Lead Java Developer

Inuka — Company based in Amsterdam

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Inuka is looking for a Lead Developer (remote)

We are looking for a startup savvy full-stack tech lead who is an experienced team-builder and wants to become long-term part of a passionate and highly ambitious team to conquer the world.

The assignment would be initially on a 6 month full-time contract, to maintain an existing platform with two android apps, and make the choices to solidify the technical foundation that Inuka runs its service on.

About Inuka 

Inuka is a small social enterprise with the mission to make mental health support accessible especially in low and middle income countries. We have created a platform on which we connect people in mental distress with life coaches who are trained on a proven method.
The platform has a JAVA backend with microservices and front-end android only.

The startup is a spin-off a fortune 500 multinational and aims to launch in Kenya and the
Netherlands this year and conquer the world after that.

We own the platform and IP. You would work with a (we believe but come see for yourself!) fun
social enterprise startup, with the aim to make mental support more accessible and affordable,
especially in low and middle income countries. We prefer to build a long-term partnership.

Inuka is a remote first organisation. Our team is distributed over 3 continents.

We welcome applications from every country and culture but ideally less than six hours away from CEST.

Your role:

  • Take the lead in making technical decisions guaranteeing the stability and progression of our software
  • Hire and manage additional team members
  • To enhance existing backend writing in Java and Spring Boot. We follow Agile methodology and use Jira for tracking features, release etc.
  • Automate deployments, testing and builds
  • To provide support, triage and assign issues to other developers
  • To monitor existing applications running on AWS stack via CloudWatch and other tools
  • To demonstrate technical expertise by proactively identifying architectural issues, new frameworks
  • To commit to relevant open source projects or build new projects as and when required

Our Tech Stack:

  • Docker containers running on AWS
  • Java, Spring, Spring Boot,
  • AWS RDS, Openfire XMPP, Angular, Android, Open-LDAP, RabbitMQ
  • AWS Code Commit, Jira, Gradle

Our perfect candidate is:

  • Senior level with broad experience in our stack.
  • 5+ years experience with at least 2 of those in a lead role
  • Entrepreneurial 
  • Eager to make an impact
  • An excellent and proactive communicator
  • Experienced or willing to work in a fully remote environment
  • Ideally also has experience with mobile app development (iOS or Android)


We make mental health support more affordable and accessible because it is via confidential chat and offered by a non-stigmatized life coach who doesn’t need much education, yet still is of high – if not equal - quality as we have good evidence our coaching method can work effectively for most issues people face. 

On the platform you can do a self-test, get matched with a certified lifecoach and get chat-sessions to identify and tackle your problems. The coaches are trained digitally and supervised by licensed therapists with a build-in quality control system. Protocols are implemented to refer to professional help when needed.

How to apply

Please send your resume to jorg@inuka.io