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Principal Frontend Engineer

Development, Utrecht (Netherlands)
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Principal Frontend Engineer
Summary

You will take the lead in separating our components into a component library, well tested and documented, and bringing our Trengo frontend to the next level. There is no limit to building intuitive and interactive single-page applications because you are aware of the best practices.

At Trengo, we believe in a world where technology empowers the relationship between companies and their customers. That’s why our mission is to build the smartest customer engagement platform to replace repetitive work with meaningful conversations. How do we do that? Our software makes it easy for customer-facing teams to communicate with customers via multiple channels, all in one shared inbox. Email, Instagram, Facebook, WhatsApp, live-chat, you name it. With a Series A investment of $36M led by Insight Partners and Peak Capital and becoming one of the four official WhatsApp Business Solutions Providers in the Netherlands, we empower our customers to scale their businesses and optimize the channels their clients truly prefer.

Have a look at our documentation for different Trengo integrations, like the website widget, REST APIs, sidebar apps, custom channels and flowbots: https://developers.trengo.com/. You are also welcome to create a free trial account and have a peek at Trengo.

What your day looks like

Let's break down this big vision into a little taste of your work at Trengo:

  • As a Principal, you will create and improve the foundations of Frontend Development at Trengo.
  • It might be refreshing for you to know that building new features is what takes most of our time. And we don't plan to stop innovating any time soon. As you know, we are fast to sending features to production and shipping them- but this is always after peer review. We collaborate a lot. We are all for the team spirit. You can see that in our jokes and memes too, but that's another story ;-).
  • We like to think of these features as MVP's: design them, build them including unit tests, ship them and then see what value they add to the market. It is rewarding to read the feedback from the customers who beta test them and to share our wins with the whole team.
  • As far as your learning curve is concerned, we would like you to release your first feature by month 2. To make sure you get there, Lennart will onboard and guide you through your first tasks, for you to become more and more familiar with the frontend. We're also working on an internal developer handbook with documentation, to help us while growing, on top of the development standards. 

FYI, our backend is an API-first application written in PHP and Laravel.

What we expect

Now that you know a bit about us, can you tell me a bit about you? I hope you can identify with some of these:

  • You are a pro at writing Javascript code.
  • Vue.Js is your go-to framework for building single-page applications. Have you got extensive experience with React.Js and are you interested in learning other frameworks such as Vue.Js? Then please don't hesitate to apply.
  • You are used to converting beautiful Figma designs into state-of-the-art and pixel-perfect frontend components.
  • You are able to work independently and stand behind your own decisions (not in a hierarchical way, but rather in a critical way).
  • You are resourceful. You know what I mean, you're a developer. On top of that, we aim to divide the knowledge in the team as much as possible.
  • You are as helping and collaborative as us. We have a good thing going on in our tech team and would like a kind person to join us. You will closely collaborate in the discovery phase.
  • You are able to determine the feasibility of a solution and the technical effort that is needed to make features with great quality in a timely matter.
  • You will make the connection between the Front End team and the Design team - alignment and transparency are key.
What we offer

This is what we carefully prepared for you:

  • Finding yourself in a fast-growing company where your career can evolve. With the help of your number one supporter, your manager, you will follow our departmental growth tracks to pursue the career you want. This is one of the reasons for our positive Glassdoor reviews (4.8/5).
  • We really value flexibility and trust our people. That’s why we work hybrid, and our people can work from abroad for 60 days per year.
  • Free sessions with on-demand psychologists from OpenUp. Your mental health is important to us.
  • An education budget of €2000 to feed your curiosity and 2 extra days off for your courses or conferences, if needed.
  • 25 vacation days to rest, have fun, and travel as you wish. But, every once in a while, we also like to do it together. The last time, we went on an amazing trip to Valencia!
  • When we're in our beautiful office: you can bet we have delicious warm lunches together prepared by our in-house chef and workplace experience team. Also, your traveling expenses to Utrecht will be reimbursed.

Your recruitment experience at Trengo

We aim for our recruitment experience to be fast, enjoyable, and fruitful - for both sides. Via this link, you can see what you can expect from your recruitment journey with us.

Otherwise don’t worry, we understand if you don’t know what to do right now. You like what you read but you still have questions before deciding to move forward. We got you! I am Hristo, your friendly recruiter and part of Trengo’s Talent Team. Happy to clarify any doubts, so you can make a good choice, whichever that is. If you are not ready to apply yet, feel free to ask a question in the flowbot. If you are ready, talk to you soon.


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Why Trengo

For the past 5 years, Trengo has been working hard to become a major international player based in the Netherlands, competing with big international funded names. Due to the need to grow, considerable (international) growth opportunities will arise in the coming period and together with you we will see which (future) position you prefer to fulfil.

Other reasons to choose for us

Together we are creating a workplace where we can be the best version of ourselves by living our core values every single day.

Welcoming           •           Growth           •           Transparency           •           Ownership

But that's not all! We also believe in the fact that "a lot of different flowers make a bouquet." ~ Islamic Proverb. We invite everyone to apply and join our team while we put an active effort into being an equal opportunity employer. Read our efforts on Diversity & Inclusion here.

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Warm welcome to Trengo

Ambitious people + Supportive environment = 💚
  • Harriot at Trengo
  • Lennart at Trengo
  • Josy at Trengo
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