Lead Software Engineer / CTO

The Social Handshake Published: December 18, 2022
Amsterdam, Netherlands
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The listing

Doing Good is in our nature, but often barriers limit our good intentions. That's why The Social Handshake makes doing good easy.

We are a fintech startup that provides Payroll Giving, Emergency Giving for Ukraine, and Christmas Giving to 40+ clients like HPE, BUX and Bain & Co, and will soon add Holiday Giving to our online platform.

Payroll Giving is one of the easiest and most effective ways to help solve problems like poverty and climate change.

With 1000+ users we contributed 100K+ to charities like Unicef ​​or Just Diggit, and we only just got started. When you join The Social Handshake you will not only be lead software engineer in our fast growing startup but, also contribute to a more sustainable and just world, daily.

We assume this:

  • You are a (back-end focused) software engineer who is also capable of doing front-end, and wants to lead our scalable platform to the next phase of growth to serve 100+K users.
  • Familiar with Java and JavaScript in a full stack environment (3+ years' experience)
  • Familiar with creating and consuming APIs
  • familiar with Google Cloud
  • Preferred experience with startups / scaleups
  • Available at least 4 days a week
  • Able to travel to Amsterdam 1 day a week

About our stack 

LoonGift is currently built on the Google Cloud, with Java as its back-end and React / Typescript as its front-end. This does not necessarily have to stay this way in the future.

Now that our standalone MVP has been a success, we are starting to integrate with different payroll and benefit platforms out there.

Terms of employment:

  • The monthly compensation is 5000 to 7500 euros gross monthly
  • Employees have the right to 28 paid holiday days
  • Your working hours are flexible
  • It is possible to work from home for this position
  • The travel allowance is a full reimbursement
  • It is possible to attend trainings
  • There is an education budget for this vacancy
  • Guest house
  • Expense compensation system
  • Insurance for healthcare
  • Lunch will be provided for
  • There are company phones available for employees
  • As an employee here, you will receive a company laptop
  • You will receive a lease car from the company
  • You will receive a company fuel card
  • You will receive a 13th month
  • Yearly bonus system

About The Social Handshake 

A Social Handshake is synonymous with Doing Good. The Social Handshake makes Doing Good easy for employers and employees.

In this way, together with charities, we contribute to a sustainable and social world. Doing good is in our nature. 

When we see war, climate change or poverty, we want to do something! But where do you start?

Often we don't have time, or we simply don't think about it. That is untapped potential for a sustainable and social world.

That's why we set up The Social Handshake.

  • 02/01/2019
  • The average age is 34.
  • Currently working in 1 office.


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