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Senior Full Stack Software Engineer (Java)

  • Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Software Engineering

Job description

Hybrid: from home and our office at Amsterdam Central station

Full-time: based on 37.5 hours per week (working part-time is possible)

Salary: up to EUR 80.000 plus excellent secondary benefits (see below)

Important: you should be living in the Netherlands or willing to relocate

At the RIPE NCC, we develop software that has a significant impact on the core of the Internet. As a Full- Stack Senior Software Engineer (Java), you’ll become part of a diverse and talented team and work on projects that contribute to this cause. Are you a Full-stack Senior Software Engineer and want to become part of our team? Then this is the place for you!

You will be developing software that allows our members (ISPs, governments, universities, etc.) to manage their Internet number resources (IP’s and ASN’s), develop applications for our internal users to support our members and also work on services that are fundamental to the operational aspects of the Internet.

🧠 In this role, you will:

  • Be involved in the definition of pragmatic and maintainable technical solutions for challenging problems

  • Lead and provide clear directions in software projects

  • Develop new features working on back-end and front-end

  • Maintain and extend our existing services

  • Write, test and deploy your code

  • Work with our DevOps engineers to maintain and improve our CI/CD pipelines

  • After a year, provide 24/7 stand-by shifts once every 4-6 weeks (extra compensation in addition to your regular salary)

  • Mentor and guide junior software engineers from a content perspective

Job requirements

👀 What we’re looking for:

  • Minimum a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science (or in related engineering field) OR a minimum of five years’ professional work experience in software engineering

  • Minimum three years of experience in Java, including Spring

  • Minimum four years of experience working on the full stack, including SQL, REST and front-end

  • Strong communication and team-player skills. Our ideal new colleague is eager to learn and likes to share knowledge with others

  • Fluency in English

   We would also appreciate:

  • Being comfortable with UNIX-like OSs

  • Experience with Angular or React

  • Experience with containers and Kubernetes

  • Experience with cloud solutions like AWS

📢 What you can expect from us:

  • An opportunity to work on software that matters and carve your footprint on innovative projects
  • A modern, flexible and informal work environment with an emphasis on a healthy work/life balance
  • Flexible work-from-home policy, so you can arrange your weekly office and 'working from home' days in a way that works for you. Working from abroad for a number of days per year is also possible
  • An annual salary up to EUR 80.000 (before tax). This includes the standard 8% annual “holiday pay”.
  • Excellent secondary benefits: 5% end-of-year allowance, annual budgets for health, transportation and technology purposes, non-contributory pension scheme, paid parental leave, top-tier health insurance coverage for you and your family and 33 vacation days (full-time).
  • A generous training budget each year that can be used for professional development.
  • An in-house free barista providing healthy varied lunches on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and nice breakfasts on Thursdays, plus monthly office drinks.

👥 The Software Engineering Department

We are a vibrant team of 45 talented, diverse, multicultural engineers who love working for the good of the Internet and are eager to learn from each other and evolve our skills through collaboration. You will mainly be working and interacting with about ten colleagues. We highly value best practices, such as clean coding, code reviews, automated tests, continuous integration (CI) and few-click deployments. As in a proper Agile environment, we work as a team, and we rely on good communication.

🛜 About the RIPE NCC

The RIPE NCC is a not-for-profit organisation founded on the belief that the Internet should be governed openly, transparently and together with the wider Internet community. We are one of the oldest Internet organisations in Europe and are proud of our legacy.

Our strength is our staff. We bring together more than 180 people from over 40 countries in our modern, vibrant office in the east wing of Amsterdam Central Station. Currently, we have a hybrid way of working and allow our staff to work from their homes and the office. Our official working language is English, but our colleagues speak more than 30 languages.

Our backgrounds are diverse, but our goal is the same: we work for the good of the Internet. Will you join us?

📋 How to apply

If interested, please click the ‘Apply’ button and submit your CV and cover letter in English. Adding a cover letter is highly important and appreciated, our team read them carefully. 

Please note that due to the nature of our activities, we will require successful candidates to follow a pre-employment screening (conducted by our partner Validata).

At the RIPE NCC, we are proud to serve our members and the RIPE community in 76 countries across Europe, the Middle East and Central Asia. We celebrate unique perspectives and talents from different backgrounds and cultures. So if you're passionate about what you do and want to help shape the future of the Internet, apply now - we'd love to hear your story.


Curious about what it’s like to work at the RIPE NCC? Read our conversation with Eleonora Titarenko from the Software Engineering team:

👉 What do you love the most about working at the RIPE NCC?
What I love most about working at the company is the diversity and team atmosphere, coupled with the opportunity to contribute meaningfully to the internet.

👉 How would you describe the atmosphere in your team?
Our team atmosphere is collaborative and dynamic. Everyone is genuinely supportive of each other, contributing to a positive environment where we can all grow professionally and personally.

👉 What do you love the most about your job?
As a software engineer, I love the process of turning ideas into reality. The satisfaction of solving complex problems and seeing my code make a tangible impact is unmatched. It’s both challenging and rewarding.

👉 What did you do in the last team outing?
For our last team outing, we embarked on a Robinson Crusoe-themed quest outdoors. It was an adventure-filled day where we tackled a series of challenges and puzzles inspired by the classic tale of survival and ingenuity. It was a day filled with solving mysteries, overcoming obstacles, laughter, and teamwork. We had a fantastic time connecting with nature and each other.