Senior Back-end & Cloud Developer (Python)

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Senior Back-end & Cloud Developer (Python)

Orbisk Utrecht

What is required?

  • A completed Bachelor or Master degree, ideally in or related to Computer Science
  • Demonstrable experience with Python and developing cloud-related designs
  • Enthusiastic and motivated
  • Good command of English, both oral and in writing

What will you get?

  • €4.500 - €6.000 gross p/m (based on knowledge and experience)
  • Holiday pay of 8% and pension of 5%
  • 32 to 40-hour working week depending on preferences
  • 30 days of holiday (based on fulltime)
  • €200 netto home office budget per year
  • Training opportunities and budget
  • Travel allowance, company laptop and free lunch at the office
  • Working from home is possible, home office- and learning budget

What will you do?

  • 30% Performing cloud provisioning
  • 30% Implementing tickets
  • 20% Brainstorming about functionalities
  • 10% Attending scrum-sessions
  • 10% Developing sprint tickets

This vacancy has been created based on interviews with employees to help you get a realistic preview of the job.


As a Senior Back-end & Cloud Developer (Python) at Orbisk, you are responsible for managing the cloud provisioning of the softwareplatform. This platform almost entirely runs in the cloud (Google Cloud Platform). Within your role, you make sure the development, monitoring and automatic deployment of these services, which are written in Python.

Since code quality and maintainability are important for Orbisk, you keep on striving for structural improvements. It is up to you to optimize the components of the system that are written in Python (such as the data pipeline and the AI pipeline) with automatic tests and good documentation. 

You are part of the development-team and work together with a Front-end Developer, a Full Stack Developer, an Embedded Software Developer, a Product Owner, and the CTO. The whole team works according to the Scrum-method.

If you like to optimise software platforms, and find it challenging to have a lot of responsibility, then this is a job for you.

Working week

Senior Back-end & Cloud Developer (Python)

On an enjoyable day, you finish the technical implementation of one of the tickets. This gives you a good feeling as you had been working on solving this ticket for a long time.

On a less enjoyable day, you discover that the data integration from the previous day was not completed properly. As a result some functionalities in the customer portal no longer work. Because of this, you have to quickly find out where the error is and find a solution for it.

  • 09:00
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  • 12:00
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  • 16:00
  • 17:00
    • Stand-up
    • Lunch
    • Working on sprinttickets
    • Implementing data-integration
    • Developing strategic roadmap
    • Implementing tickets
    • Stand-up
    • Lunch
    • Meeting with Front-end Developer
    • Implementing tickets
    • Retrospective
    • Brainstormsession with Developmentteam
    • Stand-up
    • Lunch
    • Meeting with Datateam
    • Managing cloud software
    • Developing strategic roadmap
    • Progress review with Team lead

Firsthand experience

A new data integration has been set up and still has to be implemented in the cloud. How do you do this?

Your fellow Back-end Developer has already taken care of most of the data integration, but it's up to you to set it up further in the cloud. Using Python, you ensure that the data is deployed so that the software is fully suitable for further use. You do this by configuring and uploading the data so that the data can run all night long.

An important part of your work will be cloud provisioning: making the cloud available to users. You do this by setting up cloud services, installing them and managing the cloud software.

The tickets Orbisk receives are about additions to the customer portal, such as the option to measure food waste per guest. You take care of the technical aspect of this implementation and figure out what is needed to put this information in the back-end and make it available.

"You work Scrum and according to a bi-weekly sprint schedule, which makes a selection of all tickets that will be picked up in the coming sprint. This is done on the basis of the backlog. So you also work on the development of these sprint tickets."

When you are in the office, you have lunch with colleagues. Lunch is provided. You eat it together at the large lunch table. Afterwards you can go for a walk, for example, to let out the office dog. Every other Friday there is a lunch meeting in which every team looks back on the past weeks.


At Orbisk, there are several opportunities to grow as an employee. Various courses are offered, allowing you to develop yourself optimally. You work in a fresh and creative start-up, where everyone wants to learn from each-other. Everyone has his own specialization. In the coming years, the organization will also focus on international growth, which means that more and more new positions will become available.

Senior Back-end & Cloud Developer (Python)

Working at Orbisk

Orbisk is a start-up with a clear mission: to make the global food system more sustainable. The start-up provides complete insights into the food flows of hospitality organizations. Orbisk does this by offering a smart camera and scale that uses image recognition to register which food is thrown away, when, and in what quantity. The customer can view this data in the dashboard, which provides insight into food wastage and can be used to reduce it.

  • Main office in Utrecht
  • 40% / 60%
  • Average age is 30 years
  • 40 employees
  • Working from home options


Sharon Reijmers - Head of Sales and Marketing

Why did you decide to work for this company?
I really wanted to work for a company 'doing good for the world'. In a role where I can use my commercial talents to increase the positive impact.

What was your previous job?
Sales Leader Chains at Unilever Food Solutions

What do you do in your spare time?
I am a real foodie: I love good food and drinks

Olaf van der Veen - Cofounder & CEO

Why did you decide to work for this company?
Because I wanted (and want) to use the abilities I have to solve for real and big world problems! As one of the founders, I never had to apply. Still, I apply a little bit every time I recruit new team members, because it has to be a mutual match, so we have just as much of a duty to tell our story well to you!

What was your previous job?
Data Consultant at AholdDelhaize.

What do you do in your spare time?
Listening to (live) music, going out with our home and office dog 'Koffie' and adrenaline sports (wakeboard, snowboard, kitesurf).

Pieter Marsman - AI engineer

Why did you decide to work for this company?
It is important to me to have a positive impact on society and the global environment. In my daily life and during working hours. Orbisk allows me to use my knowledge and apply my skills to the biggest challenge of our time.

What was your previous job?
ML Engineer - Dutch National Police 6

What do you do in your spare time?

Lola Slager - Business Development Manager

Why did you decide to work for this company?
Before this, I worked in the retail and out-of-home segment for soft drinks. Here I discovered that I liked the out-of-home channel the most, but I missed not being able to deliver a positive impact for a better future. Then Orbisk came my way where I found sales, out-of-home and sustainability, the perfect combination for me.

What was your previous job?
Brand Manager

What do you do in your spare time?
Meeting up with family and friends and going out with my boyfriend

Alessandro Lombardo - Hardware and Operations Technician

Why did you decide to work for this company?
As a socially and environmentally conscious person Orbisk aligns well with my personal values.<br /> Before working here I didn't think that my job could impact sustainability and help contribute to a great cause, knowing that I am making a difference, not only locally but globally, doesn't just put a smile on my face but makes me proud to say "I'm working at Orbisk.

What was your previous job?
Technical Writer

What do you do in your spare time?
In my spare time I like to do sports, program, cook and listen to music

Hannah Nesmith-Beck - Talent Acquisition Specialist

Why did you decide to work for this company?
I wanted to work at a company where I knew I could contribute to making a tangible positive impact on our planet. At Orbisk, no matter what role you have, you truly feel as though you are working together for this common goal. The mission combined with the amazing culture and great people makes it a real standout company!

What was your previous job?
Researcher at an Executive Search firm in the nonprofit sector

What do you do in your spare time?
I like to read, practice yoga, spend time in nature with my dog, and enjoy an evening out with great food and drinks!

Dominique Vogelzang - Customer Success Manager

Why did you decide to work for this company?
At Orbisk I can make an impact in many ways. Not only by saving delicious food but we have a tangible positive environmental impact. Being a start-up, the responsibility I get allows me to really add value to the company on a strategic level. And of course the informal working environment allows me to happily go to work every day!

What was your previous job?
A junior employee specialized in health and nutrition at the FNLI (The Federation of the Dutch Food Industry)

What do you do in your spare time?
I enjoy travelling, running, cooking and especially being in nature.

Robbie Valkenburg - Software Engineer

Why did you decide to work for this company?
At Orbisk you can work in a fun, motivated and creative environment together with other people to fight against food waste by making innovative solutions.

What was your previous job?
I joined Orbisk after I finished my studies. During my bachelor's I worked in a sushi restaurant for delivery and I also did some volunteering work for a youth center.

What do you do in your spare time?
I like to go out and see places, read books, listen to podcasts, do sports, have drinks with friends, enjoy a party and play a game once a while. Currently I am trying to teach myself some piano and taking lessons for driving motorbikes.

Interesting job?