Senior Software Engineer
When I first came to the office, I was excited about the young and eager company culture. - Mario, Operations
Senior
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Amsterdam
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ACT Commodities is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All employment decisions at ACT Commodities are made without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, family or parental status, status with regard to public assistance, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.
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ACT Commodities is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All employment decisions at ACT Commodities are made without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, family or parental status, status with regard to public assistance, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.
I excel when...
Highly motivated
Optimizing and structuring
Part of the family
Python master
Triggered by complex products
We excel at what we do. But unlike others, our success is not just the result of hard work and professional expertise: we apply a uniquely people-centric approach to trading.

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Key Responsibilities

  • Creating and maintaining tools that meet the business needs of all key departments
  • Automating manual processes (e.g. Excel, legacy tools) into a modern software system design
  • Further integrating and simplifying data flows between systems
  • Maintaining a comprehensive test suite consisting of unit tests and end-to-end tests
  • Working with business analysts and end users to identify and refine requirements for new and existing solutions

 

Key Requirements

  • Degree in Computer Science or related field, or relevant experience
  • Experience with C# or Python
  • Experience in working with object-oriented development and design patterns
  • A can-do attitude and eagerness to learn
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong written and verbal English communications skills
  • Professional and personal growth attitude

 

Optional Requirements

  • Experience with Django and REST framework or Flask
  • Experience with Kubernetes with Helm (on AKS)
  • General web development knowledge (TypeScript, React, redux)
  • Familiarity with NoSQL technologies (e.g. MongoDB and Azure Cosmos) a big plus
  • SQL Server/PostgreSQL database schema design and optimization
  • Experience working in an Agile environment
  • Experience with Azure Functions (serverless), App Service, App Insights
  • Experience with any DevOps (especially Azure DevOps pipelines)

 

What we offer:

  • Competitive remuneration and discretionary performance bonus;
  • Collective health insurance discount;
  • Corporate pension plan;
  • 25 vacation days per calendar year;
  • NS Business card (depending on your residence);
  • Target incentives (company weekend, themed dinners, gifts);
  • Company training for communication and personal development;
  • In-house Life Coach.

There’s always room to improve

At ACT Commodities I get the full support of my personal coach. I always know what my next goal is and how and with whom I’ll reach it.

Seeing a flawless sequence of trades makes me smile

I love efficiency. Helping my colleagues in trading deliver on their promises to clients. That’s what I call shared satisfaction.
But don’t worry, you’re not on your own. We are there for you all the way.
Because at ACT we get things done together.

That’s what we call collaborative trading because together we…
Learn
Succeed
Celebrate
More about ACT
Why work here?

A training program that fits like a glove.

We want you to develop your skills and talent in the best possible way. Therefore you will enter our unique and personally tailored on-the-job training program with only one goal: to enable you to reach your full potential.

Score great deals and awesome goals.

On top of developing your skills you can also develop your foosball skills. But be aware for our goal getter Paul! Are you more in for a game of table tennis? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

All ingredients for success.

We enable you to reach your full potential. Therefore you will get all the knowledge and training necessary to develop your talents and become successful.

It’s more than a career.

You will be part of our enthusiastic and entrepreneurial team that consists of more than 30 nationalities from all over the world. We work hard, but also party hard during drinks, BBQ’s, company weekends, diners, boat trips and so on. So bring your smile and join the party.

Get your own personal life coach.

Working at ACT is more than just learning the right skills and expertise. We also focus on your personal development and growth. That’s where your personal life coach comes in. Because we believe that the more you know about yourself, the more successful you will be.

Develop, re-invent and challenge the status quo.

Throughout ACT you feel this constant thirst for excellence that allowed us to grow quickly and successfully. Within that ever-changing and dynamic environment comes the opportunity to work on things that are already set in stone in so many other organizations. This entrepreneurial spirit you feel throughout the company. From day one I’ve been given the chance to pioneer and challenge the status quo. You really can do things differently here.

 

 

Esmée Trimbos
Encountering new situations on a daily basis

I started working at ACT because I wanted to be in a working environment that would really allow me to grow. I certainly got what I was hoping for! Ever since I joined ACT, every day has been different, my learning curve has been very steep because of it. 

 

You learn as you go and I’ve experienced first hand that if you succeed, everybody is genuinely happy for you. Everybody is willing to work hard and make the best out of every day. We are target driven, we are ambitious but always together as a team. That means when a target is accomplished, we also celebrate each other’s success. This teamspirit keeps everybody going!

Olaf Pauw
Reach higher, do better and learn more

ACT is rapidly growing and evolving, offering ample opportunities to expand your knowledge and hone your skills. This has allowed me to continuously challenge myself in ways I hadn’t even foreseen. For example, within the first six months of joining ACT New York, I relocated to Amsterdam to lead a global project implementation.

 

This was an area I hadn’t had a great deal of experience in but management had faith in me and I had faith in the rest of the team. We all grew together through the experience. If you are willing to reach higher, do better and learn more, there really aren’t any barriers at ACT.

Michael Vigario
Meet Stephen, Sales Trader in New York
Stephen & being in the driver’s seat
From day one, we give you the full responsibility and freedom to run your own business. Steve talks about the large role an entrepreneurial mindset plays and about the freedom and possibilities ACT has to offer to contribute to your success.
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ACT Commodities is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All employment decisions at ACT Commodities are made without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, family or parental status, status with regard to public assistance, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.
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As part of our business continuity and resiliency planning, all our offices across North America, Europe, and Asia are fully operational. We are following the guidelines of the local governments where our offices are located.

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