Amsterdam, Netherlands

Front-end Developer

At AKQA we believe in the imaginative application of art and science to create beautiful ideas, products and services. With an entrepreneurial and collaborative approach, we design adaptive digital services and applications that capture the imagination, delivering impressive returns for our clients.

You will love working in a team of highly skilled people, all with strong opinions about various technologies, frameworks and approaches to delivery. You will be able to articulate your ideas to your colleagues effectively and will take on board the ideas of others. You will thrive when faced with new challenges and will constantly look to improve clients’ deliverables. You are self-motivated with an insatiable appetite for learning, never satisfied to settle for the 'easy option' but will pursue and fight for the best. You are keen to improve your skills and learn outside your remit and will be interested in creating experiences outside of the traditional browser. The tech team at AKQA get to explore the latest tech and seek to answer the question; 'what if...?'

AKQA Front-End Developers combine expertise in state-of-the art development technology with design and user experience themes. They are passionate about technology and innovation, and eager to participate in the creation of meaningful digital experiences for our clients.

Your role will be hands-on but also inspiring others to form an exemplary technical team. As a Front-End Developer at AKQA, you will work closely with other departments to ensure good collaboration across all disciplines and to facilitate the solving of day-to-day challenges. 

You will be responsible for building beautiful, cutting-edge and high-performing solutions that meet clients’ goals and needs.

You will be in charge of designing, developing and maintaining high-quality and responsive user interfaces, accessible on latest-generation devices (both desktop and mobile), and with different ways of interaction (pointing devices, touchscreen, remote controller).

Located on the Herengracht canal in central Amsterdam, you will have access to our diverse network of specialists by collaborating across our European studios. You will work in an environment which fosters a meritocratic culture and encourages ownership, and you will be surrounded by some of the brightest minds in their fields. 

 

ROLE REQUIREMENTS

  • You are familiar with performance analytics and user action tracking tools and are naturally inclined to monitor existing interfaces to continually improve your own work;
  • You have a deep knowledge of CSS3/HTML5 and of Design Patterns applied to JavaScript;
  • You have a deep knowledge of Responsive Web Design (including development and tests);
  • You have knowledge and experience of JavaScript frameworks (e.g. ReactJS and/or VueJS and/or AngularJS) and modern tools and workflows (e.g. Webpack, npm);
  • You strive to learn and apply best practices to optimize pages for response times;
  • You have experience building CSS animations and transitions and a basic understanding of how repaints and reflows work within the browser and Canvas. You also understand REST APIs; 
  • You can collaborate with product managers, designers and other developers, both locally and remotely;
  • Experience working with CI / CD

QUALITIES AND CHARACTERISTICS

  • Driven by enthusiasm and a desire to grow, you keep constantly updated about the evolutions in the innovation and technology field;
  • You have a collaborative spirit and you make a point of listening to different perspectives with an open-minded approach;
  • You proactively plan your activities according to goals and deadlines, while always ensuring a high level of quality;
  • You have analytical skills that help you understand and dissect a problem until you find the best solution;
  • You have sharp attention to detail and a passion for new technology;
  • You are rigorous and autonomous, you learn quickly and you have a sense of priorities;
  • You demonstrate awareness and care to analytics and KPIs to improve the interface performance and a high level of accountability through the whole project lifecycle. 

AKQA is an Equal Opportunities Employer, we believe that diversity is vital to AKQA’s ability to provide our clients with the best recommendations and are committed to fostering a varied and inclusive work environment. Your race, colour, ancestry, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability or veteran status have no bearing on our hiring decisions. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

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