Senior JavaScript developer

Development 32-40 hours a week Wijchen, the Netherlands

At Yoast, we are always looking for experienced web developers to help us grow our rapidly expanding plugin business, as well as build great apps and tools in the field of website optimization.

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We’re looking for a senior JavaScript developer to help us expand our content analysis tool and other JS features we have in store for 2018 and beyond. We are looking for someone who can help take the lead in these projects and teach us a thing or two about JavaScript development.

You utilize design patterns and coding principles like SOLID and TDD. You understand event-driven programming.

  • Experience with ES6 and build tools like Webpack or Browserify is required.
  • Experience building and maintaining a JavaScript application in a production environment is required.
  • Experience with React + Redux or other JS frameworks like Angular, Ember or Backbone is a plus.
  • Experience with RESTful APIs is required.
  • Experience with GraphQL is a plus.
  • Experience with functional tests and related frameworks such as Nightwatch.js or Zombie.js is a plus.

Our JavaScript libraries and tools include React, Redux, React Router, Styled Components, Yarn, Jest and Lodash. We are also planning to switch to TypeScript for some of our projects. Besides JavaScript, we use WordPress, PHP, git, GitHub, PHPUnit, Grunt.JS, GlotPress, HTML and CSS (SASS). If any of this is new to you, that’s fine. We’re looking for fast learners who can pick up new technology quickly.

For this position professional and intellectual capacities at the higher professional education or academic level are required (HBO/WO).

We’d prefer you speak Dutch and English. We would expect you to work out of our office in Wijchen, NL (near Nijmegen). We will not consider remote workers for this job and we will not help you relocate.

What we're offering

  • A chance to work at one of the most reputable SEO companies in the world (7.5 million users!).
  • A young, fast-growing company that wants to seize opportunities with you.
  • A pleasant, challenging and innovative work atmosphere in Wijchen
  • An opportunity to learn a lot and learn it fast in one of the leading SEO companies.
  • Daily stand-ups to improve communication and give team members feedback on their work.
  • A chance to spend half of your time building open source software;
  • A chance to work on software that is used by millions;
  • Monthly hack days to enable you to experiment with new technologies;
  • Time for pair programming and code reviews
  • You’ll join a team of skilled, experienced and most importantly, passionate developers.
  • A mix of Agile, Scrum and Kanban development practices
  • Volunteer days
  • A competitive salary, of course.
  • Fully paid lunch break
  • Plus many other benefits: (MacBook Pro, a great pension plan)

Besides that, we do a lot of cool stuff together, like our annual LEGO building days. But most importantly, we offer an innovative learning environment.

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About Yoast

Yoast consists of a rapidly growing team of internet enthusiasts. We're a start-up with a very good international reputation when it comes to SEO and website optimization. Multiple times per week we publish free SEO and/or web development related articles on our blogs. We organize MeetUps and speak at conferences.

At Yoast, we are very community-minded and highly value Open Source. We provide both free and paid plugins for WordPress, Drupal, Magento 2 and TYPO3, and are always looking to expand our field of work. Besides software, we sell online (SEO) courses in our Yoast Academy.

Our company is continuously in development. We create a lot of new products. Next to ongoing improvements of our Yoast SEO plugins, we publish courses on a frequent basis. The development of new products is mostly done internally and is a real team effort. Our team consists of authors, illustrators, marketeers, developers, and researchers. Together, we build new innovative SEO products!