Back End Developer at FuturewhizPosted on: 02/11/2021
Location: Amsterdam (ON-SITE)
*Building an online platform for educational games for children* *Not just a job, but a job with a purpose! Does the idea of making the world a better place appeal to you? Are you excited about how education can change the world for the better, and are you eager to take part in this mission? Then come work with us!* We at Futurewhiz have a mission to empower children to grow through personalized education. We focus on the growth of children in education with our beloved edutech platforms: Squla, WRTS and scoyo. Squla is an online educational learning platform that helps kids in primary school to learn in a fun and attractive way. Squla features thousands of interactive games, quizzes and activities linked to both the school curriculum and actualities. At Squla we are working every day to make learning more fun and playful for children. Since we are continuously developing our product and services, we are looking for a Back End Developer to join our team. Our development team consists of 10 developers, who work together with Product Owners, Designers, Content Specialists and Business Owners to build and make our product better each day. We implement agile processes, including Scrum, continuous integration and a focus on data driven optimisation. Do you enjoy taking ownership and responsibility for independently deploying features that have an immediate impact on the product? Are you experienced or interested in working with Python? Then keep on reading - this role may be a fit for you! **Your typical day at work will involve:** * Designing, building and maintaining APIs and microservices that Squla uses * Optimising APIs and database queries * Taking part in planning sessions * Testing your features and being fully responsible for them when they go live * Working across different projects in Python * Troubleshooting live issues **Are you the Back End Developer we are looking for?** To be successful in this role, you: * Have a Bachelors’ or Masters’ degree in Computer Science or equivalent * Have exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills * Have a thorough knowledge of computer science fundamentals (algorithms and data structures) * Have a good foundation in relational database concepts and practices * Have the ability to write clean and maintainable code, following standards and guidelines * Are fluent in English, both written and spoken * Are a team player, able to communicate across disciplines * Have a good understanding of common design patterns * Are experienced in writing automated tests Bonus points if you: * Have experience working with Python * Have experience with AWS or other cloud experience * Are experienced with HTML5 games * Have experience working within Agile teams **What we offer you** The Futurewhiz office is located in a beautifully renovated office on Weesperplein in the heart of Amsterdam. We work hard, play hard and we have a lot of fun and foster an informal yet professional atmosphere. Fresh fruit, warm lunch, monthly drinks and company events are an important part of our culture. We love self-development, and that is why you will be given an annual learning budget. Every employee is also provided a Macbook and Squla account for life! The Futurewhiz crew is a dynamic team that is enthusiastic about creating a fun, new way of learning in this ever-evolving digital age. We believe that a positive work environment not only encourages great teamwork, but is key to motivating our team to produce high quality products. We provide our team members with the resources they need to make sure they can do their jobs properly and get the results we aim for. Although our team is diverse and everyone brings their own interests and uniqueness to the table, every single person is excited about the great work Futurewhiz is doing.