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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

Financials want the most compelling digital experience for their customers, but in today’s Web 2.0 World, legacy banking systems struggle to keep pace. Backbase helps financials to create a new user experience layer on top of their existing systems that combines content, data and functionality from different underlying systems into fresh customer dialogs. Backbase’s white-label Bank 2.0 Portal software enables financials to deliver next-generation online banking services across multiple devices (including tablets and smart phones), and turns their online channel into a true customer experience platform. Backbase helps financial organizations to re-use their existing systems, and enter the era of 'Engagement Banking' where they manage and optimize their online customer experiences and grow revenue and loyalty.

Backbase is a Visionary software vendor listed the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Horizontal Portal Software, founded in 2003 and privately held. Working for Backbase you have the opportunity to live in two of the most culturally vibrant cities in the world: Amsterdam (headquarters) or New York City (North American office).
At Backbase we have a special set of values that make us who we are. We hire and evaluate our employees on these values. It is our company DNA.
  • We get things done
  • We do more with less
  • We believe in great design
  • We are easy to do business with
  • Together we make it work

The team

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.

The goal

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;
  • 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
  • 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 International Recruiter)  at +31 (0)20 465 8888 or by email: wouter(at)