Amsterdam’s tech scene joins forces to attract talent

project: a – 10 innovative companies, 10 future-shaping projects, one world-leading tech scene. The companies taking part in the programme – startups and larger businesses alike – have come up with projects that are due to change the very face of tech and its subsectors, including everything from FinTech to AI. But here’s the thing: to achieve the lofty goals of these projects, the companies need a helping hand from best-of-the-best tech pros: software engineers, data analysts, PHP developers, data engineers and more.

This is where project: a comes in; using the platform, top international and local talent is given the opportunity to apply for once-in-a-lifetime job vacancies at some of Amsterdam’s most exciting tech companies. And given the quality of the Dutch capital’s tech scene, that means some truly world-class startups and businesses.

Who are these ten tech companies you ask? Adyen,, Dimebox, Effectory, Elsevier, Flow Traders, Mollie Payments, Optiver, Picnic and – all of which have been hitting headlines in the international media. And each of their projects will be music to the ears of any tech professional looking for a career-defining challenge.

After the rigorous selection process, the applications will be narrowed down to the top 10 candidates, who will be flown into Amsterdam in May – with flights and accommodation covered. During this time, they’ll get acquainted with the city’s tech scene, attend leading tech conference TNW as a special guest and – of course – attend an interview with their preferred employers. 

If you tick all the boxes, what are you waiting for? Applications close on 15 April 2018.

Amsterdam: a haven for devs, engineers and coders

Thanks to Amsterdam’s world-class ICT ecosystem, any tech professional will feel right at home. The city is home to some of the world’s biggest tech giants (Netflix, Microsoft and Google) and most exciting scale-ups (Adyen, Bynder and Picnic), not to mention the stellar list of tech events in the city, which boasts tech workshops, meet-ups, talks and hackathons, and hosts some of the globe’s biggest and best tech conferences.

Thanks to the city’s renowned work-life balance and connectivity, making time for these kinds of things is a breeze; in fact, many of the city’s companies organise these events themselves, and given the close-knit nature of Amsterdam’s tech and startup scene, you’re never too far away from another techie. But let’s not forget about the top-notch cultural agenda; the city – and its surrounding area – is packed full of great festivals, concerts, nights-out, sports events and exhibitions to inspire and amaze.

project: a is your chance to become part of all this.