Browse newspapers and magazines for free.
Follow friends, colleagues, and celebrities.
And only ever pay for what you actually read.
With a small group of people we're building and maintaining the frontend of Blendle. And that's nice, because each and every small change is noticed by tens of thousands of users instantly (and counting).
Our ultimate goal? To provide a seamless and fantastic user experience for journalism. We believe a combination of stories that change your perspective on what's going on and a butter-smooth way to discover and sign up for Blendle will help us grow our platform and make more users happy.
We have a second goal: build an organization that helps people grow in their skills. You can read more on how we do this in our public handbook. This is why we spend a ton of time on coaching and feedback within Blendle. We'll help you set audacious goals and grow new skills.
A typical day of working on Blendle's frontend codebases could involve:
Our technical stack currently includes:
But why would you give up your current (probably also very nice) job? Good question. Four reasons why:
Journalism is a vital component of any society, but even the greatest newspapers and magazines continuously show a decrease in sales. Blendle offers a new revenue stream which will help ensure the continuity of great journalism.
Which makes your job a nice job, because you get to spend your time on building exactly that: the very best product we can think ofAnd that product is enjoyed by over 1 million users worldwide.
We're experimenting continuously with new technology, and aren't afraid to try new stuff in a small part of our app or API to test the waters. Our infrastructure is built with speed in mind, so we have fast cycles where we build, ship, validate and iterate. You get to play with new stuff and learn, and we get all the benefits from using state of the art software.
We believe that you are the best person to decide when and where you work. Huibert starts his day with a run and by opening his laptop in his garden in The Hague and Jean regularly spends the night talking to himself in our chat program whilst coding. We assume you know what works best for you, so you don’t need us to make the rules.
On top of that: we already mentioned the learning part, which we find really important. Every quarter we reserve three full days for the whole company to work on whatever new thing you'd like. Some of our best features originated from these sessions.
On top of a monthly donation to your bank account, we take good care of you in the office. Every day, lunch is prepared with love, and we’re happy to fix dinner and weekly free massages. Don’t live in Utrecht? Then we’ll cover the expenses for the thing that gets you here: either public transport, or your dear electric/fuel-sipping car.
As a Frontend Engineer at Blendle, you will be part of a small team responsible for the evolution and backlog of all our web frontend. Our wishlist consists of:
At Blendle, we value diversity and we encourage people with other believes and backgrounds to apply. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability status.