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    • Province
      Postcode 3521 in Utrecht
    • Date Posted
      January 12,2021
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    Blockchain Specialist


    that you as a Blockchain Specialist are bridging the gap between blockchain technology by working at the heart of Innovation within Rabobank. By accelerating the application of this game changing technology, you are making a difference for the organisation by identifying relevant opportunities, setting up experiments, validating them with internal and external customers and bring them to maturity.

    Making a difference

    • Working together on projects which are enabled by blockchain technology with colleagues from other departments.

    • Actively engaging with other corporates, start-ups and knowledge institutions on how to approach societal challenges.

    • Working together with developer teams to set up blockchain projects in several phases.

    • Validating blockchain enabled projects with our internal and external customers for an excellent customer experience.

    • Keeping an overview of technical developments together with the team and formulate a research agenda to gain more understanding.

    • Visiting the right events and participate in relevant courses to continuously develop your knowledge and expertise.

    An example of one of our blockchain projects which makes a difference is It resulted in a blockchain based platform for trade finance, which makes international trade more secure, faster and easier in a consortium of fourteen banks (and growing) throughout Europe.

    With each other

    Collaboration is at the heart of everything we do. The Blockchain Acceleration Lab combines forces to explore blockchain technology as a means, by conducting several projects and research. We are doing this is together with our business departments, external organisations and knowledge institutions. With you as Blockchain Specialist the team consists of 11 colleagues including:

    Claudia Terpstra, Blockchain Specialist: ‘In my role I have a lot of freedom which means I can work on a variety of projects. I use the skills that I have and gain skills in areas that I would like to improve on. This all with the help of our knowledgeable team.’

    Read more about Claudia’s role as Blockchain Specialist at

    Marnix van den Bent, Blockchain Engineer: ‘Together with our colleagues and (inter)national partners we can make a difference for the organization. The open culture allows for a pleasant working environment.’

    Rowan van Pelt, Blockchain Intern: ‘’My internship at the Blockchain Acceleration Lab enabled me to explore ideas on a day to day basis with specialists working on actual blockchain solutions. At the same time, the team gave me the freedom to structure my own research and to follow an academic approach as required by my University.’’

    With you

    Customer focus, collaboration, innovative capacity passion to drive change and entrepreneurship are key to getting the job done. On top of this, you recognize yourself as:

    • 3+ years working experience

    • a university level, preferable with a background in business and/or IT

    • provable knowledge in the field of Blockchain and DLT

    • affinity with IT

    • experience with project work

    • being enthusiastic, a real self-starter and having a pro-active mindset

    • solid analytical skills

    • being able to build and maintain a strong network, and apply it effectively

    • being able to act in a dynamic environment

    Growing a better world together

    You'll already be aware that Rabobank is a financial services provider for more than 8.5 million customers in 40 countries. But did you know that we aim to contribute to real change with our 'Growing a better world together' mission? We do so in countless ways, such as:

    • As part of a project with Humanitas, we help people who are experiencing financial difficulties in getting their household finances in order.
    • We make sizeable annual investments in the voluntary sector in the Netherlands. This allows us to support about 1,250 sport and cultural organisations that are a second home to many people.


    Do you want to become the ideal version of yourself? We would love to help you achieve this by focusing firmly on your growth, development, and investing in an environment where you keep learning every day. We give you the space to innovate and initiate. In this way, we offer you numerous opportunities to grow and help you exceed your expectations, to do the right thing exceptionally well, and to therefore grow as a professional. In addition, with us (on the basis of a 36-hour working week), you can also expect:

    • a gross monthly salary based on salary scale 9 between €3.714,13 and €5.304,57 (depending on your exact experience);

    • a thirteenth month and holiday pay;

    • an Employee Benefit Budget (10% of your monthly salary). You decide how to spend this budget. This may include purchasing extra leave days, making extra pension contributions or even receiving a monthly cash payout;

    • a personal budget that you can spend on activities related to your personal development and career;

    • a pension scheme, to which your contribution is only 5%.

    Let's meet

    Are you the person we're looking for? Are you ready to join Rabobank as a Senior Blockchain Specialist and to make a difference to yourself, our customers and to society? We look forward to receiving your application for this vacancy in Utrecht.

    Good to know:

    • Apply via the “Apply now” button before January 18th. Please include your cv together with your motivation letter. Responses will be handled in accordance with our vacancy management policy.

    • If you have any questions about the specific details of this position, please contact Djuri Baars, Lead Blockchain Team at

    • Bart de Kort, Recruiter, would be happy to answer any questions about the application procedure via

    • The application process includes two interviews and making an assignment. The application process includes screening. Based on the screening procedures in place at Rabobank, we assess whether new staff are reliable enough to work at Rabobank.

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