Backend Developer

Job description

Futurewhiz, known for Squla & WRTS, is starting something new for kids in grades 6-8. We are looking for someone who wants to be part of building an amazing e-learning experience for kids! Our mission:

“Enable every child to experience success and develop the confidence that they can achieve the greatest things they can dream of.”


What you’ll do

You’ll be part of a small dedicated team and have a significant impact in helping children to learn and grow. We are in the very early stage of our product development journey, so a lot of things are still open for your input. The direction we are leaning towards right now is to combine parts of an existing code base and build other tools completely new. The existing code is written in Ruby and has been completely refactored in the last 2 years.

Job requirements

We are looking for a nice new colleague with:

  • Good communication skills

  • A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science

  • An understanding of common design patterns, relational databases, and testing

  • Ability to write clean and maintainable code

  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal

  • An appetite for learning and growing

It would also be great, but not required, if you are familiar with:

  • Ruby (on Rails)

  • Google Cloud Platform

  • Agile methodologies such as Scrum

What you can expect from us:

  • Macbook Pro work laptop

  • A desk in our Amsterdam office

  • Flexible options to work from home

  • Understanding colleagues when you need to take care of family or pets

  • Personal learning budget

  • Informal yet professional atmosphere

  • A welcome buddy to help you get settled

  • A lovely diverse and international team

  • Fresh fruit, lunch and snacks

  • Monthly drinks and company events

  • A Squla, scoyo and WRTS account free for life

  • Easy access to charitable giving and volunteering opportunities

  • Access to company healthcare

  • Pension plan

  • Licences to tools you need

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


About Futurewhiz

Futurewhiz has been helping kids since 2010 with learning platforms starting with Squla and later adding WRTS and scoyo to the family. Already present in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Poland, we are now expanding globally and adding more and more products. Our biggest office is located in Amsterdam, near the Amstel river and station with a beautiful view! But we also have teams in Warsaw and Berlin.

Working for Futurewhiz means joining a team that is passionate about contributing to the world. We’re a certified B-Corp company with various partners to make volunteer work and charitable giving easy. We promote a healthy work-life balance. Fresh fruit, healthy lunches, monthly get-togethers and 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!