Front End Engineer

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Front-end Engineer

We are looking for a front-end engineer who is excited to apply their skills toward building well architected web apps with a great user experience. Join our small and ambitious team in Utrecht and work closely together with the design and product teams to deliver the best mobile retail app platform for beautiful brands. If you are up to speed with modern web technologies and have a keen eye for details, design, and animations: we want you!


Your Role

Apply your knowledge of modern JavaScript, HTML and CSS to improving the Highstreet platform's web apps. You will be responsible for maintaining and extending our web-based (desktop) content authoring tools, as well as the development of several smaller web apps that are integrated into our native mobile apps on both iOS and Android. Web apps are a vital part of our product and we expect this to become even more so in the near future. There are many opportunities here for you to make an impact.

Here are a few things you'll find yourself doing when you come work with us:

  • Design, discuss and implement new features, while continuously improving existing code
  • Craft a rich user experience in close collaboration with our designers until it feels just right
  • Demo your work to the design team and founders, gather feedback and plan the next iteration
  • Repay technical debt, fix bugs and improve the user experience during weekly Fix-it Fridays
  • Research new and/or interesting technologies, patterns and architectures and present them to the team


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent training or work experience
  • Experience with Javascript, HTML, CSS and related technologies and tools
  • Strong communication skills, a positive attitude and empathy
  • Self ­awareness and a desire to improve your skills
  • You must be legally allowed to work in the Netherlands
  • Experience with Angular or React, LESS or SASS

Bonus Points

  • Experience with npm, Babel, Webpack and Docker
  • Experience with Javascript Service Workers or other PWA technologies
  • Experience in small startup environments
  • Experience building a whitelabel solution

Who we are

In 2013, Highstreet Mobile Retail was born believing that the future of shopping is mobile and we can help make online and offline shopping much nicer. Nowadays, more than 50% of e-commerce is taking place on mobile devices. However, the user experience of shopping on smartphones and tablets is far from great. That is what we want to change with Highstreet.

Our platform lets brands create a high-quality native retail app based on their existing webshop in just a few weeks. It is our mission to create the best mobile shopping experience. We are always pushing the limits of what’s possible in terms of user experience and ease of use, our front-end engineers play a vital role in this.

Check our website for more details about what we do and to experience one of our apps, please download the Scotch & Soda app for iOS or Android.

How we work

We drive on smart ideas and great team work. As a front-end engineer you will be working closely with our designers, back-end engineers, product owner and client service engineers. Together, we create amazing retail apps delivering the best mobile shopping experience for our clients.

We embrace your ideas on how to improve the Highstreet platform. You can gain and share knowledge in our monthly dev sessions. We order pizza, have drinks, and enjoy presentations and code workshops together.

We offer a competitive salary, a pension plan, travel expenses, a nice office in the centre of Utrecht and monthly team drinks and activities.

The application process

After filling in the application form, you can expect to go through the following steps, typically over the course of 1-2 week(s):

  • an introductory phone interview
  • an in-person meeting (or video call) with the founders
  • a take-home technical assignment & in-person meeting (or video call) with the front-end lead engineer to discuss your assignment

Once we've gone through these steps and we're both interested to move forward, we'll make you an offer and start counting down to your first day.

Please note: For this vacancy we can only consider candidates who hold a valid EU Passport or Dutch work permit.