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Node.js / front-end framework expert

  • Netherlands (remote)
  • JavaScript; Node.js, React, Angular, Vue
  • Full-time

AppSignal provides amazing insights into the workings and effects of applications. Our service is used by thousands of developers around the world to catch errors, track performance, monitors hosts, collect metrics and get alerted.

Our company is built on a strong foundation of a vision and values. We spend time and effort developing and maintaining this. If you get excited by what AppSignal is building, you should definitely apply for this position. AppSignal is a fast growing and sustainable company, fueled by profit instead of Venture Capital.

The role

AppSignal has an interesting position for an experienced JavaScript developer. This opening is a great opportunity to join a team of experienced developers who do what they love: building tools for other developers.

Build JavaScript error tracking

One of the first projects you will be involved in is building a product for tracking front-end errors. We currently monitor Ruby and Elixir applications, but many of our customers use modern JavaScript frameworks to serve their applications. With your help, we’ll catch front-end errors for plain JavaScript and all popular frameworks. You might have seen that we have front-end monitoring in beta at the moment; we are rebuilding the integration from the ground up so it works amazing for modern JavaScript applications.

Build a Node.js APM integration

Besides building a JavaScript error tracker, we are planning on building full integrations for many languages. One of them is Node.js. You’ll build the Node.js package that collects performance metrics, errors, custom metrics and host metrics. Our Rust agent does most of the heavy lifting and we already have two successful integrations for Ruby and Elixir.

Responsibility, influence and impact

Since we are just moving into the world of JavaScript, this is a great opportunity for a JavaScript developer who is looking for a role with responsibility and influence. You’ll be able to help us shape the product and strategy for the next few years. With your support we’ll monitor billions of requests, and make thousands of developers happy.

Your skills, interests and preferences

  • You have extensive experience with JavaScript and are up to date on the JavaScript framework landscape.
  • You have experience writing production-level JavaScript code.
  • You like to work at an informal company (no, that's not a codeword for chaos in the workplace; we've been running businesses since 2002).
  • You like to work in a growing, profitable company with a proven business model and an experienced team (we don't need to chase VC money to survive).
  • You like working with developers, designers, marketeers and customer care folks.
  • You know how to communicate well with colleagues and customers (in English).
  • AppSignal is a remote company. Our team works from home or a desk / office in a workspace nearby. We'll meet in person every other week on Fridays, and have a weekly demo and retrospective to stay in sync.
  • You like to develop yourself. Our team and team members receive coaching by a professional coaching company, and we offer a training budget so you can keep learning.
  • If you enjoy writing, you can contribute to our blog, mailing lists and AppSignal Academy, where your articles will be read by thousands of developers.

Welcoming company

We welcome people of all backgrounds, ages, genders and orientations to apply for this position. You value a company where you can feel safe and work together with a team full of diverse ideas. We want you to feel that you make a difference by doing your best work, and that the rest of the team also sees and values that.

Why you'll love working with us

You will build services that really help people like yourself: developers. At AppSignal we don't only help them, but try to be amazing in everything we do. From design, to code quality, to support and our upgrade policies.

At AppSignal we work independently, but we're also a tightly knit group of people. That means we don't share an office, but we do get together every two weeks in a city in the Netherlands that’s easy to reach by public transport.

We are open about our flaws and how we constantly improve the way we work. We hope you too are relaxed, honest and down to earth. We prioritize impact over ego and status.

If you love these things, you should apply. Our salaries are competitive and we have some great perks (working remote, unlimited vacation, yearly personal budget). But our vision and culture should be the primary reason you want to work with us, as opposed to money, status or power.

Applying from outside the Netherlands

We welcome applications from outside the Netherlands, but you should be mindful of the following. In the future we want to become a fully remote company, spread out over different time zones. In the current phase of our company we have experienced great benefits in meeting face to face regularly.

We will take each application seriously, but your ability to attend face-to-face meetings twice a month plays a strong role in our hiring decision.

How to apply

Send your application by email to jobs@appsignal.com. Please include a written motivation on why you want to work with AppSignal and what types of challenges you are looking for in a job.

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