Who we are

A piece of the moon, a complete dinosaur skeleton, the Pope's hat, the world's smallest book - at Catawiki, we come across exceptional objects such as these every day. 

Catawiki is the leading online marketplace to buy and sell special objects. We offer over 75,000 special objects in auction every week — each reviewed and selected by one of Catawiki’s hundreds of in-house experts specialised in Art, Design, Jewellery, Fashion, Classic Cars, Collectables and many more.

We've sold 10 million unique items to date and it’s our mission to become the world’s most popular auction destination for special objects.

We’re an innovative, pioneering and fast-growing scale-up. If you think you can make a difference to our team, go ahead and apply.

So what's the job?

Catawiki’s promise to our users is: find the objects you love, and we’ll take care of the rest! That means that our auctions are 100% curated by experts. We speak the same language as our users. We enable sellers of all sizes (both individuals and companies) to scale their business globally without worrying about the financial and legal complexity of international trade.

In addition to our external users, our FinTech team also closely supports other constituents such as our internal Finance, Tax, Legal, and Payments Operations teams to ensure internal and external compliance with laws and regulations in the many markets we operate. 

As a key player in our FinTech team, you’ll:

  • Optimize our platform and develop new features that allow us to be in line with local tax and compliance laws.
  • Design in-house accounting, financial reconciliation, and reporting solutions, all of which are required to keep the business running smoothly in all markets.
  • Work on the platform that controls the commission rules of Catawiki for both buyers and sellers, which essentially is the way the company makes its money. 

About the team 

The FinTech team is multicultural, with members from four different continents and six countries! We cherish diversity, which brings diverse perspectives to develop the best solutions for our users.

The team consists of back-end, front-end, mobile, and QA engineers, a dedicated product manager, team manager and UX designer. We take end-to-end ownership of problems and work closely with other teams and functions to gather requirements and ensure the delivery of compliant solutions. 

The team currently supports and actively develops multiple solutions for internal (company employees) and external (end users) customers. These include receipts and invoices generated after every single transaction on the platform and are surfaced to buyers and sellers in both the mobile apps and the web platform.

Furthermore, the team actively develops and supports the rules and logic for taxes applied to every platform transaction. This ensures the right amounts are collected from buyers and sellers for tax purposes and that later the correct amounts are reported to the relevant tax authorities, making trading with the other side of the globe as easy as buying from your home country.

We also support our sellers in managing their taxes and profit and loss by providing them with different reports and data exports that allow them to do their accounting smoothly, so they can focus on their passion.

Additionally, the team is involved in maintaining and extending the internal accounting system that records all revenue and expense movements happening on the platform. This means that we need to closely monitor and collaborate with multiple other teams to understand the different changes happening on the platform and how they might impact the company's accounting ledger.

Last but not least, the team actively develops a self-service rule engine that allows for flexibility in determining what commission buyers and sellers should pay to Catawiki. 

How we roll - Our Stack

As the biggest marketplace for special items, Catawiki operates in a market that brings unusual challenges and opportunities. You will be developing, testing and scaling our microservices, written in Ruby, to handle the high volume served by the platform every single day.

We do this by using Infrastructure as Code principles, collaborative peer-reviews, delivering code to production multiple times a day, A/B testing every assumption, monitoring diligently and reacting to issues promptly.

Moreover, we try to constantly learn from the ups and downs and iterate quickly to deliver customer value continuously.

Who you'll move in sync with

You’ll work closely with our other core teams such as Logistics, Fulfilment, Payments, Commercial, Finance, Tax & Legal. In addition, you’ll collaborate with other tech teams and other functions and departments within (or even sometimes outside) the company.

A little about you

The FinTech team is looking for people with a strong product mindset who like solving financial and commercial problems by leveraging technology, and who will take the lead in creating solutions for our stakeholders. Besides this, you will help grow your team in every aspect of engineering, and you have a strong eye for trying new technological solutions, and bringing these to the organization.

If scale and complexity excite you, this is the right place! We are looking for open people who want to grow and strive to continuously improve the systems, processes, and people around them.

Prior knowledge of the Finance, Tax & Compliance is not required; however, strong collaboration and technical coaching skills will be needed to efficiently work with subject matter experts of those areas, and to translate laws, regulations and requirements into scalable, resilient and maintainable tech solutions. 

So, apply if you...

  • Have experience designing, developing, and deploying back-end services focusing on high availability, low latency, and scalability

  • Have proven experience collaborating closely with other engineers to become a valued member of an autonomous, cross-functional team

  • Have proven experience in (technically) leading engineering teams to solve complex business problems, deeply connecting with your stakeholders

  • Have multiple times prototyped new technical solutions and changed them into solution patterns that are used in and beyond your team

  • Understand the value you can add to the business and the impact the product and your work can have on users

  • Have a great understanding of engineering best practices (we primarily use Ruby on the Back-End, but language isn’t as important to us as a strong engineering mindset)

  • Have a proven track record in coaching and mentoring your colleagues

Where you’ll be

This role is based in Amsterdam  but we can offer remote work from the following countries: France, Germany, Belgium, Italy, Spain and The U.K. We also offer an excellent relocation package for people living outside of the Netherlands.

Here’s what we can offer you

This is your chance to become part of a fast but sustainable growing tech company! You'll be part of an enthusiastic, highly motivated team of 750+ international Catawikians; you'll have big responsibilities and can really create something. Additionally you can expect:

  • An attractive Stock Option package
  • A diverse and international team with over 50 different nationalities.
  • Catawiki provides you with a membership to the O’Reilly learning platform.
  • Work from home office set-up to make sure you have all you need in an ergonomically-friendly manner.
  • A bike scheme for employees that helps realise a tax advantage which makes a bike up to 35% cheaper than buying!
  • Our entrepreneurial environment encourages everyone to take initiative and experiment with new ideas. You’ll actively contribute to the growth of the Catawiki platform.
  • For people living outside of NL we offer a great relocation package for you and your family
  • The fun part! Our Activity Committee plans everything from ‘CataFooty’ to International Food Festivals, Friday Drinks, Board Game Nights, Pub Quizzes and Boot Camps!

And there’s more! Paid holidays, Holiday Allowance, a discount on health insurance and a fantastic pension plan paid for by Catawiki.

Our commitment to you 

Catawiki’s eclectic team represents an international and intergenerational mix of people from different professional and cultural backgrounds. We foster an inclusive and queer-friendly work environment, committed to making every Catawikian feel welcomed and empowered. Whatever your story, we encourage you to bring your unique perspective to the table.

Catawiki stands with Ukraine and encourages people displaced by the current conflict to apply. In addition to the several initiatives we’ve launched, we’re open to ideas on ways we can continue to support the humanitarian effort.

Our offices and new way of working

We’ve embraced an activity-based way of working, meaning our team can choose how they split their work week between home and the office, in line with our remote framework and guidelines. In locations where we have physical offices, most employees enjoy two days at the office to connect and collaborate with each other.

Our experts and sales staff in local markets work 100% remotely – in most cases from home. Some key positions are hired remotely, while we also offer relocation services for colleagues needing to be closer to the office.

Interested?

Apply directly with an English CV and cover letter by submitting your information at the bottom of this page. By submitting your application you agree to Catawiki’s Applicant Privacy Policy.

Flexible Working
We champion flexibility. We’re continually incorporating hybrid elements, while employees choose how they split their work between the office and home.
Stock Options
We make sure all Catawikians can share in the company's success.
Excellent benefits
Our benefits are designed to ensure every Catawikian is energised, focused and thriving.

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