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Senior Back-end Developer


Ex Machina creates high profile, cutting edge apps used by millions of people worldwide, in multiple languages. We work with many of the largest broadcasters, advertisers and production companies in the world. We are looking for candidates who are a quick study and bring their own expertise to join our growing team of technology, design and business folks in Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Montreal. We work hard, strive to be the best and hope you’ll be able to make us even better.

About the position

As a Senior Backend Developer, you'll join an experienced team to create applications for TV, video and gaming that can handle millions of concurrent users. You'll design and develop high-volume, low-latency products and deliver high-availability and performance.

Something tells us that you...

  • Make a point of keeping up to date with the latest technologies
  • Have a degree or are very knowledgeable in computer science or a related field (BSc or MSc)
  • Are familiar with or interested in learning to work with Java, Guice, Jetty, Jenkins, Maven, JUnit, MongoDB/NoSQL, various cloud services, and anything else we may throw your way!
  • Have experience building scalable and highly reliable backend solutions for gaming, video or streaming applications
  • Are comfortable making important technical decisions based on data, autonomously
  • Are consistent in creating of high quality code, based on coding standards and best practices
  • Are accustomed to using automated testing techniques to do the heavy lifting for you, and have experience with complex deployments using continuous delivery and integration
  • Are excited about the fact your work will allow millions of viewers, gamers and users to play along by bringing games, internet and TV together in new and innovative ways
  • Are a born collaborator, you value communication and sharing knowledge. You also work well in a team setting and like to achieve common goals & objectives
  • Are customer focus - You put the client at the heart of your decisions
  • Have the ability to transfer your experience and knowledge to junior team members
  • Possess an analytical mind, are eager to learn and are always looking for new and innovative solutions
  • Are proficient in spoken and written Dutch and/or English
Senior Back-end Developer

There are also a few perks

  • A competitive salary and compensation package
  • We'll equip you with the best tools money can buy
  • Full reimbursement of your business travel expenses
  • The chance to work on challenging and innovative projects, for high-profile clients all over the world
  • Training and professional development opportunities
  • An informal organization with a flat structure, and co-workers who are motivated and passionate about their work
  • Flexibility, including the opportunity to work from home every now and then
  • A fantastic view over The IJ from our office in The Baanderij at the popular NDSM (Netherlands Dock and Shipbuilding Company) wharf
  • Organic lunch, delivered daily by Landmarkt. Plus all the free coffee and snacks you can handle
  • Friday drinks, great team dinners and frequent out of office activities

How to apply


Send us your application

We'll contact you as soon as possible if we believe you could be a fit for our team.



We'll invite you for an interview so we can get to know each other.



If all goes well, we'd like to find out more about your skill set.


Meet the team

We'd like for you to meet your potential future co-workers to evaluate the fit.



And finally, if it's a good match, we'll make you an offer you can't refuse (or so we hope).


Sign and celebrate!

This is when the fun begins!