Staff Engineer Integrations (Kafka, Microservices) – Albert Heijn – Zaandam

  • Zaandam

Albert Heijn

Wat betekent dit voor jou?

We are seeking a talented Staff Engineer to contribute their expertise in creating cohesive integrations both within our platform and connecting across other departments, ensuring seamless workflows and an unparalleled experience for engineering teams.


As a Staff Engineer at Albert Heijn, you will play a pivotal role in designing, implementing, and optimizing integrations across our diverse range of products and services. You will collaborate across departments, providing technical leadership to ensure the successful integration of systems,
applications, and data sources.


Key Responsibilities

  • Integration Architecture: Design and architect end-to-end integration solutions that align with business goals and technical requirements.
  • Collaboration: Work closely with development, operations, and product teams to understand integration needs, identify opportunities for improvement, and implement effective solutions.
  • Technical Leadership: Provide guidance and mentorship to engineers, fostering a collaborative and innovative work environment. 
  • Prototyping and Testing: Develop prototypes and conduct thorough testing of integration solutions to ensure reliability, scalability, and performance.
  • Documentation: Create comprehensive documentation for integration processes, configurations, and best practices to facilitate knowledge transfer and ensure maintainability.
  • Problem Resolution: Troubleshoot and resolve integration issues, collaborating with relevant teams to implement corrective measures.
  • Continuous Improvement: Stay up to date of industry trends and emerging technologies, recommending and implementing improvements to enhance integration processes.


The recipe for maximum impact:

We think it’s important to be part of an high-belonging team; a team where you can be yourself and feel safe, accepted and appreciated. For this job we are preferably looking for someone who brings diversity in our team, in the widest possible sense. Someone who is a great addition to our team by bringing other ideas to the table. Don’t check all the boxes? Don’t worry, we probably don’t either . Don’t hesitate to apply if you think you are up for the challenge, we’re happy to have a look at your resume!  

  • Proven experience in designing and implementing complex integration solutions.
  • Strong proficiency in programming languages, with expertise in languages such as Python, Java, and Kotlin.
  • In-depth knowledge of API design, RESTful services, and data serialization formats (JSON, XML) within the context of engineering workflows.
  • Familiarity with microservices architecture and the design and implementation of microservices-based systems.
  • Experience with Kafka as a messaging and event streaming platform, including the ability to design and implement solutions using Kafka for real-time data integration.
  • Proficiency in version control systems (e.g., Git), continuous integration, and continuous deployment practices.
  • Hands-on experience with integration platforms, middleware technologies, and tools specific to Engineering Enablement.
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills, with meticulous attention to detail.
  • Effective communication skills, with the ability to convey technical concepts to both technical and non-technical stakeholders.


What we offer.

At Albert Heijn we aim to grow, and this is only possible if you grow along with us. As we work together to build our brand and your career, you can count on (based on 40 hours per week): 

  • An annual salary up to 110K including holiday allowance and a flexible bonus. Depending on your level of seniority and experience;  
  • A minimum of 20 days paid vacation, optionally 12.5 days extra. Do you want to take that extra time off, or would you rather convert the extra days into discounts or sell them for cash? You’re the end boss!; 
  • Flexible working hours; 
  • Access to a challenging training curriculum – AH Tech Academy; 
  • An excellent pension plan where we as an employer contribute 4,5 more than you as an employee;  
  • A travel allowance or a NS-business card for traveling to and from Zaandam by train; 
  • Attractive discounts on various insurance policies; 
  • 10% staff discount on groceries in all Albert Heijn stores, to a maximum of €300 per year; 
  • A free Mijn Albert Heijn Premium membership with many benefits;
  • A company laptop and telephone.

If you are a skilled Integration Engineer with a passion for solving complex challenges and driving technological advancements, we invite you to join our team. Be part of the driving force behind the evolution of engineering excellence. Apply today!



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