Backend Team Lead

Amsterdam, Netherlands


Are you a Team Leader and do you have experience working in a diverse product organization with highly distributed applications? Are you passionate about people’s development and do you have knowledge of the full deployment and development cycle? Relay42 is looking for a Backend Team Lead with an excellent ability to manage team performance and people engagement!

Who is Relay42?

Relay42 has grown from a start-up to a champion in data marketing technology in Europe. We help top brands achieve a 360-degree view of their customers by connecting all data points and personalizing 1 to 1 communication across all channels and devices in a scalable way. We have become a market leader in the Netherlands, and we are now connecting the rest of the world.

Your role:

As a backend team lead, you will manage/coach a team of Java engineers on their performance and personal development during the day to day activities. Within the team, you will make sure that your engineers have the capabilities to deliver on their goals in line with our company targets. Together with the other leads, you are working to deliver on our combined product roadmap and to optimize the development cycle, keeping us in our pace of continuous improvement.

Your responsibilities:

Managing team performance and happiness (50%)

  • Facilitate an agile development team (team of 6-8 people)
  • Identify and support the growth of talents, provide feedback and look after people’s personal development.
  • Assess individual and team performance, recognize and promote excellent performance, and address underperformance.

Managing the development process (40%)

  • Collaborate with the team and product owner to prioritize the tickets
  • Taking part in the development/scrum meetings to safeguard the progress
  • Collaborate with the other leads to improve on the process
  • Assist with designing and developing systems which are cloud-native, reliable and globally scalable
  • Code review the work of your teammates to ensure high code quality

Recruitment (10%)

  • Contribute to Relay42’s growth through interviewing, on-boarding, or other recruitment efforts.


What are we looking for?

Our ideal candidate has experience working in a professional product-driven environment. The candidate has experience with performance management of a team of engineers on their goals, is able to inspire and mentor a team of engineers on their technical and personal development and makes sure that the more long term roadmap goals are guided and implemented.


  • Work experience as a team lead in similar positions
  • Experience with prioritizing and handling multiple tasks with confidence and maturity
  • A can-do energetic attitude, with strong problem-solving skills
  • Strong communication skills, able to apply different communication styles
  • Experience with Scrum/Kanban
  • Experience with the Java ecosystem
  • Experience with the full deployment cycle


  • Experience with product organizations
  • Experience in organizations with a multicultural and diverse workforce
  • Experience with highly distributed applications
  • Experience with the Atlassian stack (Jira, Confluence)
  • Experience with AWS (Lambdas, API Gateways, S3, EC2)

What’s in it for you:

Competitive salary and great benefits. Working with a highly motivated team and last but not least, the opportunity to work in an informal environment with ample opportunities for professional development on projects that impact millions of consumers worldwide.

  • Pioneering entrepreneurial atmosphere
  • Training, conferences and personal development opportunities
  • A fun, dynamic workplace with everything from ping pong and foosball to a comfy relaxation room
  • Communal lunch & healthy and less healthy snacks all day long
  • Weekly bootcamp on location
  • Flexible working hours and workspace
  • A fun and connected community with monthly and quarterly meetings/events & Innovation week
  • Pension scheme