Senior front end developer - full stack

  • Owlin
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Jul 27, 2017
Full time Developer

Job Description

Job description

About Owlin

Founded in 2012 and based in Amsterdam, Owlin turns news into actionable intelligence. At Owlin we are developing the next generation of real-time data analysis, and that’s why we need best-in-class engineering. Instead of writing code on an island somewhere out there, you’re making impact working in an ambitious startup team, designing the products for clients like ING, Deloitte and KPMG and their end-users.


About the job 

Since the young and dynamic team of Owlin is growing: We’re searching for a great Front-end developer. The emphasis for this vacancy is on the Front-end but we also expect you to be able to be comfortable with light back-end development, such as creating an API or setting up an asset pipeline. If you have a passion for programming and hard-core products, this is the place for you. Within the team, you will work closely with top engineers and data scientists, in a culture where we love to learn from each other.


Owlin employees have a large amount of ownership, independence and responsibility. The ability to perform under pressure while facing interesting challenges is part of the daily routine: we believe in delegating responsibilities instead of assigning tasks. 



Owlin is known for building appealing front-ends and it is your job to bring this recognition to the next level. You will work on advanced visualizations that aim to show a lot of information in a simple manner.

Next to this you can also be asked to deliver customer specific designs and visualizations. Depending on your interest and skills you can become either more responsible for the UX or more for the connectivity of all the different internal API’s Owlin uses.

For every piece of work it is expected that technology standards and best practices are maintained across the organization.


Hard Skills

  • HTML5
  • HTTP Rest JSON API’s
  • Javascript (ES6)
  • CSS3
  • Node.js
  • Proper knowledge of the English language, Dutch is a plus.

It would be great if you have experience with:

  • D3.js
  • RethinkDB

We prefer strong front-end skills over back-end skills for this position. 

Soft Skills

- Entrepreneurial & pragmatic mindset
- A passion for the display of quantitative information or ¨Big Data
- High degree of personal motivation and ability to self-manage
- Ability to manage your own work and communicate with the team


Bonus Features

  • Vue.js
  • React
  • Angular

The stack that we currently use at Owlin is:

  • RethinkDB
  • ElasticSearch
  • RabbitMQ
  • Less
  • Node.js( Hapi )
  • Python ( Hug )
  • D3.js
  • Redis



We offer a wide array of benefits and perks to help our employee’s work-to-rule just the right balance between work time and personal time. We’re all about increasing productivity by maximizing joy.


-Competitive pay: good primary and secondary benefits

-Great place to work: Beautiful 230m2 office in the center of Amsterdam, roof terrace    with the best view of the city.

- International Team

- Personal development: surrounded by the best and brightest tech talent

- Have impact: we have a flat hierarchy and your work will directly touch our clients

- Lunch included and Friday afternoon drinks. 


What working at Owlin is like?

People can chose their own starting time at Owlin but usually start around 9 o’clock. At 9.30 we have standup meeting where everybody shares their deliverables of the day. We try to keep the office a bit quiet during the mornings so that everybody can work concentrated. Around noon we all have a big (and free) lunch together. We have a diverse team with multiple nationalities and try to keep our lunch just as diverse.


During lunch we discuss any kind of topics from the latest television series to the impact of gravity on light. Everybody works in the same space at large personal desks and we have some smaller spaces where you can sit to discuss or pair-program with your colleagues. In the afternoon another colleague could challenge you for a game of air-hockey. If we discuss our work it doesn’t matter what you job title or background is. We believe that the best arguments should always win the discussion. People with a vision and a drive to change things get a lot of freedom and recognition here in return. If it is a Friday we usually close the day with music and drinks on our roof-terrace overseeing the whole city of Amsterdam.