Senior NodeJS Developer

    FindHotel Published: September 20, 2017


    As a Senior Node.js Developer at FindHotel, you will help to develop from the ground up a high-performance data platform that powers the website FindHotel, scaling up web traffic from 2M+ visitors to 10M+ by the end of the year.

    What you tell your friends you do

    "I am a great backend developer who can make code run safely yet fast as lightning!"

    What you will really be doing

    • Building a high-performance data platform, dealing with the data for millions of hotels. Retrieving and handling data from multiple sources;
    • Developing our own APIs and deploy them as independent services;
    • Building the right suite of monitoring and alerting system, in order to have both the helicopter view and the magnifying glass at hand whenever needed;
    • Improving the code base, architecture, infrastructure, and overall quality of our product, in order to deliver a great experience to each and every one of our users.

    How will you be doing this?

    • You are an experienced backend developer in a diverse team of talented experts, and you enjoy working on a product delivering quality code while meeting ambitious deadlines;
    • You choose the right tools for whatever job will be thrown at you. We're always open to re-evaluating choices that were made in the past: there is always a budget for good ideas;
    • You understand speed is a feature: you love benchmarking and experimenting with different technologies to figure out new ways of improving your code over time.

    What we worked on last quarter

    • Created a fast RESTApi, build on AWS Lambda's to serve the results of our machine learning models
    • We built a scalable infrastructure in the cloud, based on AWS, Docker, and Continuous Deployment, that serves on average 11M+ requests per day.

    What a day in the office might look like

    In the morning, after the daily stand-up, you pair program with a fellow developer to improve the performance of an API call which is not as fast as it could be. After lunch, you provide some feedback on the quality of a couple PRs from your teammates. Then you implement a new feature from the backlog or tackle an annoying technical debt issue that you've been keeping an eye on for a while.

    Why join now?

    • We have successfully built the foundation of a great product, which will evolve in time and compete with the big players of the travel industry. By joining the team now, you will have the chance to have a strong impact on how we grow our tech stacks and the way approach work.
    • We are looking to grow traffic from 2M monthly visitors to 10M+ by the end of 2017. This is the perfect time to become part of the team working on the core behind our product, tackling exciting challenges around scalability and performance.
    • We are a company that is growing fast, hiring talent across many different areas of expertise (development, data science, data analysis, marketing, UX). Each team collaborates with the others on a lot of different tasks, making every day the day when you learn something new.
    • You will have fun writing code for existing and new applications, integrating them with internal and external systems, with room to explore new technologies and architectures!


    What we're looking for

    • 7+ years of professional experience in data heavy backend development
    • Relevant professional experience with Node.js for at least 3 years.
    • Relevant professional experience with other languages, such as Python, Scala, Java, C#, SQL, Go, Elixir
    • A solid understanding of the whole life cycle of (web) applications  including testing, deploying, monitoring
    • Experience with development and integration of SQL databases, ETL, message queues, REST APIs, third party integrations
    • Experience running high-traffic websites and strong focus on performance optimisation, scalability, and reliability
    • Professional Experience in working with AWS (EC2, ECS, RDS)
    • Bonus points if you have professional experience with other AWS services such as Lambda, Data Pipeline, Kinesis, Cloudformation
    • Bonus points if you have professional experience with Docker, Terraform

    What we offer

    • The opportunity to work in a diverse international team within a profitable company with a startup mindset
    • An agile environment where communication and initiative is valued and cherished
    • Many chances to develop yourself, including access to courses and conferences
    • No nonsense! We’re proud of our flat hierarchy and short, democratic decision paths
    • A fun work environment at a great office in the city center of Amsterdam

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