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Backend Java Akka Software Engineer – Payments and Settlements Services SEPA in Amsterdam

Backend Java Akka Dev... Excited to grow your career? Our people make all the difference to our success! In wholesale banking payments processing, we are looking for an experienced Java Akka software development engineer....


Backend Java Akka Dev Engineer

Excited to grow your career?

Our people make all the difference to our success!

In wholesale banking payments processing, we are looking for an experienced Java Akka software development engineer. We would like to hear from you if your dream is to develop real-time payment systems and if you believe that you can live by the agile manifesto by practising agile scrum.

If you think the open position is right for you, we encourage you to apply!

What happened in the past

Our above market standards in-house developed SEPA Payments Processing Engine processes hundreds of millions of Loan, Savings and Payments transactions per year. It has come a long way since its first creation during an ING Hackathon and is now expanding its footprint into Europe.

 Expansion means new connectivity to many Account Management Systems and Clearing Houses. Think of real-time and batch high volume asynchronous processing, stateless communication, resilience patterns, idempotent application design and much more.

What you will do

You will focus on the extension of the existing payment routing engine to support multiple European ING entities. This clustered application is written using Java 11 and Java Akka reactive streams approach.

You will work in the dynamic and challenging environment of the IT organization of ING Payment and Settlement Service (PSS). We work according to a Scrum development process with two-week sprints and strongly believe in the DevOps approach to delivering IT solutions. We strive to have the high-quality mission-critical software delivered in time using iterative. 

What we are looking for

We expect you to speak English and to have 6 (or more) of the following skills

  • Demonstrable experience producing reusable code components
  • Working with Java Akka currently or in the last 3 years
  • 3+ years of software engineering experience on Java, Spring Boot, Restful API and supporting libraries
  • Understanding the clustering technologies and issues, such as Akka clusters and Cassandra clusters
  • Understanding of the way distributed systems work (i.e., you have the ability to explain the CAP theorem, Two Generals problem, Split-brain)
  • Experience with containers (Docker, docker-compose, Kubernetes)
  • Understanding of Messaging platforms (i.e., Kafka, ActiveMQ, IBM MQ)
  • You think of security and failure during design (Security by design)
  • Experience with XML processing and validation
  • Understanding the NoSQL data modelling (i.e., Cassandra)
  • Understanding the SQL data modelling (i.e., Oracle)
  • You have a learning attitude. Not only to master innovative technologies and programming languages, but also on a personal level. You are able to give and receive feedback
  • You help others to be successful

You will have an added advantage if you have any of the following

  • A Master’s Degree in Computer Science/Mathematics or relevant knowledge
  • Experience in the financial industry, preferably payments
  • Passion for reactive programming
  • Experience in creating CI/CD pipelines (i.e., Azure DevOps, GitHub)
  • Open-Source contributions / active GitHub profile
  • Experience with Akka (Java), Akka-streams (Java), reactive spring and/or other reactive frameworks
  • Familiarity with functional programming
  • Experience with Scala or Kotlin

Your benefits

A job offer that fits in with the times of today. We will consider both your home situation and your ambitions and help you to balance work and private life. Discover our employment 

To give you an idea, the benefits of working at ING are:

  • A job from 36 to 40 hours per week that fits your schedule to balance work and private life
  • A salary tailored to your qualities and experience
  • 24 vacation days with a 36-hour workweek. (Or 27 days for 40-hour) + 1.5 paid diversity days off
  • Pension scheme
  • 13th-month salary
  • Individual Savings Contribution (BIS), 3.5% of your gross annual salary
  • 8% Holiday payment
  • Personal growth and challenging work with endless possibilities
  • An informal working environment with innovative colleagues
  • Work Agile, so innovative ideas come to life faster


Contact the recruiter attached to the advertisement for more information. Want to apply directly? Please upload your CV and motivation letter by clicking the “Apply” button.

About us

With around 52,000 employees and operations in approximately 40 countries, there is no shortage of opportunities for people with initiative who want to make a difference. We hire smart people like you for your potential, not your past. Our biggest expectation is that you will stay curious. Keep learning. Take on more responsibility. In return, we will back you to develop into an even more awesome version of yourself.

If you want to work at the cutting edge of what is possible, surrounded by progressive, inspiring, and supportive colleagues, there is no better place to invest your talents than at ING. Join us. Apply today.

Extra informatie

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