Backend Developer

Job description

Futurewhiz, known from Squla & WRTS, is starting something new for kids in grades 6-8 and we are looking for someone that wants to be part of building a great e-learning platform!

“Enable every child to experience successes and develop the confidence that they can achieve the greatest things they are dreaming of.”

What you’ll do

In this exciting role, you are part of a small dedicated team to make a significant impact in helping these children to learn and grow. Depending on the concept we will or create a new platform or we will use the WRTS stack as a base.

  • (most likely option) If we can use the WRTS stack as a base, you 
    • have the opportunity to learn a new language Ruby (on Rails) 

    • developed further with a small team on the WRTS base

    • work on a new concept and create new features

  • If we need to build something new
    • Everything is new, so you can help decide upon everything ;)

What you’ll need

  • A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in computer science

  • Apply common design patterns, write clean and maintainable code

  • Computer science fundamentals, experience with relational databases, automated tests

  • Fluent in English, both written and verbal

  • Be nice to your colleagues

  • And if you are familiar with Ruby (on Rails) and GCP. Or working Agile, that’s even better (but not required)

Job requirements

What you can expect from us:

  • Macbook Pro as a work laptop

  • A desk in our Amsterdam or Hamburg office, or in both if you want

  • Personal learning budget

  • Informal yet professional atmosphere

  • A diverse and international team

  • Daily fresh fruit, lunch and snacks, as well as monthly drinks and company events

  • Squla and WRTS account free for life

  • A unique chance to make an impact in children’s education, and have fun while doing so!

What we don’t expect from you:

  • To come to the office every day, because we work flexibly in a hybrid way

  • To get bored, because we definitely have enough challenging work for you!

About Futurewhiz

The Futurewhiz office is located in a beautiful office (with a view!) in Amsterdam Amstel, right next to the station. We work hard and we have a lot of fun. Fresh fruit, healthy lunches, monthly get-togethers and corporate events are an important part of our culture. We work hybrid partly from our new office, partly from home. We love personal development and that's why you get an annual learning budget and a lot of freedom to try new things on the job.


Are you ready for a new adventure? Apply now!