Thursday, 27 October 2011


As Mobile Developer you are part of the R&D department of Backbase in Amsterdam. R&D uses Scrum as development process, along with elements from XP and TDD. The Scrum teams are highly self-responsible which gives you a lot of freedom as well as responsibility to deliver functionality as a team. As a Frontend Developer you will join one of the Scrum teams.

Backbase has strong ambitions to become a major player in its field and provides a challenging, professional, informal working environment.

The goal

As a Mobile Developer you will work on the latest mobile and cross-platform technologies on iOS, Android, Windows Mobile and Blackberry. You will lead the architecture and build software to strengthen the Backbase flagship portal product, but also give best practices to guide our implementations and advice our customers across the world on how to architecture and implement mobile portals. You will advice product management and work in a release team to integrate mobile solutions with other Backbase software. You will educate our designers, developers and testers on the latest development in mobile technology.

Your Profile

The ideal candidate for this challenging position within Backbase will fit the following profile:

Broad architecture and development skills;
One-man technology army;
Devoted to keep on learning, understanding and using new mobile (cross platform) technologies
Experience with mobile development on one or multiple of the main mobile platforms; iOS, Android, Windows Mobile and Blackberry;
Experience with mobile development frameworks like App Inventor, DroidDraw, Rhomobile, PhoneGap, Appcelerator, WebView or AML is an advantage;
Experience with Scrum and Test-Driven-Development is preferred;
Quality driven & pixel-perfect focused;
Understanding and experience on architecture design patterns;
Able to mentor (junior) colleagues;
You possess good communicative skills in English ;
You are proficient at expressing your professional opinion but listen to and value other contributions at the same time;
You understand the importance of customers in product development and are capable of translating functional requirements into a technical design
Experience within a (international) product organization is an absolute plus.

Backbase is growing and therefore we are looking for new colleagues!

We are looking for a Mobile Developer to empower our current Research & Development team.

As a Mobile Developer within Backbase in Amsterdam you will be working within the headquartered R&D of a leading and innovative web 2.0 company, which specializes in Customer Experience 2.0 software and services.

Backbase works for global enterprises like ABN AMRO, KPN, ING, Philips, Tinkoff, Visa, AIG, EMC, Vanguard and IBM. Because of the growing interest Backbase customers have in mobile portals, we have a challenging opportunity for a Mobile Developer who is willing to continuously learn technology and deliver mobile applications based on the latest technologies across all main mobile platforms.

The offer

Backbase will provide you with excellent company benefits:

Market rate salary (depending on experience);
25 holidays (based upon a 40hr work week)
Contributory pension scheme
Free lunch
Potential International career opportunities (USA)
Backbase offers you a challenging job in an informal and ambitious environment where personal development is highly valued. All within a successful, young and growing organization with a matching company spirit. You will report to the VP Products directly.

Next Steps

If this job appeals to you and you think you are up for the challenge, drop us an email with you resume and your thoughts on working with us.

For more information please contact Backbase Recruitment at 020 468 6838

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