Senior Software Engineer – Frontend Foundation
Senior Software Engineer – Frontend Foundation

Senior Software Engineer – Frontend Foundation

Here's the tl;dr:

This is Rise

We set out to build a company that helps teams make the most of their time. Why? Because time is the most valuable asset we can spend only once. Becoming more aware of the fact that we have limited time is one of our key beliefs. And, not coincidentally, the central point in Rick’s bestselling book, launching internationally in February 2022.

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The Rise web app is written in TypeScript using React and Mobx. It is using websockets to receive real-times updates from the backend. We are looking for a frontend engineer that works on all aspects of the app, but primarily focusses on the foundation that sits in between the UX and the backend.

What you'll be working on

Here are some things you'll be working on:

  • Improving the sychronization protocol that's used to get data in and out, using both a traditional REST API and Websockets
  • Working with backend to optimize and improve the APIs for performance, security and flexibility
  • Improving app speed and reliability by expanding test coverage

What our ideal candidate looks like 💅

  • Extensive experience with Javascript and/or Typescript
  • Extensive experience with CSS
  • Extensive experience with React and/or Angular
  • Cares a lot about high quality, readable, structured code. Advocates best practices and architecture patterns. Is able to make trade-offs between extensibility, optimization and execution speed. Empowers others by reviewing code.
  • Proficient with different types of testing (integration, unit, stress, etc)
  • Has a habit of being paranoid about security and privacy (input validation, network encryption, authentication, authorization)
  • Is autonomous, able to independently pick up tasks and full projects and work through them end-to-end
  • Is product and user minded: is always focused on how their work will impact or optimize the experience of Rise users

We realize that as a founding team we're from similar backgrounds, that we have unconscious biasses and that we have work to do here. This is why we explicitly want to invite and encourage people from underrepresented groups to apply.


Interested and ready to Rise? We'd love to jump on a call with you. Email or @wspruijt at Twitter (DM's are open).


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Your Future Colleagues


Willem Spruijt

Engineer with a keen eye for detail and skilled in balancing quality and speed of development.

Responsible for large parts of the payments infrastructure at Uber and building out the Amsterdam engineering site from 7 to 220 engineers in 5 years.

Found and sold 2 companies before that: Yunoo (personal budgeting, sold to AFAS) and Fosbury (digital ticketing platform).


Emiel Janson

Designed digital products that are used by millions of people. Worked for companies like Tidal, Palantir, Blendle and designed the Dutch COVID notification app.

Shipped 8 of his own Mac/iOS apps before. Many of which became a top paid app.

Rick and Emiel worked closely together at Blendle for almost three years.


Rick Pastoor

Authored a bestselling book on productivity (GRIP, sold over 75.000 copies in the Netherlands). Rights sold to the US, UK, Spain and Finland, Israel, Germany, more to come.

Led product and engineering as CPO at Blendle (millions of users, consumer product, micropayments and subscription). Blendle was sold to Cafeyn in 2020.

Has engineering background with CS degree.