Front end developer - Full stack

  • Amsterdam, Netherlands

Front end developer - Full stack

Job description

About Owlin

At Owlin, we are developing the next generation of real-time data analysis. That’s why we
need the best-in-class engineering. Instead of writing code on an island somewhere out there, you
will be making an impact working in an ambitious startup as well as designing products for
clients such as ING, Fitch Ratings, KPMG, and their end users.

About the job 

Since the young and dynamic team of Owlin is growing, we’re searching for a front end
developer and while the emphasis for this vacancy is on the front end, we will also expect you
to be comfortable with light back end development, such as creating APIs or setting up asset
pipelines. If you have a passion for programming and hard-core products, this is the place for

Within the team, you will work closely with top engineers and data scientists in a culture where
we love to learn from one another. Owlin employees have a large amount of product ownership,
independence, and responsibility. The ability to perform under pressure while facing interesting
challenges is part of the daily routine. We believe in delegating responsibilities instead of
assigning tasks.



Owlin is known for building appealing front ends and it is your job to bring this recognition to the next level. You will work on advanced visualizations that aim to show a lot of real-time information in a simple manner.

Next to this you can also be asked to deliver customer specific designs and visualizations. Depending on your interest and skills you can become either more responsible for the UX or more for the connectivity of all the different internal API’s Owlin uses.


Hard skills:

  • HTML5
  • HTTP Rest JSON API’s
  • Javascript (ES6)
  • CSS3
  • Node.js
  • Proper knowledge of the English language, Dutch is a plus.

It would be great if you have experience with:

  • D3.js
  • RethinkDB
  • We prefer strong front-end skills over back-end skills for this position.


Soft skills:

  • Entrepreneurial & pragmatic mindset
  • A passion for the display of quantitative information or ¨Big Data
  • High degree of personal motivation and ability to self-manage
  • Ability to manage your own work and communicate with the team

Bonus features:

  • Vue.js
  • React
  • Angular

The stack that we currently use at Owlin is:

  • RethinkDB
  • ElasticSearch
  • RabbitMQ
  • Less
  • Node.js( Hapi )
  • Python ( Hug )
  • D3.js
  • Redis



We offer a wide array of benefits and perks to help our employees’ find an ideal work-to-life
balance. We’re all about increasing productivity by maximizing joy. Here are some of the
tangible benefits that we have to offer:

  • Competitive pay: good primary and secondary benefits
  • Great place to work: Beautiful 230m2 office in the center of Amsterdam, roof terrace with the best view of the city.
  • International Team
  • Personal development: surrounded by the best and brightest tech talent
  • Have impact: we have a flat hierarchy and your work will directly touch our clients
  • Lunch included and Friday afternoon drinks. 


What working at Owlin is like:

People can choose their own starting time at Owlin, and we try to keep the office a bit quiet
during the mornings so that everybody can find a concentrated work environment. Around noon
every day, we all have a big (and free) lunch together. We have a diverse team with multiple
nationalities and try to keep our lunches just as varied. We typically discuss any kind of topic,
from the latest television series to the impact of gravity on light, while eating.

Everybody works in the same space at large personal desks, and we even offer some smaller
spaces where you can sit to discuss or program meetings with your colleagues. If we are
discussing our work, it really doesn’t matter what your job title or background is; we take pride
in always letting the best arguments win the discussion. People with a vision and a drive to
change things get a lot of freedom and recognition at Owlin for their efforts.