Front-end Developer

  • Veneficus
  • Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Oct 31, 2017
Full time Developer

Job Description

We don’t believe in bulky reports, but in online tooling with a good user experience and clear visuals! With our team of econometricians and developers, we work on the development of new tools at a dazzling pace. We are looking for for a front-end developer to help us. Do you want to work in an enterprising and dynamic environment? Do you enjoy making the latest tools even better? Do you want to use visuals to tell the story behind the data? If so, apply for this vacancy now!

Who are we?

Veneficus specializes in data analytics and in factual decision making on the basis thereof. We support companies by using discerning analyses to provide properly substantiated, innovative, and understandable insights. To do so, we make use of the web tools we develop ourselves, among other things. Our focus is on the following industries:

  • Finance & Insurance
  • FMCG & Retail
  • Public sector

Veneficus is young, innovative, and enterprising. Our thinking is solution-oriented, and we have a fresh take on our field. Our clients love our passion, but most of all, the fact that we manage to actually solve their problems. In doing so, we never shy away from a challenge. In our view, the phrase ‘I can’t’ does not exist!

The job - What to expect?

No two days at Veneficus are the same, but we do have a number of fun regular team meetings each week. Here are some examples to give you some idea of what your time with us might be like.

On Mondays, we always start with a standup about everything that is currently going on in the company. A cup of coffee, a cookie, and enthusiastic stories about the past week and the week ahead. You will get the chance to share your personal successes with your co-workers. The standup even results in a spontaneous brainstorming session about one of the problems you ran into that your co-workers are happy to weigh in on.

Prior to the meeting you received an email from Robbert containing the priorities for this week. You then check Assembla, where some new tickets are waiting for you, and you get started on the preparations for the first project. After Coffee Monday, you get straight into working for a new client in the public sector. The challenge with this project lies in making sure the tooling works properly and also looks good. The objective is for the right information to pop up when countries on a map are clicked on, including on mobile phones. In short, it is quite a challenge, due to the many possible resolutions, devices, and operating systems that use the tool.

Suddenly, you are asked to help a consultant put a demo up online. Joost and Daan have a meeting with a potential client and want to have something to show them. The consultant has already prepared the demo, but you make sure that the look and feel of this online demo are taken up a notch.

Our monthly knowledge session is scheduled for this Thursday. At the end of the day, the whole team gathers together, followed by inspiring presentations about the latest developments and projects. After that, the whole team goes out to dinner together. Bart speaks about our new tool for location analyses and how he used Django for it. The consultants now know more about the many possibilities, and the first few ideas for new tools start popping up during the round of questions at the end. The whole team then goes out for dinner.

Before you know it, Friday has arrived. The whole team is working at the office, on various internal projects, and then it is time for Braining Friday after lunch. This week, we are brainstorming about how to make our data explorer more intuitive.Jorick has already made some some preparations, so together, you make a list of functionalities and requirements it must satisfy. Your input regarding the design is enthusiastically received by your co-workers. The brainstorm is once again an inspiring one and flies by. Maybe you could come up with a topic for next week’s session?

As you can see, working at Veneficus entails plenty of variety, inspiration, and challenges.

The position – What are we looking for?

We are looking for an ambitious addition to our team, who would like to be involved in the development of our web tools. There are a lot of different initiatives within Veneficus, which increasingly involve developing web applications to present our analyses. We want to develop this aspect even further in the coming period. For example:

In this position, you will be involved in many ideas, taking on the role of developer. The focus will be on the development of the front end, and our aim is to build solutions in such a way as to make them easily reusable for various other projects. To accomplish that, It is important for our tools to function intuitively and have clear templates. We never shy away from a challenge and implement the latest technologies. We expect you to be able to do the same.

In short, this is a position in which you would be working with the latest technologies, and in which you will not only be given a lot of responsibility, but also a lot of freedom to develop.

Profile

Techniques you need to be able to use and required experience:

  • JavaScript
  • CSS
  • HTML
  • jQuery
  • Bootstrap

Pros:

  • open source or other code for review
  • experience using Python (Django)
  • experience with D3.js
  • experience developing for smartphones
  • Photoshop
  • experience developing websites for devices such as smartphones

Personal characteristics:

  • being able to work independently and accurately
  • attention to detail
  • modular and structured programming

What are we offering

  • an enterprising and dynamic work environment
  • good fixed salary depending on experience
  • profit sharing
  • possibility of education and training
  • we reward personal initiative and ideas
  • a fun, highly educated team with lots of ambition