Full Stack Developer (Front-end focus)
at Bothrs in the heart of Gent

Bothrs is an Experience Design Studio. We build digital experiences for people to use, and to enjoy while they’re at it. Our focus? Shipping the best Digital Experience possible while impacting the future of digital consumption. Bringing solutions to our signature design sprint, inspired by our digital heroes. We’re ready to be at the forefront of the best digital experience tomorrow has to offer. We hope you’ll be there with us and are excited for your call to start our journey together!

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  • Gent
  • Werkplek: flexibel
  • Ervaringsniveau: medior

Who are we?

In short, we're a happy bundle of designers, developers, product managers, creatives, facilitators, nerds, and strategists. And one thing we really pride ourselves on is being able to ship finished projects hella fast.

We're adamant about keeping development cycles as short as possible. Because we believe in early validation with customers, to make sure we're building the right things. Having to work on the same project for too long is mind-numbingly boring and flat-out ineffective for everyone involved. A bright blue hedgehog once said: "Gotta go fast!" and honestly, we couldn't agree more.

A high-velocity environment and a wide variety of projects to work on sounds great, but balance is equally important. Everyone can and should take the time to learn new things, and have the freedom to experiment. Doing small internal projects for fun, or competing in hackathons are good examples of this.

The Role

You're a developer that loves pixel perfect design and has already stumbled onto challenges where you had to create new solutions from scratch out of your comfort zone. Your experience, skills and passion will come to life at Bothrs. 

  • You will turn Figma designs into HTML, CSS or React components.  
  • You’ll closely collaborate with your team that consists of a product designer, a product manager and 2 full-stack developers.
  • Within that team, you take full responsibility for Front-end development. You will implement new components and structure them in one fluid application. Based on the design system and specific designs of flows and pages, you’re able to implement solutions.
  • You’re comfortable with CSS,  can handle a11y and a real BEM lover.
  • When needed, you’re able to support back-end related tasks or create the needed APIs yourself.

You know how to kickstart a new product, with the right tools. This includes:

  • Having a healthy love-hate relationship with Typescript.
  • Being comfortable with front-end things like React Hooks, Styled components or Sass, just to name a few.
  • Choosing between GraphQL or REST depending on the situation.
  • Translating high-end designs into code with an eye for detail, preferably by using smart tools like Webflow or Framer.
  • Adding in animations with tools like Framer Motion
  • Building robust integration tests to make sure we got our bases covered.
  • Constantly staying up to date with developments in web applications and programming languages

What tools do we like?

We try to stay on top of our game, and won't hold back to try out the latest tools and technologies. Hence the importance of being able to learn on the job. Anyway, we build a lot of front end applications, as well as back end APIs using a myriad of tools and frameworks. Don't be alarmed if you're not fluent in all of these (yet!) though, that's perfectly fine.

Modern front end:

  • Languages: Modern JavaScript ES10, TypeScript
  • Frameworks: React.js
  • Linting: ESLint, Prettier
  • Quick deployments: now.sh, expo.io
  • Design tools: Figma
  • No-code platforms: Webflow, Framer.

Modern back end:

  • Languages: Node, Python, PHP
  • API Standards: GraphQL, REST
  • Frameworks: ExpressJS
  • CI/CD/Containers: Github Actions, Google Cloud Run, Docker
  • Storage: Airtable, MySQL, MongoDB, Firebase/Parse, ElasticSearch, Redis
  • Cloud Providers: Digital Ocean, AWS, Google Cloud Platform

What you’ll bring to the role:

  • You’ve got at least 3 years of experience in working with (part of) the stack mentioned above
  • Your expertise and passion lie in front-end programming and pixel perfect design. But you’re able to give back-end programming support if necessary. 
  • Experience with the agile way of working and lean thinking
  • Being able to effectively collaborate and communicate, is super important. It's a huge factor in terms of our velocity
  • An urge to constantly try to improve, or be more efficient 
  • Feedback is what drives progress, that’s why you should be able to supply radical yet constructive feedback.
  • You like kick-starting new projects from scratch
  • You’re fluent in Dutch and English
  • What's in it for you?

Believe us when we say our team of heroes means the world to us. Simply put, we care about three things: personal growth, having high impact, and getting paid. It’s hard to get a company to thrive if the people in it can’t grow along with it. And you can’t force personal growth either; so where does the motivation to learn and grow come from? That’s right, it’s knowing your efforts are making a difference. Every day, we want you to leave the office with a sense of accomplishment. Oh yeah, and a nice paycheck also helps.

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