WeTransfer • Amsterdam

Trainee Engineer - Portals

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.

We are looking for a talented trainee engineer to join our Engineering team.

As a company, we build easy to use products that our customers love. As part of our team, you’ll be at the center of our growth, working with other engineers and across disciplines on how we offer and deliver new products and features to our customers. You will have the opportunity to learn, grow, experiment, explore, and quickly innovate across all of our products.

You will be part of a multidisciplinary team which includes other engineers, PMs, and designers. You will work together to take our best ideas from inspiration to production. You will help improve the quality of our products and services and build features that deliver value to our customers.

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 loves to share their knowledge and experience.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work with other engineers on potential areas of product improvement, helping with writing new features, adding automated tests to our test suite, and investigating and fixing bugs.

  • Participate in shipping production-ready code together with your team.

  • Contribute bug reports and feature requests to your team’s backlog.

  • Assist in the creation of technical documentation and reports.

  • Perform routine maintenance and troubleshooting.

  • Continuously build the skills and knowledge needed to support your team and grow your role within it.

What are we looking for:

  • On your way to independently write, test, and fix your own code

  • Some practical knowledge of web development skills (we use Typescript/React/Redux/Next, Node, Ruby on Rails)

  • An aptitude for learning new concepts and applying them

  • Eagerness to develop technical skills and knowledge

  • Basic understanding of engineering principles and concepts

  • Strong problem-solving skills and attention to detail

  • An advocate for the user

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills (our working language is English)

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

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