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(Lead) Developer

ESS Automation is the department in IT that is responsible for DevOps of the different product, services and platforms used within Aegon to facilitate the automation of business processes and the interaction between Aegon and customers (consumers, employers, intermediaries). ESS Automation is also responsible for building, further developing and operating the incoming and outgoing communication related to the customers products in a generic and cost-efficient way. Aegon is in the midst of transitioning into a data-driven, digitally customer-focused organization and implementing an agile way of working.

We are now looking for an experienced Back End Developer to join a growing team. You should be a quick learner who enjoys building new functionality in a fast-paced environment. You will be joining a fantastic team that is full of ambitious, talented, and creative people who are passionate about applying technology to create great digital solutions and services. We are looking for people who want to make a difference and work in a positive, open environment that strongly encourages fresh ideas, challenge, experimentation, and learning.

As a Back end Developer you will help your ESS Automation agile team with technical innovation and support the development teams inn other Value Streams to achieve the technical and functional goals. You will be responsible for the implementation of a range of solutions included the software specifications, design and documentation. We expect you help develop and promote appropriate processes and best practices. Hands-on back-end development, test, debug, deployment and support is of course also a part of the job.

We are searching for somebody with:

  • Experience of back-end development in a fast-moving, agile (SCRUM) environment

  • Excellent back-end development skills in JavaScript and Node.js with a good understanding of how to write high performance, efficient code

  • Ability to understand business requirements and turn these into efficient, scalable solutions. Desire to learn our business domain

  • Experience of writing thorough unit tests with a strong desire to ensure code is robust and reliable. Knowledge of continuous integration

  • Excellent troubleshooting and problem-solving skills

  • Experience or an interest in learning and working with NoSQL databases, specifically DynamoDB

  • Experience or an interest in learning and working with Amazon Web Services, including Lambda, SQS, and SNS and knowledge of Serverless environments

  • Experience or an interest in learning and working with infrastructure as code, specifically AWS CDK

  • Experience on building and deploying Streamset Pipelines

  • Strong communication skills and the ability to express new ideas and solutions to both technical and non-technical audience

  • Excellent organisation skills and strong team player

  • A quick learner able to pick up new skills and technologies easily and enjoys complex issues and is able to describe to both technical and non-technical audience

  • Aegon aims to be an employer of choice in the financial services industry. As a global company, we offer excellent terms of employment, a very diverse and inspiring work environment, and development opportunities. Moreover we offer:

    •A competitive salary
    •Next to that a monthly flexbudget of 16.7% of your monthly salary.
    •A good work/life balance including a minimum of 27 vacation days.
    •A commuting allowance.
    •An excellent pension plan and discounts on Aegon products.


    Are you interested in joining our team in The Hague? We look forward to receiving your resume and motivation letter. An online assessment will be part of the procedure. For more information about the role, you can contact Max Krajenbrink, Talent Acquisition Manager a.i. at +31 (0)6 48 56 41 63 or

    (Lead) Developer

    Aegon Asset Management, The Hague
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