Who we are?

We are Lobster Ink - a solutions company that helps some of the world’s most influential businesses navigate transformative change. Because people ultimately drive change, we develop training solutions that build their capability. 

Our global team of 220+ Lobsters design award-winning digital products and produce industry-recognized training content that provides 1 million+ people across 200 countries with the practical skills and knowledge needed to be great at what they do. We are brave, caring, tenacious, inventive and purposeful.

We work with the biggest names in hospitality - our client list includes the likes of Marriott International, Hilton Worldwide, Waitrose and Partners and Dubai Tourism. We’re also proud to be part of Ecolab, the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services. As our client list grows, so does our need for exceptional individuals to join our teams in Amsterdam, Cape Town, Washington and the world. This is where you come in.


What will you do in this role?

  • Review and improve the scalability and costs of the architecture
  • Review implementations and provide feedback on improvements in areas such as security, reliability and scalability.
  • Standardize code libraries, components, UI elements, data models, APIs, etc.
  • Ensure best practices in software development, like CI/CD, TDD and increase visibility of its effectiveness
  • Define the system in its environment and the relationships with other systems
  • Define the system structure in terms of its components, the relationships between them and their environment and the rules governing their evolution over time
  • Identify the technology stack to be used 
  • Outline constraints for the implementation that ensure the realization of the functional and non functional requirements
  • Define approaches, design patterns and strategies for development
  • Govern the implementation to ensure that the architecture, constraints and standards are followed
  • Act as the Technical Design Authority which approves the solution go-live from a technical and architectural perspective
  • Train, mentor and coach the team in terms of the architecture and technical concerns
  • Act as a liaison with the other Senior Software Architects for other systems
  • Take part in the Architecture Board alongside other architects to ensure architectural governance and oversight for the entire technical landscape
  • Working with 3rd parties in terms of external integrations
  • Attending RFPs (Request for Proposals) and performing technical feasibility studies, impact assessments, proof of concepts and prototypes
  • Provide a rough order of magnitude (ROM) estimates of effort and operational costs
  • Own and maintains a technical risk log for the project
  • Act as a sparring partner to the business to cover the technical feasibility of the solution


What do you need to be great at?

  • Leading highly-available and fault-tolerant enterprise and web-scale deployments.
  • Proficient experience with infrastructure as code, ops automation,CI/CD
  • Managing data center operations, including data assurance, monitoring, alerting and notifications.
  • Mentoring other colleagues on the latest cloud concepts and architectural vision.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent communication skills (both oral and written), presentation skills, and the ability to work well in a team..
  • Strong sense of customer focus, ownership, urgency, and drive.
  • Full professional proficiency in English


Who you are?

  • MSc level technical degree in Computer Science or equivalent.
  • 5+ years of professional experience as a Senior Full Stack DevOps Engineer
  • 5+ years experience in designing, architecting or implementing one or more of the following: distributed internet-scale web and/or mobile applications, DevOps, Serverless computing, Big Data, Analytics, Machine Learning, high-performance databases (SQL and/or NoSQL), complex networking implementations, highly secured applications etc.
  • Grit, self-motivation and a deep feeling of ownership.
  • Eager to learn and share knowledge
  • Excellent interpersonal and relational skills
  • Ability to give and receive direction and constructive criticism 


Why is this an amazing opportunity for you?

This is a unique opportunity for a Medior .NET developer to join a rapidly growing value-driven organization to develop amazing products to disrupt the world of Learning & Development. Our mission is to enable strategic change through people by driving the relationship between awareness, capability building, and operational performance. Lobster Ink is uniquely positioned to enable medium- to large enterprises to rollout global change programs through our advanced platforms. We are the premier EdTech supplier in the hospitality industry globally and we have the largest hotel groups as our clients. We are proud to have won the EdTech X Global Growth Award 2018.

Some examples of our software products include:

  • Axon LMS - a state of the art learning platform
  • Lobster Ops - a performance assessment & management system
  • Lobster Campus - interactive learning product and social learning

You will be part of our rapidly growing software development team with a focus on developing and supporting both standard and custom integrations between our core platforms and client platforms as well as between our core platforms and our mobile applications.  At Lobster, we value independence and ownership. We offer a large degree of freedom to work in the OKR framework and build your own vision into our products. We feel that Agile principles like safety and ownership are very important and offer internal learning & development to grow in other domains. There are many more reasons why this is a great opportunity for you:

  • Salary based on skill and experience
  • International diverse department of 20+ nationalities
  • Modern agile methods 
  • Cutting edge technologies in the data domain
  • Opportunity to build disruptive products
  • Idea-driven culture with frequent transparent retrospectives
  • Caring team with shared values and ethics
  • Car, bike and public transport friendly reachable office in the cool city of Amsterdam


To be an A player at Lobster Ink you need to embody the following attributes: 

  • Brave: At Lobster being brave means that you have the internal drive to progress the boundaries of your own capability, the courage to explore uncharted territory, and by expanding your perspective and stretching your capacity.
  • Caring: To care means to listen, communicate, understand, dovetail, call out accountability and act in respect.
  • Tenacious: At Lobster, we are relentless in the pursuit of our goals. We learn from setbacks, remain focused and never resign to mediocrity.
  • Inventive: At Lobster, we believe that inventive willpower is a renewable resource that breeds when it's shared. Our solutions push past complexity and strive for simplicity.
  • Purposeful: At Lobster, we act with intent. We are goal-oriented and experiment in a measured way to learn through experience. We are committed to continuous, iterative improvement for our customers and ourselves.


Together we remain humble but never the same. Distinctly Lobster.

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