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Job opening: Senior Frontend Consultant Professional Services at Backbase


Backbase is growing and therefore we are looking for new colleagues! We are looking for Senior Frontend Consultant to empower our current Professional Services consulting team. As a Senior Frontend Consultant within Backbase in Amsterdam you will be working within a leading and innovative web 2.0 company, which specializes in Customer Experience 2.0 software and services.

Backbase works for enterprises like ABN AMRO, KPN, ING, Philips, Visa, AIG, EMC, Vanguard and IBM. Because of the growing number and size of projects that Backbase undertakes, the need for experienced Senior Frontend Consultants that know how to deliver crispy interfaces of Rich Internet Applications (RIAs) is eminent. Backbase is looking for frontend consultants that are up to the challenge.

Professional Services (PS) Team

The PS department of Backbase in Amsterdam consists of 2 teams:

  • UX Design Team
  • UX Engineering Team

As a Senior Frontend Consultant you are a part of the Engineering Team and you will report to the Technical Director.

The goal

Working as a Sr. Front-end consultant you will collaborate with strategic clients in the design, development and evolution of mission critical web applications. You will be challenged 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 Sr. 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.

Your Profile

The ideal candidate for this challenging position as a Sr. Frontend Consultant within Backbase will fit the following profile:

  • Minimum of 4 years experience as a Frond-end Developer
  • An expert on the required skills; (X)HMTL, CSS, JavaScript, DOM, XML, XPath and XSLT.
  • Master in cross-browser compatibility issues
  • Good understanding of Object Oriented architecture
  • Some experience in Java/.Net/PHP 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 and guide customers.
  • You possess excellent communicative skills in English and preferably also in Dutch.
  • Ability to present to audience
  • Customer focused

The offer

As Senior Frontend Consultant, Backbase will provide you with excellent company benefits:

  • Market rate salary (depending on experience);
  • 25 holidays (based upon a 40hr work week)
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Free lunch
  • International career opportunities (EMEA, USA)

Backbase can also make you happy in another aspect! Backbase is a pioneer and you shall be able to work for very prominent clients. Backbase offers you a challenging job in an informal, international and ambitious environment where personal development is highly valued. All within a successful, young and growing organization.

Our process

For more information about this position please contact Rico van der Kooij responsible for Recruitment at Backbase via 06-12077302 or email