Front End Engineer at Remote

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Front End Engineer (Permanent)
Remote
Up to £70,000

A Front End Engineer is required to join a cross functional application team. This team is responsible for shipping improvements to a flagship product, and this role is focused on the design, development and evolution of the browser based front end within that team.

This company is at the beginning of a growth phase. They are six months into a multi year plan to transform the engineering department. This is a chance to join the team early in this transformation, with the unique opportunity to grow your skill set and your career within the organisation.

This company has been in business since 2012, and they have gotten this far with a small, tight-knit team of engineers, designers and product managers. The pandemic forced a major acceleration in technology adoption amongst their customer base, and they pivoted their offering to meet this demand. Since then, as the waves of the pandemic have come and gone, they have been quietly adjusting their business to align with this new world.

Experience Required:

  • 2+ years of proven software development experience using front end technologies within a cross functional development team.
  • Experience with JavaScript. Their front end is built using Backbone.JS, Underscore.JS and jQuery. You don’t need direct experience in those tools, but you do need the drive and desire to dive in and learn them in order to help them ship features in the short term whilst they work to migrate the front end to a modern JavaScript stack.
  • Experience with HTML & CSS. Their front end heavily utilises SCSS.
  • Experience developing stories from conception to sign off.
  • Experience working as part of an agile team.
  • Experience troubleshooting areas you have been involved in developing, you should be comfortable analysing logs, reproducing issues, debugging scripts to identify and resolve the root cause of issues.
  • Ability to break tasks down and estimate workload.
  • A strong work ethic and can-do attitude.
  • Good communication skills – an ability to break down a problem and tailor your communication to your audience.
  • Strong ability to review, write, and evaluate code.
  • Preferred: understanding of MySQL and database systems.
  • Preferred: Exposure to a CI/CD environment.
  • Backend development knowledge is useful but not essential for this role –  Ruby, Rest APIs, JSON.
  • Responsibilities

    As a front end engineer working on a team dedicated to future development on the flagship conferencing software your responsibilities will include:

  • Reviewing requirements, scoping, developing high class code, and working with the QA team to ensure adherence to requirements.
  • Working within an agile development methodology and participate in all ceremonies.
  • Communicating your progress to the team and stakeholders.
  • Working closely with the product team and implementing sustainable, future solutions that deliver on the customer vision.
  • Promoting high standards of software by writing high quality code.
  • Creating unit tests, performing design and code reviews.
  • Administrative work includes answering engineering related questions in Slack, having random conversations, and doing other day-to-day things to support your team.
  • As a remote-first company, they welcome applications for this position from candidates resident in or with a valid work permit for Ireland or the UK.

    If interested in this position, please contact Oli Stockford at Evolution Recruitment ASAP!

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    Oliver Stockford
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