LEAD SOFTWARE ENGINEER

You are an experienced software engineer who can solve complex problems and lead teams to implement a solution from scratch. Together with domain and business experts you can translate an idea into a software architecture, apply the right tools for the job and communicate with partners, stakeholders, experts, and your team. You like to share knowledge and your experience with your peers and shape the culture of our still a fast-growing startup.
If this is a description of you, then we would love to have you on our team!

About Us 
Blocklab applies emerging technologies to shape the digital future of processes in the logistics and energy sector. As a subsidiary of the Port of Rotterdam, we combine startup culture with the global reach of one of the biggest ports in the world. Our projects impact supply chains from Australia in the east to California in the west. We continuously push technology boundaries and new tools to largely unsolved problems. We believe in the power of co-creation and regularly collaborate with international business consortia, with academia, governments and with other start-ups. Together with our partners we make ideas reality and lead the project from a first demonstrator to a viable product.

We like to be fast on our feet; suit and tie, long meetings…not our thing. New technology and getting stuff done? Yes, that’s us! We love coffee, good food and enjoy an afternoon beer every now and then. We are no fans of hierarchies; except when it comes to table tennis rankings. We offer a competitive salary, your own choice of laptop, stimulating fringe benefits and no matter what economists say, a free lunch!

Do you want to work on blockchain projects that make headlines in Bloomberg and Coindesk? Or that have changed the way authorities look at tokenization? Do you want to launch ports around the world into the digital age? Then Blocklab is the place for you!

The position 
Blocklab has grown quickly, doubling the number of developers on a yearly basis. While we attracted a lot of young talent in house, we now are in the need of a more experienced engineer who is able translate business needs to system requirements, design a software architecture and lead the implementation process. Our focus on early-stage development of new digital solutions means many projects start from scratch. We hope that you help us become better at building solutions quickly by stream-lining the process, designing tools, and developing best practices for others to follow. Code reviews and mentoring will be other frequent activities you can expect; we all should help each other to become better engineers and communicators.

Responsibilities 

  • Work closely with the business developer and domain expert
  • Design system requirement and architecture
  • Lead the implementation from scratch to minimum viable product
  • Mentor fellow developers
  • Stay up to date on technical options and help selecting the best fitting solution

Requirements 

  • Strong communication skills
  • Expert of git and collaboration through Github/GitLab
  • An academic background in Computer Science and relevant Software Engineering experience
  • Work effectively with a high degree of autonomy
  • Strong knowledge of at least one of the following programming languages: JavaScript, Python, Go or Rust
  • Experience with cloud services: AWS, Google Cloud, Azure and tools like Docker and Kubernetes
  • Familiar with test-driven development practices, continuous integration, and continuous delivery

Nice-to-have 

  • Excited about decentralization and the transformation of energy and/or supply-chains sector using emerging technologies such as blockchain, AI and ML
  • Enthusiastic about mentoring fellow engineers
  • Eager to shape processes and best practices in a growing startup

We have been working partially remote before it was cool, and we are actively inviting applicants from outside the Rotterdam region to react (maximum 2h time difference from CET). But if you are near, you are always welcome in our Rotterdam office.

Next Steps
If you’re interested in the position, send an email to careers@blocklab.nl with your:

  • Cover letter
  • Your resume
  • Your work: portfolio of projects and/or your GitHub and/or Stack overflow handle(s)

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