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Senior Web Engineer

Engineer Your Future: Build Next-Gen Travel Experiences with Us! 

Full-time · Amsterdam

Dé VakantieDiscounter is the leading online travel agency in the Benelux, where our customers experience a more accessible and more comfortable way of booking their holiday. We are scaling up to grow nationally and internationally in the coming years. Our website and underlying platform stand at the basis of its success, and we are looking for a Senior Web Engineer to help us realize our future growth plans and ambition.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for a Senior Web Engineer passionate about working with cutting-edge technologies on a large, high-traffic website. You should have a solid computer science background, with substantial experience in back-end development and infrastructure, yet possess a keen interest in front-end challenges. We value conceptual solid thinkers who take the initiative and are eager to make a significant impact within a scale-up environment. 

What are you going to do?

As a Senior Web Engineer, you will become part of one of our cross-functional feature teams. Your role will involve working towards bi-weekly goals in a Kanban-like manner, collaborating closely with teammates, including full-stack developers, a tester, and a product owner. 

Your primary focus will be on the front end. You should be an expert in TypeScript and React.js, enjoy working with Next.js, and derive satisfaction from developing features and solutions for our customer-facing websites and CMS for our employees. You will be crucial in setting best practices and finding robust solutions for web challenges with the website teams. A comprehensive understanding of the entire platform and solid system design skills are essential. 

We are committed to continuous improvement, reducing inefficiencies, and enhancing our effectiveness. Your feedback and vision will be invaluable in this process. As a flat and transparent organization, we take your opinions seriously. 

You are a quick learner. Our modern technology stack is up-to-date and runs on GCP, including TypeScript, React.js, Next.js, and an internal API layer utilizing Scala with ZIO. We dedicate 10% of our time to exploring new ideas to foster innovation and creativity. 

Your skills and qualifications

  • Over five years of experience with TypeScript and React.js. 

  • Solid understanding of web challenges, including CDNs, networking, and cybersecurity. 

  • Proficient in DevOps practices, with Terraform experience on cloud platforms like GCP. 

  • Backend development experience preferably on the JVM or .NET platforms. 

  • A master's degree in computer science. 

We consider it a plus if you have experience with the following:

  • You have worked on high-traffic consumer websites. 

  • You are passionate about and have experience with test automation. 

  • You have experience in the travel domain. 

  • Open-Source contributions are important to you. 

What do we offer?

We embrace a hybrid working model, allowing you the flexibility to work partly from home and partly in our new office located on the Herengracht in the heart of Amsterdam. This offers a relaxed and inspiring working environment where you will enjoy a lot of freedom and responsibility. 

Our compensation package is competitive, including a travel allowance and the unique perks of working in the travel industry, such as discounts on our holidays and a comprehensive travel- and cancellation insurance policy. And let’s not forget about our annual trip to a sunny destination with the whole company. 

We are deeply committed to your personal and professional growth. We will explore relevant (online) courses, conferences, and events that align with your interests and career goals. Importantly, we ensure you have the time to perform your tasks effectively, as we believe this benefits both you and the company. 

Are you the Senior Web Engineer we are looking for? 

If so, we are eager to meet you. Please respond promptly with your motivation and resume via the application button below. 

Note: Acquisition based on this vacancy is not appreciated. We do not work with recruiters.