API Developer

API Developer

  • IT
  • Logistics
  • Amsterdam, (partially remote)
  • Published on: 28 April 2021
  • Minimum of 5 years' experience


  • Minimum 5 years experience as a Java/Spring developer
  • Experience developing REST APIs.
  • Strong focus on testing and validation
  • Knowledge of GitHub/SwaggerHub

* Research shows that while male candidates feel confident enough to apply when they meet about 60% of the requirements, female candidates only apply when they tick every box. So if this role has your name on it, but you’re not sure about the criteria, we still want to hear from you.

DCSA is modernizing the global container shipping industry with tech innovations. To make standardization and digital collaboration a reality, container shipping lines need the ability to exchange data, and that’s exactly what the API Developer is going to take on.

About DCSA

There are a whole range of challenges facing the container shipping industry today, from digitalization and complex regulations to cybersecurity and sustainability. These are issues that transcend individual companies and demand a collective voice through structural collaboration. That is why some of the biggest players in the maritime ecosystem – MSC, Maersk, CMA CGM, Hapag-Lloyd, ONE, Evergreen, Yang Ming, HMM and ZIM – created the Digital Container Shipping Association (DCSA) in 2019.

DCSA is a non-profit organization that lays the groundwork for industry-wide data exchange. All of DCSA’s initiatives focus on making the container shipping industry more transparent, reliable, user-friendly, secure, and environmentally friendly. DCSA designs open-source standards and frameworks that streamline the data sending and receiving process and enable system interoperability. Those kinds of initiatives help the organization facilitate structural digital innovations across multiple disciplines and national borders. One example is track-and-trace standards using a standards-based API that will now allow shippers to receive real-time, cross-carrier data on the whereabouts of their containers. In April 2021, it was announced that most member carriers will implement this standard globally.

And DCSA has even more technology solutions in the pipeline. The API developer will play a key role in getting future technical standards and implementations off the ground.

Vacancy: API Developer

The API Developer will lay the foundation for well-run, standardized digital innovations in the global container shipping industry. From a technical perspective, DCSA sets the standard, documents it, and with the API Developer’s help, builds an API example implementation. They will develop these APIs primarily in Java, using Spring and Spring Boot frameworks. Experience with Java API development and knowledge of the Spring stack are must-haves for this role.

It is essential for the API Developer to work on a bulletproof example implementation built according to the right quality standards. So they should be skilled in test-driven-development (TDD) and settle for nothing less than the very best quality in their development work. Experience with AWS, PostgreSQL, and API management platforms like Mulesoft Anypoint, Apigee, and WSO2 is a major plus for this position. The ideal candidate will be passionate about driving change, with a good understanding of the container shipping business or an eagerness to learn.

At DCSA, the API Developer will work in an international environment with around 25 other colleagues. Thanks to the non-profit’s incredible growth, that team is projected to expand rapidly. The API Developer will be joining a team that ranges from Data and Business Analysts to Strategy Consultants and an Architect. They should also feel comfortable working in an inclusive culture that is focused on entrepreneurship. It is an organization with a real start-up mindset, but with an important USP: the potential to radically change a multi-billion-euro industry.



DCSA is working with Top of Minds to fill this vacancy.
To express your interest, please contact Hayke Tjemmes at


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