WeTransfer • Amsterdam

Frontend Engineer - Transfer Web

Employment type:  Full time


Fully flexible hours

Job Description

Every day, millions of people from over 190 countries trust us to handle their precious creative ideas.

Since making our name with quick & simple file-sharing, WeTransfer has evolved to help creators organize, share, and get feedback on their work – from inception right up to delivery. We showcase the best brands to more than 80 million users per month, and our editorial platform WePresent has championed unexpected stories of creativity from around the globe and features collaborations from world-famous artists, too.

Sounds like fun, right? Allow us to sweeten the deal: as a certified B Corporation, we do all of this while using business as a force for good, balancing people, the planet, and profit along the way.

In March 2020, WeTransfer was designated as a Certified B Corporation, confirming its ambition to strengthen its values-driven approach to responsible technology and business. As a certified B Corporation™, WeTransfer supports issues such as climate change by maintaining a climate-neutral status and aiming to reduce its carbon footprint by 30% by 2025. The company is also focused on promoting diversity and inclusion and championing employee mental health.

Transfer Web

As a company, we build easy-to-use products that our customers love. As part of our team, you’ll be working across disciplines on our core products and bring improved and new features to our customers. This is a fast-paced environment, where you will have the opportunity to experiment, explore, and quickly innovate across our core products.

You will be part of a multi-disciplinary team. It includes product managers, designers and frontend engineers and focuses on user retention. Your team will partner closely with our backend, auth & billing and platform teams. You will work together to take our best ideas from inspiration to production.

Above all else, we value open and honest communication and good teamwork to achieve a shared vision. Someone who is a passionate learner, who isn't afraid of new tools and technologies to build great customer experiences and who loves to share their knowledge and experience.

What you'll be doing

  • Collaborate with product managers, designers and other engineers to build improved and new features to drive user retention

  • Work with engineers across many teams to design solid conventions and solutions across all of our code

  • Be part of and contribute to a culture of learning and growth

  • Build creative, unique, data-informed solutions to problems

  • Assist with scope estimation, delivery, and managing stakeholder expectations

What are we looking for?

  • Frontend web development skills (we use Typescript/React/Redux/NextJS)

  • Experience with API-backed web applications in production

  • Experience delivering end-to-end solutions to produce quality products

  • Ability to communicate complex (technical) topics clearly to non-technical and technical audiences either digitally or verbally (we use Slack, Notion, Jira and video calls)

  • Affinity for design, user experience, and excellent UI implementation skills

  • A pragmatic problem-solving approach: balancing the need to create future-proof solutions with the need to get it done

  • Excellent written communication (our working language is English)

  • Self-directed, analytical, highly-responsible and work well in a team environment

  • Broad technical and creative interests (we'd love to see any side projects you've done)

Tech Stack


Our Engineering Principles

Obsess over customers

  • We obsess over our customers - whether it’s working to exceed their expectations and bring moments of delight, following up on support tickets, building tests to validate their scenarios, or using data from their use of our products to inform our decisions.

Prepare, Commit, Focus

  • Before we commit to work, we understand the scope, the priority, and and impact. When we commit to work, we commit to doing it with high quality. We work with focus and urgency to ensure we can deliver on our commitments.

Favor proven solutions

  • We favor proven tech that we have or can buy over what we can build. Building new is a rarity, and we choose to build because the problem hasn’t been solved before to our level of requirements, or we have unique intellectual property we are creating in the process.

Keep it simple

  • The simple solution will be right sized. It will be easier to build, to maintain, to throw away if people don’t use it, and to iterate on or replace if they do.

Learn from everything

  • From our customers and support; from experiments; from data we gather; from our peers; from feedback, through whatever channels we can; from the incidents last month or the PR someone else commented on. There are limitless opportunities to learn from everything happening around us.

Take pride in our craft

  • Engineering is a craft; we do work that we can be proud of. We pride ourselves in the quality of our work, whether on new systems or old. We pride ourselves delivering on our engineering fundamentals and on owning and running our services

Our Engineering blog

Interview Process

  • Behavioral Interview - 60mins - David, the Engineering Manager of the team, and Julia or Stijn, Both Product Managers that you would work with.

  • Take Home assignment - Max 2/3 hours to be spent on this

  • Technical Interview - 90 mins - 30 mins of discussion around your test, 60 mins of System Design with the engineers that would have reviewed your test.

Company benefits

Flexible working week
Company shutdown periods – Winter Break
Summer hours
Accrued annual leave – 25 PTO days
Equity packages
Work from anywhere scheme – 30 working days
Health insurance
Wellbeing allowance
Enhanced WFH tools
Personal development budgets
Open to part time work for some roles
Buy or sell annual leave – Buy
Bank holiday swaps
Optional unpaid leave
In office catering
Fully stocked snack cupboard
Commuter loan
Teambuilding days
Volunteer days – 2,5 days
Company wide holidays/offsites
Skilled worker visas
L&D budget
Relocation packages
Personal development days
Employee discounts
Enhanced paternity leave
Adoption leave
Shared parental leave
Mental health platform access
Faith rooms
Language lessons
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are largely happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
Employees feel that most people work flexibly
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Working at WeTransfer

Company employees


Gender diversity (male:female)

M:50%, F:44%, NB:1%

Office locations

Amsterdam, London, New York City, Paris

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom
United States

Awards & Achievements

Most flexible companies

Most flexible companies

Flexa100 2024