Frontend Architect - SaaS product

Amsterdam 0 Permanent

Lead engineer (Principal frontend engineer) 

Join one of the most exciting start-ups in Amsterdam  - Not my words, they’re the real deal 

Are you interested in joining a SaaS scale-up, about to experience hyper growth? After a further round of investment of a further €15 million, team expansion is important. The most important role is the lead engineer, somebody who’s ready to bring technical leadership to the engineering team.

Stack: React.JS, Node.JS, (ES6 & Typescript), Express, GraphQL, MongoDB, AWS & Lambda/ Docker, Cucumber & Jest and Jenkins for CI/CD

A SaaS product, that helps companies all over the world build a better, more diverse and inclusive team. Essentially the software used is scientifically backed data to make hiring decisions based on competences and skills. How good would it be, if people were hired based on and ability and personality, not for the credentials/ education they have on their resume? The product is used all over the world and proudly has the backing of Netflix, Heineken and – Cool right?

Sitting at a pretty 100 faces globally, 60 in Amsterdam, with plans to rise to 75 before the end of the year – 15 million in funding will definitely help that, it’s easy to see why people are so excited about the direction the company is heading.

Around 10 minutes from central station, with beautiful top floor views, There’s a space for you, with plenty of free food & beer! An office full of characters!

Lead engineer, the details! 

Well, first things first. You will need to bring direction, and technical leadership, creating a shared, thought out process regarding the frontend architecture whilst guiding the engineering team to a common goal – A real chance for you to step up!

Together, with the head of engineering who loves GraphQL, MobX, and React, you will have a huge impact and deliver:

  • Lead the overall design of the system; co-owning the overall architecture within the lead engineering team, currently sitting at 3.
  • Focus and help deliver the business roadmap
  • Support, delegate and help with the design and architecture of subsystems to senior engineers
  • Mentor both senior and medior engineers
  • Rebuilding frameworks for quicker and easier modules
  • Understand the legacy platform and recommending change.
  • Own the delivery software from development right through to production

The tools;

  • BSc of MSc in computer science or similar
  • A JavaScript guru within depth knowledge in React, GraphQL & Node.JS
  • Experience in frontend architecture
  • “Make it happen” mentality
  • You like to fail and fail again – Failure is success in progress. Have fun, succeed, laugh and learn a shit load together
  • SaaS experience would be a huge plus

What’s in it for you? 

  • One of Amsterdam’s most promising start-ups
  • Working on the frontend for global clients
  • A team of 60 in Amsterdam with 19+ nationalities
  • The latest equipment, the newest MacBook
  •  Personal bonus
  • Employee stock right program
  • Commuting allowance
  • Pension
  • Healthy lunch
  • in-house nutritionist
  • company fit program
  • The chance to make history
  • Still hands on, you’ll get to code every day.


I think that’s enough information for now, for anything else give me a call on 020 723 0912!

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