Development 40 hours a week Wijchen, NL or hybrid

Technical leadership will be key in your role as a software architect. Our software architects solve big picture problems. You will be challenged by complex issues that require your smartly designed programs and systems to be tackled. So, software development is part of the job but will not be your primary task.

Along with the other software architects, you’ll be the engine and hub of our development team. Your knowledge, skills and experience will shape how development at Yoast works. You’ll also help (junior) developers learn and grow.  When they face challenges, you’ll be the one they turn to for expert advice.

Preferably you have some experience with (some of) the technology we use, like WordPress, PHP and (modern) JavaScript. You are familiar with design patterns and coding principles like SOLID and TDD and are able to explain and think in different programming paradigms (like functional vs OOP).

You will be contributing to a product that more than 12 million people are using over the whole wide world. Doesn’t that sound awesome?!

Who are you?

  • multiple years of software development experience.
  • the ability to clearly explain things to your colleagues.
  • the ability to learn fast.
  • quickly familiarize yourself with new .codebases and frameworks.
  • be able to think in highly abstract terms and systems.
  • fluent in English (proficiency level 4 / C1, or up).
  • Living in the UTC -1, UTC, UTC 1, UTC 2 or UTC 3 time zone is required.

For this position, we require your professional and intellectual capacities to be of higher professional education or academic level (hbo/wo).

What we're offering

  • A challenging job in a fast-growing, dynamic, ambitious and international atmosphere. Working at a company that impacts the web.
  • 25 vacation days (on the base of 40 hours). Next to that, you’ll get five volunteer days which you can spend helping out at the local soccer club for example. Or to supervise a school trip of one of your children.
  • You’ll be able to spend 10% of your salary on education.
  • A bonus scheme paid out at the end of the year.
  • We have a great pension plan, which is fully paid by Yoast.
  • Exercise and stay fit! We have our own gym and a personal trainer!
  • We have a really fun (slightly crazy) company culture with lots and lots of team building activities. The know-your-colleagues-quiz, lots of celebrations and LEGO-building days. Because of Covid a lot of these things are online now!
  • The opportunity to learn a lot in a short time, at one of the leading SEO companies.

The application process consists of three, maybe four, parts: an introductory job interview, one or two practical interviews, and a final meeting. These steps might take place on multiple days. A social media screening might be part of the procedure. Note: only applications with a cover letter will be considered.

(Our recruitment code applies to all applications)

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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, NEOS, 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!