Senior Frontend Engineer

  • Digital
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands

Senior Frontend Engineer

Job description

Want to turn the world of cycling upside down and take the digital experience of more than 130,000 customers to the highest level?

We are Swapfiets; started in 2014 and currently active in nearly fifty cities, across four different countries. At our HQ in Amsterdam, we work with around a hundred colleagues to offer the very best user experience to our customers, who in turn receive epic service from a team of 1100+ swappers and bicycle makers.

In this role, you will be part of the Engineering team; the heart of our operation. Your frontend enables our customers to order, pay, and schedule the delivery of their Swapfiets in different languages and regions. This includes an account settings page in which our clients can manage their data and subscription. This environment must also communicate seamlessly with our backend and with our in-house developed operations and logistics platform.

What are you going to do?

  • What we have is great but we’re always looking to improve, optimize and bring our services to the next level! To achieve this, you will work with modern frameworks and standards (HTML, CSS, Angular) and connect to a C# backend to build a smarter and more scalable architecture of our existing environment. 

  • In addition to retail customers, we are starting to serve more and more companies. For our business audience, you will contribute to the development of a new front end with its own registration flow.

  • In the coming year, we also plan to replace our CMS and link it to a smart translation tool. You will get the freedom to design this from the ground up, according to your own insight. We also want to focus on SEO. So there will be plenty of new challenges to take on and own in this role. 

  • Your final solutions will help make thousands of people’s daily commute stress-free and fun!

Are you ready to join a team with high ambitions?

We are growing fast internationally. With your help, we want to continue expanding. What we are most proud of is how much we have already achieved as a team. Our team (around 20 developers, testers, designers, and product managers) is characterized by a positive and collaborative atmosphere, flexibility, and ownership. But also: lots of humor, after-work activities (boot camp, climbing, cycling, hackathons), daily lunches, and Friday afternoon drinks. At Swapfiets you will not find any complex hierarchical structures. That means you will be able to grow your career quickly.

Swapfiets in Amsterdam: your new workplace? Nearby the Amstel River and the Martin Luther King Park in Amsterdam, you will find our office in a hub, with lots of other small, creative companies. The office is also easy to reach by public transport (Amstel Station) and of course with your Swapfiets (which you get from us). As a Senior Frontend Developer (Angular), you can also count on:

  • Salary

  • 32 vacation days!

  • A solid pension plan.

  • Lots of responsibility, challenging work, and friendly colleagues.

  • A training budget and room for professional development.

  • MacBook Pro (or a Dell; as you please).

  • Travel allowance.


The ideal candidate will have:

  • Expert knowledge of modern frontend frameworks; preferably Angular2+ (we are on Angular7), but we are open to fast learners who have been on React or Vue.js e.g., Needless to say: solid CSS, JavaScript and HTML skills.

  • Sufficient experience to leave your mark on the overall architecture and foresee potential bottlenecks.

  • The ability to encourage and adopt smart ways of working as a team (best practices on Agile / Scrum, code reviews & testing, GIT usage, and branching strategies).

  • Joy in giving demos, transferring knowledge, and mentoring junior colleagues.

  • Plenty of courage: you are not afraid to show entrepreneurship and take responsibility.

  • Excellent communication skills in English. Dutch is considered a plus.

  • An eye for UX/UI design

(some C#/.NET backend skills will come in handy, but are certainly not a must)


You can now directly apply for this vacancy. As soon as we think: you've got what it takes to qualify for this position, our recruiter Wouter Lipsius will contact you to check some basic information and ask you about some of your previous successes related to the role. Next, you will be introduced to the team, for a follow-up (face-face) interview. An assessment (programming assignment) will determine the final round of candidates. Are you and Swapfiets still as enthusiastic at the end of the process? Then you will receive an offer to join the Swapfiets team!

Answer your questions

Do you have questions about this vacancy? Contact Wouter Lipsius on 06 - 34 94 11 60 or send an e-mail to