Software Engineer / Frontend Lead
Professional Services | Amsterdam, Netherlands | Full Time
Backbase is hiring | Software Engineer / Frontend Lead
We are Backbase
Companies want the most compelling digital experience for their customers, but older systems can't keep up with today's rapid changes and Web 2.0 World. Applications and IT systems can be fragmented and complex, which makes them difficult to change and makes it hard to create a true outside-in, customer-focused experience. Backbase overcomes these challenges. With our flagship product, the Bank 2.0 Portal, we link people to the vital information and resources they need. We create a seamless online experience without the need to change underlying infrastructure and IT systems. An efficient design enables companies to create high-quality portals that empower both end-customers as well as e-business professionals who need to manage their online customer interactions with less IT support. This means faster time to market for new business requirements and more flexibility to optimize online channels.
Backbase was founded in 2003 by Jouk Pleiter and Gerbert Kaandorp and is privately funded. 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).
As Software Engineer / Frontend Lead you are part of the Expert Services (ES) department of Backbase in Amsterdam. You will report to the Manager Operations.
As a Software Engineer / Frontend Lead you will collaborate with strategic clients in the design, development and evolution of mission critical web applications. During our pilot and implementation projects you will be part of a highly skilled multidisciplinary team. You work closely with our clients, architects and backend consultants to implement complex and modern web applications based on Object Oriented architecture and applying solid programming patterns without loosing the creativity aspect of the work in hand. Our frontend consultants do a wide variety of work including Ajax training and best practices consulting, frontend technical design, and application development on high quality standards.
Backbase uses implementation partners when doing full implementations of the product for clients. In your role and as member of Expert Services you are the expert frontend consultant responsible for the guidance and coaching of our partners’ frontend consultants.
Most project work is done in the Backbase office; however, some project executions are done at the client site. Therefore, since our product is sold worldwide, you sometimes have to travel and work abroad for periods ranging from a few days up to a few weeks.
The ideal candidate for this challenging position as a Software Engineer / Frontend Leadwithin Backbase will fit the following profile:
- Minimum of 4 years experience as a Software Engineer / Front-end Developer;
- Master in cross-browser compatibility issues;
- Good understanding of Object Oriented architecture;
- Some experience in Java/.Net/PHP is a plus;
- Experience with performance tuning, re-usability and maintainability of Ajax software;
- Quality driven & pixel-perfect focused;
- Experience with automated testing of front-end deliverables is a plus (e.g. Selenium);
- Understanding and experience with service oriented architecture and design patterns is an advantage;
- Able to mentor junior colleagues and guide customers;
- You possess excellent communicative skills in English;
- Ability to present to audience;
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 (USA)
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.
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 Burak at Backbase Recruitment at +31 (0)20 465 8888 or by email: burak(at)backbase.com