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In projects we encounter more and more complex back-end issues. We set up the entire architecture and CI chain on platforms like Netlify, Vercel or AWS. We develop (serverless) API’s including database management. And we implement existing API’s for email, identity, logging, analytics, etc. We do this well, but we’re missing a dedicated expert. That’s why we’re looking for a senior Node.js back-end developer. So that the back-end gets just as much love as the front-end.

What are you going to do at De Voorhoede?

Our client asks for a custom solution. You make sure it happens. You change projects regularly, to make sure you get challenged enough. As a senior developer you take the lead. You make architecture choices, you set up development environments and you communicate with the client.

We work Agile. Your project team contains designers and back-enders from agencies we enjoy working with. Even though colleagues are not always on the same project, the lines are short and they can always come to you.

In your daily work you focus on the back-end of projects. The maintenance is always during office hours. We don’t do “on call 24/7". You have a keen eye for performance, write tests, think in terms of micro services and reusable packages. You build a RESTful JSON API, or a GraphQL API. You implement 3rd party services or stitch together cloud services. Parts of your code will run as serverless functions, but you are comfortable building full-fledged Node apps. 

Development and people are at the heart of our work. Fridays are all about your growth, knowledge sharing, in-house training, building on open source projects, meetups and our get-togethers.

What do we expect from you as a node.js developer?

You are a back-end developer with a focus on the end user. You choose the technology and implementation that fits the demand. You are an example for the team, but like the rest of us, you don’t attach much value to hierarchy. You feel comfortable switching between projects. Communicating with clients goes smoothly. Technical innovations are always on your radar. You are curious about new techniques. You check how we can test and apply them without getting distracted by the newness. Passing on knowledge to your coworkers is your daily job. That is how we honor our name De Voorhoede (which roughly translates to Frontrunners).

This is what you bring:

  • Minimum of 7 years experience as a back-end developer of which 3 with Node.js
  • Knowledge of and experience with cloud services like AWS, Azure or Google Cloud Platform. Netlify and Vercel are our go-to solutions for CI, serverless and hosting
  • Experience with setting up complex back-end architecture, data modeling, designing APIs and performance
  • Bachelor or master level of thinking. A technical education is nice but not a must.
  • Experience with teamworking, preferably Scrum.

    Are you joining us? This is what you get in return!

    A job with a good work-life balance, because nobody benefits from a 60-hour week. You could say that we do have a 9-5 mentality. Our offices are designed for the new way of working, where we assume people work 50/50 from home and at the office. Each workplace is well equipped with a sit-stand desk, laptop stand and screen. The breakout rooms, video workstations, focus area, call cubicles, silent room and well-stocked refrigerators make the offices complete. In short: an office that you want to show to everyone.

    You should also expect:

    • Freedom, responsibility and plenty of room for your own ideas
    • A salary between €4.000,- and €5.500,- per month
    • A contract for 32, 36 or 40 hours per week
    • Monthly allowance for your old age
    • 8% vacation money + 25 days of vacation (additional options available)
    • 16″ MacBook Pro M1
    • Furnish your home office with a one-time budget of €1.000,-
    • A home office allowance of €2,15 per day
    • Annual coaching and study budget of €1.500,-
    • Full reimbursement for travel expenses or an NS business card
    • Fresh lunch on office days
    • Bi-weekly chair massages in Amsterdam
    • Working from our spacious office with 270º view over the Houthavens in Amsterdam, or our cozy hideout in Delft just steps away from the train station

      Everyone is welcome to apply. At de Voorhoede, we believe that differences make us stronger and we’re committed to creating an open and inclusive culture. We just want you to be you, whether you’re out with friends, working from home or in the office. 

      Got excited? Apply now via the button below. Questions? Sent an e-mail to HR via Or call/Whatsapp Réni: 06-28331148.

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