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Principal System Engineer

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JOB FUNCTIONS

As a Principal System Engineer you’ll get a chance to contribute to building an enterprise-grade SaaS platform (Backbase as a Service) from scratch and maintaining it. As part of the BaaS team, you'll be expected to lay down the foundation of a highly secure, robust platform and related processes to ensure our software runs smoothly in production as well as making sure it complies with industry standards.
  • You have a background in programming, preferably with a few years working experience as a developer;
  • You're not afraid to use CLI based tooling and you have experience in maintaining and troubleshooting Linux based operating systems;
  • You don't want to just report the problems but you want to fix them;
  • You have strong communication skills allowing you to drive initiatives and decisions inside and outside your team;
  • You are experienced with cloud environments and using desired state configuration to manage this (Terraform is preferred);
  • Containerised workloads have no secrets for you;
  • You have experience with Kubernetes;
  • You have experience working in a regulated environment (SOC2/ISO27001/PCI-DSS/etc.);
  • 5 years in a similar role running workloads on public cloud;
  • Azure cloud certs are nice to have (Azure Administrator/Azure Solution Architect).
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THE JOB AT BACKBASE

The Backbase as a Service tribe is continuously busy with improving their product with the motto "You build it, you run it". Striving to have the highest possible uptime, great performance and best in class levels of security. That's quite an ambition and you can't get there without an automation first approach. We pride ourselves on the fact that we don't do manual changes in production and that we automatically validate our environment before deploying.

As a Principal System Engineer you design things but you also build them. You're part of the development team and will help lift the product to the next level. Your day to day job will consist of working on the Infrastructure as Code for Backbase as a Service either by contributing PR's yourself or by reviewing the work of others. You'll also get a chance to actively participate on the refining of the architecture as decisions are taken by the team. For our customers that are already running in production you will also be on call (approximately once every six weeks) for which we strive to not trigger any alerts but we'd rather focus on automating responses on events that might happen.

Using your experience you assist in the delivery by being in close contact with our customers (both internal and external) and you help translate their ideas to items on the team backlog. By closely aligning with the Backbase as a Service product manager you help shape the roadmap and manage expectations on the customer's side.

Your growth path within Backbase will allow you to grow from the function of Principal System Engineer to a function as Lead Principal System Engineer in which you can coach colleagues to improve their System Engineering discipline. By coaching colleagues you'll be able to do your work at a larger scale throughout the Backbase organisation improving the system engineering discipline and our product at scale.

As part of this role you will help build our cloud presence on Azure. Next to our platform that we have running on AWS at the moment we are expanding our platform to also be deployed on Azure. By combining the learnings of our AWS platform with the new approach on Azure we are able to take our Backbase as a Service product to the next level. apply now

REASONS TO 
JOIN BACKBASE

develop yourself

Join one of the knowledge-sharing breakfasts to discover more or come to a guild meeting to share ideas.

a global community

With 60+ nationalities working side-by-side in 9 offices around the world, Backbase is a place where you can work on projects with people from all over the world.

pride and fun

We take pride in our achievements and we love to celebrate them. We host a variety of parties, celebrations, team outings, games nights and office drinks in all our global hubs.

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trusted by
leading banks

We leave when our clients are happy. Not a day earlier. This committed way of working has won over a lot of our clients’ hearts. This isn’t our first rodeo.

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This is the place you need to be… We want to know you and your skills.

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BaaS

Curious what BaaS stands for? Backbase-as-a-Service! But we also refer to it as “banking-as-a-service”. We are on a mission of empowering organisations providing financial services by giving them a hyper-scalable, always on platform to adopt Backbase products in a secure, public cloud environment with batteries included.

The solution that we build help our customer to largely shorten the time it takes to deliver value to their consumers while reducing the total cost of ownership. Ultimately, the result of our work translates into millions of happy, end users who get the latest digital innovations at their fingertip.

team challenge

Backbase-as-a-Service

Running financial products for numerous customers across the globe in a multi-tenant setup on AWS is not an easy job. That is why our team is continuously busy with improving the product with the motto “You build it, you run it”. We strive to have the highest possible uptime, great performance and best in class levels of security. Ambitious! We take pride in what we do. We don’t do manual changes in production and we automatically validate our environment before deploying. Exactly the same approach should be adopted for security. We’re looking at automated ways of trying to break the system in order to increase security and resiliency.

your impact

Your code influences the way millions of people experience banking every day around the world

smart heads

You will get to work with the smartest people in the industry. We constantly challenge each other.

shape the product

Your ideas will move Backbase proposition forward and will create a vision for the future of banking.

hands-on learning

You’ll constantly need to reinvent yourself to stay relevant. If you are hungry to learn and ready to explore different ways – this is the place to be.

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  • Amsterdam 65
  • Atlanta 25
  • Boise 5
  • Bristol 10
  • Cardiff 15
  • Dubai 1
  • Frankfurt 4
  • Hyderabad 7
  • Johannesburg 1
  • Krakow 22
  • Kuala Lumpur 1
  • London 3
  • Melbourne 2
  • Mexico City 11
  • Princeton 1
  • Providence 1
  • Singapore 13
  • Sydney 2
  • Tokyo 4
  • Toronto 6
  • Utrecht 1
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BACKBASE IN AMSTERDAM

Where it all began! Two guys, our founder Jouk and his partner, set out on a mission “to make the internet more beautiful”. Fast-forward 16 years, our offices in Amsterdam are home to over 480 people. The Amsterdam HQ is the largest of our offices and boasts an international mix of talented people. Working in software engineering, sales, marketing, academy or business support, we have a great team that’s driving our growth.

Located in Amsterdam-Oost (East), our EMEA HQ offices are a stone’s throw away from the beautiful Tropenmuseum, the Amsterdam Royal Zoo and famous windmill brewery Brouwerij ‘t IJ. Famous for its breathtaking architecture, canals, and over 881,000 bikes,  Amsterdam is a city that’s easy to fall in love with.

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CULTURE

Our Amsterdam office is home to people from all over the world working in small, lean teams. Loud and busy sometimes but always friendly, helpful, and super fun. We love to celebrate each other’s achievements, share jokes, and our love for food, movies, traveling, and sports. We’re one big and diverse family working towards the same goal.

With graffiti of Marilyn Monroe and Pulp Fiction stars John Travolta, and Samuel L. Jackson looking cool on our walls, you can probably guess that we love entertainment. From games nights and parties to boat rides and Dj gigs – you name it, we have it.

lunch

Free, healthy lunches every day. Plus snacks and drinks.

social

Friday parties every month. Office boat you can use with your team.

health

Discounted gym membership through our corporate fitness plan.

training budget

Specific budget for your personal development.

referral

Referral bonus incentive for bringing the best talent.

clothing

You can wear clothes you feel comfortable in.

high spec equipment

We provide all employees with high-spec Macs and tech set up.

well-being

Access to the premium Headspace app.

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Location

  • Amsterdam 62
  • Atlanta 10
  • Berlin 1
  • Boise 7
  • Bristol 11
  • Cardiff 16
  • Frankfurt 2
  • Guadalajara 3
  • Hyderabad 15
  • Krakow 20
  • Kuala Lumpur 1
  • London 15
  • manila 1
  • Melbourne 1
  • Mexico City 16
  • Milan 1
  • Singapore 7
  • Sydney 2
  • Tokyo 4
  • Toronto 7
  • Utrecht 3
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OUR VALUES

We explore new routes. We don’t shy away from being critical of ourselves, our products and our industry. We are open, direct and always questioning the status quo; to keep on learning and keep ourselves and others on their toes.

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OUR VALUES

No matter the challenge, we use our creative minds to find ways to make things happen. We are ambitious to be the best in class in the industry. Raising the bar. Pushing each other’s limits to bring out our best. We are determined & pragmatic. No Fluff. Just Stuff.

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OUR VALUES

We solve hard problems and look for new opportunities for growth. We inspire. We mobilize the right talent to succeed in our mission. We persevere where others would give up. We feel proud when our vision comes true.

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OUR VALUES

We are a company of builders, designers, makers, and doers, always open to learn and improve, shaping the future of banking together with our customers. We ask for feedback and constantly seek insights that make us better.

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OUR VALUES

We are strong. We come from all over the world and embrace diversity. We believe in open dialogue among a small team of people who trust one another, who are focused outside themselves. This way we create shared consciousness and shared authorship of ideas that no single person could have arrived at independently.

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APPLICATION PROCESS

Your upcoming steps in the hiring journey with us depend on the role that you have applied for, however, this is what you can expect. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected].

Let’s Connect

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Let’s Meet

Let’s find out how you and Backbase can work together. We’ll call you for an open discussion, so feel free to ask any questions that you might have.

Let’s DeepDive

The next step in your journey is to meet us in person. Our secret sauce is hiring people with different perspectives. Show us your special powers in a case or a technical test. Again, the process differs per role, your Recruiter will tell you all about it.

Welcome to the family!

It’s official – let’s make it happen together! We look forward to shaping the future of banking with you.

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Location

  • Amsterdam 79
  • Atlanta 20
  • Boise 5
  • Bristol 5
  • Cardiff 13
  • Frankfurt 2
  • Guadalajara 6
  • Hanoi 2
  • Hyderabad 20
  • Krakow 19
  • Kuala Lumpur 1
  • London 8
  • Manila 2
  • Melbourne 1
  • Mexico City 14
  • Milan 1
  • Princeton 1
  • Singapore 6
  • Sydney 2
  • Tokyo 2
  • Toronto 11
  • Utrecht 3
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