Backend Developer

Job description

Are you looking for a role in development where you can have a direct, positive impact on the future that is children? Are you an experienced developer, with an affinity for ed-tech platforms?  Sounds like this role could be for you!

What are you going to do?

We're looking for someone who can help us further develop our APIs, using their existing database knowledge to make our applications even better.  You will be building cool new features for children, parents or teachers, and of course, bringing fresh ideas on how to automate things even more.  Ok, we also need you to do some code reviews, fix Jenkins builds if broken, monitor our applications, brainstorm on new features, debug in our microservice jungle and, if you are willing to, teach us some new table tennis skills.

Job requirements

Who are you?

You are passionate about making the education world a better place for children, and know your way around the development space, bringing experience, and fresh knowledge to the table. 

What we expect from you:
  • 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 Python, AWS, HTML5 games and/ or Ruby (on Rails) and GCP. Or working Agile, that’s even better (but not required)

What you can expect from us:
  • Macbook Pro as a work laptop

  • A desk in our Amsterdam office

  • 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 account free for life

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

About Futurewhiz

We at Futurewhiz have a mission to empower children to grow through personalized education with our edtech platforms: Squla, WRTS and scoyo. Squla is an online educational learning platform that helps kids in primary school to learn in a fun and attractive way. Squla features thousands of interactive games, quizzes and activities linked to both the school curriculum and actualities. At Squla we are working every day to make learning more fun and playful for children.