Senior Frontend Developer

Job description

At Springest, our mission is to help everyone reach their full potential through learning. We are on a journey to make our platform the best source for learning products in the world. From on-site trainings to books, coaching sessions and e-learning courses: we help our users discover, compare, and book everything they need to reach their personal and professional learning goals.

We have a strong product focus in which everything revolves around the millions of yearly visitors of our DutchGermanBelgianUK, and US sites. On the supply side of this marketplace, thousands of learning providers use our platform to promote their products and gather user reviews. Meanwhile, more and more organisations use our whitelabel SaaS learning platform to give their employees the freedom to follow their own professional path.

Yes, it's a complicated business. But that is exactly why this challenge is so cool: we have spent years building a uniquely strong team, business model & product. Now we need you to go from scale-up to... big scale-up ;)

Working at Springest

We are looking for a senior Frontend Developer to join our product development team. We don’t have managers, but roles, accountabilities & processes. We feel that individuals taking responsibility is very important. At Springest, you will work in close collaboration with product owners, marketing, and sales colleagues. You are also a member of our development team where we discuss architecture, infrastructure, and keep a close watch on security and performance.

Our main application runs on Ruby on Rails backed by Postgres, Redis and Memcached. Next to that we rely on Elasticsearch to power our search, which is a core part of our product. We also have some smaller Go and Elixir projects in production. We are hosted on AWS and make heavy use of their offerings like RDS, CloudWatch, Elastic Beanstalk and EC2 Container Service.

For our frontend stack, we work with Slim, Sass & CoffeeScript. Some libraries we use are jQuery, Bourbon/Neat and Backbone. But mainly, we care about using the right tool for the job! In our product development flow we often use tools like Balsamiq and Sketch for designing features. As a Frontend Developer, both your creative & technical input can help to refine the output.

Next to our main application, we build internal tools whenever necessary (but only if necessary!). This ranges from ticketing systems for our Learning Advisor and Provider Support teams, to apps for mapping our organisational structure and announcing important updates. It is rewarding for us to see small development projects make a big impact for our colleagues.

We also do a regular internal hackday where we drop everything and work on something completely different. We might give a new programming language a shot, try out an idea someone’s been toying with for a while or hack on some actual hardware. A lot of hackday ideas actually became super important for our business. Check this recap of a hackday to read more about why we organise them.

Some of your challenges

  • Helping to finish implementing our redesign (example before-after).
  • Helping to craft the user experience for a big but inspiring challenge: building a future-proof social learning platform.
  • Bringing our internal styleguides to the next level to help the whole Product Development team of full-stackers become full-stackier.

What we expect from you

  • You work well in a team, and want to make the team greater than a sum of its parts.
  • Engagement in what it is that you are building and who you are building it for. We want you to feel involved and come up with ways to make Springest better.
  • The drive to improve yourself and our organisation and deliver high quality work.
  • You have a broad interest and deep knowledge. We are all about learning and sharing knowledge.


  • You have experience as a full-stack developer.
  • Or, on the other end of the spectrum: you have experience as a visual designer.

We look forward to hearing from you :)


We never work with freelancers or recruiters, so please don't contact us about that. Thanks!