Lead Front End Developer

Job description

Are you the Lead Developer that is going to help redefine the front end of a fast growing SaaS company? Does simplifying the complexity of big organizations sound like an interesting challenge to you? Then this job might be for you, keep reading to learn more about working at ValueBlue in our office at Utrecht.


Sounds interesting, tell me more

ValueBlue is the innovative and highly driven organization behind the BlueDolphin, the best business process management software. Our mission is to enable organizations to achieve objectives faster, together and based on insights. We manage this by providing a platform companies use to reach strategic goals in areas of business, IT, and data, and to learn best practices for business architecture. Our clients, among others, are Boskalis, the ANWB, Municipality of Amsterdam, Erasmus University and the Rijksmuseum.


Because of the growing demand for our product, we are expanding to the United States, opening our office in New York soon. But, in order for us to keep delivering the best possible product to our customers, a sleek front end is crucial.


What about the tech team?

You will work with a nice mix of testers, front end and back end developers spread between the Netherlands and Romania in an agile environment. We love working in a scrum way and hope you do too. At this moment our front end development team consists of 4 tech specialists and is split between both locations. Our plan for the near future is to scale up our in-house engineering department and one of the first critical hires is the Lead Front-End Developer. Once we have filled that role we are planning on growing both Back end and Front end teams and on improving and changing our codebase.


Do you love Frontend?

It is important for us that every colleague does what they love to do every day. We believe this is the way everyone can have a valuable impact on the company. We strive for a combination of constant learning and fun. A work environment where people can work independently, communicate openly and approach their work with possibilities.


Where would I fit in as a Senior Front End Developer?

Our front end is currently built with Ember.js. At the moment, we are evaluating our whole codebase to decide if we need to switch to a different, future-proof framework with a functionality-based, modular structure. Your main focus will be on evaluating and continuously improving our front end by researching new technologies, frameworks, creating POC’s and supporting the rest of the team when needed. We already know where we would like to be a few years from now but have not decided on how yet, this is where you come in. We would like to hear your vision on test-driven front end development and your implementation plan. Nothing is set in stone here and we truly are a company that embraces change.


How about our tech stack, front end frameworks, and the rest?

Take a look at our tech stack to get more insight into how we get things done. In the Front End team, we work mainly with Javascript with the use of frameworks such as GoJS, Less.js, Ember.js and Handlebars.


Job requirements

What will make me successful in this role?

  • 5+ Years of experience with Javascript (ES6+)
  • Experience with multiple, modern frameworks
  • Experience with building applications from scratch
  • Experience with complex Front ends that are built to scale
  • Knowledge of front end microservices architectures is great
  • Ability to get the buy-in of multiple (non-tech) stakeholders
  • Drive to be up-to-date in your field and interest to share new knowledge
  • Experience leading a team
  • Self-starter mentality with good communication skills


What do I get in return?

  • The opportunity to define the direction of the Front End of our product
  • Deciding on and working with the newest technologies
  • An innovative and committed workplace where ideas and opinions are valued
  • Pleasant and flexible work environment with the option to work from home
  • A good salary based on your knowledge and experience
  • Pension scheme
  • 25 vacation days
  • Company laptop and phone
  • Substantial opportunities to improve yourself, by taking front end courses or visiting conferences you’d like


Wow, you’ve made it all the way to the end

Now that you’ve come this far, you’re probably a bit like us and still have some questions.

No worries! We understand you might want to clarify some more before you decide to apply. That’s where our very own Reggie comes in. He is currently the go-to person for all your questions. Here to help you go through this process and overcome any hurdles that pop up along the way…


Let’s get talking! Apply directly or email me reggie.ebbe@valueblue.nl… The choice is yours ;)