Tech Lead (Web Team)
Location: Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands

At Picnic, we’re revolutionizing the way people buy groceries with our innovative and sustainable app-only service. We do almost everything in-house, developing cutting-edge technologies and processes to ensure we continue to grow rapidly without missing a beat. If you’re excited about the prospect of leading a web team, we’re offering you the opportunity to bring your skills to our Amsterdam HQ and make a real difference in our scale-up environment.

🥜 In a nutshell

As a Tech Lead for the Web Team, you’ll take responsibility for the way we design, build and run our online presence and ecosystem. The role requires a healthy balance between hands-on development, high-level system architecture, scalable infrastructure, and operational support. You’re on top of the latest developments within the community and are comfortable questioning the status quo. Your analytical mind and people skills complement your curious and creative approach.

🎯 What you'll do

  • Lead a growing team of web developers
  • Be the go-to expert within your team for one or more technologies. Introduce new technologies and support your team in adopting them
  • Design and enhance the system. You’ll make sure that the system continuously improves, and that its tech debt is reduced
  • Own all production-live websites. You’ll ensure incidents are responded to, monitoring is in place, and SLAs are observed
  • Contribute to an awesome team atmosphere: you'll mentor, provide feedback, and moderate discussions to help your team members reach their full potential
  • Adjust the team's processes, responding to feedback and guiding the team when changes are made
  • Be critical of the system architecture and shape the team's long-term tech strategy
  • Collaborate with our designers and the product owner to create specifications for new features
  • Communicate about ongoing projects with business teams and help operators make the best use of our web platforms

💻 Technologies we use

  • HTML and SCSS
  • WordPress with PHP & Javascript
  • Git
  • Selenium
  • Docker
  • Kubernetes (+helm)
  • AWS (+Terraform)

About you

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, Information Technology, Computer Engineering or equivalent
  • 5+ years of experience in high-quality web development
  • 2+ years of full-time experience with Javascript and Typescript 
  • Experience with a modern web-stack like React or Angular (with a preference for React)
  • Experience with Git
  • Able to translate high-level business requirements into a technical design and a solid plan
  • Excited to lead a team and define the technical roadmap for all our public websites
  • Fluency in English (Dutch not required)

📖 Picnic Perks

Every expert was once a beginner! 

You’ll get plenty of opportunities to challenge yourself and grow, including our Lunch & Learn sessions and tailored soft skills training. We also offer free professional weekly language courses.

Make a difference

You’ll work in an awesome startup environment with the freedom to drive your own projects and create a visible impact. 

Our fully electric vehicles and sustainable business model mean you’ll also be contributing to making the world a better place! 

Teamwork makes the dream work

With more than 80 nationalities across 3 countries, you’ll be part of a diverse company with plenty of cool stuff to get involved with, from board game evenings to after-work drinks to our company ski trip and more!

You are what you eat

You’ll get freshly prepared, healthy lunches and snacks (with plenty of vegetarian, vegan, and halal options). Coffee snob? Don’t worry, our amazing Picnic barista has you covered.

Stay healthy 

Mental health is important. As well as having the option to speak with Picnic colleagues who act as confidential advisors, our collaboration with OpenUp gives you easy access to professional psychologists, along with workshops and materials.

There are plenty of sports communities and events to get involved with, from tennis to yoga to climbing! 

Attractive package

We offer competitive compensation and a pension plan that looks out for your future self, as well as 25 vacation days per year so you can recharge your batteries.

Work-life balance

Where possible, we like to enable people to work in ways that suit their working styles, which is why we have a hybrid-working model. Our teams generally like to have at least one team day per week at the office (the tasty lunch and Barista-made coffee may be a factor), but besides that, it’s up to you and your team.

Benefits for expats 

It can be daunting starting a new job AND moving to a new country. That’s why we offer lots of support for our many expat colleagues, including: 

  • Relocation package: If you join Picnic from abroad, we’ll cover your trip to Amsterdam, sponsor your Visa, and offer you a month of accommodation while you settle in (as long as regulations allow).
  • In the Netherlands, we offer support with your first tax report as well as arranging the 30% ruling.
  • From health insurance to living arrangements to pet passports, there are always colleagues who’ve faced the same challenges and are more than happy to help!



We care about your health and wellbeing. As such, we currently support online interviews and remote onboarding (learn more about the process here).


Commitment to equal opportunities 

Picnic is an equal opportunity employer—this means that all decisions regarding applications will be based on qualifications and merit. Applicants will be regarded independently of age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, ethnicity, skin color, civil status, religious beliefs, physical or mental disability, or any other factors protected by law. 

At Picnic, we celebrate and value our differences and are committed to building a safe and inclusive working environment where everyone can be themselves. 

Our recruitment process

CV screening

Phone screening

Home assignment

Assignment review


Assessment day


Apply now!