Senior JavaScript Engineer

Amsterdam, Netherlands

albelli and Photobox Group have merged to create a leading player in the online European Photo Product and Gifting market. Together we now serve a pan-European customer base of over 7 million customers, supported by our 1,150 colleagues across the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, France, Spain, Germany, Norway and Sweden. We are focussed on inspiring our customers to easily make beautiful photo products and bring their special moments to life.

About the team 

You will join one of our most ambitious and strategic teams, focused on making a great impact through innovation. You will be creating applications that allow our customers to create their own, personalized designs for any of albelli’s products, manage and buy their creations. In a world where digital memories are more and more central to people’s lives, we have a bold vision: to create amazing quality software that will delight and empower all our customers to make beautiful products with their precious photos.
At albelli, we empower engineers to create the future of our technology platform and lead our business to success. We work Agile, we have a growth mindset and we focus on learning and development, both from a team and an individual perspective.

What you will be doing

As a senior JavaScript developer you will be responsible for designing, building and maintaining robust applications for customers who use our web and mobile software. You will be working in a team of engineers who value teamwork, software quality and testability, learning and growing, being able to focus on what matters and delivering results. You will bring your expertise to make our software and processes better and you will take advantage of ours to work on your own growth.

Today, React and TypeScript are at pivotal to our stack, but we’re passionate about innovation and choosing the best tools for the job (JavaScript-based or otherwise), which will give you plenty of room to experiment and grow.
You will be a part of a friendly and fun team, where everybody is eager to help each other and pair up on hard problems. Our values are growth mindset, empowerment and straightforwardness.
You will also pair up and collaborate with many of our tech teams, using a variety of technologies and spanning four different European countries.

  • 7+ years of experience in software development
  • 5+ years of experience in JavaScript application development
  • Proficient in React, Node.js, ES6 and beyond, TypeScript, HTML5 and CSS3
  • Git & experience with gitflow
  • Experience with CI/CD tools and practices
  • Experience in working with the large codebases and legacy
  • Paladin of best practices, you defend adaptability and pragmatism as well
  • Quality-oriented, you invest in writing tests and documenting code
  • Eager to fight technical debt and strategise to prevent it in the future
  • You value the business point of view and care about customers
  • Proactive, you initiate the conversation with stakeholders and colleagues
  • You think and behave as the owner of the team’s software
  • You are great at communicating and love to work in a team
  • You care about results and finding the best answer, not about looking good
  • You value learning and are not afraid to fail
  • You invest in helping others, supporting their learning and growing together as a team
  • You are direct and candid in communication, like to be challenged by others and to challenge others
  • You are a friendly and respectful human being
  • You value humour, fun and connecting with your colleagues
  • Your English is excellent
  • You are curious, passionate about code and technology

Great if you have

  • Experience with LESS
  • Experience with iOS and Android development
  • Experience with Test-Driven Development
  • Experience with CI/CD culture and tools
  • Experience with Agile/Scrum development methodologies

We offer

  • A fast-growing e-commerce environment
  • An international company hosting over 50 nationalities
  • Competitive compensation, relocation support, and lots of benefits (such as a discounted gym membership)
  • Budget for personal growth and development, including external training, courses, and conferences
  • 26 days of annual leave with a healthy work-life balance
  • A flexible hybrid work set up with a minimum of 2 days per month in the office and everything you need for a proper work from home setup
  • An informal, fun, proactive, and inclusive culture with a social atmosphere (Friday drinks, parties, sports, etc.) to be resumed properly post COVID-19!
  • A central location in one of Europe’s most vibrant cities, Amsterdam!

We are working in a hybrid environment and this role is based in our Amsterdam office, located in the centre of city next to Central Station with stunning views of the harbour, and the numerous canals running through the old city. The office is spread over five floors, with ample amenities and easy walking distance to nearby shops, cafes, and restaurants. The team here is made up of more than 50 nationalities, who work across all areas of the business with a focus on analytics, marketing, HR, and technology

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