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As a software developer at YourSurprise, you’ll join a fun, passionate and multidisciplinary team of around 30 software developers. Knowledge sharing is of great importance to us, we have a weekly meeting with all developers to facilitate this, together with a bi-weekly meeting where we showcase our current projects and the latest (technological) developments.
The team is divided into smaller, autonomous teams, which we call space ships. Every space ship is responsible for a specific domain within our company. Space ships consist of developers and a mix of colleagues from other teams.
We build our own software: whether it’s building online gift personalisation software, automatically processing our purchase orders (based on an in-house developed machine learning model), working on our own webshop (online in 29 countries) or automating machines and printers on our production floor - we’ve got a great job for you.
What you’ll be doing
Because we develop most of our software ourselves, we have a wide variety of work. Your work will be tailored to what you can do and what you like.
Among other things, in the near future we will be working on implementing personalized content throughout the website, developing a completely new CRM system, ensuring that every employee is able to configure the website content perfectly, further integrating with Google Cloud and streamlining our 'internal logistics' system.
We use a wide variety of techniques and programming languages, including PHP (Symfony), TypeScript (React, Vue), NodeJS and Python. For each project we look at which programming language and frameworks are most suitable to use.
What we expect from you
We expect you to be eager to learn and to be motivated, with at least 3 years of work experience with a relevant programming language. We are looking for someone with experience of the following:
JavasScript & TypeScript
A framework such as React, Vue.js, Angular, etc.
NodeJS and service side applications
In addition, we are looking for people with a degree of independence who can work well within an agile team.
What we offer
Choose your own new laptop: Macbook Pro or Dell with Linux;
No hassle with 'billable hours', 'hourly billing' or customers who don't want to pay for a much needed upgrade from PHP 5.3 to a slightly newer version;
A unique team spirit: we organize our own hackathons, LAN parties, Meet-ups (https://www.meetup.com/yoursurprise/), visit conferences and occasionally invite a software guru for a private workshop. In addition, we like to have a drink as a team and you have a free afternoon every other week in which you can work on your own skills: for example by following an online course or by working together with a colleague on your own project.
and of course also
a nice paycheck;
travel allowance for both car and public transportation;
a collective pension plan;
25 vacation days (based on 40 hours) and 8% of your gross annual salary as holiday pay;
delicious lunch (for a small fee) and fresh fruit every day;
a YourSurprise sports club, cool parties, cozy Friday afternoon drinks and the annual legendary weekend away with the whole company. All on a voluntary basis of course.
Company gymFilled with all the work-out machines and tools you can imagine. If you are part of YourSurprise, you have unlimited access.
BistroThe heart of the Campus where we come together, enjoy parties and, most importantly of all enjoy delicious meals prepared by our Chef Leo.
Recharge roomsOur recharge rooms offer the perfect space for some "me" time to recharge your battery.
YourSurprise GuesthouseWe have a guesthouse for our international colleagues, right in the heart of Zierikzee.
What we do?
You may already know that we create personalised gifts, but we do much more than that. Giving and receiving gifts isn't just about the gift itself, but about the message behind it. The feeling. It's the thought that counts. All of this, along with the timing of the gifting moment are what makes it so special for the recipient.
We help our customers to create these special moments. We use our (social media) channels and websites to give people ideas. We offer online tools to bring those ideas to life quickly and easily. And we're here for them, even if things go wrong.
YourSurprise is an international operating online giftshop, specialised in personalised gifts. We are active in 28 countries and try to reach our customers through 29 independent YourSurprise websites. All gifts are made and shipped from the beautiful town of Zierikzee.
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