Frontend Engineer

Plentific

Full Time
London, UK   
Posted 7h ago

DESCRIPTION

Plentific is one of the fastest growing property technology start-ups in the UK, and our mission is to improve people’s lives by making property management more straightforward. Simply put, we provide homeowners, landlords and property managers a transactional marketplace to find and hire repairs, maintenance and home improvement professionals with a few clicks. We are exclusive partners to leading brands such as Zoopla, B&Q, Wayfair, HomeOwners Alliance, Nestoria, the House Shop, the Planning Portal and Notting Hill Genesis. We have big plans and are growing our team of dreamers and doers so if you want to shape the future of the company as we continue to grow and expand nationally and internationally, keep reading

The team:

The engineering team sits at the centre of everything we do at Plentific and is constantly tackling challenging problems, such as online payments, quoting, invoicing, booking, search / scoring algorithms, ETL, data pipelines, in-app messaging, real-time notifications and fraud prevention. Our frontend engineers mostly work with JavaScript (ES6, React, TypeScript, Alt.js, Node.js, Express) on an increasingly more service-oriented architecture. The rest of the tech stack include Django REST Framework, PostgreSQL, PostGIS, AWS, Amazon Redshift, Kubernetes, Docker, Redis, Celery, Pandas, Numpy, Scrapy, Git with Zenhub, Jenkins, Elasticsearch, Logstash and lots of raw SQL for analytics. We have a very large but clean code base as we put significant emphasis on design patterns, code readability, testability, maintainability and extendability.

The opportunity:

We’re looking for an experienced frontend engineer to join the engineering team. You’ll be working alongside a highly technical and motivated team and report to the technical co-founder. You would be expected to apply fundamental engineering and mathematical skills to solve problems and overcome challenges, not just develop code. For people with the right mindset, this frame of mind provides an intellectually stimulating environment.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with product owners, product managers, user interface designers and other software engineers to write technical documents that identify software project requirements
  • Write well-formulated, testable and readable code using appropriate software design patterns
  • Diagnose and solve page load and other speed issues
  • Debug and fix bugs across our applications
  • Participate in code reviews
  • Review, maintain and refactor existing code to meet the requirements for improved or new features
  • Write technical documentation of code, algorithms and APIs
  • Help in drafting of end-user manuals
  • Identify, evaluate and communicate frontend best practices

REQUIREMENTS

  • Expert level knowledge of JavaScript (ES6, TypeScript)
  • Strong computer science fundamentals and JavaScript design patterns
  • 1+ year commercial React experience using one of the Flux frameworks
  • Strong understanding of UI/UX best practices and considerations
  • Passion for writing clean, modular, well-commented, readable and reusable code
  • Ability to think out of the box with a can-do attitude to get things done efficiently
  • Excellent communication skills with ability to articulate technical concepts in plain English
  • Top academics (BSc, MSc) in computer science, engineering, physics, mathematics or another field with strong programming curriculum

BENEFITS

  • Competitive compensation package
  • A new 15’’ MacBook pro and supporting hardware of your choice
  • An annual earning and development fund
  • 23 day holidays
  • A stylish office in the heart of Old Street, London!
  • Stocked kitchen and breakfast bar with great coffee