Scala Software Engineer

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 growing team. Our platform is trusted by over 6000 organizations across various industries, and we need your skills to deliver quality, user-friendly solutions to meet the needs of our 11 million users.

As a Scala Engineer, you will play a crucial role in our product development, working alongside experienced engineers to drive innovation and maintain the performance of the Zivver Backend. Your creative ideas and problem-solving abilities will contribute to the growth of our platform and help your teammates thrive.

You'll play a vital role in pushing the boundaries of our product and constantly pushing for innovation. You'll be expected to share your voice and knowledge within the team and take the initiative in driving new ways of working. But, it's not just about ticking off tickets - you'll have the opportunity to make an impact on many levels and help your teammates grow.

Hot takes:

  • You’ll be working alongside some highly experienced and driven scala engineers that will show you different ways of achieving success.

  • Our product is all about security, encryption and challenging stuff that will keep you on your toes

  • Speed and quality are what you’re about. You know your craft and you #get-it-done

  • Not all ideas end up being great, but we need creative thinkers to come up with ideas for great solutions

  • You are a strategic thinker who can balance the need for innovation while working on creating a reliable and mature product

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;

  • Participate in code reviews, suggest improvements, and contribute to a culture of continuous improvement and excellence;

  • Apply best security practices, identify areas of vulnerabilities, and contribute to a security mindset;

  • Identify edge cases that are not covered and suggest improvements in automation to ensure platform robustness and reliability;

  • 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 production 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, fast-growing, 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.


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;

  • Familiarity with the ELK stack;

  • Knowledge of Scala Type-level programming (e.g., cats/cats effect libs) is desirable;

  • Familiarity with DevOps practices, including containerization, continuous integration/deployment, and monitoring;

  • Familiarity with AWS and core services such as EC2 and S3 is a plus;

  • Understanding of cloud infrastructure best practices is 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 6,000 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.

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