Lead Frontend Engineer

Lead Frontend Engineer

Toronto, Ontario  - Permanent

Job Description

We’re looking for thoughtful engineers with an eye for quality to join our team and help us grow while keeping our applications beautiful, fast, and delightful. We seek to hire those that amplify the work we do by sharing knowledge and experience with each other creating new ideas, ways of doing things as part of a world-class engineering organization.

We are working in cross functional teams using agile methods. Our teams have the full responsibility for development and operation of their services and apps, deciding about architecture, tech-stack and tools on their own, in close cooperation with the other teams. The foundation of our products and services are Java/Spring Service sand a Responsive React Frontend.

your tasks:

-Ensure a sclable platform by evolving architecture and tech stack together with individual contributors and other senior developers
-Coach, guide and mentor teams on architecture and technology choices
-Coach individual contributors, help them to grow, foster their mastery
-Be a communicator, build alignment among contributors from different teams, consult Product and UX about technical implications of product ideas
-Know delivery goals, make yourself familiar with the team roadmaps
-Find a good balance between short-term delivery and long-term scalability goals, let the Benefit-cost ratio be a driver for all your actions
-Know the codebase, actually contribute code from time to time, practice Pair Programming with other contributors
-Ensure code quality and maintainability by reducing tech debt, conducting code reviews, initiating refactoring and improving build and test systems
-Contribute to the team's work with high-quality, well-tested and scalable code

Must Have Skills:

-5+ years of experience in software development
-3+ of experience as a JavaScript developer working in cross-functional teams
-Validated experience as an architect is helpful
-Deep knowledge of JavaScript, React, Node.js and ES6
-Advanced understanding of design, implementation and operation of distributed services and APIs
-Advanced knowledge of common web technologies (HTTP, DNS, REST/JSON, OAuth)
-Experience with Automated testing
-Experience with package managers like npm and build pipelines like webpack
-Good understanding of Build Pipelines
-Strong interest in current developments and technologies within the JavaScript community
-Passion for agile software development, product discovery and continuous delivery
-A high aspiration for quality balanced with a good sense of pragmatism
-You understand quality assurance as a task of the entire team to provide the best experience to the users
-Independently and quick adoption of new technologies and concepts
-Strong communication and other soft skills that help in dealing with people
-Willingness to speak at conferences and engage in the community is a strong plus
-Effective oral and written communication skills

you'll need to:

-Build a great user experience
-Be ambitious
-Be product focussed
-Collaborate & Iterate
-Support the platform
-Learn from everyone
-Be generous with what you know


Starting: ASAP
Travel: 0%
Dress Code: Casual