Hey front-ender!

Cool that you are curious about our vacancy

Who we are

De Voorhoede is not a do-it-all agency, but a dedicated front-end club. With a team of 25 people we work on interesting projects for companies like NS, LifeTerra, Deltares and PostNL. We have no big growth ambitions but just want to be the very best in our field. We get the most joy from working on projects with a social character. At the moment we are working very hard to get our B Corp certificate. Diversity, inclusivity and caring for our people and the world is our priority. We work from our offices in Amsterdam and Delft, or simply from home. We prefer not to limit ourselves with all kinds of rules and procedures. With freedom, trust and responsibility you achieve the best results. That we are convinced of.

Want to come and get a taste of the atmosphere? Stop by at one of our meetups!

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 keep the excitement going. As a Senior you take the lead: architecture choices, setting up the dev environment and clear communication with the customer. Junior and medior developers see you as a mentor. You coach on the job so that the customer, your colleagues and yourself become wiser. Even though colleagues are not always on the same project, the lines are short and they can always come to you. We work Agile, in teams with designers and back-enders from agencies we enjoy working with. We provide enough variety in your hands-on work: technical prototypes, component libraries, small websites with a headless CMS or large websites with serverless backend architecture. It doesn't matter to you, as long as the web benefits from it.

In your daily work, your focus is on the end user. You have a keen eye for accessibility and performance and make the right choices when converting a design to semantic HTML and robust CSS. You use familiar tooling to set up dev environments and build with frameworks such as React/Next, Vue, Eleventy or Svelte.

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 Senior front-end developer?

You choose development at the highest level. The frameworks you work with are of minor importance to you. 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).

You also bring:

  • Minimum of 5 years experience as a front-end developer
  • You can dream JavaScript, HTML en CSS
  • You can easily switch between frameworks like React/Next, Vue/Nuxt, Svelte, Eleventy and more, or quickly make them your own
  • Experience with setting up complexe front-end architecture
  • HBO or WO level of thinking. A technical education is nice but not a must

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 nice 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 in your backpack
  • 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 shiny new office with 270º view over the Houthavens in Amsterdam, or our cozy stained-glass canal 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 sollicitaties@voorhoede.nl. Or call/Whatsapp Réni: 06-28331148.

Acquisition in response to this vacancy is not appreciated.