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Job position: Senior Front-end Developer at Netwerven (Amsterdam)

  • Geplaatst op: 23-08-2015


Netwerven is an Amsterdam based young (founded 2006), fast-growing (from 15 to 48 employees in the last two years) company. Netwerven is dedicated to creating the best responsive recruitment sites and recruitment apps. We also offer online performance based targeted advertising, like social referral marketing, search engine marketing, social media strategies and online sourcing.

Netwerven is a Dutch name which translates to “Netrecruitment” in English. We have large international clients (, Ahold, Manpower, ING, Deloitte, DHL, Cofely GDF Suez) as well as large local Dutch players like Jumbo, NS (Dutch Railways), Delta Lloyd (traineeship), Nationale Nederlanden,, Eneco. Next to Dutch staff the company employs people from Portugal, Spain, Russia, Greece, Romania, Poland and Italy.

We apply the Scrum process to their projects. A typical project takes 3 to 4 months, and the team consists of a Team Lead, a Back End and a Front End Developer, a Product Owner and a Scrum Master. Some teams have one or two extra developers depending on the projects the team is working on. Developers usually work on multiple projects at the same time. Usually it concerns high volume websites. We apply a structured development approach with a DTAP (Development, Testing, Acceptance, Production) line and work with distributed version control using Git. All code is run through a peer review process. You will be reviewing code from others as well.

Your job as a Senior Front-end Developer:

Front-end developers at Netwerven are asked to do more than ‘just’ translate the designs into quick and correct HTML/CSS/Javascript. We expect you to work closely together with the designers and come up with your own ideas. As a senior you also have a leading role in experimenting and pioniering with new techniques. Seniors with strong back-end capacities can grow into a lead developer position.

Job Requirements Front-end Developer

The ideal candidate for the Front-end Developer position should meet the following job requirements:

Your education and experience:

  • You have strong fundamental skills writing modern HTML, CSS and Javascript.
  • Extensive knowledge of responsive development, SASS and Grunt is an advantage
  • You know how to optimise your code for a small foot-print
  • PHP is not a complete mystery to you
  • You have feeling for design
  • Ability to speak English fluently. Any other language like Dutch, Spanish, Italian or Russian scores bonus points!
  • You have the ability to work on multiple projects with short timescales
  • You do not hesitate to comment on issues such as usability, interaction, responsive / adaptive applications, and search engine optimization.
  • You aren’t reluctant to work with WordPress.

Your personality:

  • You’re keeping an eye open for new technologies and opportunities to use them
  • You constantly want to improve your work (and that of others)
  • You actively keeping your knowledge up-to-date
  • You like wearing suits? You’re kidding, right?!
  • You’re rather the smart type who asks the right questions than the “been there, seen it, done it” type

We offer you

We offer you a place in a data driven organisation, high concentrations of knowledge, a place where you can share, where you can learn and improve your skills. To facilitate you in this we provide:

  • Thorough peer reviews to improve your coding skills
  • An education budget of 4% of your yearly salary.
  • Hackathons
  • We organise internal knowledge sessions on a range of topics. Varying from design patterns to Elasticsearch. It would be great if you could give us one in your area of expertise.

Other perks include;

  • A standing desk for enhanced ergonomics
  • Free (good) coffee, Red Bull, soda’s, Snelle Jelle’s and a (Dutch) lunch.
  • Yes, we do have toys like an Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Nerf guns, Parrot Drone and Oculus Rift. (And a soccer table for the more nostalgic minded people.) We have a silly demands list to expand our gadgetry ;)

All EU-citizens are welcome to apply as long as you’re a true pro and have a good command of the English language.

Please apply by e-mail with your resume and portfolio to

Acquisition is not appreciated.