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Front-End Developer


About T0DAY
T0DAY is a growing team of engineers, futurists and mathematicians reinventing one the world’s largest industries: retail. Our team includes Google X's former Chief Business Officer, an Ocado co-founder, and people who have created solutions that have changed the e-commerce landscape. 

The scale of the opportunity in retail is impressive. While the global retail industry is currently valued at $30 trillion, 92% of sales still remain offline. For grocery, the volume of sales currently made online is just 3%. Our mission is to create e-commerce solutions that enhance people’s lives, improve immediacy and actually care about our planet in the process.

About the mission
T0DAY is creating breakthrough technologies and capabilities that positively impact retailers, their customers and our planet. We’re also in the business of extensive, industry-defining innovation which means there are things we can’t share publicly, but would be happy to share in an interview. 

What we can say is that we believe purpose and profitability can exist together. And, at a time when our planet is in danger, solving for sustainability is the retail industry’s greatest opportunity for business growth. There’s something special about knowing your hard work and talents are helping millions of customers enjoy better, more planet-friendly experiences.

About the role
You will be working closely with our UX and Product teams to build our state of the art customer facing web applications. Without a legacy codebase, we will expect you to make rapid progress in building a robust, scalable system from scratch. This role is for someone who likes to take full ownership of their code, works efficiently without daily tasks being set for them and is looking to the future. Since you are joining a startup, you will need to be a self starter and work with the wider team to help deliver our global mission. You will have the opportunity to be one of the key influencers in our direction of travel as we roll out our global solutions.
About you
You are first and foremost a software engineer who likes solving problems. You enjoy working with Product and UX Designers to turn ideas and designs into reality. You take the time to understand the business processes around you and question “why”. You are driven by the thought of providing value to the business and to the environment by writing highly performant and efficient web applications. You look to continually improve processes and enjoy debugging issues in code.  You understand that innovation is as much about the application of old, established practices as it is about the cutting edge - it’s simply about the right tool for the job.

The essentials

    • Strong Javascript and React coding skills with views on how to write performant and scalable web applications
    • An understanding of semantic HTML, CSS and accessibility
    • Experience of writing robust code using TDD
    • Able to write fast code and identify the potential bottlenecks
    • Solid understanding of version control tools, ideally Git

The great-to-haves

    • An understanding of Typescript or Flow
    • Experience with Node and cloud deployments, in particular Kubernetes
    • Experience working in an e-commerce environment
    • Knowledge of one or more elements of the end-to-end retail life cycle

Where we are
Location-wise, we’re based in leafy Hammersmith, right by the Thames and an assortment of great riverside pubs and restaurants. There’s space to think, walk, run and workout. 

In terms of our company’s trajectory, we’re in the startup phase which means your contributions will have meaningful consequences. This really is a career-defining opportunity. 

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