Principal Software Engineer

Amsterdam, Benelux

The rapid advance of digital technology is helping organizations balance individual freedom with effective team collaboration. Kinly brings it all together in our Cloud Collaboration platform, to make sure our customers can focus on their work instead of the technology. In this new role of Principal Software Engineer you provide technical guidance to development teams and oversee the technical aspects of all projects. Are you looking for a challenging role within a highly innovative organization? Join us!

More about this position
As a Principal Software Engineer you drive the technical decisions and strategy to design and improve Kinly's software, new and existing, and ensure that the design, application, and maintenance of software and development practices meet the quality standards of the company. You are also able to mentor, guide and train other engineers.

To be successful as a Principal Software Engineer, you are able to evaluate the customer’s needs, time limitations and system limitations when developing software. Our new Principal Software Engineer is someone who is up to date on new technologies and software development practices.

Core responsibilities:

  • Architecture, design, coding, and debugging software;
  • Improving the performance of existing software;
  • Defining technology standards and providing training to other engineers;
  • Maintaining and upgrading existing software;
  • Recommending new technologies that can help increase productivity;
  • Supervising and overseeing the technical aspects of projects;
  • Investigating software-related complaints and making necessary adjustments to ensure optimal software performance;
  • Regularly attending team meetings to discuss projects, brainstorm ideas, and put forward solutions to any issues.

Within this responsible role, you will experience the freedom to guide your team the way you think is best. The decisions that you make, will make a huge impact on the future of the team and Kinly.

What we will offer you
As a Principal Software Engineer you will get the opportunity to hold a position within a dynamic organization in which you can truly make a difference. In addition, we offer the following:

  • A competitive salary;
  • A full-time job at our office in Amsterdam;
  • 27 vacation days per year on a full-time basis;
  • Good pension plan;
  • Travel allowance;
  • Mobile phone with company subscription;
  • Laptop;
  • Flexible working hours and the flexibility to work from home;
  • Organized lunch / fruit at the office for a small personal contribution;
  • A work environment where we care about our employees and like to make a fun work environment;
  • Without corona measures, drinks are regularly organized on Friday afternoons.

What do you bring?
As Principal Software Engineer you have at least ten years of experience in software development. You have at least three years of experience in an architect role and a formal or informal IT leadership role (e.g. team lead, technical lead, technical project lead or similar). In this role you are managing the technology, but also have a strong voice in how the people who work with the technology are managed. We are looking for someone who has situational leadership skills, is a strong communicator and is able to managing up and down. A technical master’s degree is a big plus, but not required.

You also have:

  • Deep understanding of development processes and practices, like Scrum, XP, CI/CD;
  • Deep understanding of software and system architecture and tools, e.g. DDD or Docker;
  • Professional knowledge of multiple languages, especially Python, Go, Java, JavaScript, and C#;
  • Professional knowledge of related fields, like security, networking, etc.

More about Kinly
At Kinly we are a team of passionate professionals who all work with the same belief in mind: that there is nothing more interesting than creating progressive solutions in the field of collaboration. Based on this passion, we not only work on cloud and audiovisual solutions, but on a complete package of safe, flexible and often sustainable solutions, which make it possible to fulfill our brand promise: Working together. Everywhere.

The ambition to grow and the drive to innovate has made Kinly a reliable partner for more than 500 clients over 120 countries. With our services we have enabled many national and international organizations such as PWC, Spotify and Securitas to work together in a successful way.

Not only the passion for working together in a successful way, is what makes our 600 ambitious professionals feel connected. At Kinly, our shared values give us the feeling that we are truly part of the same organization. We are reliable in everything we do. We are passionate, supportive and open and friendly – towards our colleagues and our clients.

Are you interested?
Then we are looking forward to receiving your cv and motivation letter. Any questions? Please contact Lilian Latul, Corporate recruiter, at telephone number +316 426 106 21.

Date Posted

27 August 2020

Closing Date

31 December 2020