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Front-end developer in Amsterdam


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Job Description

Werkspot is a fast growing internet company with headquarters in the city centre of Amsterdam. Our mission is to be the easiest and most reliable way to arrange home services. We are the market leader in France and The Netherlands and also operate in Italy. Our company is part of the portfolio of IAC, a US based company. IAC builds companies, and is guided by curiosity, a questioning of the status quo, and a desire to invent or acquire new products and brands. We try to reflect this curiosity in our processes at Werkspot.

Team & Technology

You will be working in a cross-functional and highly autonomous team consisting of skilled professionals (5 Developers, UX Designer, User Researcher, Product Manager, Agile Coach and a Business Analyst). There is one experienced Front-end developer who is already in the team you would join.

We use modern tools such as ReactJS, NextJS, ExpressJS, Apollo Client, CSS-in-JS, GraphQL, Webpack, Kubernetes, and Docker. We keep a close eye on quality and make sure everything is tested in an automated way with tools like Cypress, Jest and GitLab pipelines.

We are currently moving from a monolithic PHP application to a React front-end stack using GraphQL, and we need your help with this challenge and many more to come.

Your role

You will join us in our goal to create the easiest and most reliable product experience for our users. We are looking for a front-end developer who is familiar with the latest tools, able to actively participate in discussions with front-end specialists in other teams and can contribute to architectural discussions.

While working in a cross-functional team, you will have our support to be continuously learning, and the autonomy to decide which skills to nurture that will help both you and Werkspot be successful.

Your Responsibilities Will Be
  • Understand context & data and translate into valuable solutions
  • Bring critical thinking to discussions & decisions
  • Be a reliable, communicative and active team player
  • Be aware and follow guild agreements and best practices
  • Create quality software
  • Manage expectations about own tasks/work
  • Communicate escalations/impediments quickly to relevant persons
  • Help other engineers grow by coaching, mentoring, and teaching
You should have
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience writing JavaScript
  • Experience with ReactJS
  • JavaScript tooling
  • HTML & CSS knowledge
  • Proficient with ES6+
  • Solid engineering capability with an eye towards performance and responsiveness
  • Very strong communication skills

Bonus Points For Experience With
  • Experience with GraphQL
  • Android or iOS development
  • Automation (scripting, CI)
  • Server-side experience (Node.JS, PHP)
We offer you
  • A competitive salary;
  • A healthy budget for learning and joining conferences;
  • 25 days of annual leave;
  • Pension arrangement;
  • Free lunch together with your colleagues;
  • Free fitness in our office building;
  • A friendly working environment in the centre of Amsterdam.

We are excited to get you in the team

Werkspot is located at the Herengracht in the centre of Amsterdam. Each week we are enjoying drinks on our balcony, with a wonderful view of the canal. We often celebrate our achievements together with the whole company. The culture within Werkspot is very open, welcoming and multicultural. We trust each other and give the autonomy to work in different ways. Some teams are using Scrum, others Kanban. We pay a lot of attention to things like communication, working environment and personal development.

Want to apply? Show us your stuff!

Please provide us with information you feel would be useful to us in gaining a better understanding of your background and accomplishments. Links demonstrating projects you’ve helped deliver, your blog, publications, personal projects, etc. are exceptionally useful. You can apply via a click on the apply button and we will get in touch.

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