Lead Java Developer

Technology | 36 hours | The Netherlands

Den Bosch

Would you like to contribute to the future of education?

Education is important. Education matters. Sanoma Learning, a division of the Finnish company Sanoma, provides learning solutions for primary and secondary education in the Netherlands and four other European countries. Malmberg focuses on the Dutch market and continuously develops methods to meet the educational challenges of the present and the future. Would you like to be part of the transformation currently taking place on the educational landscape from teaching out of books to teaching through digital resources? Then join us and contribute to the future of our children!

Our goal is to become the digital front runner in education in Europe. In order to achieve this, we use the latest tools for developing online learning platforms, allowing us to respond quickly to any new requests that teachers and pupils may have.

The Business Technology (BT) department consists of 70 specialists and is responsible for the development and management of educational applications in the Netherlands and abroad. We use advanced technology (cloud), supported by modern development and test tools. The broad range of digital products we have developed is something to be proud of. We are looking for a Lead Java Developer to enhance this department. Would you like to make a (innovative) contribution to education? Then check out what we have to offer!

Our backend technology stack:

  • Building solutions in Amazon Web Services
  • Frameworks (Spring Boot or Vert.X, RxJava)
  • Methods (Microservices, CQRS / Event Sourcing, Reactive Programming)
  • Java8+
  • Relational databases (MySQL, PostgreSQL)
  • NOSQL databases (DynamoDB, MongoDB)
  • Quality and version management (Sonar, Git)
  • Continuous Integration (Maven, Jenkins, Nexus, Sonar)
  • Linux
  • DevOps work environment
  • Agile working with Scrum

As a developer, are you eager to work with these technologies and methods in an environment where you can also develop yourself? At Malmberg, you get plenty of freedom to proactively explore and test out new technologies.

Your work

As Lead Java Developer, you will be joining our team of 20 experienced Java Developers. Based on the stack above, you will be actively developing the software for the latest, device-independent, learning platforms from Malmberg or one of our 4 international learning companies. You are responsible for ensuring that the functionality of the digital products meets the wishes of both teachers and pupils.

As Lead, you help your team further in their development and your critical eye, enthusiasm and conviction help you to activate people and gain their support. You are the go-to person, proactively creating new technologies, coordinating with architects, and guiding and leading our “Java Guild”; an initiative that unites fellow developers and a platform for exchanging organisation-wide ideas, knowledge and skills.



You determine your own future; we build it together. Your continued personal development is important to us. We set aside time for coaching and implementing a customised development process. There is ample freedom for educational development, initiating and testing new technologies or ideas, and participating in Hackatons and Lunch&Learn sessions.

We also have attractive employment conditions, such as:

  • A salary range of €4,200 – 5,500 based on a 36-hour working week (depending on work experience)
  • 36-hour working week
  • 6% year-end bonus
  • Profit-sharing scheme
  • Company (Sanoma) pension scheme
  • Travel allowance
  • Study costs allowance
  • Telecommuting is possible

About Malmberg and Sanoma Learning

Sanoma Learning is a leading European supplier of both printed and digital learning solutions and is a division of the listed Finnish company Sanoma. Our solutions improve pupils’ learning results and support teachers in their daily work. We have branches in five European countries and have been a front runner in the market for several years.

Our Dutch publishing house Malmberg is one of the largest educational publishers in primary and secondary education and senior secondary vocational education. We know how schools work, what teachers need in order to allow their pupils to develop, and where the challenges lie. We continuously develop our learning solutions based on this experience.

When you come to work with us, you will be joining 280 colleagues who work together in an informal atmosphere. The Business Technology department consists of a large group of developers, testers, designers, etc., who work on developing the latest learning solutions for education on a daily basis.

Your reaction

For more information about the content of this position or to apply, please call Ellen Ceelen at +31 6 41 13 96 78 or email at ellen.ceelen@sanoma.com.

For more information about Malmberg, go to www.malmberg.nl. For more information about Sanoma Learning, go to www.sanomalearning.com.