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Medior/Senior Front-End Developer - Software Craftsman


Picture Squad is responsible for all news pictures of the differents brands within De Persgroep. We manage a system containing over 22 million pictures and related metadata. New pictures from various sources such as news agencies and photographers are uploaded into the system. For our newsrooms, we develop a web application to find and select the right picture for an article. Other squads use our services te download pictures and retrieve metadata. And we convert pictures to the most appropriate format for use on our different websites and apps.

Who are De Persgroep IT? With more than 450 colleagues we are partner in Belgium, the Netherlands and Denmark for a news- and entertainment company, in an ever-changing environment.We build news media (sites & apps), magazines, television, radio and telecom. We build for readers, listeners and viewers. We build for journalists and internal users. “Incremental business value delivery with high quality and at high pace”... that’s what we do. Both for the brands and products of Medialaan - De Persgroep and for De Persgroep Nederland and Berlingske Media (DK). We do this in more than 40 cross-functional teams: we call them squads (but that is not important), grouped in Areas with common goals and missions. For us, “Mobilising the brainpower of all” is not a hollow slogan/catchphrase/tagline. We count on the skills, knowledge, creativity and cooperation of every colleague. You get a lot of trust, space to learn and experiment. You also get maximum responsibility, You build it, You run it is an everyday occurrence.

Your Challenge?

  • You think along for concepts and architecture
  • You are a driven problem solver and have a significant sense of responsibility
  • You are eager to learn, open-minded and love a no-nonsense approach
  • You are critical; always looking for the 'why' of things
  • You are passionate about IT and always focused on quality.
  • You are team-oriented
  • You draw energy from working in a high-tech and continuously innovating environment If you are not already AWS certified, then we will expect you to certify for AWS within 6 months
Je profiel

Skills & Knowledge? 'Must have' knowledge: html5, css3, Gulp, javascript (VanillaJS – Modulair – Unit testen), sass, Progressive enhancement, Mobile First and Brower compatibility issues. 'Nice to have' knowledge: SMACSS, BEM, ESLint, scss-lint, Thymeleaf , React and automated end-to-end testing Agile mindset and experience with Scrum or other agile methodologies Curious and open-minded Critical; always looking for the 'why' of things Passionate about development and always focused on quality Team oriented – going for victory together You draw energy from working in a high-tech and continuously innovating environment (did you know that we're switching to an AWS cloud?).

  • You’ll end up in a leading media company that is buzzling of great colleagues. They are just like you bitten by digital and offline media and constantly learn from each other and from the best of the world. It’ll be an adventure where no week looks alike and your ambition to go a step further will be stimulated on a daily basis.
  • You contribute to the news & entertainment media of tomorrow and get the chance to continuously evolve thanks to fascinating courses. We create an environment where constantly learning is possible and where our employees are given the opportunity to grow.
  • At De Persgroep IT you always go the extra mile, together with your team, every day again. In exchange you get an attractive salary, plenty of additional benefits (group- and hospitalization insurance, profit sharing, meal vouchers, … etc.) and interesting comfort services OR a freelance arrangement with a long term commitment.
  • Together we are building the future of De persgroep, in Belgium, the Netherlands and Denmark. Today in Asse or Vilvoorde, from the summer of 2019 in Antwerp or Vilvoorde
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