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Senior Backend Developer

Tiqets is an award-winning tech scale-up headquartered in the Netherlands. We are hiring a Senior Backend Developer to join our mission to bring the world more ways to culture!

Full-time · Amsterdam

Who are we?

We are revolutionizing the way people buy tickets to unforgettable experiences at the best destinations all over the world. Our technology makes planning easy for thousands of travelers to find all the experiences they don't want to miss during their trip (museums, zoos, theme parks, and more), so they can book all their tickets in one place.

We are an international company committed to making culture accessible to our customers and our employees. We embed diversity, equity, and inclusion into our company fiber organically.

These values are promoted from the inside out and we strive to represent and honor differences in gender, race, religion, and sexual orientation in our company culture, our content, and our product.

Our values

  • We are remarkable: Have fun, be creative and celebrate great moments!

  • We are accessible: Communicate honestly and support each other

  • We are adaptable: Learn, adapt, and pivot. That's who we are!

 Life at Tiqets

Working at Tiqets

At Tiqets we are changing how our customers experience culture. As a Tiqeteer, you will learn and you will teach; inspire and be inspired; intellectually challenge and be challenged. You will have fun, you will entertain, you will have freedom, autonomy, and work as part of a cohesive team.

What you and your team will do:

We work in multidisciplinary teams combining roles such as Product Manager, Design, Backend, Frontend, Data Analysis. As a senior backend engineer, you will be part of our B2B, B2C, or enabler teams. Our B2B and B2C teams focus on optimising the connection with our venues and suppliers, making tickets available to customers and distributors, ensuring the optimal checkout experience both on web and our App. The Enabler teams power the growth of Tiqets on the operational, technical, and business sides.

First and foremost, you:

  • Solve and code complicated, technical problems and ensure the code is performant, readable, well-structured, has automated tests, and follows our architecture, using primarily Python 3.x, Flask, SQLAlchemy, and Django.

  • Find the right solution. Not taking too many shortcuts or overengineering.

  • Communicate and act proactively. Help each other across team boundaries.

Overall each team is responsible for:

  • The technology that powers our services.

  • The quality, performance, and stability of our services through automated testing, monitoring, solving issues and measuring product and technical metrics.

  • Maintaining and evolving the architecture based on business, product, and technical requirements.

  • Keeping our Continuous Integration pipeline green, launching our automated deployment to the Kubernetes cluster and monitoring your changes in production.

  • Learning and sharing knowledge with internal TechTalks and company wide Pizza & Drinks sessions

Examples of things you would do:

  • Refactor a piece of legacy code to make it more scalable

  • Review your teammates’ merge requests and give them practical feedback.

  • Join the weekly tech sync to discuss cross-team and technical roadmap issues

  • Write a POC in a week to test the viability of a potential big feature

  • Investigate with our platform team why our celery workers mysteriously do not pick up tasks for 5 minutes after a deploy

The type of engineers we are looking for:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science, or similar technical field of study, or equivalent practical experience.

  • At least 5 years of professional experience as a developer working in an agile product development environment.

  • Fluent in Python. Skilled in other programming languages like Ruby, Java, C#, Go, Javascript is cool, but not necessary

  • Good understanding of relational databases like PostgreSQL

  • Experience with AWS cloud stack or alternatives

  • Able to translate requirements into well-designed technical solutions and effective communication skills

  • Living in the Netherlands/EU region

The hiring process

We care about transparency so we are very open about our processes. Our recruiter will have a first introductory call with you. Then we have a technical call with our Hiring Manager which lasts about 30-45 minutes. If we decide to proceed, we will ask you to come up with a production-ready solution for a technical problem that you can work on offline. Don’t expect to be asked to build a whole system or set of components, the assignment should take you no longer than a couple of hours. A couple of senior backend engineers will review your submission. Based on their evaluation we will invite you to our main offices in Amsterdam for the interview rounds, or remote if applicable.

The topic of the first interview will be about that assignment and your solution. The second interview will cover more in-depth knowledge about programming topics in general. The third and final interview focuses on cultural fit and the topics can be very diverse. Remember that during all these sessions you will have ample time to ask any questions as well. After all these interactions we both should have a good idea if there is a match. We aim to make an offer as quickly as possible which usually is within a couple of days!

We strongly encourage candidates of all different backgrounds and identities to apply to Tiqets. We always look for different perspectives, and we are eager to further diversify our company. Currently, we take pride in having over 45 different nationalities working at Tiqets and that number is growing every month!

Some of the tools we're working with on the Backend







Amazon EC2


Perks & Benefits at Tiqets

  • Energetic, international work environment

  • Bright, welcoming office located in the centre of Amsterdam

  • Competitive salary and paid holiday leave

  • Tiqets learning academy: skill lab, group & individual learning

  • Annual company getaway to undisclosed location

  • Visa Sponsorship if applicable

  • Mental health support through our partnership with OpenUp

  • Daily fresh lunch buffet provided by Join Programs 

  • Sports activities: free gym, running sessions, boot-camp, football, climbing and more

  • Fun, sociable company events in and out of the office

  • 20% employee discount code to explore great museums/venues worldwide

  • Pension contribution and travel compensation