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At YourSurprise we believe that software is the key to creating unique and meaningful gifts. Our software supports the gifting moment between two people which we call a 'happy moment' and we aim to create 5.5 million happy moments in 2026. This will mean that on our busiest day we have around 100.000 gifts to ship.

Our software supports the full customer journey and beyond. From searching the gift on our webshop to personalizing it in our personalization tool and the ordering. But also automating our production process, having systems in place for handling stock, customer service and finances.

What will you do?

YourSurprise's goals for 2026 are ambitious. In order to achieve those goals we should redefine the way we create our software. In the past years we have worked on dividing our monolithic application, introducing new techniques and programming languages in the process. For example, a big part of our software now runs in Google Cloud run.

You, together with a diverse team, will build software which can either be building something from scratch or redefining older parts of our software. This software should work intuitively for our users, this can be our customers or our colleagues. Also it should work at scale, since we expect to have 100.000 gifts to sell and ship in 2026. Based on your interests or knowledge you will be working on projects as

  • Refactoring our webshop code to be more composable, allowing us to adapt faster to the changing e-commerce environment;

  • Developing API's, allowing our systems to connect with each other;

  • Working together with stakeholders within the company to develop software that matches the user needs;

Where will you end up?

You will become part of team IT. Our team consists of 30 engineers and is very diverse from a lot of senior people who have been with YourSurprise for over 10 years to colleagues that just graduated and everything in between. Our team is divided into smaller autonomous teams which take responsibility for a domain or project within YourSurprise. Those teams operate with a high degree of autonomy but still tightly connected with the IT team within YourSurprise in terms of collaboration and sharing knowledge.
Within our team we have 17 software engineers, 5 data engineers / scientists, 3 support engineers, 3 leads and a dedicated tester. Meet our team:

Who are you?

You are an inquisitive and motivated developer with at least 5 years of demonstrable experience in Software Development. You have experience with frontend development or backend development but preferably both. Also important is:

  • You have experience writing easily readable and maintainable code with PHP or TypeScript or another language;

  • You are capable of (unit) testing and static analysis of this code;

  • You are good at structuring complex projects;

  • You are able to develop APIs that can be used in multiple places and at scale;

  • You enjoy thinking about technical solutions to further improve business processes;

  • You consider user experience an important part of the applications you build;

  • You can transform your ideas to plans supported by your team.

What do we have to offer you?

  • You choose your own laptop: MacBook Pro or Dell with Linux;

  • No whining about being billable or making sure you spend every hour on a project of a customer who doesn't actually want to pay for the upgrade from PHP 7 to 8.

  • A unique team spirit: we organise our own hackathons, LAN parties, Meet-Ups ( );

  • The opportunity to attend an annual (international) tech conference and we organise fantastic Friday afternoon drinks and team outings;

  • The opportunity to spend a free afternoon once every fortnight working on your own development.

  • An environment where learning is important, there is room to experiment, try new techniques and collaboration is key.

In addition, we offer you:

  • A nice salary appropriate within a competitive market, with profit sharing;

  • Travel reimbursement for both car and public transport;

  • A collective pension scheme;

  • 25 holidays (based on 40 hours) and 8% of your gross annual salary as holiday allowance;

  • Delicious lunch (for a small fee) and a full fruit basket every day;

  • Access to Open Up, a platform which provides professional guidance on mental and vital issues;

  • YourSurprise sports club, cool parties, cosy Friday afternoon drinks and the annual legendary weekend away with the whole company. All on a voluntary basis, of course.

  • Do you want to shine on your new bike? Going by bike is good for your health and the environment. That is why, as YourSurpriser, you can make use of a bicycle plan: 'Lease a Bike'.


Our Campus

  • Company gym

    Filled with all the work-out machines and tools you can imagine. If you are part of YourSurprise, you have unlimited access.

  • Bistro

    The heart of the Campus where we come together, enjoy parties and, most importantly of all enjoy delicious meals prepared by our .

  • Recharge rooms

    Our recharge rooms offer the perfect space for some "me" time to recharge your battery.

  • YourSurprise Guesthouse

    We have a guesthouse for our international colleagues, right in the heart of Zierikzee.

What we do

You may already know that we create personalised gifts, but we do much more than that. Giving and receiving gifts isn't just about the gift itself, but about the message behind it. The feeling. It's the thought that counts. All of this, along with the timing of the gifting moment are what makes it so special for the recipient.

We help our customers to create these special moments. We use our (social media) channels and websites to give people ideas. We offer online tools to bring those ideas to life quickly and easily. And we're here for them, even if things go wrong.

About YourSurprise

YourSurprise is an international operating online giftshop, specialised in personalised gifts. We are active in 28 countries and try to reach our customers through 29 independent YourSurprise websites. All gifts are made and shipped from the beautiful town of Zierikzee.

YourSurprise is voted 'Best Learning Company' in the Business Services and Security sector in 2024 by SBB!

Woohoo! Out of more than 800 applications, 177 companies were divided into nine sectors. YourSurprise has been voted the Best Learning Company in the Netherlands in one of those sectors!

YourSurprise also won the 'Best Online Gift Shop' in 2023 and the 'Public Award Gifts' in 2024, both at the Shopping Awards .

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