C++ programmers

Copernica is looking for C++ programmers to join our development teams. We're looking for junior and senior programmers at various stages of their careers. We're in need of IT professionals capable of leading development teams, but there's also room for junior developers.

What do Copernica's C++ programmers do?

Copernica uses modern C++ (C++17) in several products, tools and libraries. This includes internal tooling, but also software that we sell externally (like MailerQ) and open source libraries (like AMQP-CPP, PHP-CPP, and more). Our C++ programmers are responsible for the maintenance and development of these products. We opt for C++ in cases where memory use and performance are decisive factors.

At Copernica, C++ is primarily used for back-end development. The responsibilities of a C++ programmer include implementing RFC's and network protocols, process management, multi-threading applications and integrating libraries. We also work with asynchronous code based on event loops. Our organization exclusively uses Linux as our OS, so knowledge of Linux system calls will come in handy.

Full-stack- and multi-disciplinary teams

Needless to say, Copernica utilizes more than just C++. Many of our experienced C++ developers don't limit their expertise to a single field, but view themselves as all-round IT experts. This means they apply whichever technique is most relevant to the challenge at hand. We achieve business goals by working together in multi-disciplinary 'DevOps' teams that combine various interests, visions and specialisms. For this reason, we value developers who look beyond their own expertise.

Copernica uses the following technologies on a regular basis:

  • C++ in cases where performance, stability and memory management is crucial;
  • JavaScript, HTML and CSS for front-end applications;
  • PHP as an interlayer between the front- and back-end, as well as for parts of our back-end;
  • Kubernetes and Docker as our hosting platforms;
  • Linux (primarily Ubuntu) as our operating system;
  • MySQL, MariaDB, SQLite and PostgreSQL as our database systems;
  • MongoDB as our NoSQL storage platform;
  • Subversion and Git for version control;
  • RabbitMQ as our queueing system;
  • MailerQ as our MTA.

This list is not set in stone. New technologies are introduced and others are phased out.

In house solutions and open-source projects

At Copernica we're not afraid to develop new software. When we're unimpressed with an application or library, we're open to build a new solution ourselves. This can result in spin-off products that we commercialize (such as MailerQ) or open-source libraries that we publish on GitHub (such as AMQP-CPP and PHP-CPP). Many of our internal libraries, frameworks and tools are only used by ourselves and are not shared with the outside world.

As a member of our team, this means you are open to get your knowledge from everywhere: books, blogs, StackOverflow, but also by diving into the code yourself and by monitoring developments outside of Copernica.

To ensure our code is maintainable, we set strict requirements with regard to documentation, structure and readability. A future colleague tasked with solving a bug or adding a feature should be easily able to expand on code left by their predecessor. We believe programming languages are aimed at people, not computers. This philosophy will need to be a good fit for you. 'But it works, right?' isn't always good enough.

What can you expect from Copernica?

Copernica is a friendly employer. We have a pleasant, quiet office right next to Amsterdam Central Station that you can use anytime, but you can also work from home. We properly arrange all the facilities you need to work effectively in either case. This doesn't just include your laptop and phone, but also applies to facilities such as a desk and chair.

In addition to a generous base salary and holiday pay, Copernica offers an appreciation rights program that allows you to build up a virtual interest in the organization and grow alongside it. We also reimburse your travel, phone and internet expenses, as well as providing a training budget and pension scheme.

Our team is relatively small, young and highly educated. To strengthen cohesion within the team, we offer an informal company culture and regularly organize social events both nationally and internationally.

Apply today

Think you're the right match for us? Complete your application by sending us your CV via jobs@copernica.com. We look forward to hearing from you.

Employment agencies should not respond to this vacancy.


We are known for:

Our Copernica Marketing Suite is a web application for marketers to create email templates with our drag-and-drop template editor and to sent and automate emails.

Copernica Publisher is our complete email marketing package. It has all the functionality to automate communication flows, via email and sms. We make it easy for marketers to automate mailings based on interactions and all kinds of personal preferences.

MailerQ a flexible and super fast MTA (Mail Transfer Agent). It runs multiple parallel threads to deliver email fast and uses RabbitMQ message queues and JSON making it easy to control a giant email flow.

SMTPeter is mainly an email service for developers. We have made it easy for everybody to send monstrous amounts of email. This simply via our REST or SMTP API. We sign every message with DKIM and catch all kinds of events. Opens, clicks, bounces and DMARC reports.


Apply today

Think you're the right match for us? Complete your application by sending us your CV and cover letter via jobs@copernica.com. We look forward to hearing from you.


Employment agencies should not respond to this vacancy.