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Medior Backend Developer

Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, NetherlandsStudyGo

Job description

We are looking for someone that can help us build a great e-learning platform! Are you an experienced developer? Do you also have a feeling for the e-learning market? And do you want to help children and students to give them the tools they need to study fast and efficiently? Then we are looking for you!

Get to know Futurewhiz!

For the past 10yrs+, Futurewhiz has been the market leader in Digital Education and it doesn’t stop there. Our platforms, Squla, StudyGo, Scoyo and Studira are growing and evolving, as we continuously strive to achieve our mission of empowering young people in education. We aim to provide digital, personalised education and learning, in order to positively enhance children's learning experiences, and improve their overall confidence. To help us continue to achieve these goals, we’re looking for a Medior Developer to join on our mission, and be a key part of the WRTs developement team of 6, helping us to build the WRTs platform for which we have already created a cool new roadmap for the new development! Want to know more about our brands? Check out our website here:

StudyGo is an online Dutch platform to help children prepare for their tests. With WRTS, children in secondary education can practice, test themselves, get explanations and chat with teachers. With more than 650,000 users, WRTS has been the learning platform for students and teachers for more than 15 years.  You can find out more about it here: 

What will you do as our Medior Developer?

Currently, we have a development of 6 people working in small teams of 3, in 2 weekly sprints on our platform joining the team give you the opportunity to build end to end features that contribute to the Growing StudyGo platform.  Whether you are utilising the team's existing knowledge, collaborating with Product owners and UX/UI Designers, or taking part in stand ups with the team, testing your ideas and ensuring when they go live, you troubleshoot any issues, everyday there is an opportunity to learn something new. Your typical daily tasks will include (but certainly not be limited to):

  • Participating in planning together with the PO and other colleagues
  • Building and implementing new features from the ground up 
  • Supporting other colleagues in choosing the right (technical) solutions
  • Taking full responsibility for your features from the beginning, to them going live and beyond
  • Our stack is: Ruby on Rails back-end, react front-end, deployed on Google App Engine using MYSQL and Reddis.

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.  You're keen to learn and grow in a collaborative, agile environment.  We also consider the following points to be important:

  • Experience with Ruby on Rails - that's however not a must, we believe in life-long learning

  • Are a team player, able to communicate across disciplines

  • Enjoy taking ownership and responsibility for putting features live independentlu

  • At least 3 years of experience as a full stack or backend developer

  • A thorough knowledge of computer science fundamentals (algorithms and data structures)

  • A good foundation in relational database concepts and practices

  • The ability to write clean and maintainable code, following standards and guidelines

  • Fluent in English, both written and spoken

  • A good understanding of common design patterns

  • Experience writing automated tests

* Visa sponsorship for this role is not applicable. Only candidates with a working permit for EU/Netherlands will be considered for this role.*

You wanted more, you get more!
  • The office - located near Amstel

  • 25 vacation days + an additional “spijbeldag” (skipping-school day)

  • A Macbook to do all of your awesome work on.

  • Regular team outings and other fun activities with your colleagues

  • A healthy and daily arranged lunch at the office

  • The chance to be regularly challenged to a heated game of pingpong

  • Unlimited good coffee, fresh fruit & snacks

  • StudyGo & Squla account for life

  • An OV business card when you live outside of Amsterdam

  • A learning budget to aid your professional development of 600euros per year

  • Unlimited access to external, qualified coaches through Inuka Coaching.

  • Collective discount on Health insurance

Our platforms are for everyone, and so is our workplace.

The beauty lies in our people’s different backgrounds, ideas, experiences and perspectives. It is this which enables us to help all of our young people fulfil their educational potential no matter who they are and no matter who we are.  Together at Futurewhiz, we actively embrace each other’s differences, which translates into an authentic environment where people bring their unique selves to work, making it easy for others to do the same. We are continuing to foster a diverse and inclusive culture which begins in our office, and extends across our platforms - everyone is welcome on that journey!