Our purpose

Otrium is a purpose-led business – we see a future where all clothing is worn.

Every year, billions of items are produced globally but are never sold. Clothing goes unworn and often ends up in landfills. This is a huge waste of creative energy, labour, natural resources and investment. Otrium is changing fashion from the inside out: we are an online fashion outlet marketplace and we tech-enable designer brands to find an owner for every item they produce. 

How we work

Founded and headquartered in Amsterdam, operating across Europe, Otrium is a start-up company whose diverse, talented and international team, works diligently and passionately to achieve one mission: Wear Over Waste. We have a hybrid set-up which offers flexibility and freedom to our O-Team - this means we encourage our (local) O-Team members to join together in our office based in the Houthavens, Amsterdam at least 2 days per week. Do you have a gym class at 11am or want to take your dog for a walk? Just make up the hour some other way. Fancy a change of scenery whilst you do your work? Feel free to make use of our 8 weeks Workation policy! 


Your impact

You will work with talented people from all around the world and use Agile development principles. We love to help each other and our power comes from the team game. We are a hardcore Agile team, always iterating and striving for a better, faster and scalable product. Here you will be developing features and services that will directly impact our experience of many famous brands. Along with code, we have hands-on experience with infrastructure.

Your responsibilities

  • Understanding business requirements and design/architecture solutions accordingly
  • Writing clean, maintainable, optimised and scalable code
  • Writing comprehensive unit/integration tests and actively participating in peer reviews/testing
  • Taking ownership of the existing/new modules/projects, ensuring stability
  • Setting up monitoring and implementing improvements proactively
  • Being the owner of your service’s availability
  • Providing clear documentation to both business and tech teams
  • Promoting engineering excellence and best practices within the team

What you'll bring to the team:

  • 5+ years' experience as a Back End Engineer, ideally within an international start-up company
  • Proficiency in crafting applications capable of seamless scalability, architecting robust frameworks
  • Fluent in Node.js and experience in Symfony - PHP is a plus
  • You're a pro with building applications in Kubernetes 
  • Expertise in designing and maintaining micro-services as well as GraphQL and Rest APIs
  • Understanding of message broker and queue systems, from Redis to Kafka
  • Extensive experience across various data storage platforms, from DynamoDB to MySQL
  • Advocate for the principles of Domain Driven Design, crafting systems with clarity and purpose
  • Well-versed in the art of testing, from unit tests to integration tests, ensuring the reliability and functionality of systems.
  • Fluency in English - other languages are a plus!


What we offer you for being O-mazing:

  • A competitive, market-rate salary (incl. holiday allowance) and a generous SAR package
  • 25 days paid holiday per year - plus a day off on your birthday and 8 weeks Workation option!
  • An open, spacious, plant-filled office on the waterside in the Houthavens
  • Delicious bi-weekly office lunches - prepared by our lovely Hub & Culture Manager, Denise
  • Mental and physical health support via a OneFit gym subscription discount and free, unlimited access to OpenUp
  • Mac laptop and more handy tech - including setting up your home office via Workwize 
  • And, of course, an incredible 35% Otrium employee discount!

How we hire:

Otrium is committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse community of employees with a strong sense of belonging. We believe we are bettered by all forms of diversity, and take pride in working with talent from every walk of life and corner of the world. In the spirit of inclusivity, qualified applicants will be considered without regard to age, ethnicity, ability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, nationality, race, religion, or sexual orientation. Here’s to freedom, flexibility, and global inclusivity!

What's next?

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