How do you make our customers happy?
By building and reinforcing the best tech community in the Netherlands. Tech is one of bol.com’s most important enablers of innovation. We work in agile and autonomous teams with cutting edge technology to build the best solutions for both our clients and partners. Sharing knowledge with peers in a vibrant community is essential to stay ahead in this game. And sharing knowledge does not abruptly stop at the bol.com borders; we want our tech talent to give back and inspire the broader community, as well as be inspired by it.
Your responsibilities as Tech Community Builder
- Work with the IT community director on new ideas for the IT community roadmap
- Connect with community leaders, turn ideas into actions
- Maintain our tech blog, and organize internal and external meetups
- Help engineers organize trainings
- Join forces with engineers to organize our yearly spaces summit tech conference
- Always work together with and for engineers
As our Tech Community Builder, your job is to establish the best tech community in the Netherlands. In cooperation with the engineers themselves, to ensure that your plans in fact realize their wishes. You help the IT Community Director create a roadmap for this community, complete with milestones. You gather ideas from within the organization, translate them into (wonderful and attainable) plans, and create an actual sense of community in which all engineers feel included. Your main focus is on strengthening and empowering the internal community, but you also look outward. The broader our community, and the more techies we reach, the better! You also claim ownership of our tech blog, organize inspiring get-togethers and help engineers organize their own trainings, hackathons, and so forth. To top it off, you’re a driving force behind the success of our next open spaces tech summit.
Why you can make the difference
Because you know how to engage engineers to share knowledge. Your success won’t depend on programming experience, but you do require the tech savvy to understand the ambitions and concerns of the community. You bring creative talent and strong organizational skills to the table; when you organize an event, it’s guaranteed to run smoothly and inspire everyone who attends. You have strong communication skills, know how to overcome obstacles (deftly) and how to streamline a surfeit of stakeholders. You love to think out of the box and come up with new concepts that strengthen the diverse community of bol.com. Your great sense of humor isn’t a must, but it will help when you get destroyed for the umpteenth time in Fortnite.
3 reasons why this is(n’t) for you
- Because you only need a sentence to come up with great solutions
- Because you beam when you enable others to command center stage
- Because you thrive in a dynamic environment
- Because you love being micromanaged
- Because you’re naturally bossy
- Because you stick to conventional ideas
Where you’ll work
Bol.com serves over 9.5 million customers, hosts 2.5 million monthly visitors and offers roughly 18 million products through an IT-driven work environment. More numbers? Our 50+ cross-functional scrum teams embrace experiments and new technologies, but even with 100+ releases per week our public downtime is zero. We share a burning ambition to work hard and play hard in equal measure. The setting is pioneering and autonomy is encouraged. Teams deploy their own code to the production environment. You can socialize on our soccer field, in the games room and in the bar on Friday afternoons. As Tech Community Builder, you can achieve a lot by yourself. And so much more with your team.
What you get
What you get
A blue and safe landingWe warmly welcome our new colleagues, so they feel home as soon as possible. During your onboarding program, we give you all the ins and outs about bol.com!
Attention to youWe are continuously focused on innovation and getting better every day. Because we work in a dynamic environment and our organization is growing rapidly, your development will grow together with bol.com.
Besides workAt bol.com there is also a lot to do after work. Most of the activities are initiated by our own colleagues. That’s why all activities are very diverse and always voluntary. For example playing sports, team activities, Friday drinks or meetups.
Daily treatsWith good food, you get happy bol.commers. That's why we make sure there are a lot of lunch possibilities, if you want a quick bite, a snack or a healthy salad.
How it works
Your applicationCarefully, we take a look at your application. Within 2 weeks you know if we invite you for an interview.
First contactWe call you to set up an interview. And since we’re already talking: feel free to ask any question you may have.
First dateIn this first interview we’ll get to know each other. We want to find out more about you. Work experience is interesting, but we also want to find out more about you as a person. Together, we’ll find out if this job is a match made in heaven.
Your next interviewBefore the next interview we will ask you to take an online assessment. We’ll also discuss the position and your team in depth.
Is this love?2 interviews are usually enough to see if it’s a match. And if you agree… well, it’s the beautiful beginning of your career at bol.com :)