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Senior Frontend Engineer


We’re Koru.

An innovation platform founded by Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (“OTPP”) to build a portfolio of new businesses that drive breakout growth.

Koru is a true venture foundry designed to unlock unique assets from within OTPP’s 90+ portfolio companies around the world.  We generate, validate, and incubate businesses, products and ventures that address customer frictions and take advantage of opportunities across industries.

We expect Koru to create game changing ventures while promoting a truly entrepreneurial mindset and creating a culture of fearless reinvention. Koru will leverage its unfair competitive advantage to create new sources of value for Ontario Teachers’ and the companies it works with.

Introducing our Venture Teams:

Our venture teams consist of world-class entrepreneurs & experts, from disciplines spanning business, design, engineering, product, and growth. Joining our remarkable multidisciplinary team will challenge you to push the boundaries of the industry, without the distractions of raising capital. If you have the passion, tenacity, and curiosity to build innovative businesses from the ground up, we invite you to join our mission.

Koru is seeking an exceptional Sr. Frontend Engineer who is excited to contribute to technical strategy and product build of our new ventures. 

As a Sr. Frontend Engineer at Koru, you will turn great ideas into code and turn that code into groundbreaking and beautiful new applications while working across a diverse set of problems with a highly talented multidisciplinary team.


You will:

  • Build desktop, mobile, web-based solutions etc. from ideation to MVP and commercialization.
  • Select and run frontend stacks on Venture Teams — React + Redux, Angular, Vue or Svelte? You tell us what makes sense and why.
  • Architect efficient and reusable frontend modules and systems.
  • Be scrappy! Experiment, fail fast, and share your technical solutions and product ideas with your Venture Team.
  • Create and contribute to future-ready, high quality, and performant code bases.
  • Perpetuate a venture team culture that emphasizes best-in-class software qualities including testability, security, scalability, operability, etc.
  • Enjoy working in a diverse, dynamic, collaborative, transparent, environment where everyone's ideas and opinions are equally valued.

You will bring:

  • An entrepreneurial mindset with at least 3 years experience building mobile and/or web apps.
  • Experience building successful web and/or mobile apps from scratch in a startup environment.
  • A proven ability for rapid learning and self-improvement (show us you can learn quickly and de-risk what you don’t know).
  • Very strong understanding of frontend web technologies: HTML, CSS and JavaScript.
  • Good understanding of frontend state management frameworks (React Context, Redux, Vuex).
  • Good understanding of animation frameworks used to create delightful experiences on web and/or mobile (CSS Animations, D3, React Spring, React Native Reanimated).
  • Understanding of modern build pipelines (e.g. Webpack + Babel, Expo).
  • Excellent knowledge of software engineering best practices (e.g. agile software development, test-driven development, unit testing, code reviews, design documentation, etc.).
  • Performance optimization techniques as they apply to mobile and web landscapes.

It’s a big plus if you have:

  • Experience building mobile applications using languages/frameworks like: Swift, Java/Kotlin/Scala, Expo/React Native, Flutter, Ionic, etc.
  • Enough DevOps / Infrastructure experience to setup, configure and maintain your own dev/build environment, e.g. Docker on AWS etc.
  • Experience building responsive design interfaces for web and mobile.
  • An ability to embrace and reduce uncertainty through continual validated learning.

About OTPP

OTPP is one of the world’s leading private equity and infrastructure investors with $190+ billion in net assets as of December 31, 2018. It pays pensions and invests on behalf of 327,000 working and retired teachers. Since its establishment as an independent organization in 1990, Ontario Teachers’ has built an international reputation for innovation and leadership in investment management and member services. It employs roughly 1,200 employees at its head office in Toronto, Canada and investment offices in London and Hong Kong.

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