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Tech Professor

Tech Professor


Do you enjoy teaching, sharing knowledge and being a part of a continuous learning environment? Do you have what it takes to build a curriculum and head the Picnic Tech Academy? Do you get excited about the future of technology, and do you want to be a part of the fastest growing online supermarket in the world? 

At Picnic you get the chance to join a young, ambitious and forward-thinking team  where everything you do matters. After we fundamentally rethought how cities move, we are now building the technology that makes grocery shopping simple, fun, and affordable for everyone. Known for our just-in-time supply-chain and a unique last-mile delivery strategy, we have become one of the fastest-growing companies in Europe!

We’re on a quest for like-minded people to be part of the future of digital grocery shopping.

🏦 Where you fit in

At Picnic, we are an international talented Tech Team of more than 100 developers. We are dedicated to write code of the highest quality that will run on infrastructure which is designed for scale. With our explosive growth, we’ve had the opportunity to welcome new colleagues and enjoy passing on our love for clean code and scalable platforms. 

Given our expansion plans, we need now your help to transmit this passion with the same excitement and efficiency as is currently done. This is where you come in. As the Picnic Tech Professor, you’ll design, in cooperation with the team leads, a 6-weeks curriculum containing all the relevant subjects for the integration of our most recent tech team members.

As a Java and Python expert, you’ll be responsible for teaching the curriculum, and making sure the newcomers are getting as much practical experience, as well as theoretical knowledge. Next to this you will be responsible for running the Continuous Learning Program. And if that’s not enough of a challenge for you, we are open to the possibility of combining this role with a software developer position in the tech team.

🔥 What challenges await you

  • Designing multiple curricula (2, 6, 12 weeks) covering our entire tech stack
  • Teaching those curricula s.t. every newcomer can thrive from day 1
  • Acting as a consultant for all Java and Python developers
  • Running the Continuous Learning Program for the entire Tech Team 
  • Possibility to combine with a software developer position
  • Being a part of building up a team who boosts knowledge and skills 

👉🏼 Who you are

  • Master’s degree in Computer Science or similar
  • Experience as a software developer (using Java or Python)
  • 1 to 2 years of experience in a teaching position at an university
  • Excellent communication and teaching skills
  • Out-of-the-box thinking and initiative: Hands-on, nothing-is-impossible mindset
  • Fluency in English

👩🏼‍💻 Technologies we use

  • Java 11 (Reactor and Spring 5)
  • ElasticSearch, RabbitMQ, Kinesis
  • Maven and Git
  • PostgreSQL, MongoDB
  • Elastic MapReduce (EMR)
  • AWS, Docker, Kubernetes, Terraform, Vault

Hungry for more? Check out for an overview of our tech stack.

🍩 Picnic perks

Located in Amsterdam, our fun-filled office is the best place for you to focus on your Picnic projects. Equipped with your favorite hardware and surrounded by like-minded people, you’ll grow professionally and personally, while enjoying the startup life along the way. 

Our tech team consists of 15 product teams, which handle tons of innovative projects. Sharing, mentoring and keeping up to date is a must at Picnic: Meetups, webinars, Lunch & Learn sessions and soon our new Tech Academy!

🏡 Relocation package?

Sure! If you join Picnic from abroad, we’ll cover your trip to Amsterdam, sponsor your Visa, and offer you a month of accommodation while you settle in.

If you are joining us from a country that doesn’t allow traveling to the Netherlands just yet due to Covid-19, there's a chance that your onboarding could take place remotely. We had lots of new team members starting their Picnic-journey remotely already, you can have a peek at how it's going here.

What are you waiting for? Get in touch! And no worries, the whole process is currently fully remote, to keep everyone safe and healthy.



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  • iconOnline test*
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* Depending on the role

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