Full Stack Software Engineer (Javascript)

Housing Anywhere BV Published: March 8, 2019
Rotterdam, Netherlands
Job Type


Your Responsibilities

HousingAnywhere.com is the global booking platform for mid-term rental accommodation. Being a peer-to-peer marketplace, we create an experience that satisfies both sides of the rental accommodation market and creates a direct connection between tenants and landlords. HousingAnywhere.com is active in 100 countries and 400+ cities. We have partnered with 180+ universities worldwide and currently target the international student market while we are expanding to other audiences as well.

In 2018, we have been honored by being the fastest growing propTech company in the Netherlands as part of the Technology Fast 50 ranking of Deloitte.

Your goal would be to provide our users with a formidable experience when looking for a place to live. At the same time, you would be dealing with the interfaces that we provide to the advertisers who are offering their room. Eventually, we need to provide high-quality matching and drive trust between the marketplace participants. We think about these challenges every day, and we would like to invite you to think along and build a world-class product.

Our client-side app is built using technologies and tools like React, Redux, SASS/CSS-in-JS, TypeScript and Webpack. Our back-end is powered by Go (Golang) backed by a Postgres database and we’re moving to a service oriented architecture (microservices). The server components are hosted on a Google Cloud architecture that allows easy scaling. We've been using React, GraphQL and Golang in production environments since the early days.

We're a team of 30 people (product Lead, product owners, front-end engineers, back-end engineers, QA engineers and UX/UI designers) passionate about what we do. To scale up, we are looking for experienced full stack engineers who have proven work experience in solving complex problems in the related domain. Foremost, we need seasoned Javascript developers who have experience with React (or a similar framework) and Go, Node (or other back-end languages) who have the capabilities to help us evolve and improve platform. You will solve complex challenges with the engineering team!

Sounds challenging? Be part of building our startup!


Characteristics we are looking for in a Full Stack Developer:

  • As Product-oriented person: you love developing products that help people
  • You take responsibility for the quality of your work, you like test automation and you are interested in TDD best practices
  • Team player
  • Ability to find a clean and simple solution that could be easily adapted and scale as the business requirements evolve
  • Interest in new technologies

Experience needed:

  • Excellent skills in Javascript, ideally with the whole Javascript stack (Node, React, etc)
  • An educational background in the field of Computer Science or similar is preferable, although passionate career changers are also welcome.
  • Experience with online marketplaces, service providers and API development is a bonus.
  • Previous experience working with Scrum or Agile
  • Code versioning in Git
  • Solid understanding of (web) user interface design and development.
  • Basic understanding on how to prepare a good burger.
  • Experience with at least one back-end language is required (Go will be an advantage).

What we offer:

  • The possibility to develop a platform that is visible to public audience: showcase your work!
  • Career ladder: take control of your career and we’ll support your growth
  • Competitive salary
  • Budget for laptop and for training


Cool things!

  • Join a dynamic and quickly growing startup -- enjoy the startup atmosphere with low hierarchies and early responsibilities. This is the ideal learning environment for you if you already are or are thinking about becoming an entrepreneur. Even if your aim is “just” to make a good career, our growing team is looking today for the leader of tomorrow.
  • We give our team members a high level of responsibility because for us all ideas matter.
  • Our team consists of over 80+ people, with 25+ nationalities.
  • You get to work in the amazing city of Rotterdam in an office with an amazing view! If you're looking for a city that is always packed with new things to discover, amazing architecture, a strong international community, this is the perfect place for you! On top of this, you are one train ride away from Amsterdam and The Hague!
  • Friday Beers & Cheers! Get to know your colleagues over drinks while we celebrate our achievements every end of the week!

Practical Info!

Full-time position (40 hours a week).

You will work from our office in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

Salary will match your experience.

Starting: ASAP.

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