Medior/Senior C++ Developer

With this view, here in Amsterdam

Copernica is looking for an experienced C++ developer who will join our Research & Development (R&D) team. In addition to having excellent C++ control, it is useful for this function if you can also work with PHP and JavaScript, because in our code various bridges between C++, PHP and Javascript are used.

As a medior/senior C++ developer you play an important role within our fast growing R&D team. On one hand you contribute to the development of the three products of Copernica and on the other hand you have an important task in guiding junior colleagues. Because we consider the quality of our code as highly important, we pay a lot of attention to the review process. As a medior/senior you are expected to be able to critically assess, both your own code, and that of colleagues, and then give recommendations on how to improve it.

Besides your excellent programming skills, it is important in this position that you contribute to optimizing the functionality of our products. To this end, you initiate and maintain close contacts with our commercial teams so that you are well informed about the needs of our customers. You report directly to the CTO and regularly present R&D developments to the rest of the organization. Would you like to know more about how we write our code? Take a look at our open source projects on our Github.

What are you going to do?

  • Work on the development of our existing and / or new products.
  • Supervising projects.
  • Updating existing documentation.
  • Coaching / guiding colleagues.
  • Optimizing the contacts between the commercial team and R&D.
  • Presenting developments within R&D.

Who are you?

The ideal candidate:

  • Has at least 5 years of knowledge and experience with C++ (11) and / or PHP (OOP)
  • Has experience with multithreading.
  • Has experience with network protocols and / or distributed systems.
  • Has experience with the implementation of RFCs.
  • Is able to write structured code that is easy to maintain.
  • Has experience and / or affinity in working with Linux (Ubuntu)
  • Has experience in leading a team and / or guiding junior colleagues.
  • Is in possession of a completed university degree, bachelor or master, preferably in a technical direction.
  • Masters the Dutch and / or English language excellent in both word and writing.

What do we have to offer?

We can give you a lot of challenges, projects and/or space to develop yourself. Furthermore, we have enough products, colleagues, data, users and financial resources for you to work with. To guide you in this, we can give you a mentor who can show you the way and is always open for questions.

Of course we offer you an excellent salary and we fully reimburse your travel expenses. We have spacious workplaces and one of the best views of Amsterdam. Furthermore we have legendary company trips and events and last but not least a magnificent and well-stocked sky bar.

  • Excellent salary, a fast laptop and a good pension scheme;
  • An international team of young professionals;
  • Great secondary employment conditions and fresh fruit;
  • Space and time to develop your own ideas and projects;
  • Full reimbursement of travel expenses;
  • An informal work atmosphere;
  • Spaciously facilitated workplace, with a beautiful view over the IJ.

Our office is a five minutes walk from Amsterdam CS. Although sometimes ruined by grotesque cruise ships, the view is generally good.

The IT company Copernica

We are a leading and very successful software company that deals with all aspects of email. We enable large organizations to send substantial amounts of email and automate communication flows. We do this with a number of successful products.

Copernica has a flat organizational structure, in which small teams are responsible for one or more products. These teams are independent and very innovative. We are a flexible organisation and work together a lot. In addition, there is enough space to develop yourself too.

Copernica is a mature organization. That gives a lot of security compared to for example a start-up. Yet Copernica never left that start-up culture and is still very flexible and informal. At the moment there are many opportunities within Copernica. We are always looking for talent that is looking for a challenge and wants to grow with and within this great organization.

Some of our open source libraries:

PHP-JS : an bridge between PHP and Javascript. To execute JavaScript right from PHP code and to share variables between JavaScript and PHP.

PHP-CPP : A well documented C++ library for developing PHP extensions. This C++ library makes building PHP extensions fun. Extensions built on top of PHP-CPP are easy to understand and simple to maintain. unlike regular PHP extensions - which are really hard to implement and require a deep knowledge of the Zend engine and pointer manipulation.

AMQP-CPP is a c++ library for asynchronous non-blocking communication with RabbitMQ. The library can be used to parse incoming data from a RabbitMQ server, and to generate frames that can be sent to a RabbitMQ server.

REACT-CPP : an event loop library that utilizes the C++ lambda functions to notify you when there is activity on a filedescriptor or on a timer. Internally, it is a wrapper around the libev library, and does therefore also depend on that library.

And many more open source libraries. Take a look at our Github page .

Are you as enthusiastic about this position as we are?

Does this all sound well and do you need a cup of coffee or tea? Send your CV and motivation to We would like to see you soon at our office in the center of Amsterdam.

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