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Senior JS Frontend Developer

Products | Amsterdam, Netherlands | Full Time

Job Description

Backbase is hiring | Senior JS Frontend Developer 

We are Backbase

We come from all over the world to do what we love; to design a great product that improves the lives of real people. We’re passionate, dedicated, and among the best in business. Every person on our team believes in working together and supporting each other to get create a beautifully designed product and a work environment that’s fun, inspiring, and dynamic. We believe in learning from our customers and our colleagues, that makes us easy to do business with and exciting to work for.

We have created the world’s leading lean customer experience platform. It has been designed to help organize, create, and manage deeply relevant customer experiences across all channels, on any device. Backbase Portal combines the latest innovations in customer experience design (UX) with next generation technologies to deliver an unbeatable digital experience. Our critically acclaimed customer experience platform eliminates the need to replace existing legacy systems and delivers a highly flexible and fully customizable environment populated by powerful widgets. Backbase has been consistently placed in ‘Visionary’ quadrant of Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Horizontal Portal Software and, in 2013, was recognized as the most visionary portal vendor.

The Backbase team is made up of more than 150 senior technology and usability professionals, with offices in four of the world’s most vibrant cities: London, Singapore, New York and Amsterdam. If you’d like to join us in any one of them, we’d love to hear from you.   

The team

The Senior JS Frontend Developer is a member of the Research & Development team. R&D is a multi-disciplinary team of experienced and highly skilled UX designers, software developers, test engineers, technical writers and support engineers, guided by the Chief Architect and the R&D manager. The team is responsible for the entire software development lifecycle of Backbase's portal product suite including out-of-the-box portal solutions. With your experience and skills you will contribute to the quality of our software products, helping to realize successful customer implementations by our Expert Services consultants and partners. You will also benefit from the knowledge and experience of your R&D colleagues. We work in Scrum teams in order to deliver new functionality in every release, closely cooperating with Product Managers and the Expert Services team. The complexity and nature of the product combined with the latest technology trends makes working in R&D at Backbase a great and challenging experience.

The goal

As a Senior JS Frontend Developer you are part of the R&D department of Backbase in Amsterdam. R&D uses Scrum as development process, along with elements from XP and TDD. The Scrum teams are highly self-responsible which gives you a lot of freedom as well as responsibility to deliver functionality as a team. As a Senior JS Frontend Developer you will join one of the Scrum teams. Backbase has strong ambitions to become a major player in its field and provides a challenging, professional, informal working environment.

As a Senior JS Frontend Developer you will be working on our flagship portal product, using the latest technologies. You will be joining a highly skilled team of both Frontend and Java developers that provides lots of opportunities to both demonstrate and improve your skills.

Your profile

The ideal candidate for this challenging position as a Senior JS Frontend Developer within Backbase will fit the following profile:

  • Minimum of 4 years experience as a Frontend Developer;
  • An expert on the required skills; JavaScript, (X)HMTL, CSS, DOM, XML, XPath and XSLT;
  • Knowledge in JavaScript application development;
  • Building apps for mobile and tablet devices (responsive sites and hybrid apps)
  • Building using patterns (MVC, widgets, modular) ;
  • Using modern JS frameworks and Api's;
  • Style and UX skills;
  • Master in cross-browser compatibility;
  • Good understanding of Object Oriented architecture;
  • Experience with Scrum and Test-Driven-Development is desirable;
  • Experience with performance tuning, reusability and maintainability of Ajax software;
  • Quality driven & pixel-perfect focused;
  • Experience with automated testing of frontend deliverables is a plus (e.g. Selenium);
  • Understanding and experience on architecture design patterns is an advantage;
  • Able to mentor junior colleagues;
  • You possess good communicative skills in English and preferably also in Dutch;
  • You are proficient at expressing your professional opinion but listen to and value other contributions at the same time;
  • You understand the importance of customers in product development and are capable of translating functional requirements into a technical design;
  • Experience within a product organization is an absolute plus!

The offer

Backbase provides excellent company benefits for this role including:

  • Market rate salary (depending on experience);
  • 25 holidays (based upon a 40hr work week);
  • Contributory pension scheme;
  • Free lunch, drinks, snacks and fruit;
  • Company fitness plan;
  • Potential International career opportunities.

Backbase offers you a challenging job in an informal and ambitious environment where personal development is highly valued. This is all within a successful, young and growing organization with a matching company spirit.

Next steps

If this job appeals to you and you think you are up for the challenge, please use the apply button on this page.

For more information please contact Wouter Koeleman (Senior Corporate Recruiter) at +31 (0)20 465 8888 or by email: wouter(at)