Junior/Medior Back-end Developer (Golang)

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Junior/Medior Back-end Developer (Golang)

Orbisk Utrecht

What is required?

  • A completed Bachelor's degree, preferably in Computer Science or related subject
  • Willing to learn or demonstrable experience with Golang
  • Good command of English, both oral and in writing
  • Enthusiastic and motivated

What will you get?

  • €3.000 - €5.000 gross p/m (based on knowledge and experience)
  • Holiday pay of 8% and pension of 5%
  • 32 to 40-hour working week
  • €200 netto home office budget per year
  • 30 days of holiday
  • Training opportunities and budget
  • Travel allowance, company laptop, free lunch at the office and an office dog to keep you company
  • Flexible working arrangements with the option to work from home or at our office in Utrecht

What will you do?

  • 30% Creating and implementing structural improvements to our software platform
  • 30% Implementing tickets
  • 20% Brainstorming about the product vision
  • 10% Attending sprint sessions
  • 10% Writing and detailing sprint tickets

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Hannah Nesmith-Beck

Talent Aquisition Specialist


As a Junior/Medior Back-end Developer (Golang) at Orbisk, you are responsible for maintaining and developing the back-end of the software platform. Together with the rest of the development-team, you brainstorm about strategic goals and you prepare and implement tickets. 

The tickets you will work on are for example about Orbisk's customer portal or food waste monitor. This customer portal is the most important product and shows customers data about their (future) food waste. The Customer Success team collects all customer feedback and additional input on this portal. For example, a customer might want to be able to measure food waste per guest, or know exactly how long a food waste monitor has been on. When processing these tickets, you discuss with the Front-end Developer and the UX Designer: together you make a plan of what the new feature should look like. You then split this out to the Front-end and Back-end work.

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 Golang (such as API and the food waste monitor) 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 and the CTO. The whole team works according to the Scrum-method.

If you enjoy making software platforms as easy as possible for customers, and find it challenging to be responsible for the software of many different departments, then this is a job for you.

Working week

Junior/Medior Back-end Developer (Golang)

On an enjoyable day, you have an extensive planning session with your Scrum team. You discuss the next sprint, and then the goals for the next quarter. The team also gives a lot of input on projects for the roadmap.

On a less enjoyable day, you spend a lot of time resolving errors. This is at the expense of the time you can spend on feature development.

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    • Stand-up
    • Making sprintplanning
    • Lunch
    • Meeting with Front-end Developer
    • Developing strategic roadmap
    • Stand-up
    • Lunch
    • Meeting with Front-end Developer
    • Developing strategic roadmap
    • Implementing structural improvements
    • Progress review
    • Implementing structural improvements

Firsthand experience

You are performing a release of a new feature, but in the afternoon you receive a notification that customers can no longer log into the customer portal. How do you solve this?

The release seems to be going well, but unfortunately you still receive notifications that it is not working. You approach the Front-end Developer: together you go through the logs to find out where the error is. Once you have found the cause, you have to make a choice: do you revert the release, or do you try to solve the problem?

In this case, you choose the second option. Immediately after that, you will run a test to see if the problem has been resolved. Then you ensure that the release is deployed again.


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.

Junior/Medior Back-end Developer (Golang)

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.

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