A cross-over between Alan Turing and Bob Ross
Arguably the most important part of any digital experience is what the user actually sees: the front-end. It’s what you create. Doing this well is not just a matter of having great programming skills. You also need to have a keen eye for aesthetics, composition and motion concepts. You have to be skilled, smart and creative at the same time. Like a cross-over between Alan Turing and Bob Ross.
Our development team is an integral part of a much bigger creative team. Working directly with graphic and motion designers, UX specialists, creatives and projects managers we have technology and creativity go hand in hand to achieve greatness. Some standard buzzwords for this role would be: hands-on, team player, communication skills and client facing. Which basically means that, next to the actual front end work, we also expect you to collaborate seamlessly with the team and present your work to clients.
Every project is unique. But really. Our experiences, campaigns and services are generally very visual but often also feature an elaborate architecture and business logic. With your team you’ll be working on polished web experiences, WebGL shaders, games and mobile solutions (a.o.) for brands like Polestar, Philips, Lotus, Red Bull, Under Armour, Ahold Delhaize.
Also (we might be biased on this) we have a very unbiased culture. We’re a diverse group of people with very little ego but a shared drive to create great things. Our Executive Technology Director Erik Rave puts a lot of emphasis on the atmosphere in the team, making sure that everyone can grow and do their very best work in an environment that is safe and open.
What you’ll do
Work in an interdisciplinary team to build awesome software for the web, whether it is a short local campaign, a large-scale global product or anything in between
Collaborate with designers to achieve the most impressive design with a technically sound approach
Turn motion concepts into tangible products
Communicate your technical approach with your peers and clients
Convert business requirements to logical and sustainable code
Contribute to our internal packages and toolsets
What we need
In terms of soft skills, the ideal candidate thrives in the creative technology domain and can fully embrace the importance of a very high design standard. We’re talking about being laser focussed on the end user and seeing (scripted) animation as a very important ingredient to a successful website. Someone who enjoys being part of the creative process but is, also, extremely technical! So if you like to be in uncharted territory and have the ability to turn crazy creative ideas into a sustainable and scalable platform, we’re sure you’ll like it here! Hard skills below:
4+ years of professional front-end experience and, ideally, you’ve worked for a creative digital agency or a design consultancy
Strong experience with creating and maintaining Design Systems
Experience with testing, ideally with testing tools like Jest, Enzyme and React Testing Library
Excellent written and verbal communication in English
A strong attention to detail
Great problem solving and time management skills
Ability to provide workload estimates with confidence
Experience in working as part of a multi-disciplinary (scrum) team
Affinity with emerging technology, producing interactive prototypes, experiments and researching new possibilities
Ability to criticize and be criticized
Curiosity towards the ever-changing technical landscape, with an eagerness to learn
A drive to provide superior quality
Ability to proactively provide solutions to problems
Extensive knowledge about web standards and browser quirks
A big plus
Experience with React-based frameworks such Next.js (or Gatsby)
Experience with various rendering approaches such as Static Site Generation and Server Side Rendering
Superior FIFA skills
Experience with the latest accessibility standards
Experience with WebGL
Surely you already peeked at our site and Insta, but here’s our formal introduction copy: code d' azur is a global digital brand and experience company based in Amsterdam, with offices in Austin, Barcelona and Dubai. We design and build digital products, ecosystems and campaigns that stand out, fit in. By combining creativity, strategy and technology, we make the possibilities of tomorrow work for brands today.
What we offer
We are nothing but our people. You will join a team of trained talent that closely collaborates to design platforms, services and campaigns that become industry defining and raise the bar across the field. This is our goal as a company.
People that join code tend to stay. And those who do leave tend to come back. We have legendary pub nights, code festival, our own game team and great office drinks. Never trust marketing copy. So perhaps just check in with someone you know that already works at code.
Life is not work alone. You will have deadlines, you will have meetings and you will have to collaborate with other teams, but when you don’t you’re free to work where-ever you want. Go swim in the morning or hit the gym. As long as the work is done, we’re all good.
There’s a lot of opportunity to grow. The company has branched out to Austin and Dubai relatively recently and doubled in size over the past two years. There’s growth and you’ll be part of it. Courses, events, training, all the stuff you need to do to make yourself better, we can help with that.
You’ll work for industry leading brands like Polestar, Philips, Lotus, T-Mobile and Ahold Delhaize. The industry defining work you’ll make will be seen, touched, used and shared by millions of people. The work we create is awarded and recognized internationally.
Contribution to a YourCampus subscription, Healthy lunch, Bi-weekly massages at the office (don’t worry, there’s also a secret drawer filled with cookies and candy), Long term remote work options, Travel allowance, Fifa tournaments, ping pong challenges, beer, wine, tea, coffee, fruit, snacks and darts.
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion
Our people are a true cross section of society. That’s how we make sure the services, campaigns and products we make uphold the same quality, regardless of who interacts with it. We welcome everybody irrespective of background, disability, religion, gender identity, sexuality or ethnicity. Hello world.