Scala Developer

February 3, 2021

At PortXchange we create solutions to make Port of Rotterdam, and all other ports, more efficient and limit their impact on the environment. Together with Port of Rotterdam we are committed to modernize and optimize port related logistics on a global level.

Our ideas and products are noticed and adopted by industry leaders. This is the direct result of being a startup with the backing of a leading brand. We value our culture of ownership, craftsmanship and self-organizing teams that consist of highly skilled team players. You don’t have a manager that urges you into company policies, but a coach that facilitates and challenges you and your team to excel in what you do.

Through increased customer demand we are on the verge of scaling-up multiple products. Because of this we want to expand our teams with bright and passionate software engineers.


You have a solid background in Computer Science. You are a seasoned crafts(wo)man with a passion for technology, software and data. You have a track record in Scala development or a JVM language and want to learn Scala. You understand both OO and FP. You are willing to learn from your mistakes and you enjoy learning from each other in a team setting. You understand the value of continuous and incremental improvements. You are able to take responsibility and own your product. You are willing to make the best technical decisions for the project and the team. You want to make the best product for our customers.

Our tech

At PortXchange you will be working with relevant Scala technologies like the Play Framework, Akka Streams and Kafka. We use modern architecture like (micro-)services and event sourcing where appropriate. We run fully in the cloud using AWS, Heroku, CircleCI, Kafka, PostgreSQL and Kubernetes. Every commit goes to production fully automated through a continuous delivery pipeline. We think this set-up is serving us well now, but we are not afraid to improve whenever we can. Reliability is important to us so we create solutions that can run in production 24/7.

Our offer

  • Make amazing software, contribute to worldwide connected ports
  • learn, work and have fun with bright minds
  • Use the latest hardware
  • Monthly R&D time
  • Good balance between onsite and working from home
  • A competitive salary, with good benefits
  • Good secondary benefits

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About the company

PortXchange started as an industry changing idea that shipping companies, agents, terminals and other service providers can use to optimally plan, execute and monitor all activities during a port call based on standardised data exchange. This in order to optimize port calls: increasing just in time sailing, reducing time spent in ports and reduce over-all greenhouse gas emissions. Over the past year, PortXchange was tested extensively in Rotterdam and will now be roll out internationally.