Senior Software Developer (Performance Team) English version

  • 32-40
  • Senior functie
  • HBO/WO
  • 4000-6000
  • Delft, Tilburg

Got tons of development experience? Know all the ins and outs of Java? Are you flexible? Can you work quickly in other programming languages too? Is devising software performance improvements your favourite pastime? Then TOPdesk’s software performance team, Team Hermes, wants to meet you!

What are you going to do as a Senior Software Developer?

Taking the performance of our TOPdesk software to the highest level: that’s your ultimate goal! At TOPdesk, we’re in the middle of transitioning from monolithic architecture to microservices. Our top priority is creating a scalable and sustainable product for our more than 10 million users at 5000 customers worldwide, and substantially increasing these numbers. So, we’re facing interesting challenges regarding performance and scalability. As Senior Software Developer, you’ll use your expertise and initiative to tackle this complex job head on!

Together with your performance team colleagues, you analyse data to understand the product performance. This means you can identify frequently recurring and structural problems in the software and you suggest solutions and improvement projects. Your work supports the 200 or more TOPdesk developers creating scalable functionality. This challenging job goes hand in hand with high expectations and considerable impact on the whole department. And so on the whole organization too.

You suggest improvements by establishing infrastructure and tooling to take the performance of our software to a higher level. For example, you teach our Customer Care staff how they can identify and solve customer problems more quickly. And you provide vast volumes of data for colleague developers so they can improve our software every day.

Where will you end up?

In our brand-new software performance team, Team Hermes! We’ve established this team specially to solve complex problems and so to realize TOPdesk’s ambition of considerably expanding our user base. TOPdesk is an international company and has approximately fifteen agile development teams in the Netherlands, Germany and Hungary. Team Hermes is just one of the many Development Teams at our head office in Delft, the Netherlands.

We have an open and informal culture and we prioritize personal development. We regularly hold presentations and knowledge sharing sessions so we can learn from each other. Employees also have the opportunity to visit conferences, such as Devoxx and JavaLand. What’s more, you can spend 10% of your time on your own personal growth and development.

As Senior Software Developer you can expect a great deal of freedom in your work – you carry out your role in the way that suits you. And what about your immediate colleagues? They’re experienced developers and technical heavyweights who know the software and our organization like the back of their hand. Team Hermes consists of four developers, a scrum master, a tester and a product owner.

Don’t miss the interview with Elmer and Jalitha (in Dutch) if you want to find out more about working in Development at TOPdesk.

Are you our new Senior Software Developer?

  • As a technical performance developer, you’re familiar with solving performance issues. Perhaps you’ve already worked in a similar role for a software company, in-house or as a freelancer.
  • You have very strong analytical skills.
  • You have considerable Java experience.
  • You’re an experienced data analyst and you’re good at identifying patterns in data.
  • Infrastructure and the back end of systems intrigue you.
  • Even better if you’re familiar with knowledge of Kubernetes, Docker and Microservices.

What's in it for you?

  • Working at one of the best employers in the Netherlands.
  • Contributing to an international, growing company.
  • A salary that grows as you do.
  • Vitality budget of € 50 each month.
  • Your own laptop: do you choose Windows or macOS?
  • 10 to Grow: time and budget for your personal development.
  • Volunteer activities during working hours.
  • Paid parental leave.
  • 8 flexible holidays instead of the official Dutch public holidays.
  • Want to know more? Read our blog about all perks of the job.


Ready to find out why we score so well in the annual employers’ surveys? Use the job application form to send us your CV and cover letter.

We value strong communicators and people who’re solution-focused and analytical by nature. So we’d like you to give us an example of how you’ve used these skills in the past. We’re also curious about why you decided to apply for this role as Senior Software Developer and why you want to work at TOPdesk.

If you have any questions about this vacancy, please contact Vera Zwikker on +31 15 270 0900.

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