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Emerging Technology – Lead Blockchain Developer - Utrecht

Job Location: Utrecht

Regional Description: Netherlands

Job Number: 00517890


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Emerging Technology – Lead Blockchain Developer - Utrecht

We are currently looking for a Lead Blockchain Developer to work in our Emerging Technology group as part of our Accenture Liquid Studio in Utrecht. The Accenture Liquid Studio is a brand-new facility designed for rapid application development and prototyping of the newest technologies.

Working in the Emerging Technology (ET) group you will focus on technology research defining the concept, future architecture, methodology and infrastructure for technologies such as Blockchain, Artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, Robotics etc. Your work will be a combination of building our in-house assets, projects and prototypes as well as developing software & products for some of the biggest and challenging companies in the Netherlands. 

We are looking for several Lead Blockchain Developers / hands on Architects with the right mindset to work in this new start-up environment.

Job description

You will be working in a very innovative environment together with Accenture’s best talent in our specialized Emerging Technology team, leveraging the newest tools and gadgets. Our highly-skilled engineers use rapid application development principles; lightweight and microservice-based architectures.

Your role:

You will apply as a Lead developer for our Blockchain team:

  • In this role, you will lead your team on the most challenging and high-profile products/ projects in the market 
  • You will contribute to architecture, design, and implementation of a blockchain environment including but not limited to the consensus layer, distributed ledger, and smart contracts layer.
  • You will lead your team in building rapid prototypes and take existing prototypes to production quality code to create new products and offerings.
  • We see our teams as self-sufficient with a startup mentality to always want to achieve more, better, faster and with more quality
  • You will communicate constructively with your team members to cooperatively build a product suite that delights customers
  • Understand business concerns and contribute to brainstorming pragmatic options to address them
  • Create together with your team state of the art products with software best practices, like TDD, BDD, Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery
  • You will work in an ego-free culture where we value talent over a role title and focus on a dynamic, transparent and non-hierarchal start-up environment where people can work on the newest technologies together with some of the best people in the market
  • You will have the opportunity to share your knowledge with others across the global Accenture Emerging Technology group
  • Possibility to present or attend at international conferences to gain and share knowledge within the industry

Place in the organization 

Within Accenture's Technology practice, the Emerging Technology (ET) group is responsible for pioneering and championing the use of advanced and emerging technology architectures at Accenture’s clients, such as Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Lightweight Application Architectures, Microservices, Robotics and Adaptive Infrastructures. 

Accenture’s Emerging Technology practice provides a unique opportunity for entrepreneurial Technology Architects to be focused on emerging technologies and finding opportunities to architect the next generation, large-scale business systems and infrastructures at Accenture’s clients. 


Are you the perfect candidate? 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Solid foundation in software programming
  • Eager and passionate about developing and delivering software
  • Background in distributed algorithms.
  • Proven and demonstrable experience in security and cryptography
  • Proven and demonstrable experience in distributed computing, distribute ledger and Blockchain and/or Hyperledger technology
  • Proven and demonstrable experience in infrastructure architecture design in the cloud such as AWS and/or Azure
  • Bachelor or Master degree in Software Engineering or Computer Science (or related)
  • Always looking for a new technical challenge and solution
  • Ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment
  • Cloud passionate
  • Fluent in English and Dutch

Other Professional Skill Requirements and Qualifications: 

  • Experience with Byzantine fault tolerant state machine replication (BFT-SMaRt library) or similar technologies is desired.
  • Experience in mainstream programming languages such as Java/C/C++.
  • Exposure to multiple programming languages is desired, as the ability to pick up and use the language that suits a body of work is expected. (ex. Python, Ruby, JavaScript, PHP, GO, SCALA)
  • Must be capable of researching alternatives and making architectural/design/business decisions independently.
  • Common CI & CD tools knowledge (Jenkins, Sonar, Nexus)
  • Git skills and basic bash skills (find, grep, cp, mv, less, top, etc.)
  • Knowledge of basic data formats (JSON, XML, CSV)

What can we offer you? 

The Accenture Liquid Studio in Utrecht is a new and growing office which you can contribute to in many ways. You will be working in an innovative environment together with talented colleagues within your area of expertise. Within Accenture, we offer you a work environment with a focus on your personal development, in which you will receive a lot of responsibility. 

  • You will receive a competitive compensation including appealing bonus program (we do recognize top performers);
  • You will receive a laptop and smartphone;
  • You will receive a flexible mobility budget or a lease car; 
  • You will gain knowledge and expertise from industry leading professionals as well as significant trainings budget and the option to present or attend conferences
  • You will gain experience within a large international consulting firm;
  • You will expand your professional network.
  • You will receive 13th month and holiday pay which you can manage in a flexible benefits tool; 
  • You will receive a pension scheme set up on your personal situation; 
  • You will receive Expense allowance; 
  • You will receive Discount on Accenture shares
  • You will have the opportunity to join our internal knowledge sharing sessions where our teams come back to our Liquid Studio to discuss the newest technologies and share this with the community


Then we would like to meet you. Apply directly online through the button ´solliciteer online´ and send us your CV and motivation letter. For more information about this vacancy you can contact Alexander Wich (Recruiter) at 

An assessment may be part of the selection procedure.

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