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Backend Developer - Senior

Ever wanted to be a founding engineer of a Silicon Valley minded start-up?


Full time


The role

Instant Commerce is looking for a Backend Developer who has experience with TypeScript and has worked with NodeJS and frameworks such as NestJS, ExpressJS and TypeORM.

In this role, you'll be working on new features, integrations with 3rd party applications and open source projects to boost developer experience for our customers. With our headquarters in Amsterdam, you will be able to join a hybrid-work-friendly team.

What you’ll do if you join us:

  • Build modern backend applications with TypeScript and NestJS

  • Extend and maintain our growing list of 3rd party integrations

  • Optimize our system to make sure it runs smoothly at all times

  • Collaborate with frontend developers to create new blocks and components for our ever expanding UI system

  • Collaborate with other developers and designers in ensuring technical feasibility


  • 7+ years of experience working as a Backend Developer

  • 3+ years of experience with Node.js, relational databases & SQL and ExpressJS

  • Strong understanding of ES6, TypeScript, and Testing

  • Experience developing applications using GraphQL

  • Portfolio of relevant experience

  • Experience working in an English speaking environment

  • Experience working with UX/UI/Product designers

  • Analytical mindset and good problem-solving skills

Bonus if you have worked with:

  • Cloud service providers (we use Google Cloud Platform)

  • GraphQL

  • Terraform


This role is a killer opportunity to work with one of Amsterdam’s most dynamic and fast moving start-ups in tech. You’ll be a pivotal member of the team with a chance to put your stamp on our business as we expand globally in the next year and beyond.

  • A career-defining opportunity to shape the future of a scaling business

  • Becoming part of an international, highly talented, and ambitious team

    We work Hybrid with remote-first principles and an Amsterdam HQ. Keyword: flexibility

  • The opportunity to profit from exponential growth through stock options

  • Unlimited vacation days + National holidays

  • Monthly team events

  • Yearly company retreat

  • Access to mental health support via OpenUp

  • Flexible employee benefits via YourCampus

  • Pension

  • MacBook M1 Pro

The biggest determinants of success are a willingness to learn, try new things, fail, and pushing yourself to grow. An enriching working environment helps you prosper as a human being and experience exceptional personal growth through work as the vehicle. If this is what you've been looking for, apply!

Full Time
Time Zone
70k - 90k
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Frequent Questions

What is your hiring process?

We will start with an interview to get to know you and see if there is a potential fit. Then you are asked to make a take-home assignment to assess skill-level. Based on that you will be invited for the 2nd interview. Lastly, we will make an offer to whom we feel is the best fit for the role.

Can I work remote?

Yes, but not full-time.

Can I freelance with you?

We believe in creating 90% of the work in-house. For the occasional 10% we are definitely open to meet people who are great in what they do.

I am not a European citizen, can you sponsor my visa?

Yes we can! As a matter of fact, we have 3+ non-european nationalities in the team.

Sometimes all you need to do is take that first step

Maybe you're still kinda good where you are but slowly exploring opportunities for 6-12 months from now. Break the ice, fill in this 1-minute form and we'll set up an intro call if there's a potential match.

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