We value a healthy life-work balance. We mean it when we say: Take a vacation! We offer unlimited holidays for you to take care of yourself whenever you need it.

  • HQ in Amsterdam where you’re able to work a few days a week & full home office support to make sure you’re all set.

  • Working from Bali, the US or Spain? Any place, anywhere: we fully support temporary working from X.

  • At least €1.000,- per year on personal development budget.

  • All the relocation benefits you need for a fresh start.

  • Don’t worry about tomorrow: we’ve got you covered with a pension plan. 

Job requirements

Expertise you’ll bring:

  • 3+ years of experience in software development, with experience using Scala.

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Software Engineering or equivalent practical experience.

  • Familiarity with microservices and distributed systems.

  • Knowledge of software development best practices, including testing, code review, and continuous integration.

  • Experience with SQL (Postgres) is a plus.

  • Knowledge of Scala Typelevel programming (e.g., cats/cats effect libs) is desirable.

  • Practical experience with data science is highly desirable.

If you’re still reading and excited about this role, we welcome your application even if you think you don’t meet all the requirements. We understand that no candidate is perfect, and would love to hear your story.

About Zivver

We see a world experiencing the hyper-acceleration of digital transformation, regulatory reforms, and hybrid work, and our mission is to enable organizations of all sizes with the Next Generation of Secure Digital Communication that is Effortless, Smart, and Secure. Empowering enterprises and employees to work with maximum security and effectiveness with minimal disruption, whilst adhering to best practices around the sharing of sensitive information and data.

Zivver is currently used by over 8,000 organizations internationally and prevents circa 10,000 data breaches a month. These organizations all operate in highly complex and regulated sectors such as manufacturing, retail, healthcare, financial services, central and local government, and the legal industry.

Zivver is listed by Gartner as one of five global representative vendors on email data protection and is mentioned as a leader in fulfilling the privacy needs of organizations when sending highly confidential information via outbound email in Omdia’s 2020 Market Radar. Zivver has over 150 employees and to date has raised more than $40 million from known venture capital funds DN Capital, henQ Capital, Dawn Capital, and SmartFin.

Keen to get a feeling of what life at Zivver will be about? Have a look and follow us via Life_at_zivver!