Technical Lead

Job description

Note! Applications from candidates within the EU will be taken! No Visa!

Our IT department develops high quality software on a modern technology platform. We aim to build and create software that is predictable, efficient and effective to keep and further build the reliability of the software with customer value as much as possible.


As a Tech Lead, you are responsible for the technical implementation and further development of this platform so that we as Portbase can offer high-quality services to our end users. You will work in an Agile self-managing team that is end-to-end responsible incl. Ops for a set of services to customers. Within this team, you will work hands-on as a developer and be responsible for the daily decisions of the team regarding the technical direction(s). Next to this, you will ensure that the team is able to properly implement the technical direction. Coaching and motivating the team will be one of your responsibilities. Beside this, you will contribute to high technical quality of all the technology within your domain.


You will maintain and continuously develop new features and functionalities in the micro service environment of Portbase. To reach your goals you will use modern and cutting-edge technologies.  Developers within Portbase are working according the T-Shaped model; having a defined area of expertise that goes deep in their own field and having a broad knowledge in other areas of expertise.


Technical vision and realization (50%):

Within your team, you will take the lead to come to a technical domain vision together with your team and to develop it further within the Portbase framework.


Coaching and knowledge development in the team (30%):

You are responsible of the development of the required skills and knowledge within the development team in order to implement the technical vision, e.g. involvement in training, planning, hiring new staff, coaching.


Process and stakeholder management (20%):

You actively engage stakeholder management within Portbase maintaining a good relation with people outside the development teams such as Product Owners, Security Manager, Business Analysts and the other development teams. The result is that processes, goals and results are aligned and you are well informed about what is happening outside your team.

Job requirements

Expected skills and experience

  • Experienced and proficient in Java, preferably Java (8-12), Spring, Springboot, Spring MVC;
  • Experience with working in Scrum/Agile;
  • Experience as a Tech lead will be nice to bring as Event Sourcing
  • Experience with integration as well as creation of SOAP and REST based web services;
  • Experience with creating CI/CD pipelines (Jenkins) and able to use it;
  • Experience with separation of concerns (SoC) and/or TDD, DDD, CQRS, OOP;
  • Team player, open for feedback and able to share knowledge;
  • Very strong stakeholder management skills
  • Result driven, focused on quality, able to motivate and stimulate others
  • Strong communication skills in English.

What we offer

  • Work in the Centre of Rotterdam, the Port city
  • A position to contribute to the B.V. of the Netherlands
  • Prospect of permanent employment (indefinite)
  • Market conform salary based on experience and skills
  • Reimbursement of travel costs, strong retirement plan (pension)
  • 26 holidays per year based on a full-time employment, extra holidays to purchase
  • Be part of a fun team in a creative environment
  • Laptop and mobile phone
  • Course Dutch paid by Portbase, Training and Development budget
  • Sprints are planned for 80% - 20% is spare time to be spent on e.g. Webinars, Training, Creating code, Meetups etc.

About Portbase

Portbase was founded in 2009 by the Port of Rotterdam and the Port of Amsterdam and has the broad support of the port business community. Our ambition is to make the logistics chains of the Dutch ports as attractive as possible through a one-stop shop. To this end Portbase connects all parties in the logistics chains of the Dutch port.

With the Port Community System, Portbase facilitates data sharing between companies and information exchange with governments in order to work faster, more efficiently and at lower costs. Together with our growing community, Portbase is making data sharing increasingly valuable. With the aim of making the Dutch port community and thus the ports, the smartest in Europe.


Interested? Apply!

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Contact Shai Sheombar via s.sheombar@portbase.com or +31(0)6 2259 9588.

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